How to Unlock Comic SFX Attacks in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

How do I equip the comic book combat bubbles in Marvel's Spider-Man 2?

by Noah Nelson

One of the coolest things about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is that you can enable comic-style onomatopoeias when you knock out enemies. In classic Spider-Man style, the comic bubbles add a “Pow!” “Bam!” and “Zip!” to combat in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Here’s how to unlock comic SFX and equip them in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: How to Unlock Combat Comic Bubbles

In Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, this feature is called comic SFX. However, I call it combat comic bubbles because that name fits what it does better. Whenever you beat up enemies, you’ll get a comic bubble that’ll give a famous Spider-Man onomatopoeia like you’re living in a comic book.

To unlock combat comic bubbles in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, you need to unlock one comic suit. This can be the Into the Spiderverse suit for Miles, the Noir suit for Peter, or any other animated Spider suit. Once you unlock and equip a comic suit, you’ll get a message saying you unlocked comic SFX.

How to Turn On/Off the Film Style Animation in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

To equip comic SFX, go to settings and select visual. Scroll past the graphics settings and get to the screen effects settings. Here, you’ll see the comic SFX option. You’ll also see a film style animation setting, but this isn’t for the comic bubbles. The film style animation option is to make every suit in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 have a unique comic frame rate like the Spiderverse suits.

If you love the Spiderverse suits but can’t stand the frame rate difference, then you can come here and turn off that feature by switching the film style animation setting to off. However, I recommend keeping the comic SFX on because all it does is add a little comic flavor when you’re beating up bad guys. If you don’t love it, you can turn it off, but I think it’s fun and unique.

- This article was updated on October 19th, 2023

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.