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Marvel Snap‘s newest spherical of steadiness modifications hasn’t formally been launched but, however following a last-minute delay and leak, the information is on the market. And gamers have begun debating one nerf particularly involving the controversial Chief card. For a lot of, the leaked nerf particulars aren’t sufficient. There was a lot chatter round this alteration that Marvel Snap boss Ben Brode needed to tackle it and the cardboard’s future on Twitter.
Launched final yr, Marvel Snap is a fast-paced digital card recreation accessible on Steam and cellular units that stars superheroes and villains. Matches are quick, decks are small, and every time you play the sport feels somewhat totally different as randomized zones can fully shake up a match. We right here at Kotaku thought it was probably the greatest video games of 2022.
However even an excellent recreation has its issues. And one difficulty in Marvel Snap as of late has been the controversially highly effective Chief card that—because of its means to repeat all playing cards your opponent performed this flip—-can principally steamroll over most decks within the remaining second of a match.
Folks have been ready for a steadiness change for a number of weeks now, with many hopeful that The Chief would get tweaked to be much less highly effective. We had been purported to get a patch with steadiness modifications on January 4, however on the final minute, a difficulty delayed it. Nevertheless, possible on account of the last-second delay, the main points of the patch leaked through Marvel Snap‘s Korean neighborhood workforce and rapidly unfold throughout the net. Whereas the patch notes contained a number of totally different nerfs and card buffs, The Chief’s minor steadiness change—-only eradicating one level of energy from the cardboard—-was thought-about not sufficient by gamers.
In response, Marvel Snap boss Ben Brode mentioned The Chief nerf on Twitter, offering extra context for the small nerf and clarifying that the workforce has extra plans to tweak the cardboard sooner or later, it is simply nonetheless attempting to determine what to vary. However these modifications are coming, ultimately, and this primary, smaller nerf is simply the first step in direction of balancing Chief.
In the meantime, if you’re somebody who likes working Marvel Snap decks with the assorted Guardians of the Galaxy characters, excellent news: Groot and Drax are getting small buffs to their base stats to make them extra viable and fewer of a big gamble. It additionally seems, through the leaked patch notes, that artist credit are lastly being added to the sport within the subsequent replace, too. In fact, these leaked patch notes aren’t official but, even when Brode is responding to 1 a part of them, so hold that in thoughts. As for when to count on this delayed patch, Brode defined on Twitter that the wait should not be longer than every week, so it may go reside round January 10 or 11.
Replace – 1/10/23, 11:42 a.m. ET: After its patch notes leaked final week, the most recent Marvel Snap replace is now reside following a small delay.