Ben Brode, lead developer on Marvel Snap

Developer Update for the Week of February 15, 2023: Quantumania Edition!

In this week's edition of Developer Update, we get answers to questions such as: Booster Magnets, more Infinity Splits, the location system, and more!

Hello all! Welcome back to this week’s breakdown of what’s happening over on the Marvel Snap official Discord! If you want to stay up to date with what’s coming and what answers developers have for the community, make sure to check back here each week! For further information on what’s coming to Marvel Snap, check out the Development Roadmap:

This week’s edition comes after the launch of the new season! Also after highly anticipated nerfs to Zabu and Silver Surfer! Make sure to checkout the list of upcoming new cards releasing this season, as well as the Series Drop for February 2023 just announced!

In this edition, we get answers to when we can expect Booster Magnets, did Kingpin ever have a different ability, and will there be a change to the ranking system rounding down after a season. Answers and questions may be slightly rephrased for more clarity and ease of reading.

This Week’s Questions

Q: Will the devs consider revising the featured location system as is?
A: Stephen “Yes we are discussing ways to make this experience better for hot and featured locations. We will try some things in a future update and will continue to iterate on it.”

Q: Will future card drops require a patch still?
A: Stephen “Yes for now but we are working towards untangling the patch requirement”

Q: I’ve heard Thanos is getting an animation, but I can’t seem to find infoamtion about it. Is it happening, and do you know when if so?
A: Nicki Broderick “Yes! The VFX team is actively working on this and it’s looking EPIC. Can’t wait for y’all to see it!”

Q: Will there be changes to the ranking system to not round down at the season end? I understand the reasons the game has locked ranks, but why does it round down? If I finish at 68 for example, why do I have to start next season at 30 instead of 38?
A: Stephen “We are working on some ways to improve the ranking experience. Will share more soon”

Q: Now that the team can balance without needing a patch, can we still expect to see a patch once a month?
A: Stephen ” Yes we still plan to continue to release new features and content on a regular cadence”

Q: Is the team aware that some players are using Agatha to farm season pass XP using auto clickers? I am seeing players hit 500 Season Pass Caches in a season from this and are farming the rewards.
A: Stephen “We are planning to implement a season XP cap to control farming that will be similar to the booster cap which has the same purpose”

Q: Will more anime variants be introduced? I got the Sera and Angela bundle, and I saw there are 6 more Anime Variants datamined.
A: Stephen “We will do more anime variants”

Q: Did Kingpin ever have the effect “Change this location to Fisk Tower?
A: Stephen “No but he used to destroy cards anytime something moved to where he is instead of a specific turn”

Q: Have you ever considered working with retailers to organize tournaments?
A: Stephen “Who knows what the future holds but we would love to see tournaments put on by retailers using friendly battles! Feel free to arrange your own tournaments and share your experience!”

Q: Is it intended for MODOK to fast-forward the game?
A: Glenn “We are going to do a pass at when FF is triggered especially for discard/destroy situations.”

Q: When will the next series downgrade be?
A: Stephen “We will announce it soon!”

Q: Are featured/ Hot locations active in battle mode?
A: Gozz (Administrator) “No”

Q: Will bundles be added without a patch now?
A: Stephen “Bundles still require patches for now. We plan to enable them to be added without a patch in the future.”

Q: Any plans to add Steam achievements?
A: Stephen “Yes we want to add platform achievements but no ETA when”

Q: Any news on Booster Magnets on the Horizon?
A: Stephen “We have a change coming in the next patch to make booster targeting easier”

Q: Will there be any new splits / backgrounds added?
A: Stephen “Yes we want to add more and give more agency to build towards the splits you want”

That’s all for this week’s update! Be sure to check back here at MarvelSnapZone for next week’s update!

If you have a question for the developers, be sure to submit it in their official Discord in the “#ask-the-team” channel and you might see your question in the next update!

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