Marvel’s Avengers Players Hit Back Against Paid XP Boosters And Broken Promises
Marvel’s Avengers players are reacting to devs going back on their promise not to add paid boosters to the game.
Marvel’s Avengers players are hitting back at the game’s devs following an update this week that added a pay-to-win mechanic.
Pretty much anything connected to Marvel right now is guaranteed to be a huge success. However, Marvel’s Avengers continues to prove that it isn’t the branding alone that makes a Marvel product a hit. The game’s players have been given plenty to complain about ever since it launched in 2020, and have now been given more ammo in the form of a pay-to-win mechanic that was added this week.
Both Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix vowed on a number of occasions that Marvel’s Avengers would never include pay-to-win elements. The new feature adds a purchasable consumable that enables the heroes to level up faster, meaning the game’s developers have reneged on those promises. The move has resulted in a fair bit of backlash from players.
Aside from the countless complaints on Twitter, a couple of posts on the Avengers subreddit, both of which you can find below, continue to receive a lot of support. The first questions whether the decision to go back on the only paid content being cosmetic was worth it. That doing so will drive away even more of what is an already very low player count.
The second post makes for even grimmer reading, especially if you continue to stick by Avengers. It’s simply a long list of everything its developers have done that hasn’t been in the best interest of the players. From the announcement that Spider-Man would be a PlayStation exclusive character, all the way up to the reveal this week that the game had received its first pay-to-win mechanic.
This was supposed to be a big week for Marvel’s Avengers. One that brought in a wave of new players. It and all of the free DLC added is now included via Game Pass. Odds are the game’s player count experienced a spike once it was added to Game Pass. Getting players hasn’t been Avengers’ main issue, though. It’s keeping them interested between chapter additions that’s the problem. Paying to accelerate the rate at which your heroes earn XP appears to have made it almost certain that even more people will be giving up on the game, perhaps never to return.