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Marvel’s Avengers from Crystal Dynamics, isn’t having the best moments right now especially on the PC. With players reporting the player base going down as low as 1k players, it seems like the game is getting matchmaking problems due to it.
Avengers is now starting to dip below 1,000 players on Steam, causing similar issues to what we saw with Anthem back in the day, in that it’s becoming hard for players to find each other for matchmade activities in a game that is fundamentally all matchmade activities. On PC especially where the playerbase is so low this problem gets more pronounced when you have something like 50 different War Table missions available in a given day, so finding a team is increasingly difficult. It also does not help that the game mandates that all four players be a different hero, extending matchmaking times further.
On PC, some players are reporting sitting around for 30 minutes or so waiting for matches, if they ever find them. On PS4, the largest platform, I’ve found that usually even with imminently important missions like daily resetting villain sectors, it’s rare to get a full team of four, and usually one or two players ends up being an AI fill-in. Avengers is unique in that it can function without other players (and in fact using your own AI teammates is sometimes preferable), but it does not indicate the game is in terribly good health at the moment.
After a rough release on both PC and PS4, and by rough release we mean a game filled with bugs and issues alongside the lack of content in the endgame side things of things, is finally catching up to the Crystal Dynamics.
For now it seems like there is a game update coming later this month that includes some new content in the form of Kate Bishop character paired with new missions.
For now we recommend avoiding the game on the PC until Crystal Dynamics deploys some good updates and we see the population increasing.