After more than two years since its initial reveal trailer, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is on the brink of release. Scheduled for October 20, exclusively on PlayStation 5, this sequel by developer Insomniac Games follows the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man in 2018 and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales in 2020.
With anticipation building, Insomniac has issued a statement recommending that players download the day one patch for the best possible gaming experience.
The day one patch, known as Version 1.001.002, will be available for download on launch day this Friday. Digital owners need not fret, as this patch will be automatically installed as part of the pre-loaded digital version of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
In its official statement, Insomniac assures players that the physical disc contains the entire game and can be played from start to finish without the need for a patch or an internet connection.
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) October 17, 2023
However, for an enhanced experience, they highly encourage physical disc users to download the update, Version 1.001.002, before embarking on the opening mission of the game. Digital players need not worry either, as pre-loading the digital version will provide them with the same version, 1.001.002.
But why does Insomniac recommend this day one patch? According to the developer, the update polishes the gold master version of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 found on the disc.
It enhances the opening sections of the game and incorporates various refinements to deliver a superior Spidey experience. Additionally, the patch introduces some new accessibility options, ensuring that the game can be enjoyed by a wider range of players.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is set to swing onto PlayStation 5 on October 20, promising an even more exhilarating gaming experience with the recommended day one patch.