If you’re jumping into Marvel’s Avengers for the first time, you’re probably wondering how to switch between characters. Here’s what you need to know.
When you first start up your adventure in Marvel’s Avengers, you can only play as one character: Kamala Khan. Your initial protagonist, she’s a young girl obsessed with the Avengers. She has no idea that she’ll eventually end up fighting alongside them.
As you progress through the game, you’ll unlock more Avengers. The first being Hulk, followed by Tony Stark (Iron Man). As a new character gets added to your roster, you’ll automatically be put in control of them during their mission. But once that mission is finished, you’ll gain the ability to play as them elsewhere.
Sadly, you cannot switch between characters freely in Marvel’s Avengers; once you’ve started a mission as a particular character, you’re stuck with them until the end (unless the story dictates you to play as someone else). That means if you’re playing in single-player, with CPU in charge of another character, you can’t switch between them.
However: you can choose your character before you start a mission. When you interact with the War Table to select a mission, you can also choose your character. Make sure you’re happy with your choice, as you won’t be able to change it unless you finish or quit the mission.