If there are no “last-minute difficulties,” Marvel Snap will receive its long-awaited PVP Battle Mode on January 31.
The information was released on the Marvel Snap game’s official website, and associate design director Kent-Erik Hagman of Second Dinner took to the Unity Blog to further explain what players may anticipate.
The Version 1.0 update adds the Battle Mode for Marvel Snap, which pits two players against one another over the course of several rounds. The objective is to reduce the other player’s health to 0 before they do the same to you. Both players start with 10 health.
Players will profit from paying attention to what cards are used because decks are locked during the entire battle, so they can anticipate what opponents they’ll face in subsequent rounds. Holding a card back until a later round to surprise your opponent is another tactic.
Various changes to Battle Mode were made while it was being developed, such as times when the health value was changed and the Reality Stone could change your cards before each battle, among other things. The group immediately realized that some of their earlier choices had resulted in less entertaining and compelling games.
After conducting several playtests, the team zeroed down on a strategy for creating stressful games that lasted only 20 minutes or so. The High Stakes Rounds, which “start with the stakes at two Damage, so it’s much more deadly,” allow for this time estimate.
Marvel Snap’s Battle Mode is only getting started, and while users can only compete against those in their own matchmaking region at the moment, global matchmaking will be available “a little later.”
If all goes according to plan, Series Drop will also be available on January 31. Due to this, certain Series 5 (the rarest cards) cards will drop to Series 4, while some Series 4 cards will shift to Series 3. Cards become “10x more prevalent in Collector’s Reserves, and [they] are [much] cheaper in the Token Shop” when a Series ends.
These drops will take place each month, and the team will give players a unique First Edition Badge if they manage to get a Seris 5 card before it drops. But this feature won’t be available right away.
For additional information, see our whole wiki for tips on how to play the game and our review of Marvel Snap.