During today’s War Table broadcast over on Youtube, the team behind Marvel’s Avengers offered an in-depth look at the game’s upcoming beta as well as providing a glimpse at a brand new character coming to the game after launch.
Starting August 7 until August 9, 2020 players who pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers for PlayStation 4 will be able to participate in an exclusive beta event that will allow you to play through quite a bit of the game. According to the stream, several single-player missions will be available, including fighting on Golden Gate Bridge, infiltrating an AIM base and exploring a hidden SHIELD bunker. After finishing the single player campaign, players will be able to explore the co-op multiplayer feature of Marvel’s Avengers and take part in three different mission types, with up to three other players, as four selected Avengers: Khamala Khan, Iron Man, Black Widow and The Hulk.
Following the exclusive weekend for PlayStation 4 players, the beta will be made available for all PS4 users on August 14 through August 16, and will be available for players who pre-ordered for XBox One and PC for those same dates. On August 21 through August 23, the beta will be made available to all PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC users.
“We really want to give fans an in-depth look at what they can expect when they get their hands on the beta starting on August 7th,” said Scot Amos, Co-Head of Crystal Dynamics. “I couldn’t be more proud of the work the team has done getting Marvel’s Avengers ready for players, and can’t wait to see their reactions.”
The Marvel’s Avengers stream also revealed that Hawkeye is the next playable character and will release after the game’s official launch in September at no additional cost. Hawkeye will come equipped with his iconic high-tech bow and trick arrows, and has his own original story-arc that will allow solo or co-operative play. More information about him, and additional post-launch content, including the new villain and other content debuting with Hawkeye’s story, will be coming soon.
Additionally, it was revealed that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players who link their Square Enix Members and Epic Games accounts and complete the beta’s three HARM-room challenges will earn the Hulk Smashers Pickaxe with bonus Hulkbuster style in the free-to-play online game Fortnite.
For the full stream you can check out the video below.
Marvel’s Avengers will release on September 4, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions will release Holiday 2020.