Marvel’s Avengers beta start times: Everything you need to know about dates, pre-load, and content


After the preliminary, so-so reception to Marvel’s Avengers amongst critics and followers, tens of millions are anxious to get their fingers on the sport and see for themselves whether or not it’s price shopping for.

Marvel’s Avengers is the brand new sport from Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics, and co-developer Eidos Montreal. Playable solo offline or in on-line co-op for as much as 4 gamers, Avengers is the primary actual AAA try and deliver Marvel’s iconic workforce to the realm of third-person motion video games. I like to consider it as a third-person model of the wonderful, however ill-fated Marvel Heroes.

We performed the beta forward of its launch, and it reminded us of Anthem. Take that as you’ll.

This weekend, the third and ultimate beta weekend kicks off, and we’ve bought all the main points about what to anticipate, tips on how to get in on the motion and extra.

Marvel’s Avengers beta dates

Like Name of Obligation and some different massive video games, the Marvel’s Avengers beta takes place over three weekends, regularly increasing entry to increasingly more individuals. Content material is an identical throughout the totally different weekends (extra on that under). With that in thoughts, right here’s the way it all breaks down:

Marvel’s Avengers Beta Begin and Finish Occasions

Beta DateBeta PlatformBeta Begin TimeBeta Finish Time

August 7-9PlayStation (Pre-orders ONLY)9PM native time on Friday August 79PM native time on Sunday August 9

August 14-16Open PS4 Beta/Xbox and PC Pre-orders ONLY9PM native time on Friday August 149PM native time on Sunday August 16

August 21-23All Platforms Open Beta (PS4, Xbox One, PC)9PM native time on August 21 9PM native time on August 23

PS4 pre-order beta

As if getting a whole character (Spider-Man) all to themselves wasn’t sufficient, PS4 gamers additionally bought first dibs on the Marvel’s Avengers beta.

The primary pre-order weekend for PS4 gamers is now behind us, and gamers on PS4 bought free entry final week in an open beta.

Open beta on all platforms

This weekend (August 21), the Marvel’s Avengers beta opens as much as everybody on PC, PS4 and Xbox One with out the necessity for pre-ordering. The beta shopper is out there now to obtain throughout Steam, the PlayStation Retailer and the Microsoft Retailer, no codes needed.

Marvel’s Avengers beta begin occasions

Occasions throughout all three beta classes are the identical. This additionally goes for all three platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One betas all kick off on the similar time.

The Marvel’s Avengers beta goes dwell at 9pm native time on Friday of every of the three weekends. You’ll be capable of play till 9pm native time on Sunday of the identical weekend.

Marvel’s Avengers beta pre-load

The beta is out there now to pre-load throughout Steam, the PlayStation Retailer and the Microsoft Retailer on Xbox One with a obtain measurement round 27GB.

Marvel’s Avengers beta PS Plus and Xbox Dwell Gold requirement

As you must know by now, PlayStation Plus is just not required to entry any of the content material within the Marvel’s Avengers beta. On Xbox One, Gold is required provided that you propose to play on-line co-op. In the event you’re going to be rolling alone and/or with the AI, you gained’t want Gold.

Marvel’s Avengers beta content material

As defined above, all three Marvel’s Avengers betas provide entry to the identical content material, and there’s lots to play. The beta consists of 4 hero missions from the marketing campaign, 4 Battle Zones, 5 Drop Zones, and three HARM rooms.

Battle Zones are Future Strike-like, co-op missions (additionally playable solo). Drop Zones are their smaller sibling, typically revolving round a single goal, and all are likewise playable solo or in co-op. As for HARM, it stands for Holographic Augmented Actuality Machine and it’s primarily a collection of problem rooms. HARM Rooms may be performed solo or in co-op.

With regards to the Avengers themselves, you’ll be capable of choose between Iron Man, Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Black Widow. The one exception is the opening mission, which you’ve in all probability already seen, because it’s the one time you’ll be taking management of Thor and Captain America within the beta.

Previous that mission, any of the obtainable heroes may be levelled as much as degree 15 and Energy 45. Remember that each workforce might solely have one in all any of the heroes, so chances are you’ll not at all times get to play as what you need. Crystal Dynamics can be gifting all gamers some in-game forex used to unlock costumes, emotes and different cosmetics. Another cosmetics are earned by play.

Marvel’s Avengers beta progress

Your progress will carry over between the totally different Marvel’s Avengers beta weekends, in case you intend to participate in multiple. Nevertheless, that progress gained’t carry over to the total sport. As a bonus, you’re going to get two nameplates you need to use within the full sport, one is earned just by enjoying, and the opposite is a reward for finishing three HARM Room challenges.

Marvel’s Avengers beta cross-play

The Marvel’s Avengers beta doesn’t assist cross-play or cross-progression between any of the three platforms. The excellent news is that, when the sport releases on PS5 and Xbox Sequence X, you’ll be capable of play with your folks on PS4/Xbox One, and carry over your progress in case you determine to improve.

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