published: 2023-09-20T02:44:57

Updated: 2023-09-20T02:45:11

Marvel Snap’s Infinity Split feature, designed to provide a sense of progression and customization, has been heavily criticized for overshadowing some of the more popular card designs with generic rainbow backgrounds.

Infinity Splits allow players to upgrade their Marvel Snap Cards, which have reached the “Infinite” rarity level, by splitting them into a new version with unique visual effects. Although this feature seems tempting, it has been a source of frustration and disappointment for many.

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An upgraded card retains its original artwork but its background is often replaced with a foil or prism theme, essentially a rainbow-like design. This change can overshadow the original artwork, especially if the background is an integral part of the card’s overall aesthetic.

Players have been vocal about their displeasure on the Marvel Snap subreddit for several months now, but recent releases of cards and variants have reignited the conversation.

One glaring example of this problem is the recently released Silver Surfer “Super Rare” edition. The card’s artwork features a magical galaxy background, and looks great when paired with the Infinite border. However, after Infinity Split, the entire background was replaced with a generic rainbow-style design.

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Another example is Professor X’s noir version, a masterpiece in its own right, which loses its charm when the rainbow elements disrupt the noir theme.

One user commented on the Silver Surfer change, saying, “One of the best parts of the comic book art is the vibrant colors that pop against the flowery backgrounds, and are completely lost over the rainbow backgrounds with no depth.”

Another added: “Lately, more and more cards that look like garbage are showing up in post/foil. SD has really dropped the ball on so many levels in this game, it’s sad.”

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Professor X’s division has also not escaped criticism. One player noted, “90% of prism/chip splits are so bad that you don’t even feel the reward after the split. For me, it’s just a path to getting a copy of ink/gold but even then I’ll go with the infinite base card.”

The problem is not limited to these cards. A newly released card, Alioth, is ranked as one of the worst victims of the Infinity Split feature.

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While Infinity Split is intended to provide players with a sense of progression and customization, it inadvertently ruins some of the best card artwork in the game.

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