Marvel Heroes - now on Steam!

Today we’re proud to announce that the Marvel Heroes game client is now available via Steam, with a select range of Founders Packs also available for purchase via Steam.

Anyone who wishes to download and install the game client via Steam may do so. We’re sure you have questions about Marvel Heroes on Steam – so we thought we’d try to answer a few of them here.

If you have further questions, feel free to ask them in the Forums, via Twitter, Facebook or Google+!

Q: Do I need to install Marvel Heroes through Steam if it’s already installed on my PC?
No, you do not. We’re making Marvel Heroes available on Steam as it’s a popular platform for game distribution, and we know a lot of people are big Steam fans. If you have already downloaded and installed Marvel Heroes, however, you do not need to install the game via Steam unless you want to.

Q: How do I install Marvel Heroes via Steam?

For this weekend only:

  1. In the Steam client, search for Marvel Heroes to find the store page.
  2. Scroll down to the section headed ‘Final Beta Weekend’.
  3. Click the link there to begin installing the game client.

Alternatively, for this weekend only:

  1. In the Steam client, navigate to your Library and select ‘All Games’.
  2. Marvel Heroes will be listed. Click on the game name.
  3. Click the ‘Install’ button to install the client.

When Marvel Heroes launches (June 4th):

  1. In the Steam client, search for Marvel Heroes to find the store page.
  2. Click the ‘Play Game’ button to install the game client.

Q: How do I play Marvel Heroes through Steam?
Once installed, locate Marvel Heroes in your Steam Library, click play and the game will launch automatically. When an update for Marvel Heroes is released, Steam will download it for you.

Q: Do I need to create a new Marvel Heroes account to play through Steam?
No, you do not need to create a new Marvel Heroes account. Once the game client launches, you will login with the same username and password you use to log into your account profile on MarvelHeroes.com, as normal.

Q: Do I login to Marvel Heroes using my Steam account details?
No, you will need a separate Marvel Heroes account to play Marvel Heroes.

Q: What if I installed Marvel Heroes via Steam but don’t have an account yet?
Once the game has launched, click the ‘Register Now’ link underneath the login box. This will load the account creation page on MarvelHeroes.com, in your default browser. If you prefer, you can visit MarvelHeroes.com and register there.

Q: I have already purchased a Founders Pack through the Marvel Heroes Founders Program. Do I need to do anything to add that to my Steam account?
No you do do not. Any Founders Program purchases made on MarvelHeroes.com will be applied to your account at the beginning of Early Game Access, which starts on May 28th for Ultimate Pack owners. You do not need to do anything to get this content in the game, as it is applied directly to your account.

Q: What if I want to play Marvel Heroes via Steam, but I want to purchase a Founders Pack not on Steam?
You may purchase any Founders Pack on MarvelHeroes.com, which will be applied to your account at the beginning of Early Game Access, which starts on May 28th for Ultimate Pack owners. You can still access the game via Steam - all of your Founders Pack content will be applied directly to your account.

Q: If I purchase a Founders Pack via Steam, how do I apply it to my Marvel Heroes account?
After purchasing a Founders Pack on Steam, you will be presented with a Founders Pack key for Marvel Heroes. Add this to your account by logging into your profile at www.marvelheroes.com and then clicking the Redeem Key button. Alternatively, in your Steam Library, once you have installed the game client via Steam, right-click Marvel Heroes on your games list and then click ‘View CD Key.’ This will provide you with your Founders Pack key that you can register by logging into your profile at www.marvelheroes.com and then clicking the Redeem Key button.

Q: Is the Steam version of Marvel Heroes different in any way?
Apart from not having a separate game launcher, the version of Marvel Heroes available on Steam is exactly the same version that’s available from MarvelHeroes.com.

Q: If there’s no game launcher, how do I update Marvel Heroes when a patch is released?
Steam will download the patch for you automatically when it is available.

Q: If there’s no game launcher, where can I find any information that’s posted there (eg, testing times)?
Our official Steam Community Group for Marvel Heroes will have this information, click HERE to visit the group. In addition we post major updates on the Closed Beta Forums and the news section of MarvelHeroes.com.

Q: If I play through Steam, do I need to uninstall any existing installation of Marvel Heroes?
No, you do not. Apart from the Steam version not having a separate launcher, the two versions of the game are exactly the same and they will not conflict with each other in any way. However, if you’ve already installed Marvel Heroes from www.marvelheroes.com but would prefer to play via Steam, you may wish to uninstall the current version to free up space on your hard disk.