Following the latest patch, Marvel Snap has announced the first downgrade of Series 4 and 5 cards, which will happen two months after their release. The next patch planned on January 31st, 2023 is when the Series Drop will happen, and hopefully other stuff already announced such as the Battle Mode teased in the Developer Update.
The developers have also acknowledged the problem with the current card acquisition system for new Series 5 cards. The plan is to introduce First Edition Badges for players who acquire a new card as a Series 5 card before its downgrade, as well as improvements to the current Collector’s Token and the Token Shop model. Check out the full details from the official announcement below.
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Get Ready For The Drop
It’s been a couple months since we introduced Series 4 and Series 5 cards, and we’re excited about our first-ever Series Drop! With every Series Drop, some Series 5 cards will move to Series 4, and some Series 4 cards will move to Series 3.
Series 5 cards that will move to Series 4:
Series 4 cards that will move to Series 3:
When cards drop Series, they become 10x more common in Collector’s Reserves, and much cheaper in the Token Shop.
We look forward to doing a Series Drop every month! Series Drops currently require a patch, so the exact date and time may vary. The patch with this Series Drop (and the ability to Battle friends!) is currently planned for January 31st, though if we run into last minute issues we may choose to delay for a little longer to make sure things work correctly.
When choosing which cards to drop, we will often start with some of the ones that have been in that Series the longest. That is, except for…
The Big Bad
All cards will eventually become easy to obtain through enough Series Drops. However, there are currently two cards that we do not plan to drop down a series: Our favorite 6-Cost supervillains, Thanos and Galactus. They’re just too dang epic.
Introducing “First Edition”
We’re excited to announce a new feature that we’re working on: First Edition Badges! If you acquire a Series 5 card before it moves down a Series, that card will show a “First Edition Badge” when you inspect it. It’s a way to show that you got the card when it was brand new. This feature will take us some time to build, but our goals are to retroactively apply First Edition Badges to cards earned before the feature comes online AND to show the Badge on all variants and Infinity Splits of the card!
Token Shop Improvements
The Token Shop has been live for a little while and we’ve had some time to experience what we like and don’t like about it. We love how it allows players to make progress towards the cards they want most. We don’t love that the hottest, newest cards don’t feel very accessible to players who haven’t completed Series 3. Once players complete Series 3, they start earning 500% more Tokens on the Collection Track, but before then, Series 4 and 5 can feel out of reach. We are starting to experiment with changes we could make to let players who are still progressing through Series 3 feel quicker progress towards the new hotness. It’s going to take us a little time to make these changes, but our goal is to make the experience of earning Series 4 and 5 feel much better for folks who haven’t completed Series 3.
With so many new cards dropping to Series 3 and 4 and more dropping every month, things are about to get spicy! We can’t wait to see what wild new decks everyone will build!
HowlingMines offers his thoughts on this update in today’s YouTube video!
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