Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 boasts stunning detail that changes your suit appearance over time

Brad Norton
Spider-Man 2 gameplayInsomniac Games

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 looks to be a huge swing forward in more ways than one, as players have now uncovered a subtle yet remarkable detail that changes your suit’s appearance over time.

As Spider-Man 2’s October 20 release date draws near, we’re starting to learn plenty more about the upcoming sequel from Insomniac Games.

A recent gameplay showcase revealed everything from near-seamless character swapping to instantaneous fast travel across New York. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. From villains to suits, we already know a great deal about what to expect in the new release.

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Now, stemming from behind-closed-doors previews certain media outlets and content creators attended, we’re getting further insight. One detail, in particular, has gained traction online as it’s been claimed suits will degrade over time as a result of combat.

YouTuber Blitzwinger was seemingly first to mention this tidbit, outlining that various suits showed ‘Battle Damage’ during their preview session. “The Battle Damage would disappear after I was done with a mission/crime.”

Exactly what this degradation looks like in action, and the severity of it all, remains unclear. However, it appears suits go back to their replenished state automatically after completing a mission or side activity.

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There’s no telling just yet if this effect will play a role when casually exploring the open world, or just appearing exclusively in primary content.

Either way, this effect could result in tears on various bits of fabric depending on who you’re fighting, or we could see dirt and debris accumulate as well. Regardless, this minor addition lends just another layer of authenticity to the PS5 exclusive release.

We’ll just have to wait and see the full extent of this new feature in action, but it’s clear Insomniac Games is leaving no stone unturned in bringing the Spidey sequel forward to current-gen hardware.

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Before it spins its web on the community, be sure to get ahead of the curve with everything else we know about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 right here.

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Brad Norton is the Australian Managing Editor at Dexerto. He graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and has been working full-time in the field for the past six years at the likes of Gamurs Group and now Dexerto. He loves all things single-player gaming (with Uncharted a personal favorite) but has a history on the competitive side having previously run Oceanic esports org Mindfreak. You can contact Brad at