Marvel Heroes

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Marvel Heroes
Marvel Heroes cover
Secret Identity Studios
Gazillion Entertainment
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows June 4, 2013
macOS (OS X) Early access[1]
Series Marvel
Marvel Heroes on Wikipedia
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Key points

This game is no longer playable in any capacity. Marvel Heroes required a constant internet connection; servers were permanently taken down on November 28, 2017.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


This game is no longer listed on Steam (install with steam://install/226320).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use -nostartupmovies parameter[3]

Use the -nostartupmovies or -nomovies command line argument.

Manual fix
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%Documents\My Games\Marvel Heroes\MarvelGame\Config
  2. Open WillowEngine.ini.
  3. Find:
  4. Replace it with:
  5. Save changes.

Skip splash screen[edit]

  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Use -nosplash
Delete or rename the splash file
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\UnrealEngine3\MarvelGame\Splash\PC in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename Splash.bmp

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Marvel Heroes\MarvelGame\Config\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/226320/pfx/[Note 1]
As an online-only game, characters and save games are held on online servers.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit DefaultEngine.cfg to set resolution[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Marvel Heroes\UnrealEngine3\MarvelGame\Config\
  2. Open DefaultEngine.cfg using Notepad.
  3. Edit the values:


Edit DefaultEngine.cfg to set fullscreen/windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Marvel Heroes\UnrealEngine3\MarvelGame\Config\
  2. Open DefaultEngine.cfg using Notepad.
  3. Edit the values: from Fullscreen=False to Fullscreen=True

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Please download the latest patch[edit]

This is sometimes caused when maintenance is in place and the service is down. Simply wait for some time until the servers are back up. It is worth checking the official Twitter account for updates.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 Series
ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
Intel HD 3000
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support


  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/226320/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (226320) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.