Marvel's Spider-Man 2 DLC accidentally revealed by glitch

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 screenshot, Image courtesy Insomniac Games
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 screenshot, Image courtesy Insomniac Games /

As you've probably heard, the recent patch 1.002.000 for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 added New Game+, new suits and other additional content. But it turns out, the patch also included more for players to dive into.

Players discovered that they were also able to access a development game menu that could unlock settings for items, enemies and health. Insomniac Games warned that accessing this menu could corrupt save files and even trophy progress.

Players who risked it going into the menu though, discovered files that seemingly pointed to future downloadable content.

The menu is labeled "Beetle Villain Arc" and contains nine options to choose from, including "Beetle Janice Intro," "Beetle Reveal," "Beetle Ambush," "Beetle Convoy" and more. Selecting any of the options didn't actually reveal anything but the fact that this menu was even in the game at all was spoilery enough.

Although Insomniac has since patched out the ability to access this development menu, the damage is already done.

Janice Lincoln is the daughter of notorious crime boss Tombstone, who appears as a reformed villain in Spider-Man 2. We haven't actually seen Beetle in either of the Marvel's Spider-Man games, but the reference does align with the stolen data from Insomniac Games that leaked earlier this year, which mentioned both this character and DLC involving Carnage as well.

Beetle isn't Spider-Man's most well-known villains, which makes DLC revolving around her a bit surprising. But sometimes it's best to go with a more unknown villain since you can take a bit more creative liberty.

Insomniac hasn't addressed this latest reveal, so we don't know if the Beetle DLC is official or not. It's possible this could've been previous content that was cut from the game, or perhaps it is indeed future DLC for the game.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 released in October and has sold more than 10 million copies so much. While DLC figures to be in the plans, the studio is also working on a Wolverine game and possibly a Spider-Man spin-offs imilar to what we saw with the Miles Morales standalone game. It's believed a spin-off could focus on Venom.