Marvel Snap Progression: Collect Cards & Level Up Fast

Learning how to progress faster will help you grind less in Marvel Snap for outcomes & enjoy the game more.

Learning how to progress in Marvel Snap and how to use your boosters will help you not only unlock new cards faster but also help you win games and dominate the battlefield. Upgrading cards is one of the most essential parts of the game, as it helps you progress your collection level and unlock new cards.

With these cards, you’ll be unstoppable, and your enemies will fear you and retreat in terror. Upgrading cards also helps you unlock variants of cards, which are pretty rare and will show you are an experienced player.

Key Takeaways
  • Various upgrades in the game are going to cost you some credits.
    • Uncommon from Common: 25 Credits
    • Rare from Uncommon: 100 Credits
    • Epic from Rare: 200 Credits
    • Legendary from Epic: 300 Credits
    • Ultra from Legendary: 400 Credits
    • Infinite from Legendary: 400 Credits
  • Once you level up the cards, you need different boosters.
    • Uncommon from Common: 5 Boosters
    • Rare from Uncommon: 10 Boosters
    • Epic from Rare: 20 Boosters
    • Legendary from Epic: 30 Boosters
    • Ultra from Legendary: 40 Boosters
    • Infinite from Legendary: 50 Boosters


Marvel Snap revolves around collecting Boosters and Credits to upgrade the most cards as fast as possible. Upgrading is significant for multiple reasons in the game and gives you an advantage over your enemies.  The game glosses over how to upgrade cards at the start of the tutorial, but we’ll give you an in-depth guide.

Upgrading your cards doesn’t increase their power level or reduce their energy cost. So, you might be wondering why I should be upgrading my cards if they won’t be any stronger or do anything different. Well, there are multiple advantages to upgrading cards.

Upgrading cards allows you to change the visual look of the cards and also adds effects to them. Looks aside, each upgrade gives you more Collection Levels and requires more Booster and Credits to upgrade.

Upgrade Costs

Marvel Snap Progression Cost

Cost Of Upgrades In Marvel Snap – [Image credit: eXputer]As previously mentioned, all cards require boosters and Credits to upgrade them, but the amount you require changes with each upgrade. So, as you go along, upgrades are gonna take longer and also cost you a little extra. 

You can buy fast upgrades from the shop, though I won’t recommend this as it is quite expensive. Credits are an abundant resource in the game, but you need a generous amount to upgrade all your cards. Here’s how much each upgrade is going to cost you. 

Uncommon from Common is going to cost you 25 Credits

Rare from Uncommon is going to cost you 100 Credits

Epic from Rare is going to cost you 200 Credits

Legendary from Epic is going to cost you 300 Credits

Ultra from Legendary is going to cost you 400 Credits

Infinite from Legendary is going to cost you 400 Credits

Fast upgrades cost 5 Credits per missing Booster and the cost of the Upgrade. 


The second thing you need to acquire, along with credits, is boosters. The boosters are given out randomly to any card you own, and you can get 6 boosters from each match you play. You also get boosters from collection levels, which are mostly 5 and are also allotted to a random card. Now, this is a good amount of boosters but not being able to choose which card they go to nerfs it a little. 

Just because you have the boosters to upgrade a card doesn’t mean you should upgrade it right away. Your first focus should be on upgrading all cards from Common to Uncommon. Upgrading to Uncommon gives you the most Collection Levels for Credits.

Effects Of Upgrades

All Card Effects

Marvel Snap Effects – [Image credit: eXputer]Marvel Snap is a card collection game where upgrading cards enhances their effects and animations. Starting as common cards, upgrading to uncommon introduces a frame-breaking effect. Rare cards become 3D, and epic cards feature moving elements.

Upgrading epics to legendaries adds a shiny logo and ultra cards have animated borders. The highest level, infinite, grants a random new effect and duplicates the card for further upgrades, each with a different infinite effect. As cards progress, their visual appeal and effects intensify, providing an engaging experience for players.

