All Playable Characters in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

SPOILER WARNING: The following guide contains spoilers for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order! Turn back now if you don’t want to know who the game’s secret unlockable characters are!

 


 

The Nintendo Switch-exclusive game Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (MUA3) has such a titanic number of playable characters, it’d make The Living Tribunal’s head spin. From the Marvel Universe’s most iconic vigilantes and villains to a handful of lesser-known vigilantes, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 surely has plenty of playable superheroes to sate any comic book or Marvel movie fan’s hunger.

The playable roster at the game’s launch isn’t even the full thing! Tons of DLC is planned for the game, including characters from the Fantastic Four, Marvel Knights, and X-Men. Check out our full list of all the characters in the game, as well as how to unlock them all!

 

How many playable characters are in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order?

 

There are 36 playable characters in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order’s base roster and 46 playable characters when counting all free and paid DLC.

 

Who are the playable characters in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order?

 

The following characters are already playable in the game, or are planned as DLC.

 

In the game at launch

 

  1. Star-Lord
  2. Gamora
  3. Drax
  4. Rocket and Groot
  5. Black Widow
  6. Falcon
  7. Captain America
  8. Iron Man
  9. Thor
  10. Hulk
  11. Wolverine
  12. Scarlet Witch
  13. Crystal
  14. Captain Marvel
  15. Spider-Man
  16. Venom
  17. Luke Cage
  18. Miles Morales
  19. Ms. Marvel
  20. Spider-Gwen
  21. Iron Fist
  22. Daredevil
  23. Wasp
  24. Hawkeye
  25. Psylocke
  26. Nightcrawler
  27. Deadpool
  28. Elsa Bloodstone
  29. Ghost Rider
  30. Doctor Strange
  31. Storm
  32. Black Panther
  33. Elektra
  34. Magneto
  35. Loki
  36. Thanos

 

In the game via DLC

 

  1. Cyclops (free DLC on August 30th, 2019)
  2. Colossus (free DLC on August 30th, 2019)
  3. Blade (Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire DLC, launched September 30th, 2019)
  4. Moon Knight (Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire DLC, launched September 30th, 2019)
  5. Punisher (Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire DLC, launched September 30th, 2019)
  6. Morbius (Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire DLC, launched September 30th, 2019)
  7. Phoenix (X-Men: Rise of the Phoenix DLC, launched December 23rd, 2019)
  8. Gambit (X-Men: Rise of the Phoenix DLC, launched December 23rd, 2019)
  9. Ice Man (X-Men: Rise of the Phoenix DLC, launched December 23rd, 2019)
  10. Cable (X-Men: Rise of the Phoenix DLC, launched December 23rd, 2019)

 

What other characters are planned for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order?

 

More characters are planned for MUA3’s roster via paid DLC. There are three DLC packs planned for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order as part of a $20 USD “Expansion Pass.” It’s important to note that these packs will not be sold separately and must be bought as part of the $20 “Expansion Pass.”

The first is DLC Pack 1 – Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire, which includes Blade, Moon Knight, Punisher, and Morbius. This arrived on September 30th, 2019.

The second is DLC Pack 2 – X-Men: Rise of the Phoenix, which includes Phoenix, Gambit, Ice Man, and Cable. This arrived on December 23rd, 2019.

The third is DLC Pack 3 – Shadow of Doom, which will feature Fantastic Four characters; however, the exact line-up is not confirmed. This DLC pack will arrive sometime in Spring 2020.

 

Are there any cut characters in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order?

 

Cut characters? It’s hard to say. Four additional characters were discovered in the game’s files via a datamine, but it isn’t known if these characters were cut from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 entirely for whatever reason or if they’ll possibly be added in to the game through a free update or paid DLC. In late December 2019/early January 2020, three more characters were also found in another datamine. These characters cannot be played at the moment and it isn’t known if they ever will be playable.

The unplayable characters discovered in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order’s game files are:

 

  1. Black Bolt
  2. Medusa
  3. Vision
  4. Valkyrie
  5. Beast
  6. Professor X
  7. Dark Phoenix

 

How do I unlock all the characters in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order?

 

Here’s what you need to do in order to unlock all the non-DLC characters in MUA3. Characters are listed in the order they’re unlocked.

