One of the most highly anticipated games of 2020, Marvel’s Avengers is going to host a variety of betas in the month of August for players to try out the game and get a “slice of the full game experience”. In this article, we’ll do a breakdown of how and when you can participate in these betas.
According to the most recent War Table Stream, the beta dates are as follows”-
- August 7 – PS4 pre-order customers can begin playing the beta.
- August 14 – All PS4 owners can begin playing the open beta. PC and XBOX One pre-order customers can begin playing the beta.
- August 21 – PC and XBOX One owners can also join in the open beta.
How to join the beta?
In order to join the August 7 beta, PS4 players will need to have pre-ordered the game. Everyone will also need a Square Enix member account. You’ll also need the account in order to receive post-launch goodies so you might as well create one now.
For the August 14 beta, anyone who owns a PS4 can partake in the open beta whereas people with an XBOX One and PC need to have pre-ordered the game.
On August 21, the open beta will be available for PC and XBOX One players regardless of pre-order status.
What does the beta contain?
According to Square Enix, a wide variety of the game’s missions and modes will be available in the beta. The game will begin with the initial Golden Gate Bridge demo which will introduce the game’s core mechanics and hero abilities while leading up to the “A-day” catastrophe which kicks off the main plot of the game.
The developers have said that after the initial 25 minutes Golden Gate Bridge demo, players will get to play two more Hero Missions with Hulk and Ms. Marvel. The missions will be set in an overgrown green forest in Pacific Northwest and one in the Russian Tundra where they’ll search for a secret SHIELD facility.
Besides these single-player missions, there are some multiplayer modes in the game playable with Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Iron Man, and The Hulk. These include:-
- HARM Rooms – These are three wave-based training exercises that get difficult gradually. Upon completion of all the HARM Rooms, you get rewarded with a special nameplate that carries over to the full game and also a Hulk Smashers Pickaxe for use in Fortnite.
- War Zones – These are five full-length multiplayer missions that send you around a variety of locations in order to take out big threats as a team.
- Drop Zones – These are smaller versions of War Zones wherein you’re dropped right into the action.
No matter what game modes you play there are points of interest and unlockables to discover which will carry forward to the full game when it comes out.