Developer Second Dinner has announced a Marvel Snap Battle Mode release. The much-requested feature will be making its way to the popular card battler later this month, on January 31, 2023.
Since launch, Marvel Snap has only offered one type of match format as players join the game’s matchmaking queue with their own custom deck. Marvel Snap Battle Mode changes up the rules slightly – not only that, it will let you find and thrown down against friends.
This is the first of many proposed updates and features planned for 2023. As players will know, Snap kicks off a new season each and every month with new content in the form of additional cards, locations, artwork variants and more. Here’s more on what you can expect from Battle Mode:
Marvel Snap Battle Mode
Battle Mode pits two opponents against each other through multiple rounds. Each player starts with 10 health. Instead of Cubes, what’s at stake is the amount of damage the winner will deal to the loser. If you can deplete your opponent’s health to zero, you win!
In Battle Mode, the stakes are front and center. Every SNAP and Retreat takes extra meaning, as every point of health is critical to remaining alive.
Further, each player’s deck is locked for the duration of the battle. This means you’ll quickly learn which cards are in an opponent’s deck, and they might be aware of what sneaky tricks you’re hiding. Keeping track of what cards in your deck haven’t been seen by your opponent can make all the difference in whether you can squeeze out an extra SNAP.
In our review we scored the game an 8 out of 10, saying that “the best thing about Marvel Snap is that it requires so little effort to play yet has brilliant strategic depth.”
“Matches are so quick that you’ll rarely feel the sting of disappointment upon defeat, while each win pushes you towards the next card reveal. Like any live service game, it’s constantly evolving with balance patches a roadmap teasing new content and features. Let’s just hope we’ll see the developers lessen the grind and give players more ways to unlock their favourite Marvel heroes and villains in future.”
Marvel Snap is out now on PC and mobile. There has been no word on whether the game will come to additional platforms.