 

  1. Star-Lord (Unlocked at start of Chapter 1: Kree Ship)
  2. Gamora (Unlocked at start of Chapter 1: Kree Ship)
  3. Drax (Unlocked at start of Chapter 1: Kree Ship)
  4. Rocket and Groot (Unlocked at start of Chapter 1: Kree Ship)
  5. Black Widow (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  6. Falcon (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  7. Captain America (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  8. Iron Man (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  9. Thor (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  10. Hulk (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  11. Wolverine (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  12. Scarlet Witch (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  13. Crystal (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  14. Captain Marvel (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  15. Spider-Man (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Sand Man fight)
  16. Venom (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Electro and Venom fight)
  17. Luke Cage (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after running into him in the detention cells)
  18. Miles Morales (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Mysterio and Spider-teens fight)
  19. Ms. Marvel (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Mysterio and Spider-teens fight)
  20. Spider-Gwen (Unlocked in Chapter 2: The Raft after the Mysterio and Spider-teens fight)
  21. Iron Fist (Unlocked in Chapter 3: Shadowland after the first fight with the Hand)
  22. Daredevil (Unlocked in Chapter 3: Shadowland after the second wave of Hand ninjas)
  23. Wasp (Unlocked in Chapter 4: Avengers Tower after the fight with Ultron bots)
  24. Hawkeye (Unlocked in Chapter 4: Avengers Tower after defeating Ultron)
  25. Psylocke (Unlocked in Chapter 5: Xavier Institute after the first fight with the Sentinels)
  26. Nightcrawler (Unlocked in Chapter 5: Xavier Institute after the first fight with the Sentinels)
  27. Deadpool (Unlocked in Chapter 5: Xavier Institute after defeating Juggernaut)
  28. Elsa Bloodstone (Unlocked in Chapter 6: Dark Dimension after the first fight with the Mindless Ones)
  29. Ghost Rider (Unlocked in Chapter 6: Dark Dimension after the first Rift puzzle)
  30. Doctor Strange (Unlocked in Chapter 6: Dark Dimension after defeating the possessed Doctor Strange)
  31. Storm (Unlocked in Chapter 8: Wakanda in the first area of Wakanda)
  32. Black Panther (Unlocked in Chapter 8: Wakanda in the final area of Wakanda)
  33. Elektra (Complete the “Gamma” Infinity Trial level-30 mission “Bad Business”)
  34. Magneto (Complete the “Psi” Infinity Trial level-38 mission “Defeat Klaw & 2 Bosses”)
  35. Loki (Complete the “Sigma” Infinity Trial level-45 mission “Defeat Ebony Maw & 4 Bosses”)
  36. Thanos (Complete the “Lambda” Infinity Trial level-65 mission “The Black Order”)

 

How do I unlock all the DLC characters in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order?

 

DLC characters in MUA3 aren’t unlocked automatically; instead, you’ll need to complete certain in-game objectives to play as them. Here’s what you need to do in order to unlock all the DLC characters in MUA3.

 

  1. Cyclops (Complete the “Phi” Infinity Trial level-23 mission “Towering Terror”)
  2. Colossus (Complete the “Phi” Infinity Trial level-24 mission “Extermination Protocol”)
  3. Blade (Complete the third “Curse Unleashed” Gauntlet Mode stage, “Deadliest Prey”)
  4. Moon Knight (Complete the fourth “Curse Unleashed” Gauntlet Mode stage, “Blood Moon Rising”)
  5. Punisher (Complete the second “Curse Unleashed” Gauntlet Mode stage, “Immortal War”)
  6. Morbius (Complete the fifth “Curse Unleashed” Gauntlet Mode stage, “The Living Vampire”)
  7. Phoenix (Complete the fourth “Certain Danger” Gauntlet Mode stage, “Fire and Fury”)
  8. Gambit (Complete the second “Certain Danger” Gauntlet Mode stage, “Stacked Deck”)
  9. Ice Man (Complete the first “Certain Danger” Gauntlet Mode stage, “Warm Up, Cool Down”)
  10. Cable (Complete the third “Certain Danger” Gauntlet Mode stage, “Fight for the Future”)

 


 

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Written by Daniel Dell-Cornejo

Daniel is an editor at Nintendo Wire. Always with his head in the clouds, he is never apart from his creative thoughts – a blessing for an aspiring fiction writer. As a journalist and lifelong gamer, he aims to provide readers with the very best in Nintendo coverage.

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