Here’s how much Boosters each upgrade will cost you:

Uncommon from Common is going to cost you 5 Boosters

Rare from Uncommon is going to cost you 10 Boosters

Epic from Rare is going to cost you 20 Boosters

Legendary from Epic is going to cost you 30 Boosters

Ultra from Legendary is going to cost you 40 Boosters

Infinite from Legendary is going to cost you 50 Boosters

Fast upgrades cost 5 Credits per missing Booster 

Collection Level

We talked about Collection Level above, but what exactly is it, and how does it help you progress in Marvel Snap? Well, the Collection level is the leveling-up system in Marvel Snap and it is how you get the upper hand over your opponents. Now, there is a bit of luck involved, but if you gain enough levels you should get Great Rewards eventually.

Each upgrade provides you with more collection levels, and the higher the Rarity of the card, the more collection levels it will give you. Here’s how many collect levels you will get on each upgrade.

Uncommon cards give you one collection level.

Rare cards give you two collection levels.

Epic cards give you four collection levels.

Legendary cards give you six collection levels.

Ultra cards give you eight collection levels.

Infinite cards give you ten collection levels.


The Collection level provides you with everything you need and more to progress in Marvel Snap. The rewards in the collection table in Marvel Snap provide you with boosters and Credits so you can upgrade cards and progress more. But that’s not all; they also give you new cards so you are stronger and can build the BEST Decks.

They also award you with Variants of the Cards you own, and the rewards give you a new card to upgrade and show off. 

At the start of the Collection Level, the Rewards are fixed, and everyone gets the same things. However, as you progress in the game, the rewards change and become random for everyone. The Random system in the game might require a bit of luck, but it keeps the game interesting.

Fixed Rewards

Marvel Snap Progression Rewards

Marvel Snap Fixed Rewards – [Image credit: eXputer]When you first start the game, you will receive Jessica Jones on your first upgrade, and you will have to add her to your deck in the Tutorial. Now, after that, you will receive Ka-zar add level two; these are both great cards. However, from level 2 onwards, all rewards are given every other Collection level, for example 4,6,8,10. You will only receive Cards till level 14 in the Collection Level tree. 

Here are all the cards you will get in the Fixed Rewards. Also, these are the same for everyone, so your enemies will have them too. 

First Level: Jessica Jones

Second Level: Ka-Zar

Fourth Level: Mister Fantastic

Sixth Level: Spectrum

Eighth Level: Nightcrawler

Tenth Level: Wolfsbane

Twelfth Level: Wolfsbane

Fourteenth Level: Odin

Random Rewards

Random Reward In Collection Level

Marvel Snap Random Rewards – [Image credit: eXputer]From level 16 the rewards are fixed in a specific order in which you get 25 credits, Five Boosters, and 1 Mystery Card. You Gain all of these with an interval of 8. For example, you will get credits at level 16 and then again at level 18. 

Now the random part comes in the Mystery Cards, and you will need to be lucky to get the best cards. Now, all mystery cards are random, but the farther up you go in the Collection Level Tree, the more chances you have of getting Better Cards. 

As you progress further in Marvel Snap, you’ll also start to get Random Variants of cards, and your card upgrades these cards further to get more progress level. As I advised before, Upgrading all cards to Uncommon is the best way to gain Collection levels.

Tip And Tricks

Marvel Snap Progression Tips

Tip For Progression – [Image credit: eXputer]Now, as I have mentioned many times, your first priority is to upgrade all cards from Common to Uncommon. That’s how you get the most out of your Credits and gain the most collection levels. But the fast upgrade option in the market is not the best way to do that. You should play the game and get your boosters this will take more time, but you will save Credits and overall have more boosters to upgrade more cards.

Now, you should be wise about how you spend your credits, but also, don’t hoard your credits. Upgrading is the most significant aspect of the game, so hoarding will only stun your growth; use your Credits, but use them wisely. Also, you can’t collect any more Credits if you have 5000 Credits, so spend them. 

Complete your daily missions and collect the free Credits you get from the store. Skipping a day will just set you behind, so focus on logging in every day, at least collecting the credits, and completing the missions. Completing missions gives Season Pass Xp and Gold, so you will progress further in the game.

Final Words

Progression in Marvel Snap depends on playing the game as much as you can and upgrading your cards as efficiently as possible. After knowing what all upgrades do and how much they cost, you can form a calculated plan. You progress faster in the game and dominate all your enemies.

Marvel Snap is a strategic card game, and you’ll need all the advantages you can get. Be it having better cards than your opponent or intimidating them with your legendary skin cards.

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