Marvel Snap (opens in new tab) gamers are getting the brand new Kitty Pryde card at no cost, as a result of the unique Kitty Pryde card that launched on the finish of March—and was then rapidly pulled—was so damaged that it will’ve principally required an overhaul of your entire sport to repair.
Kitty Pryde debuted in Marvel Snap on March 28, nevertheless it rapidly grew to become clear that the cardboard had issues. On March 29, principal sport designer Glenn Jones posted a five-tweet thread (opens in new tab) answering some questions in regards to the card, together with a rundown of bugs associated to Lockjaw, The Collector, and Beast. However these solutions solely appeared to draw much more questions, confusion, and complaints. The following day, March 30, developer Second Dinner quickly disabled the cardboard with a view to “resolve a difficulty that typically ends in a sport crash when enjoying in opposition to Kitty Pryde.”
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“We’re sorry for this inconvenience and can compensate all gamers at a future date,” the studio stated. “We’re working onerous to resolve this problem and can present updates as we be taught extra info.”
Although it is now practically three weeks for the reason that card was disabled, there’s nonetheless been no signal of a return. A brand new Marvel Snap patch (opens in new tab) went dwell at this time, the truth is, and but Kitty Pryde stays conspicuous in her absence. The explanation, Second Dinner defined in an replace (opens in new tab), is that the cardboard wasn’t simply bugged, it was weaponized.
“We’ve been exploring fixes for Kitty Pryde’s a number of points. Nonetheless we’ve discovered that so as to take action, it will contain basic adjustments to our present sport engine,” the studio stated. “As a substitute of modifying your entire sport’s ruleset or rereleasing a partially-bugged card, we’re transforming Kitty’s design to fulfill her present gameplay synergies and targets in an easier manner.”
Initially, Kitty Pryde was a 1/0 card that could possibly be returned to your hand to achieve +2 energy; the redesigned card does principally the identical factor, besides that the cardboard is returned, and the ability gained, initially of every flip. It could not be returned and replayed in the identical flip. The up to date card is now in testing, and can be returned to the sport within the Could patch, anticipated to reach in about 4 weeks.
Second Dinner acknowledged that it has been a “irritating expertise,” notably for gamers who bought the cardboard earlier than it was disabled. To make up for it, the studio is giving 8,000 tokens—2,000 greater than the cardboard’s buy price—and the Kitty Pryde base avatar to everybody who owns the present Kitty Pryde card. Then in Could, when the reworked card goes dwell, all gamers will get it at no cost.
“The integrity of our card releases is essential and should hit a suitable bar that creates belief. We discovered lots by this course of and can enhance the standard of future releases. We’re excited for Kitty Pryde’s return and look ahead to seeing new decks along with her included!”
It is form of ironic. Kitty Pryde’s phasing means permits her to maneuver by strong surfaces, however it may possibly additionally disrupt machines and computer systems, inflicting them to malfunction and even be destroyed. Apparently the Marvel Snap card was somewhat too near the supply materials for its personal good.