Crystal Dynamics is Ending Some Marvel's Avengers Microtransactions

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Crystal Dynamics is Ending Some Marvel's Avengers Microtransactions

November 2, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

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Crystal Dynamics
Square Enix
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September 4, 2020 (Calendar)
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Some Marvel's Avengers microtransactions are coming to an end. Starting today, Hero's Catalysts and Fragment Extractors will no longer be available for purchase.

Crystal Dynamics introduced Marvel's Avengers microtransactions less than a month ago despite an earlier promise that it wouldn't include them in the game. As one might expect, the Marvel's Avengers community wasn't too happy about things, and that's exactly why the devs have reversed their decision.

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Why some Marvel's Avengers Microtransactions Are Being Removed

Two of the more controversial Marvel's Avengers microtransactions are being removed for a pretty straightforward (and understandable) reason: player feedback.


"We apologize for not responding sooner to your concerns about the addition of paid consumables in the Marketplace," read a statement on the game's official Twitter account. "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."

"After considering your feedback, we have decided that by the end of today we will remove Hero's Catalysts and Fragment Extractors for purchase," the statement continued. "They will continue to be earnable rewards and those already earned are still usable."

For the sake of context, the Hero's Catalyst is an item that increases the amount of XP that players can earn while it's active. Fragment Extractors, meanwhile, are used to boost the amount of the "Fragment" currency that players acquire throughout gameplay.

While this might slow down the gameplay for some, the devs will continue to expand the number of cosmetics earnable through gameplay in the coming months. There's more than a year of content already in the game to enjoy; you can buy Marvel's Avengers for PC and consoles via its official website starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of the decision to disable these Marvel's Avengers microtransactions? Do you think the developers are taking the game in the right direction? Let us know in the comments below!

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