Marvel’s Avengers is getting a next-generation upgrade later this month, as well as a brand new hero, Hawkeye. In a blog post, developer Crystal Dynamics reiterated both of these points before going into a future update on the game in general. This newer patch will address one of the titles most infamous aspects, the experience grind. For those hoping that Crystal Dynamics would ease off on getting more points to level up, we have some unfortunate news for you.
Marvel’s Avengers has been criticized by some players to be too much of a repetitive grindfest with frustrating post-launch support
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The developer has announced that the patch will actually make it even harder to level up when you reach level 25, adding a much higher experience threshold to to achieve if you want to max out. According to Crystal Dynamics, the current system has players leveling up ata rapid pace due to the “straight line” of experience points that are awarded once they obtain them. The developer stated in the post that this has lead to players becoming “confused and overwhelmed” with the desire to earn each skill or level being a more impactful situation.
In addition to the level 25 experience wall, Crystal Dynamics also revealed that this will also affect the player when they approach the maximum, level 50, making it even harder to reach that final plateau. The developer advised players that if they want to “speed up their progress” they should level up before the patch goes live on March 18. This also happens to be the same day that the game launches for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/Series S, which means that brand new players will have to use this new, slower, grindier experience climb in order to level up.
Needless to say, the fan base is not happy with this new update. The repetitiveness of the current system was already a talking point for many who played the title, and while some might be satisfied with this incoming one, it’s safe to say that it’s definitely not a popular move made by the developer. Unfortunately, this is one of many issues that Marvel’s Avengers has been going through, with the major one being that the game has now cost publisher Square Enix an astonishing $63 million in losses. At least the new update also comes with a rework on how to earn cosmetics, making it less random and gives the player more control over which ones they unlock.
Marvel’s Avengers will release for the PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/Series S next week on March 18, the same day as the new update.