Marvel’s Avengers Kicks Into Beta Testing In August

The long wait for Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengers is almost over. In the months leading up to its September release, the developers have assured players that a playable beta will be released some time before the launch. As it turns out, the beta will drop in August 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Square Enix confirmed the details with IGN earlier this week. There are a couple of beta dates to take note of, and those who pre-ordered the PS4 version game get first dibs.

Without further ado, here are the official dates for the beta for Marvel’s Avengers:

  • 7 August – PS4 pre-order beta access
  • 14 August – PC and Xbox One pre-order beta access, PS4 open beta
  • 21 August – PC and Xbox One open beta

Additionally, Crystal Dynamics will be hosting a second War Table live stream on 29 July. The live stream will tease what’s to come in the playable beta, including more content from the single-player campaign, co-op missions, the War Zone, as well as character progression. A new game mode, Drop Zones, has also been teased, and will be explained in more detail during the War Table.

Marvel’s Avengers launches on 4 September for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. PS4 players, in particular, will get a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version when the console launches Holiday 2020.