# Insomniac Releases Patch for Spider-Man 2, Removes Venom Bug
## Spoiler Alert for Insomniac’s Latest Spider-Man Game
**Please note**: *This article contains story spoilers for Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2.*
## End of the Line for the Venom Exploration Glitch
In a recent development, Insomniac Games has released a patch addressing a peculiar issue in their game, Spider-Man 2. This particular **bug removal has stopped players from controlling Venom** outside the intended story mission parameters, curtailing the unexpected free-roam ability throughout the virtual New York City.
## Fans’ Mixed Reactions to the Bug Fix
The game’s primary antagonist, Venom, a complex character enthused with shape-shifting qualities, has become a fan-favorite in Insomniac’s Spider-Man universe. However, players felt that the time spent controlling Venom within the game was insufficient. This led to a shared feeling of excitement within the community when a loophole was found—permitting users to wander the game’s map as the infamous alien symbiote after causing chaos in the “Don’t Be Afraid” mission.
Demonstrated in the video below, this glitch caught the attention of numerous players:
[Inset: Gameplay Video Link]
Regrettably, this glitch turned out to be a double-edged sword. Despite offering a new way to experience the game as Venom, it also came with the severe downside of corrupting save files. In response to this unfortunate compromise, Insomniac delivered a remedy through their latest game update, leaving some fans disheartened. They cling to the hope that more Venom-involving gameplay might be introduced in the future.
## A Call for More Symbiote Content
A segment of the community has expressed their desire for extended gameplay options featuring Venom, suggesting that Insomniac could take this as an opportunity to enhance the game with extra symbiote content. Reddit user InvestigatorUnfair remarked, “Hopefully in the future they will offer us more game modes with Venom as a bonus.” The consensus indicates an eagerness from players to see challenges or even alternate game modes that spotlight Venom.
Another user, SVALTACT envisioned an open-world mode that pushes the limits: “They have to add challenges with Venom or something like that so we can play as him again. Imagine an open-world roguelike mode where you have to try to survive as long as possible while being hunted.”
## Insomniac’s History of Patching Popular Bugs
This isn’t the first instance where Insomniac has stepped in to repair a bug that had unexpectedly garnered a fan following. Previously, a quirky issue transformed the main characters Peter Parker and Miles Morales into a tiny white cube—affectionately named Spider-Cube by the community—which was swiftly rectified by the developers.
For those interested in the specifics of the changes brought by the update, the patch notes lay out the details comprehensively.
Insomniac continuously works towards creating a stable and enjoyable gaming experience, sometimes at the cost of fan-discovered ‘features.’ While the newest patch may have removed the chance to play as Venom outside the intended story arc, it opens the door to potential official Venom-centric content, fueling fan speculation and wishes for future updates or spin-off titles celebrating the iconic symbiote.