Every New Feature Coming To Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 New Game Plus Update
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Every New Feature Coming To Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 New Game Plus Update


  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 gets a major update on March 7 with highly requested features like New Game Plus mode and Mission Select.
  • Players can now unlock additional suit styles for Peter’s symbiote suits and change the color of the symbiote tendrils.
  • The update also adds new suits from Marvel’s Hellfire Gala event, new accessibility features, and more control over in-game photography in Photo Mode.



Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will receive the huge 1.002 update on March 7, 2024, with many features fans have requested since the game’s launch in October 2023. Insomniac’s latest Spider-Man title was largely praised upon its release and has been nominated for and won several awards in the months that followed.

[Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.]Despite this critical acclaim, players did find that after completing the game’s 12-15 hour long story – and even getting 100% completion in roughly 24–28 hours – that there wasn’t much to do in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Players could still swing or glide around the city as both Peter Parker and Miles Morales and could stop various crimes, but other than starting the game from scratch in a different save file, there was no way to revisit various story missions and side activities once the game had been completed.


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1 Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Is Getting New Game Plus And Mission Select

Players Can Revisit Insomniac’s Story With Their Progress Intact

Venom sneaks up on Peter, who is wearing the Anti-Venom suit

There wasn’t a New Game Plus mode like the first two games, or the option to replay select missions like there was in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, so if players wanted to experience some of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2‘s story again, they’d have to completely restart the game from scratch in a different save file. As revealed on a PlayStation Blog post, this is changing on March 7th and is perhaps the most requested feature coming to the game.

New Game Plus wasn’t included in Marvel’s Spider-Man at launch, but was added in a patch just over a month later. It was, however, included in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales at launch.

Players will be able to replay the entire game with all of their suits and abilities carrying over following the New Game Plus update. Alternatively, Mission Select will let players dip into their favorite moments. The New Game Plus mode will also let players upgrade Peter and Miles to “Ultimate” levels and will come with new Golden Gadget styles.


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2 Peter’s Symbiote Suits Will Have Additional Suit Styles

These Can Be Unlocked Via New Game Plus

Most of Peter and Miles’ suits came with additional “suit styles“. These were mainly color swaps, and while some were new designs, others could make suits resemble specific looks from the comics, such as the red and navy blue look for Peter’s Classic suit, which brought it closer to the colors of Spider-Man’s debut in Amazing Fantasy #15.

Apart from the Classic Black Suit, which paid homage to the 90s Spider-Man animated series, the Ultimate Spider-Man comics, and the Anti-Venom suit in its Suit Styles, there were no variants for Peter’s other symbiote suits, with the game’s default Black suit, Symbiote suit, and Anti-Venom suit all appearing as they do in the main campaign. The 1.002 update will bring new suit styles for these, which can be unlocked via the New Game Plus’ Ultimate Levels.


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3 Players Will Be Able To Change The Symbiote Tendrils’ Color

The Look Of The Symbiote Powers Will No Longer Be Locked To The Story

Spider-Man unleashes his symbiotic tendrils on four hunters in Spider-Man 2's gameplay

As previously mentioned, Peter wears several different variations of the symbiote throughout Marvel’s Spider-Man 2‘s story. Peter starts with Insomniac’s take on the classic Black suit from the comics before it warps into the more angular, aggressive Symbiote suit which matches his appearance when using his Rage mode. Both of these suits come with a variety of black tendril attacks, but toward the end of the game, Martin Li will use his powers to create the white Anti-Venom suit for Peter, pulling from the parts of the symbiote left in Peter’s body after he removed the suit.

The Anti-Venom suit comes with some new tendril attacks that are particularly powerful when used against other symbiotes, and it also serves as a way for players to keep the symbiote abilities they spent a large portion of the game upgrading long after Peter separates himself from the Black suit. After finishing the story, however, players could swap back to wearing the Black suit, but these powers were locked to the white look of the Anti-Venom suit. This could be jarring at times, but fortunately, the new update will let players swap between the tendril colors to better match their chosen suits.



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4 New Suits Are Coming To Marvel’s Spider-Man On March 7

Peter And Miles’ Hellfire Gala Suits Will Be Included In The Update

Peter and Miles swing through the city in their Hellfire Gala suits.

Peter and Miles’s suits from Marvel’s Hellfire Gala comic event are included in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2‘s March 7 update at no additional cost. The Hellfire Gala is Krakoa’s annual diplomatic event that sees mutants, celebrities, and other superheroes gather to take part in the election and debut of a new X-Men team. Peter sports the red and black design created by Russell Dauterman, and Miles’ purple and red look is adapted from Bernard Chang’s Hellfire Gala variant cover for Miles Morales: Spider-Man #8.

The “Fly N’ Fresh” suits made in partnership with the Gameheads educational program will also be available on March 7, but this will be as a paid DLC pack, with PlayStation donating 100% of the purchase price in the United States – up to $1 million – to Gameheads. Insomniac has confirmed that this suit pack will be coming to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 at no additional cost at a later date.


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5 Several New Accessibility Features Are Being Added

Hailey Cooper as a playable character in Spider-Man 2's Graffiti Trouble side mission.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 already had a wealth of accessibility options at launch to help people with disabilities enjoy the game, and Insomniac is expanding upon this with the new update. Highly requested features such as Audio Description and Screen Readers have been added to the game along with additional visual features like Cinematic Captions and High Contrast Outlines. The full list of Accessibility features can be found on Insomniac’s website.


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6 Players Will Be Able To Change The Time Of Day

Previously, This Could Only Be Done Via Glitches

Miles uses web wings to glide above Harlem in Marvel's Spider-Man 2

Changing the time of day was a feature that was available in the first two Marvel’s Spider-Man games after completing each game, with players being able to do this from the Oscorp research stations in Marvel’s Spider-Man, and via the Game tab in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales‘ menu settings. This feature was missing at launch in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and players were locked to daytime after completing the game unless they exploited glitches through the Mysterio challenges across the map.

Some of Peter and Miles’ suits – and Miles’ bio-electric Venom abilities – can look extremely impressive when they glow at night, so the fact players couldn’t see this outside of specific story moments was a disappointment, especially if they didn’t unlock the suit until later in the game after these moments had passed. Fortunately, this feature has been added in the March 7 update, giving players better control over the game’s world after completing the campaign.


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7 New Photo Mode Features Have Been Added

Players Will Have More Control Over Their In-Game Photography

A young Peter Parker meets J Jonah Jameson at an outdoor café table in Marvel's Spider-Man 2

The aforementioned time of day feature was highly demanded in part due to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2‘s popular Photo Mode, as players have enjoyed capturing Peter and Miles in action in the previous games in the series. With Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Insomniac introduced better lighting features, which were carried over to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, but the March 7 update also introduces a new “action figure mode” as well as new stickers. An October 19, 2023, PlayStation Blog post stated that the new action figure mode will let players reduce the size of characters to give the appearance of figures and place them anywhere in the world.

Sources: PlayStation Blog (1, 2) Insomniac Games

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