Insomniac Games has released a new update for the PlayStation 5 exclusive, “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2,” aimed at squashing some game-breaking bugs and enhancing the overall gameplay experience.
The update, identified as version 1.001.005, introduces a series of fixes that range from improving character durability to addressing issues that could previously halt game progress.
One of the key improvements is to the character MJ, who will now be tougher on higher difficulty settings, ensuring she doesn’t get “defeated in one hit.” This adjustment addresses a significant difficulty spike that players encountered, where even on normal settings, MJ could only withstand two crossbow bolts before being downed.
The patch also resolves a peculiar bug where Spider-Man could “lose the ability to jump,” which is quite the predicament for a character known for his acrobatic prowess. Additionally, the update eliminates a critical issue where abandoning a mission could corrupt the save file, rendering it unusable.
Insomniac Games has also taken steps to improve the game’s stability and performance, ensuring that “Spider-Man 2” runs smoothly for players. This includes fixes for various collision issues, problems with the HUD, and ensuring that mission triggers operate correctly.
The full patch notes detail a comprehensive list of fixes, including:
- NPCs no longer spawning on top of each other in boats.
- Multiple issues resolved where hiding the HUD could cause mission failures.
- Fixes for players becoming stuck during the finale of Marko’s Memories side quest.
- Resolution of character swap bugs during phone calls.
- Improvements to wall-running and combat clipping issues.
- Adjustments to the Hang Ten Trophy to accurately count flips.
“Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” has been a commercial success since its launch on October 20, praised by critics and fans alike. The game is the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game ever and is set to receive a new game plus mode soon.