The Marvel's Avengers beta kicks off in August

By Heidi Nicholas,
The beta for Marvel's Avengers begins next month, on August 7th for PS4 players. The beta will apparently include a little of every part of the game, but there's another War Table stream scheduled for July 29th at 10am PT / 6pm BST to go into the beta in more detail.

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The PS4 preorder beta actually starts a little earlier than other platforms. PS4 players can access it on August 7th, with the PlayStation open beta then beginning on August 14th, the same day as the preorder beta begins for Xbox and PC players. On August 21st, the open beta kicks off for all platforms. These beta times were confirmed by IGN, who also spoke with creative director Shaun Escayg. According to Escayg, the beta was designed "in such a way that you can experience most of things that you’ll be doing in the full game... That means playing a piece of the original single-player Avengers story campaign, fighting through co-op missions, experiencing hero and world progression, and exploring War Zones." The beta will also include a look at DROP ZONES. These are a new aspect of the game we haven't yet seen, but Escayg says DROP ZONES will be covered in the upcoming War Table stream. "This beta is meaty, but it’s only a small part of the finished game," Escayg finishes.

The full release of Marvel's Avengers is scheduled for September 4th, but if you pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition of the game, you'll also be able to play it three days earlier than its launch date. We've got the full list of Marvel's Avengers pre-orders and editions if you haven't made up your mind yet on which to get. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics shared a lot of new info about the game at the last War Table stream, including details on Thor gameplay, co-op, and M.O.D.O.K villain details, so it'll be interesting to see what they have to show us at the end of the month.

Marvel's Avengers launches on September 4th for PS4, and will be available as a launch title for PS5, with a free next-gen upgrade available. This means PS4 players can upgrade to the PS5 version for no extra cost, and carry over all progress with them. We'll be sure to update you when we hear more about Marvel's Avengers.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!