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Short Fuse
Get Spectacular or better in a Taskmaster Bomb Challenge Bronze
Fists of Fury
Get Spectacular or better in a Taskmaster Combat Challenge Bronze
Spy Hunter
Get Spectacular or better in a Taskmaster Drone Challenge Bronze
Get Spectacular or better in a Taskmaster Stealth Challenge Bronze
Challenge Finder
Complete every Taskmaster Challenge in the city once Bronze
Master's Education
Achieve Ultimate on a Taskmaster Challenge Silver

Taskmaster Challenges are citywide activities players can choose to explore in Marvel's Spider-Man. They appear in each district, placed by the mysterious Taskmaster, who has been hired by a secret organization to study Spider-Man and see if he is "worth recruiting"; to this end, Taskmaster sets up a series of challenges around the city to test Spider-Man's abilities, before engaging the web-slinger in a fight himself.

Completing the challenges will reward players with various amounts of Challenge Tokens, depending on how they score. Players can begin these after completing the What's in the Box? mission.

Challenge types

The challenges come in four varieties:

  • Bomb Challenges
  • Combat Challenges
  • Drone Challenges
  • Stealth Challenges

These test Spider-Man's ability to parkour at high and low altitudes, fight, web sling, and sneak, respectively.

Success in each of the challenges can yield up to 6 Challenge Tokens depending on the final score, which is based on how fast players complete the challenge; achieving a bronze ("Amazing") rating will grant 1 Challenge Token, a silver ("Spectacular") rating will grant 3 Challenge Tokens, and a gold ("Ultimate") rating will grant 6 Challenge Tokens.

Challenge locations

There are a total of sixteen Taskmaster Challenges, with four of each type, located across the nine districts.

District Challenge type Scoring
Central Park Combat Amazing: 1200
Spectacular: 28000
Ultimate: 70000
Chinatown Bomb Amazing: 300
Spectacular: 7000
Ultimate: 14000
Drone Amazing: 800
Spectacular: 22500
Ultimate: 40000
Financial District Combat Amazing: 1700
Spectacular: 20000
Ultimate: 60000
Drone Amazing: 800
Spectacular: 22500
Ultimate: 40000
Greenwich Bomb Amazing: 300
Spectacular: 10000
Ultimate: 11500
Drone Amazing: 800
Spectacular: 22500
Ultimate: 40000
Harlem Combat Amazing: 1500
Spectacular: 22500
Ultimate: 65000
Drone Amazing: 800
Spectacular: 28000
Ultimate: 44000
Hell's Kitchen Bomb Amazing: 300
Spectacular: 12000
Ultimate: 16000
Stealth Amazing: 700
Spectacular: 1500
Ultimate: 2500
Stealth Amazing: 1100
Spectacular: 2250
Ultimate: 3400
Midtown Bomb Amazing: 400
Spectacular: 9000
Ultimate: 12000
Combat Amazing: 1900
Spectacular: 22500
Ultimate: 65000
Upper East Side Stealth Amazing: 1000
Spectacular: 2000
Ultimate: 3000
Upper West Side Stealth Amazing: 1100
Spectacular: 2000
Ultimate: 2500

Taskmaster fight

Trophy: Master of Masters
Defeat Taskmaster Silver

Once players have completed five different challenges of any kind, Taskmaster will find Spider-Man. This will prompt a fight, though Taskmaster will retreat before he can be defeated, earning players 1000 XP. He will subsequently taunt Spider-Man to complete more of his challenges if he wants a rematch.

After completing all sixteen challenges, Spider-Man will be ambushed by Taskmaster once more for the final fight. If players manage to defeat him, they will be rewarded with 2500 XP.