Latest Marvel Future Fight 1.9.5 update leaves players angry

By Alan Ng - Feb 16, 2016

Hours ago, Marvel Future Fight developers Netmarble launched their latest update for the game with 1.9.5, adding three new characters to the game with Carnage, Ms Marvel Kamala Khan and Jane Foster Thor to the game.

Unfortunately though, we can see that there has been a fierce backlash regarding certain changes in the update which players feel are geared strongly towards the infamous ‘paywall’ strategy that we typically see other mobile games fall into.

For those unaware, Marvel Future Fight is an amazing game and we’ve said before that it is currently the best mobile RPG game experience that you can get from Marvel right now.

Netmarble has also been extremely generous in the one year that the game has been available, offering tons of goodies and free hands-outs to players to generally keep the player base very happy for 12 months.

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Has 1.9.5 changed that though? Head to the two main places of discussion for the game though over at Reddit and the official Mobirum forums and you will instantly see pages and pages of complaints on how Netmarble has allegedly turned the tables on their loyal paying customers and according to many, ‘forced’ them to pay even more money to own the latest character Carnage.

A free to play game changing their strategy mid-way to increase profits, it all sounds too familiar doesn’t it? It happens with almost every mobile F2P out there at the moment, but these kind of tactics usually fall under the radar as it never gets enough attention for action to take place.

We’ve played Future Fight though ourselves and we know exactly what is going on. Netmarble recently offered some fantastic Spring biometric packages for crystals, allowing players to essentially ‘stock’ up on materials, which they could pay real money for with the luxury of saving these materials to buy future characters in future updates.

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Enter Carnage, one of the strongest new characters in the game with amazing skills and the new ‘meta’ character that every single Future Fight player now wants to get their hands on.

The problem? You need to cough up for the new Biometrics package which costs $9.99 for 30 days access to 20 biometrics a day. This is the only way to access Carnage and players are essentially unhappy that Carnage has become the first true ‘paywall’ character for the game and making their previous spending on biometrics selectors useless.

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On top of that, Netmarble has introduced significant changes to the PVP mode in the game as well, with the Timeline Battle in Future Fight 1.9.5 now costing gold if you want to select your opponent – even then it’s an ‘RNG’ random opponent which could plot you against an even tougher opponent.

These ‘rerolled’ opponents now cost incremented gold amounts and Netmarble has also removed Revenge battles from the game, which previously offered bonus Honor tokens in the game which players could exchange for biometrics.

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Do you feel that these are one too many changes in a single update that you are simply uncomfortable with, or are Netmarble well within their rights to mix it up a bit since it is free to play after all, and ultimately Netmarble need to make money?

History has shown that communication has led to action, so if you really want to see Timeline battle changes and Carnage to become ‘farmable’, we suggest you share this wherever possible and speak up to get the attention to Netmarble.

Has there been a massive overreaction from the community, or is the anger and disappointment justified? Players are threatening to quit the game after this patch landed, so give us your feedback.

If you love this fantastic game and are disappointed with the recent changes, leave us a comment below on how you see the direction of the game at the moment.

Will you pay an extra $9.99 for Carnage or will you boycott this new strategy?

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  • The Quacken

    this is my problem i am willing to pay for carnage but i can’t because i forgot the answers to my security questions and whenever i try to call the customer service nothing happens they don’t do anything i can reach anyone

  • Jameswhere Wilson

    I know netm marble has to make money but not by pissing off the very people that line there pockets need old timeline battles back asap

  • Jameswhere Wilson

    I have been playing mff since the game launched don’t care too much about carnarge and have even spent some real money but not as much as a lot of players that being said the new timeline battle is ridiculous unless your team is lv.60 I used to play 10+battles a day now I can barely complete 5

    • Joshua Perez

      Just outta curiosity, what did you purchase?

  • CJM@rsh

    this is pure bs… i was so excited when i found out carnage came out and he fit in so well with my time of spiderman and venom. BUT i looked into the store only to find out one had to PAY to get carnage. I had even stored up tons of ×8 strength biometrics in case a good character like carnage came out. I got so pissed when i found out i couldnt use it to get him.

