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Marvel's Avengers game loading screen bug: How to fix infinite load times

marvels avengers game loading screen
(Image credit: Square Enix / Marvel)

An Avengers game loading screen bug can leave you stuck on the loading screen which is not what you want when you're trying to wear your big hero boots. It caused huge problems at launch and if you're unlucky enough to still be facing it now then we can help. You can tell if the Avengers infinite loading screen bug has hit when you're unable to access the Marvel's Avengers game campaign. Instead you'll be stuck looking at loading screens that never clear. If that happens then here's how to fix the Marvel Avengers game loading screen infinite bug.

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Marvel's Avengers game infinite loading screen fix

Marvel Avengers loading screen bug

(Image credit: Square Enix)

Most reports of the Avengers game loading screen bug come from trying to boot up the Campaign from the main menu. If your loading screen time is extra long, chances are you've encountered this unfortunate bug, and you'll need to restart your game.

Just rebooting and selecting campaign again won't fix it, however. You need to instead select Initiative (don't worry, you can still play single player). The problem is that if you haven't finished the main story aspect of the campaign, booting into Initiative may spoil the ending for you.

Unfortunately, there's no way around that. It's unconfirmed whether uninstalling and reinstalling the entire game will fix the bug, but if you're super keen to avoid spoilers and you have encountered the infinite loading screen, it's worth a shot. If it doesn't work, you'll need to wait for a patch or bite the bullet and enter via Initiative.

When you're in Initiative, head to the War Table, and press up on the d-pad. This will let you select between either Initiative or Reassemble, and you can carry on the main campaign this way.

You can also have a friend invite you to their Strike Team, then back out of the Strike Team. This should leave you on your own War Table screen in single player. Fingers crossed this frustrating bug is patched soon.

Ford James

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