Spider-Man Infinite Combo Banned from Competitive MvCI Play

October 13, 2017Written by Anthony Nash

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When Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launched, Spider-Man started out as a slightly low tier character, but quickly skyrocketed to the top after it was revealed that the character had an infinite combo. After it was found that equipping the Reality Stone to Spider-Man gave him the ability to perform an endless combo, players quickly began utilizing it to the dismay of others.

Now, Capcom has taken measures to make sure players won’t be able to use the infinite loop (which can be seen in a video above) in the “Battle for the Stones” tournament series:

The Spider-Man infinite loop in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has been a topic of debate in the community and, after careful consideration, we have come to a conclusion regarding its use in the “Battle for the Stones” tournaments series:

  • Going forward, the Spider-Man infinite loop will be “soft-banned,” meaning a player must end the loop after a third cycle. If a player executes the loop beyond the third cycle, they will automatically forfeit the match.
  • The current infinite loop is an unintended effect that circumvents the gameplay mechanics. While we understand the positions on both sides of the debate, we feel this is the best decision for the “Battle for the Stones” tournament series. In the future, we will treat any situations like this on a case by case basis.

According to the new rules found in the games Terms and Conditions, players must now end the loop after a third cycle. Anything more than that will result in an automatic forfeit of the match. The team behind Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will likely patch the loop sooner or later, but for now this is a good method of stopping people from spamming the same attack over and over.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is available now.