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Marvel’s Avengers beta launches for PS4 first in August
Pre-order for early access
Square Enix has announced beta launch dates for upcoming superhero game Marvel’s Avengers.
The beta will be available for PS4 pre-order customers beginning on August 7, and for Xbox One and PC pre-order customers on August 14.
Open beta access will be available from August 14 on PS4 and August 21 on other platforms, IGN reports.
Creative Director Shaun Escayg told the site that the beta will introduce players to campaign content, co-op missions, hero progression, and exploration in War Zones and Drop Zones.
Developer Crystal Dynamics will discuss what’s on offer in the beta in more detail during a Marvel’s Avengers live stream on July 29 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm UK.
UPDATE 29/07/20: You can watch today’s stream below. As well as offering new beta details, it revealed the first hero that will be added to the game for free post-launch, with Hawkeye set to get his own original story arc.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Square Enix revealed new Marvel’s Avengers gameplay and details in a live stream in late June.
Most significant of its announcements was new information about War Zones, the game’s team-based missions. These can be played either solo with AI hero companions, or in co-op groups of up to four players.
Marvel’s Avengers will be released for PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC on September 4, 2020.
The game will also be available at launch for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, with the next-gen console versions featuring enhancements such as ray-racing.
Players moving from PS4 to PS5 or from Xbox One to Xbox Series X will be able to upgrade at no additional cost.