October 20 is a highly anticipated day for gamers around the world as it sees the release of both Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder. If you are swinging into the world of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, you can now download the day-one patch, version 1.001.002. This patch, developed by Insomniac Games, brings numerous significant improvements to the latest web-slinging adventure.
If you pre-loaded the digital version of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, you are all set as the 1.001.002 update was already included. However, for those who purchased the physical edition, an additional patch is available for download. Insomniac Games strongly recommends installing the patch “prior to experiencing the opening mission of the game for the first time.”
The reasoning behind this recommendation becomes clear once the patch notes are examined. One notable improvement mentioned is the enhanced “visual fidelity of the opening gameplay sequence.” Furthermore, the patch addresses a specific issue where player progression could become blocked during the Suit Tutorial. Overall, the patch enhances performance, stability, and fixes various other issues.
In addition to bug fixes and enhancements, the patch introduces important accessibility settings. Players now have the option to add a high-contrast color to the effect displayed when executing a Perfect Dodge, making it easier to see. Furthermore, controller vibration settings can now be adjusted between “Experiential, Functional, or None,” and the same options apply to the controller speaker mode.
If you pre-loaded the digital version, you can start playing without any additional steps. However, if you just received your physical copy, make sure to download the patch before diving into the game to ensure the best possible experience.