Marvel Snap has always been about the thrill of building up your collection, and it’s about to get a whole lot more exciting. On June 23, 2023, Second Dinner unveiled an exciting new game feature called the Spotlight Cache. The update is arguably the most significant one since release, and it’s set to revolutionize how players acquire newly released cards, Series 4, and Series 5 cards.
The Spotlight Cache feature comes into play after you’ve passed the Collection Level (CL) 500. From there, it will replace Collector’s Caches and Collector’s Reserves every 120CL, meaning one in every 10 Collector’s Reserves becomes a Spotlight Cache.
The real lure of this cache, though, is the cards. Each week, it will feature three different Series 4 and 5 cards, including the newly released card for the week. Opening a Spotlight Cache guarantees you one of these three cards or a random S4/S5 card. But there’s even more: if you already own one of the featured cards, the Spotlight Cache will instead provide a time-exclusive variant for that card.
The introduction of the Spotlight Cache is no arbitrary change; it’s a well-calculated move to ensure a better gaming experience for all players, regardless of where they’re at in their Marvel Snap journey. The Spotlight Cache guarantees an increase in card earnings for all players, whether you’re still making your way through Series 3 or already have nearly all Series 4/5 cards.
In the previous system, these players had to grind through 6000 Tokens just to earn a single Series 5 card in a month. Now, they can expect a Series 4/5 card from the Spotlight Cache almost every week.
However, this also heralds a significant change: gold will be removed from the Collection Level Road under the new system. While this detail was subtly veiled in the official press release, it has significant implications. But considering the increase in card access that the Spotlight Cache brings, this shift is a positive one.
A key objective behind the Spotlight Cache is to make every card release more impactful and accessible. Previously, only a small portion of players could get the new card each week. Now, with the Spotlight Cache, around 25% of players who finish their Daily Missions can get the new card each week for free.
Moreover, the new system also respects your strategic decisions for growing your collection. For instance, let’s say you’ve been hoping to add the mighty Thanos to your lineup. When Thanos is being featured in the Spotlight Cache, your chance of earning Thanos is 1 in 4. Open another one and your odds improve to 1 in 3. And if you manage to open four, you’re guaranteed to get all the featured Series 4/5 cards that week, including Thanos himself.
This shift to Spotlight Cache promises more fun, more diversity, and a better experience overall for all Marvel Snap players.