Marvel’s Avengers is struggling to keep a stable player base and today the developers decided to reduce the amount of experience earned.

The decision was due to pacing issues according to the developers.

The current XP “curve” isn’t really a curve at all. In most RPGs, the amount of XP you need to level up increases as you gain levels in a curve, but our system is a straight line. This has led to pacing issues, such as skill points currently being rewarded too fast, which may be confusing and overwhelming to newer players. We want each decision to invest in a skill or Heroic to be more meaningful.

Based on these issues, we’ll be increasing the amount of XP needed to level up, starting from around level 25. This amount will increase the closer you get to level 50 so that it will take longer to reach higher levels, and will only affect character level, not power level. If you already have level 50 characters, which is the current maximum, this won’t affect you. If you have a character who isn’t level 50 and want to speed up their progress, take this time to do so before the update on March 18.

As expected fans are not happy about this change. In addition, a new cosmetic change will be added. Removing random cosmetics and replacing them with a reworked store in the future. Lastly, the following outfits and nameplates will remain in the cosmetic vendor during the process.

Outfits:

  • Black Widow’s Dawn and Midnight
  • Captain America’s Covert Commando and Freedom Fighter
  • Hulk’s Shattered and Fractured
  • Iron Man’s Midas and Gunmetal
  • Ms. Marvel’s Detailed and Crafted
  • Thor’s Hard Hat
  • Kate Bishop’s Private Eye and <3

Nameplates

  • Black Widow 6 and 14
  • Captain America 6 and 10
  • Hulk 14 and 27
  • Iron Man 7 and 14
  • Ms. Marvel 18 and 19
  • Thor 17 and 22
  • Kate Bishop 7 and 8

The following emotes, which were previously level-up rewards, will be added to the cosmetic vendor on March 18 to allow for more selection during her time of limited wares.

  • Black Widow Head Nod and Watch Me
  • Captain America Salute and Let’s Go
  • Hulk Hey and Follow
  • Iron Man Over Here and Beacon
  • Ms. Marvel Wave and Follow Me
  • Thor Hey There and You There
  • Kate Bishop’s Hey and Beckon

Marvel’s Avengers is now available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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