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Marvel’s Avengers’ 18 GB Day-1 Patch Laughs at Your Disc Purchase

Last Updated September 23, 2020 2:28 PM
William Worrall
Last Updated September 23, 2020 2:28 PM
  • The upcoming live-service game, Marvel’s Avengers, will be releasing on September 4th.
  • Square Enix announced an 18gb day one patch for the game.
  • This huge update is a sign that the publisher rushed the game.

Marvel’s Avengers will be out in barely over a week, and fans are starting to get excited. Fans who bought a physical copy, such as the $200 collector’s edition , will be less enthusiastic about learning¬†that the game will require an 18gb update on day one .

The massive data patch is a sign of the developers scrambling to fix the game ahead of release.

Marvel's Avengers - Twitter Reactions
Fans on Twitter were pretty annoyed about the day one update, as well as the game’s size overall for digital editions. | Source: Twitter 

Has Marvel’s Avengers Been Rushed?

It’s clear that Marvel’s Avengers is likely to ship as a broken game, despite the studio’s best efforts. Quite simply, the game wasn’t inspiring any confidence for pre-orders ahead of its release. YouTuber SkillUp explains the many problems facing the game in a video below:

When the beta launched a few weeks ago, a bug thread on Reddit hit 150 comments discussing the game’s various bugs and issues . Despite this, Square Enix decided to charge ahead with the early September release date.

There is no reason why a game like Marvel’s Avengers should be launching with such a huge update. When the beta was so buggy, which you can see in the video below, they should have delayed the game.

This Update Makes The Game Seem Like a Cash Grab

Marvel’s Avengers is a live service game, which is a decent sign that Square Enix is in this to make as much money as possible. Not only is it a game designed to be played indefinitely and supported by microtransactions , but it’s also a game that costs full-price already.

Combine the buggy, rushed release with the aforementioned live-service rubbish, and you get a game cynically designed to suck as much cash out of fans’ pockets as possible.

I, for one, will not be buying or playing Marvel’s Avengers: Cash Grab Edition. The world is depressing enough right now without this mess.

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