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Avengers Desert Vault

This is a walkthrough for the Mission Desert Vault in Marvel's Avengers (game). See all mission objectives, chest locations, and tips and strategy for beating the mission.

How to Unlock the Vault Mission

Vault Missions are unlocked by earning vault info upon finding SHIELD Cache in missions. One of the earliest missions you can find SHIELD caches is in the Stark Realities mission. Once you do, you may find this mission on the War Table.

Desert Vault General Info

Mission Information

Mission Desert Vault
Type Vault
Mission Power 34
Reward Guaranteed Reward
Rare or Better Gear
Description The Resistance has discovered the hidden location of another SHIELD vault, but AIM is in the area. The Avengers must recover its contents before AIM can interfere.

Desert Vault Walkthrough

Objectives
1 Go towards the platforms in front of you and access the tunnel just past them. Defeat the enemies here. The moment you get past the tunnel and enter the second area, you will notice that you will have a directional navigator which indicates the location of the Vault.]
Note that the location of the Vault can change. It can be in the western portion of the map just past the hyperstation or in the eastern portion of the map just past the huge hole in the area. This walkthrough assumes that the Vault is located in the western portion of the map.
2 Head to the west from the exit of the tunnel to find a building with special loot. Return to the exit of the first tunnel and head east this time for more enemies.
3 Head to the main building of this area to find more enemies and a special loot.
4 Go east from there to access the third area. Almost immediately to the right is an AIM building with some loot and enemies.
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Circle around the area going east to west to rescue an AIM agent and to find some loot in some ruins. There are some tunnels here that can contain some loot.
6 Head back to the second area and head to the western most portion of the area to find a tunnel that allows access to the final area of the mission. Just as you get past the tunnel, JARVIS will alert you of a special chest.
7 Locate the hyperstation and get the special chest there and to the eastern end of the hypercircuit track.
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Avengers Desert Vault 03.png
Head now to the location of the secret vault nearby. After unlocking the secret vault, enter the elevator and head down. You will be notified that this is a code verification type of vault. You need to verify the code that appears on the screen three times.
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Each time you successfully put in the code, several waves of enemies will spawn. Sometimes, one of them will attempt to hack and prevent you from accessing the vault. Destroy them immediately.
10 After the third set of codes are put in, the vault will open and you can get your rewards within. Access the panel at the far end of the room to end the mission.

Desert Vault Tips and Strategy

Bring Support Heroes

Most often this mission will last long especially as you unlock the Vault. With such a long series of battles ahead, having the Support Heroic of heroes such as Ms. Marvel's Healing Spirit, Black Widow's Veil of Shadows and Captain America's Rally Cry will help in keeping your team alive.

Have Area Damaging Moves

The tendency in these missions as you unlock the Vault is that enemies will swarm you. Having area damaging moves will help clear out huge waves of enemies quickly. Thor's Warrior's Fury, Hulk's Thunderclap, and Captain America's Brooklyn Brawler are good heroics to use to clear out crowds.

Solving The Puzzle: AIM Building

This puzzle is located to the east of the map. There are four switches to be found. Depending on which type of switch you get, each one has a different activation mechanism.

Here are their types and locations:

Floor Switch

You need to step on these switches for a second to activate them.

Locations
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 05 Switch A1-A2.png The first two switches are found directly outside of the locked door.
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 05 Switch A3-A4.png Head to the right part of the building. Destroy the fan that you see there to access a room inside. The next two switches are there.

Circular Switch

These switches are primarily located on the tower just beside the building. You need to hit these once with a ranged attack to activate them.

Locations
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 05 Switch C1.png This switch is on the lower part of the tower.
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 05 Switch C2-C3.png Climb the stairs nearby and face the tower again. The second and third switches can be seen from there.
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 05 Switch C4.png These switch is at the topmost part of the tower. Climb to the roof of the AIM building and go to the topmost platform. The switch is found facing away from the building.