  • grimpo

    right im a fairly new player started to play it daily more or less month ago..what i saw till this update that it was quite fair f2p module-or u grind a lot or buy stuff to make it faster good so far.had a plan to put real cash just to make faster my fav characters to cap.good thing i waited for the update..totally f uped the game now the time battle is noob unfriendly no lvl scaling or anything as a result its a hardcore p2w path.i mean my max lvl are lvl 50-53(3 toons not even full mastery) get a fight against teams of 60= 0 chance to win or to even beat one of them..carnage being pure pay to get…now its not that its freemium unfair even tho if they played for year but its newb unfair-the idea is to make new players to spend cash straight away..never in my life i played a game that in 1 update screws everything-imo :want money make more uniform(even without stats-cosmetic -for ones i love i would pay)..and the least for me-ggoblin is my fav marvel villain -hate that uni(hulk with horns)there tons to pick from source material-having him on goblin hoverboard and not brute ogre…uninstalled it today

  • mr.jin

    we need a game which gives equal opportunity and chance to all the players not only for those who pays money and they get everything.i am a normal player and i made my team heroes to 6 stars and level 60 with my own effort and time and didn’t even miss a day and i didn’t even pay a single penny….but,with this recent update i am totally disappointed.if you release a hero you must allow other players to recruit them…instead you guys bargain to pay money…..atleast put them in chaos tokens or use tokens from timeline battle to get biometrics of carnage.i fell very unfair…..its like you guys give importance to those who pays money and ignore normal dedicated players who play the game with their time and efforts to get into the top.

    • svhassan

      Totally Agree with you coz just like U I worked hard on my characters, playing every single day… but this is just ridiculous for Us hardcore players who dont use money.

    • Manish Jadhav

      You’re right man…
      It’s been almost half year and I have not even reached 6 star rankings for any hero
      Well I only regret the timeline battles in this update
      They eat up all the gold and then too give full upgraded players

  • mr.jin

    we need a game why gives equal opportunity and rights to all the players not for those who pays money and they get everything.i am a normal player and i made my team heroes to 6 stars and level 60 with my own effort i didn’t even pay a single penny….but,with this recent update i am totally disappointed.if you release a hero you must allow other players to recruit them…instead you guys bargain to pay money…..atleast put them in chaos tokens or use tokens from timeline battle to get biometrics of carnage.i fell very unfair…..its like you guys give importance to those who pays money and ignore normal dedicated players who play the game with their time and efforts to get into top.

  • Richard Shiflett

    I would be fine with Carnage being 1 month exclusive or exclusive until the next paywall character but I’m against him being permantly exclusive.

    Also, it’s cheaper on abdroid, not 9.99 like iPhones.

  • Roy David jr

    Just mad that now the game is unavailable on the lg g4

  • Broda

    I can afford Carnage but i won’t buy it just to send a signal that mobile games revenue marketing sucks balls.

    • Richard Shiflett

      I want the selector for others.

      Beat compromise is just make Carnage exclusive for a month than make him option to all selectors.

      At the very least he works with rank ups…

  • JIMMY

    I wish i could say I share in my fellow subscribers disapointment, however my phone does not support the new version after the update leaving me to wonder about how angry or irate i should be. This alone has upset me to the point of my wallet nearly chewing my fingers off for the simple fact that i spent enough money to reach level 6 on their V.I.P. ranking. So as you can see I have no problem with a paywall save for the fact that i have paid for content I no longer can enjoy. This being my first mobile game and probably my last I cannot give a rating for fear that this warning NOT TO SINK MONEY into mobile games will go unread. Also if I could play the game right now I wouldn’t be writing this admission of stupidity SHAME ON ME for spending money on what I felt was a worthy waste of time. Now i feel like Wade Wilson celebrating womens’ liberation day

    • Armand

      I’ve had that problem in the past. The easiest way to fix this problem is to download the latest Future Fight .apk file (easily found on Google) and run it. Essentially, it’s the installation package and it ignores the “Device Not Compatible” warning. I’ve done this multiple times in the past and the game installs, updates, and works with no issues.