Marvel’s Avengers had a rough start with countless bugs and a lack of content after hitting max level. Developer Crystal Dynamics has been on the apology tour, promising new content and offering free goodies for the bored player base. Also announced is a delay for the next-gen upgrades, presumably to avoid their launch mistakes.
Crystal Dynamics have released a few big patches over the last month, the first fixed “over 1,000 issues.” Players were experiencing endless queues, sloppy combat, and game crashes. Some problems still occur but the biggest appears to be fixed during our last test stream. Watch the session below. The few bugs we did experience were simple like getting stuck while climbing. Not bad compared to the early days.
If the players put up with the bugs and finished the game they found themselves with a lack of content or just repeating old mission. Marvel’s Avengers was meant to be a live-service game with essentially endless play. Live-service is a trend for the industry but is mastered by few. Crystal Dynamics promises new missions and a couple of new characters are on the way. The missions are Tachyon Rifts and Taking AIM, both intended to introduce Kate Bishop. Kate will later be joined by her father Hawkeye. They were expected for October but were just delayed for further tuning and polish.
As a showing of appreciation, players are getting some freebies! First is 1500 credits, enough for that Legendary Skin you’ve been eyeing. Also 7,000 units, 250 Upgrade Modules, and 20 DNA Keys. You will also be getting a new Sarah Garza themed nameplate. Players have been working with Garza as the mission director in the Ant Hill. Pick up the new rewards on November 5th at 1 pm EST.
The last announcement was a delay in the next-gen upgrades. Those who purchased the game on current systems were delighted to learn the game was being upgraded for free on the new systems. This lets fans take advantage of next-gens improved graphics and advanced controllers. The games will still be playable but the upgrades will have to wait. After the backlash from launch bugs, Crystal Dynamics wants to take their time in perfecting the game for what could be a new wave of players. Hate to wait but it’s better to have a properly working game.
Marvel’s Avengers is still a blast to play and clearly, the developers are actively bettering their game. It’s worth picking up if you’re still on the fence or missing some MCU action.