One of the biggest issues in Marvel’s Avengers is the tedious and rather mediocre grind for XP. After hitting level 25, players have to spend hours upon hours grinding XP to level up each hero to the max. Let’s be honest here, the game’s content is lacklustre which makes getting to the higher levels a chore.
Instead of fixing the Marvel’s Avengers XP grind issue, Square Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics are making it harder than ever to earn XP when the PS5 and Xbox Series X update rolls around on 18 March 2021. In a blog post, Square Enix announced that they will now be “drastically increasing the amount of XP needed to level up past 25 ”
So if you thought the Marvel’s Avengers XP grind was a… well, grind before, it is going to just get worse.
“In most RPGs, the amount of XP you need to level up increase as you gain levels in a curve, but our system is a straight line. This has led to pacing issues, such as skill points currently being rewarded too fast, which may be confusing and overwhelming to new players.”
But that is not the only thing Square Enix is trying to ruin. The publisher is also tweaking the randomly dropped cosmetics. Previously, players could obtain new cosmetics by finding them in the world. These costumes were dropped by enemies and found in chests. It made for an exciting way to obtain loot especially given that the gear system does not change your appearance in any way.
Now, players won’t be able to find cosmetics in Marvel’s Avengers any more. Instead, they will have to purchase them with in-game currency through the cosmetic vendor.
Of course, these changes have not gone down well with the community who are now questioning the reason for the tweaks. The game’s biggest problem was the tedious grind across boring missions in order to level up your heroes and now that is going to take even longer. Not to mention the only exciting loot drop, the cosmetics, will no longer be found in the game while you’re mindlessly playing through boring content.
We will have to see how this all goes down when the free Marvel’s Avengers Hawyeke content arrives on 18 March 2021. Take a look at the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S trailer down below showcasing the enhancements in action. (It is a trailer showing off the 4K resolution features but the trailer is only 1080p. Okay then).
Source: SE Blog