First patch for Marvel's Avengers focuses on stability

Marvel Avengers characters
(Image credit: Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix)

Marvel's Avengers is out now, and has just received its first patch. "This patch is primarily focused on stability," says the Steam dev blog, "based on the data we have collected after Early Access started a few days ago." They say they're working on the other issues players have brought up, but wanted to get these improvements out the door first.

Here's the complete list of fixes:

  • Implemented work-around for NVIDIA 10-series driver problem that was causing crashes when using ALT-TAB, ALT-ENTER, and other situations.
  • Enabling Steam Cloud to allow you to easily synchronize your save-games between multiple PCs.
  • Fixed a problem that caused some players to be unable to throw rocks as Hulk or to shoot as Iron Man.
  • Fix for a DEVICE_HUNG crash some users experienced in the sewers.
  • Various other stability improvements.

Our full review of Marvel's Avengers is coming soon. In the meantime, Robert Zak has finished the main campaign, which he enjoyed, but remains uncertain its subsequent "Destiny in spandex" live game element will hold up. "Given that the story was such a highlight for me," he said, "I'm sceptical that pounding through these largely homogeneous missions over and over again just to get different costumes or invisible gear upgrades is going to keep my attention."

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.