Marvel’s Avengers to discontinue Selling Controversial Boosters following community backlash

Published 11/03/2021, 6:33 AM EDT


Marvel’s Avengers entered the bad books of fans after a controversial decision to sell XP boosters in the game. There was an outcry, and fans resented the decision. A month later, it seems like the devs have finally heard the fans’ voice.

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The developers apologized for this decision and announced they were going to discontinue the selling of boosters.

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Square Enix go back on their decision on XP Boosters for Marvel’s Avengers

Marvel’s Avengers got a rather good response after being added to the Xbox Game Pass, but a sizeable amount of players were unhappy with certain decisions by Square Enix. The developers had started selling consumable XP boosters ranging from 100-500 credits. A pack of 500 credits was being sold for $5. Players were particularly unhappy as the developers went back on their word of keeping their word for free consumables.

Fans were very unhappy with this decision and expressed their opinion.

Responding to this resentment, Square Enix has decided to disallow the purchase of Hero Catalysts and Fragment Extractors in the game. They apologized to the fans in the following statement.

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In the above statement, Square Enix explained, “We introduced them as an option for an evolving player base, and did not see them as pay-to-win since they don’t offer power directly.”

This decision to revoke consumables comes one month after the fans expressed their resentment. Now Hero Catalysts and Fragment Extractors will be awarded through gameplay achievements only. Marvel’s Avengers, however, defended their decision, disputing these XP boosters were not necessarily pay-to-win.

Marvel’s Avengers, overall, provides a good experience for the single-player campaign. Players have the option to choose between campaign and Avengers Initiative in the main menu. The Avengers initiative option lets players skip the campaign plot and delve into the game’s multiplayer. This, however, is not an option recommended for narrative lovers.

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Square Enix hopes to win back the trust of its player base after heeding its demands. What do you think of this decision to revoke the boosters? Let us know in the comments.

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.

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