Wall Lock

These locks needs to be hit three times with melee attacks.

Locations
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 05 Switch B.png The switches are found on the lower and upper floor of the AIM Building.

Solving The Puzzle: AIM Hyperstation

This puzzle is located to the west of the map. There are four switches to be found. Depending on which type of switch you get, each one has a different activation mechanism.

Here are their types and locations:

Wall Locks

These switches needs 3 melee hits to activate. These are found on either side of the roof of the hypercircuit station.

Locations
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 12-13 Switch A1-A2.png The first two switches are found on the right side of the station.
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 12-13 Switch A3-A4.png The next two switches are found on the left side of the station.

Floor Switch

These switches are scattered on the ground underneath the hypercircuit station. You need to step on them for a second to activate them.

Locations
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 12-13 Switch B3-B4.png These two are found just as you approach the hypercircuit station.
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 12-13 Switch B1-B2.png These ones are just near the stairs that allows you access to the hypercircuit station.

Circular Switch

These switches are found on either side of the hypercircuit station and underneath it. You need to hit them with a ranged attack once to activate them.

Locations
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 12-13 Switch C1-C2.png These are on the left side of the hypercircuit station.
Avengers Desert Vault Chest 12-13 Switch C3-C4.png These are on the right side of the hypercircuit station.

Desert Vault Enemies

Enemy Strategy
SynthoidSynthoid Basic enemy that can be easily dealt with by combos.
Prime Adept SynthoidPrime Adept Synthoid They have uninterruptible attacks so time your dodge as they attack and counter back.
Cryo KeeperCryo Keeper Use ranged attacks but dodge whenever they fire their projectiles since it can freeze you.
Monotronic ExoMonotronic Exo Be careful of powerful attacks that may cause you to stagger. Dodge and counter its attacks.
Cryo AdaptoidCryo Adaptoid Use support heroics whenever possible as these enemies are sturdy. Alternate between quick attacks and dodging whenever they strike back.
SPIN SynthoidSPIN Synthoid Dodge their projectiles to avoid losing heroic charges and take them out as soon as possible.
Adept KeeperAdept Keeper Close the gap in order to prevent them from using their homing attacks .
SPIN KeeperSPIN Keeper Take them out as soon as possible as they can drain your heroic charges.
Adept DroneAdept Drone Dispose quickly by using ranged attacks. Has a high dodge rate than most drones.

Desert Vault Chest Locations

Chest Locations
This chest is on one of the platforms near your drop zone.
This chest is on top most floor of the building to the west of the exit of the first tunnel.
This chest is on the upper floor of the structure to the east of the exit of the first tunnel.
This chest is in the biggest building to the north of the exit of the first tunnel.
This chest is found in the AIM building in the third area. The room needs to be unlocked via switches. See the Tips and Strategy section to know their locations.

This chest is in the same AIM building as the previous chest. There is a door that need to be smashed first to get to this chest.
This chest is found on the upper floor of the area where you rescued the AIM prisoner.
This chest is found in the ruins just to the west of the third area.
Near the previous chest, just before a tunnel, this chest can be found.
As you head to the tunnel to reach the final area of the map, you will find a secondary tunnel just a little north of the tunnel. Inside the tunnel is this chest.
In the fourth area, this chest will be marked by JARVIS. It's found in the smaller buildings just north of the main tunnel.

This chest is found in the hypercircuit station. You need to activate four switches in order to access them. See the Tips and Strategy section to know their locations.
This chest is a little east of the hypercircuit station. They are found on towers with platforms.
This chest is a little east of the hypercircuit station. They are found on towers with platforms.

This chest is found in the eastern end of the hypercircuit rail. Underneath the end of the rail, you can find a single switch to activate to reach the chest.
}The chest is found in a room to the west of the vault.
These are the rewards when you finish the vault unlocking sequence.

Note that dark brown / bronze colored chests may shift locations or not be present at all during a mission.

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