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Marvel’s Avengers’ controversial paid XP boosts to be removed following backlash

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are removing Marvel’s Avengers’ controversial progression boosts from sale today as a “first step in rebuilding [players’] confidence in us as a team”.

Square faced a furious backlash from Avengers players last month after it began selling XP booster “consumables” in the game’s real-money store, despite pre-launch promises it would only ever monetise cosmetics. It was a step the community had feared was coming ever since Crystal Dynamics introduced an unpopular XP nerf back in March, and fan response to the arrival of paid boosters was swift and brutal.

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