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Preparation Guide and Preview for the September 2023 Marvel Snap Patch Update

The next Marvel Snap patch is around the corner! This survival guide will help you prepare for it. Includes a countdown to the patch!

It’s that time again – every four weeks, Marvel Snap (usually) undergoes its major patch. The next upcoming update is expected on September 5, 2023, coinciding with the start of the new season that just started, Loki for All Time! Everything you need to know about what this month entails can be found in our Season Hub:

In this Patch Preparation Guide however, we will breakdown step by step what’s happening and when, collecting all the information out there and help you decide what to do before the patch drops. We will cover the following topics:

  • Patch Release Date and Time
  • Development Roadmap
  • Infinite Rank Leaderboard
  • Collectible Emotes & Card Emojis
  • Token Variants
  • Card Balance Updates

Patch Release Date and Time

If everything goes to plan, the timing of the patch should be around 8 AM Pacific Time on September 5, 2023. If not, we will update this page as we find out more. Please note, the countdown currently bugged for logged out users. Please sign up or log in for the accurate timer!

Be on the lookout for the patch notes here as they are generally released at the same time as the update, and come back after the countdown has dropped to 0 to see if there has been any updates regarding the patch time!

You can also check out our Marvel Snap Schedule and Calendar section for details.

Development Roadmap

Let’s review the Development Roadmap, which was updated last in August 2023. Most of the “Coming Soon” section has been implemented, and with the major PC Launch out of the way, we should be starting to see some features in the “In Development” section as well as some announced features.

Infinite Rank Leaderboard

Infinite Rank Revamp and Global Matchmaking Phase 1 could be on the cards this season, but at the very least, an Infinite Rank Leaderboard was announced in the Season trailer.

Check out the video below:

Collectible Emotes & Card Emojis

New Loki and Odin Emotes were leaked intentionally by Second Dinner before the new September season, when the Featured Location Yashida Base was replaced by Time Theater, an upcoming location this season. If these Emotes are not the perfect time to be released, we don’t know when is!

Furthermore, a whole bunch of new Emotes were also showcased at the 2023 San Diego ComicCon The Art of Marvel Snap panel, based on popular memes:

There also appear to be new card reaction emotes, though we’re not sure if these will be arriving this particular patch.

More details can be found below:

Also, check out our guide on Marvel Snap Emotes in the meantime:

Token Variants

In the same SDCC panel, Zombie variants of Squirrel Girl and Blue Marvel were shown – and the significance behind this are the variants of the tokens themselves. We hope to see this confirmed in the patch datamine for the October season!

Everything we know about the next season so far:

Card Balance Updates

In our latest Meta Tier List, we’ve concluded that the metagame is still quite diverse thanks to the ongoing OTA balance updates. There’s still a lot to figure out, and there are no truly “safe” decks!

In the meantime, check out our latest breakdown ahead of the patch:


We hope you enjoyed this breakdown and preview of the upcoming patch! A lot of players will be eager to see what will be datamined for the next season. However, the last patch did not reveal too much when we expected to see more – so it could be the same story this month too. Still, be on the lookout for new cards, bundles, variants, potentially the October 2023 Season, and more, as soon as the patch drops.

We’ll see you again very soon! In the meantime, check back later for news regarding the patch!

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  1. I sincerely hoped for different game modes: 8-person tournaments, drafts… Due to the time I can play, I’m precluded from reaching Infinity and diversifying the game can make it more long-lived. Emojis don’t really interest me

  2. If Spotlight Cache improvements are coming, that’s fine and dandy, but I want them to fix the Collector’s Reserves. I play enough Conquest, I don’t need those Gold tickets. And people who don’t play Conquest certainly don’t want them!

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