Atrocitus Rumor: Will the iOS Receive its 2nd Unique Character?

An unconfirmed rumor has begun to circulate heavily around the Injustice: Gods Among Us online communities. The rumor suggests that tomorrow’s Challenge Stage will reveal Atrocitus as the 2nd unique card-fighter for the mobile version of the popular card-fighting game. Like Darkseid, Atrocitus would not be available in the non-mobile versions of Injustice.

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Regardless, a large number of avid fans voiced huge disappointment in seeing the Darkseid Challenge Stage repeated earlier this month. Message boards on popular websites like IGN were divided with many claiming that the mobile version of the game was over, while others saw the recycled Darkseid Challenge Stage as yet another example of how disorganized NetherRealms has been in handling the unexpected fanfare generated by the mobile brawler.

On the one hand, a number of new characters and skins, like Shazam and New 52 Nightwing, have added new team theories to the mobile game. In addition, new items that add huge bonuses to every character, called Gear, has also generated a gi-normous amount of positive buzz.

However, on the other hand, the new online multiplayer system has been infested with hacked Gear that can allow trolls the ability to take on fully leveled Gold card-fighting teams with low-level characters. In addition, many non-hackers have been banned from playing online without explanation, and the resentment has been festering.

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Screen Capture by Prakhar Rawat: Hacked Injustice Gear

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Screen Capture by Prakhar Rawat: Hacked Injustice Gear

Such resentment seems to be able to be somewhat bypassed by offering new characters though. As long as tomorrow’s Challenge Stage does not repeat, then the fans and players may forgive NetherRealms and see their glass as half-full. If mobile Injustice 2.0 can’t offer new skins or new card-fighters, like Atrocitus, then NetherRealms will run the risk of further alienating fans, which, let’s be honest, would be rather “Nintendo” of them.

Finally, for those coming in late, Atrocitus is the leader of the Red Lanterns, whose powers flow from the emotion of rage. Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver created Atrocitus and revealed him in volume 4 of the Green Lantern comics, where he was introduced as a prisoner of Abin Sur. The Red Lanterns are heavily influenced by the zombie-like victims of Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, which centered on a “Rage Virus” destroying nearly all of England. Consequently, the Red Lanterns cannot be reasoned with and can often be seen spitting up blood-manifestations to kill their prey.

Will you let rage consume you if the Challenge Stage repeats tomorrow, or will you bask in the glory of Atrcoitus’s glorious hatred?

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  • Kal El

    Hey Chris, but I listened other rumors that tomorrow we would have Zatanna instead of Atrocitus, or maybe we will have first Z and A later? Hopefully we will have an awesome comeback from this guys.

    • Chris Patton

      Zatanna and Deathstroke being repeated are out there. Most likely, it’ll be Deathstroke, but Zatanna would be very, very welcome!

  • TadpoleBuckshot

    you are complaining about a darkseid repeat when you have 2.0 and all those new characters?

    wake up and see which side the scale is tipped toward

    • Chris Patton

      Catwoman and New 52 Nightwing’s passives do not work, multiplayer is mostly filled with hacked Shazam/AO Bats/Batgirl teams, etc. It’s not the scale per se, as it is NetherRealm’s dedication to making new things that don’t work.

  • Thanos

    Haven’t heard anything about atrocitus yet, but I heard rumors about ares, zattanna, killerfrost and regime shazam. There will be a new red son pack on the next update too. And they might add batgirl gear and more new gears to the game

  • Viktor

    I would like to see Martian Manhunter or Aquaman alongside Atrocitus… :/

    • Chris Patton

      That would be a good team, kinda like the “outsiders” of the universe ;-)

  • Lahing Bikolnun

    I just experienced first hand a hacked gear user, all three characters, with gears at 20K-30K stat. Just one basic attack knocks out one elite 5 level 50 character. The player’s name is “wztbaby”.

    • blablab

      You should report him to wb support, so they can ban this hacker!

    • Chris Patton

      Sorry to hear about that. It’s bulls$%t @_@

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