Marvel’s Avengers Sees a Resurgence On PC Due To Free Weekend
Marvel’s Avengers has seen somewhat of a resurgence on PC after a free weekend was held by the developers to help promote the upcoming expansion.
The all-access weekend begins on July 29 and will end on August 1st. It is being offered on all major platforms including PC. While we have no means of measuring the success of the game on PS4 and Xbox One, we do have an idea of the PC version at the minimum.
Steam Charts have tracked a daily concurrent peak player count of more than 10K for Marvel’s Avengers. While the game peaked with roughly 28K players shortly after launch, it has never hit the 10K player count again, not even after a major expansion was released earlier this year.
While Marvel’s Avengers is failing to gain traction, Crystal Dynamics has some ambitious plans ahead for this game as a service release. They are bringing a new expansion and introducing Black Panther as a new superhero in the game. They also plan to add more content in the coming days including the ill-fated Spider-Man that is exclusive to PlayStation consoles but hasn’t seen a release or teaser from the developers so far.
The All-Access Weekend for the game offered almost the full game to the player. If you didn’t want to spend money on it, you could theoretically download the game and play through almost every post-launch content released so far including the base game, Operation: Taking AIM, Operation: Future Imperfect, and more.
Despite the failure of the game, it is still nice to see that there is some life left in it. The real test will begin once the War for Wakanda expansion that features Black Panther will be released for the game.
It is currently available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and it has also been updated to support PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.