Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Team Bonuses and Bonus Effects listed

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is an unexpected but absolutely welcome return to a series many thought was going to stay dead for a while - and it brings back a lot of the classic features from previous entries including Team Bonuses. 

Team Bonuses are essentially statistical buffs that increase the stats of your characters. It's basically designed to give you an edge, with the effects falling into one of six different categories for the stats of each character on your four-hero squad. Team Bonuses can provide a really helpful boost to your power level and can really help you out when tackling difficult challenges such as grinding out XP in the difficult Infinity Trials to level up quickly.

As a warning, this page will contain spoilers, since it talks about every playable hero in the game including the unlockable characters.


How Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Team Bonuses work

Team Bonuses are based on the lore that these characters are famous for - so the 'Original Avengers' team bonus triggers when you have some combination of Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and the Wasp in a team together - not Captain America, as he wasn't thawed out of the ice until after the original Avengers squad had been founded.

Teaming up multiple characters that share the same team bonus will effect the entire squad. You don't have to have a squad entirely full of heroes from one team, but if you do the bonus attached to that team will be the most pronounced than if there's only a pair of them. 

Some teams have more characters than others - so the Avengers team has enough to make up multiple in-game squads, so any two-to-four from there will trigger the bonus.


Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Teams & Team Bonuses List

Let's keep it simple. Here's all of the hero teams in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, and which characters make up those teams and therefore qualify for their bonus. 

You can find out what teams each character belongs to simply by hitting the L button on the hero select screen, but we're also listing them here for posterity. This list is a work in progress - we'll be updating it over the coming days with every character's team. For now, some characters will be missing from some teams.

  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine
  • Agile Fighters: Black Panther, Black Widow, Daredevil, Gamora, Hawkeye, Iron Fist, Miles Morales, Nightcrawler, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man
  • Anti-Heroes: Deadpool, Ghost Rider, Venom, Wolverine
  • Avengers: Black Panther, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Crystal, Falcon, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Wasp
  • Back in Black: Black Panther, Black Widow, Ghost Rider, Venom
  • Big Brains: Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Hulk, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man
  • The Crew: Black Panther, Falcon, Luke Cage, Storm
  • Cutting Edge: Black Panther, Deadpool, Drax, Gamora, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Wolverine
  • Defenders: Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Hulk, Iron Fist, Luke Cage
  • Family Values: Gamora, Thor
  • Femme Fatales: Black Widow, Gamora, Psylocke
  • Forces of Nature: Crystal, Star Lord, Storm
  • Generations: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Falcon, Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man
  • Gods and Demons: Ghost Rider, Loki, Storm, Thor
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Captain Marvel, Drax, Gamora, Rocket & Groot, Star Lord
  • Heavy Hitters: Drax, Hulk, Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel, Thor, Venom
  • Martial Artists: Daredevil, Gamora, Iron Fist, Psylocke, Wolverine
  • Marvel Royalty: Black Panther, Crystal, Rocket & Groot, Star Lord, Storm, Thor
  • Midnight Sons:  Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Scarlet Witch 
  • New Avengers: Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine
  • Original Avengers: Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Wasp 
  • Partners: Black Widow, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Rocket & Groot, Venom
  • Ultimate Alliance 3: Crystal, Drax, Falcon, Gamora, Miles Morales, Rocket & Groot, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Gwen, Star Lord, Wasp
  • Villains: Deadpool, Magneto, Venom
  • Web Warriors: Black Widow, Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man, Venom
  • Wise Cracking Warriors: Deadpool, Rocket & Groot, Star Lord
  • Women of Marvel: Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Crystal, Elsa Bloodstone, Gamora, Ms. Marvel, Psylocke, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Gwen, Storm, Wasp
  • X-Force: Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Storm, Wolverine
  • X-Men: Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Storm, Wolverine