It’s the goal of any mobile game developer to bring the new hot game to market, but in the case of developer Kabam’s latest update to Marvel Contest of Champions, they took that a bit too literally.
After version 19.0 of the mobile game was released earlier this month, people playing Contest of Champions on iOS devices noticed that the game was causing their iPhones and iPads to severely overheat. The game is causing iPhones and iPads to get so hot that the device’s screen goes black with a white spinning wheel as the device itself shuts the game down to avoid damaging the hardware of the system.
Players of the game are understandably worried that the overheating caused by the game may be causing permanent damage to the battery, motherboard or other vital components of their iOS devices. This issue does not affect Android users.
A player who contacted Apple Support and then posted the conversation to the Marvel Contest of Champions subreddit was told by the Apple Support Specialist “If an application is known to overheat the device by the developer after an extended period, I would recommend using the application for a less extensive period or not at all.”
Last week, the developer of the game, Kabam, put out a call for players to apply to beta test a new version of the game, hoping to eradicate this overheating issue. While applications for the test group have since closed, it is unknown at this time if Kabam has released the beta version to the test group or if Kabam has figured out a solution to the problem.
Billy Henehan writes for The Beat. In his free time, he likes to hunt down foreign language reprints of Todd McFarlane Spider-Man comics.