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Marvel’s Avengers gets its latest patch today -Tc

Just under three years after its release, support for Marvel’s Avengers is waning. Today, Crystal Dynamics released patch 2.8 for Marvel’s Avengers, which adds some final features and bug fixes to the game before it is delisted later this year.

Crystal Dynamics revealed the patch via a blog post, who thanks the players for their support. The patch focuses on introducing some end game features and includes a number of new bug fixes.

Patch 2.8 makes many of the game’s cosmetics more accessible, removing the game’s shipping and hero challenge card systems entirely, and instead putting their rewards on the market. The update also automatically converts player credit balances to in-game resources and converts catalysts and hero shard extractors to a permanent 1.5x multiplier on shards and XP earned.

Additionally, players who earned at least one trophy before April 1 will receive the Iron Man Variable Threat Response Battle Suit as a thank you gift.

The patch notes, which can be read in full on the Crystal Dynamics websiteit also details quite a few bug fixes that address everything from combat to certain animations.

Official support for Marvel’s Avengers is scheduled to end on September 30, and the game will then be delisted. We gave Marvel’s Avengers a 6 in our review, praising its campaign but criticizing its loot-based endgame and limited variety of missions at launch. Since then, Crystal Dynamics has added quite a few new characters and features, but a former creative director still apologized for the game last month.

Summary of the Marvel’s Avengers 2.8 patch notes

new features

  • The Market has been unlocked! What does this mean?
    • Nearly all MCU and non-MCU inspired outfits, emotes, takedowns, and nameplates are now automatically available on your hero card.
    • However, items that are earned through the campaign or purchased through the cosmetic vendor must be earned or purchased, respectively, as has always been done.
    • Both the shipping system and hero challenge cards have been completely removed from the game. Items previously earnable with Shipments and Hero Challenge Cards are included in the hundreds of Market items that are automatically awarded when you update to v2.8.
    • You do not need to be connected to the Internet to access all unlocked Marketplace content after updating to v2.8.
  • As a thank you to the players who have been with us on the journey, we are awarding a special Founder’s Gift: Iron Man’s ‘Variable Threat Response Battle Suit’. This outfit will automatically be awarded to any player who has obtained at least a trophy/achievement before April 1st.
  • All existing credit balances have been converted to in-game resources.
  • Hero Shard Extractors and Catalysts have been completely removed from the game. Instead, there is now a permanent 1.5x multiplier on Shards earned and XP earned. There will be a small hotfix, Update 2.8.1, which will be released on April 4 to address a known issue.

Error correction

  • Various fixes for the Reassemble Campaign and Avengers Initiative, including an issue with AI companions targeting Kate Bishop’s decoy.
  • Various fixes for issues with combat mechanics.
  • Minor adjustments to endgame mission rewards, gear upgrade, and gear stats.
  • UI tweaks, including missing features and placeholder text
  • Fixes for animations displaying incorrectly during combat.

Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, she has contributed to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.



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