Marvel’s Avengers has had a tough launch. The game has endeared itself to players with a strong story and a pretty fun post-campaign live game component–even though the two parts didn’t really feel in sync–but it’s been plagued with bugs since its release. With a new update, developer Crystal Dynamics is hoping to clear out the infestation, claiming to address more than 1,000 issues.
As Crystal Dynamics notes on the Avengers website, Update 1.3.0 is the first big patch since Avengers’ launch, built in response to bug reports it has received from players on Reddit and elsewhere. The focus is mostly on bugs at this point, with quality-of-life changes coming down the line in later updates. For the time being, though, there are a lot of bugs to patch, ranging from weird graphical issues to major problems.
Avengers’ biggest trouble up to now has been instability resulting in crashes. During my time reviewing the game on PC, I found crashing to be a major issue in the days after the game’s full launch. PC players in particular have been complaining about that issue, but it’s affected the console versions of the game as well. Crystal Dynamics mentions dealing with PC crashes in Update 1.3.0’s notes; Nvidia also has released new graphics card drivers that should hopefully help the issue.