Following the latest update from Second Dinner, Marvel Snap’s Krakoa is now out of the game, and that sound you can hear is the collective sigh of relief of a card-playing community. Since arriving earlier this year, Krakoa has driven many of us to despair by ruining a game by playing random Marvel Snap cards on turn five, but no more! At least, not for now, anyway.
It’s no surprise to see Krakoa disappear for now, with Second Dinner often eager to listen to community feedback – and community feedback on this one has not been good. In the balance notes on the Marvel Snap site, the developer shared the following message, “With this update, we’re also taking Krakoa out of the game to be redesigned at a future date. Turn 5s everywhere rejoice!” Don’t worry Mister Brode. We are rejoicing.
Still, it is a shame that Krakoa didn’t work the first time. The location deserves a place in Marvel Snap for its importance in the much-celebrate House of X / Powers of X comic series from Dan Hickman. Unfortunately, Krakoa’s ability to take over your hand on turn five is just aggravating, and if the location is ever going to live up to its legendary comic status, it needs a few tweaks for us to properly appreciate it.