So is Kabam seriously killing off Variant content?

Mike192Mike192 Posts: 571 ★★★
A lot of people were expecting Variant 5 in May but now that the patch notes are out, it seems Kabam isn't willing to invest in development as they are working towards Act 1(7) over this. It is a shame because Variant is generally fun and relatively easier than Act 6 where progressing mid-tier players can rank up champions and hope to catch up or compete at the higher tier levels (thats how I jumped up quick).

I hope Kabam continues Variant because it helps lower tier players (and not much the top-tier but they are fine).

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  • AstoundsAstounds Posts: 235 ★★
    I also feel like Variants just sort of come suddenly. I wouldnt count them out. V4 wasnt that long ago I feel like there wasbt much of a notification of "Variant 4 is coming in two weeks!" While I wish v5 was coming soon, I'm not gonna act like Kabam is killing off future variants all together.
  • ButtehrsButtehrs Posts: 1,853 ★★★★★
    Its because kabam has never stated there would be a set cadence to when variants would come out. Everyone just assumed.
  • DoubleDeltaDoubleDelta Posts: 1,915 ★★★★
    Variants teams are different, although remember theres a pandemic going on, which is hitting particularly hard in the US, that could cause delays to any content and the release.

    I'm sure they'll release another in time, they've got a fair amount of content streaming in, and considering previous years we've been getting alot the last few months
  • Also some “Tiny” little additions were occupying development too such as Incursions and a New Book.

    Still not understanding OP comment that “Kabam NOT willing to invest in some type of new development since their time is being occupied by doing other type of new development” ?
  • Mike192Mike192 Posts: 571 ★★★
    Okaythen said:

    “Helps lower tier player and not much the Top tier but they are fine “
    Speak for yourself bud

    Ok sir, Variant 5 doesnt do anything if your going to R5 champs like luke cage or Doc Oc for fun.
  • Mike192Mike192 Posts: 571 ★★★

    Also some “Tiny” little additions were occupying development too such as Incursions and a New Book.

    Still not understanding OP comment that “Kabam NOT willing to invest in some type of new development since their time is being occupied by doing other type of new development” ?

    Exactly, they prefer making new and harder content for end game players but not the mid tiers, Variant being the perfect content for them.
  • HughJanisoleHughJanisole Posts: 387 ★★
    Let’s not forget there is a worldwide pandemic and mobile gaming isn’t exactly essential so my guess is that they are not operating at 100% at their HQ.
    But like most you guys just want something to complain about so I guess just keep whining about how you’re all so entitled.....
  • Mike192Mike192 Posts: 571 ★★★
    xNig said:

    Arguably, except Variant 1, none of the Variants were “end game content”.

    Lol? I never said that. Variants are great for mid tier players. I was one and thats how I jumped up with some luck. Im 100% in mcoc for all content, including classic variants.

    Let’s not forget there is a worldwide pandemic and mobile gaming isn’t exactly essential so my guess is that they are not operating at 100% at their HQ.
    But like most you guys just want something to complain about so I guess just keep whining about how you’re all so entitled.....

    Exactly sir, I am just a person on my PC wasting my time and creating a thread to help mid tier players. I just need attention n feeling of entitlement. Good guess
  • MauledMauled Posts: 2,376 ★★★★★
    There’s stuff going on in the outside world right now that’s probably affecting their capacity. I’m impressed and thankful that they’ve managed to keep the champion releases and monthly events going as usual.

    As I understand it there’s going to be V5 which is Venom and Guillotine, probably in the next month or two.

    Just because they’re currently working on something else doesn’t mean that Variant has been abandoned. I would not be surprised to see a fair few betas for the new story while they tweak the difficulty. They have described Act 6 as a bumpy road and I am putting it out there - it takes a lot to admit that a flagship project of over 6 months wasn’t a success , they won’t want the same results for Act 7, wouldn’t surprise me if the beta is well ahead of release
  • Mike192Mike192 Posts: 571 ★★★

    You’re thread is click bait. They’ve already said it’s been delayed due to not operating at full capacity.
    Quit crying and go work on something else like
    Act 4 completion.

    Oh im sory for not seeing it. I am sorry for not being on this forum 24x7. Do you mind linking it to me? FYI, Ive done 100% content in MCOC, including classic variants so dont be to quick to judge with your immature and inaccurate comments.
  • SpideyFunkoSpideyFunko Posts: 12,111 ★★★★★

    Variants teams are different, although remember theres a pandemic going on, which is hitting particularly hard in the US, that could cause delays to any content and the release.

    I'm sure they'll release another in time, they've got a fair amount of content streaming in, and considering previous years we've been getting alot the last few months

    Kabam is based in Canada...
  • OkaythenOkaythen Posts: 590 ★★★
    edited April 2020
    Mike192 said:

    Okaythen said:

    “Helps lower tier player and not much the Top tier but they are fine “
    Speak for yourself bud

    Ok sir, Variant 5 doesnt do anything if your going to R5 champs like luke cage or Doc Oc for fun.

    Those champs have pretty good use and can be substitutes for others I guess 😒
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