Since Kitty Pryde was disabled on March 30 due to game breaking bugs, there had been no concrete news as to what’s happening in terms of expected timeline of fixing or any compensation until now. A lot of players were excited to use the card, especially with the new Season Pass Hit Monkey. Although we still won’t be able to use the card after the April 18, 2023 patch, at least finally, an update to a resolution of the issue has been posted by Second Dinner!
In summary, a reworked version of Kitty Pryde will be returning to the game in the May patch (expected date May 16) and all players will be receiving the card for free. Compensation of 8,000 Collector’s Tokens and the Kitty Pryde Base Avatar will also be issued to current owners (whether you purchased the card or opened it in a Collector’s Reserve) some time this week.
The ability change has implications for the card which make it a bit weaker than its original design because you cannot control when she returns to your hand now (priority, hand management). This means Beast and Falcon can make good use out of her too now! Check out the full post is below or via the in-game news section.
The recent release of Kitty Pryde didn’t go according to plan and we’ll be compensating all players to thank you for your patience during this process. Shortly after the card was enabled on live servers, we saw reports of some game-breaking issues. We disabled the card from being played in any matches, purchased in the Token Shop, or collected from the Collection Level Track until we could find a solution.
Since then, we’ve been exploring fixes for Kitty Pryde’s multiple issues. However we’ve found that in order to do so, it would involve fundamental changes to our current game engine. Instead of modifying the entire game’s ruleset or rereleasing a partially-bugged card, we’re reworking Kitty’s design to satisfy her existing gameplay synergies and goals in a simpler way.
Previous Design – Kitty Pryde:
[1/0] You can return this to your hand to gain +2 Power.
New Design – Kitty Pryde:
[1/0] When this returns to your hand, +2 Power. Returns at the start of each turn.
We need a bit more testing time to verify that everything is functioning as expected. Kitty Pryde will be returning to the game in our May patch, approximately four weeks from tomorrow. We recognize that this has been a frustrating experience for everyone, especially for players that purchased Kitty Pryde before she was disabled and haven’t had access to 6,000 Tokens.
To apologize for the inconvenience, we’re taking the following steps as compensation:
Later this week, current Kitty Pryde owners will receive:
- 8,000 Tokens
- Kitty Pryde Base Avatar
- In the May patch, ALL players will receive the reworked Kitty Pryde for FREE
We thank you for your patience as we have worked through issues with Kitty Pryde. The integrity of our card releases is important and must hit an acceptable bar that creates trust. We learned a lot through this process and will improve the quality of future releases. We are excited for Kitty Pryde’s return and look forward to seeing new decks with her included!