A recent report alleged that Crystal Dynamics would announce that it was ending support for Marvel’s Avengers as early as next week. However, the studio has jumped ahead and confirmed the report that it will end support for the title in the near future.
As described in detail a new blog post, Crystal Dynamics explained that the 2.8 patch will be the final update for the game and will drop on March 31st. While the aforementioned report noted that this 2.8 update would include throughput changes, the official post wasn’t as specific and only referred to possible tweaks like “balance updates”. No new content will be added Marvel’s Avengers after and players will no longer be able to purchase Credits. Instead, they will be converted into various other currencies, as the table below shows. Crystal Dynamics also does not offer any refunds on credits.
There are also no new cosmetics coming to the marketplace. And to show its appreciation for the fans, every single skin, takedown, emote and nameplate from its marketplace, challenge cards and shipments will be completely free to anyone who owns the game (which includes those who have it via Game Pass or PlayStation Plus Extra ) from 31 March. However, Spider-Man will remain a PlayStation-exclusive hero.
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Marvel’s Avengers, like many Marvel games before it, will be removed from digital storefronts on September 30 (but owners can still reinstall it anytime after). The game will be playable solo and in multiplayer thereafter, but Crystal Dynamics noted that it “cannot guarantee that [it] will be able to fix issues that arise due to unforeseen circumstances.” Essentially, servers will remain online for the foreseeable future, but the studio likely won’t be able to fix issues that crop up after September, since it will probably work on the next one Tomb Raider.
Crystal Dynamics said the decision to move on from the game “was made in connection with [its] partners” and “that now was the right time to make this change.” The game was continuously criticized for various issues starting at launch in August 2020 and never stopped. Even Square Enix said Crystal Dynamics wasn’t the right fit before that sold the studio in May 2022. The team even started getting backlash recently when it began selling “unhelmeted” versions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe skinswhich are just the existing MCU costumes but without helmets.