Developer Crystal Dynamics has announced it’ll be making it harder to level up in Marvel’s Avengers as part of the game’s next update.
Writing on the Marvel’s Avengers website, Crystal Dynamics explained the aim of its upcoming XP rework is to replace the “straight line” levelling system currently employed by the game with a levelling curve. This will result in players needing more XP to level up in-game from level 25 onward, with the amount increasing as the level 50 cap draws closer, meaning it’ll take additional time to reach higher character levels.
While it’s tempting to read the increased grind as a cynical attempt at keeping players embroiled in the Avengers’ live service game for longer, Crystal Dynamics insists the goal is to fix pacing issues with the existing levelling system, arguing the speed the game currently awards skill points “may be confusing and overwhelming” to newer players. “We want each decision to invest in a skill or Heroic to be more meaningful”, it writes.