Marvel's Avengers: How To Get The Beta And Play Today

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Marvel's Avengers, Square Enix's live-service action title, is due out on September 4 - but you can play it this weekend!

The game's open beta is available today for PS4, Xbox One and PC players.


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Marvel's Avengers Beta Date Confirmed

Square's superhero team-up will be playable for PlayStation 4 Pre-Order customers from August 7, while Xbox One and PC early purchasers can jump in a week later on the 14th.

All PlayStation players, even those that haven't pre-ordered, can jump in from August 14, too, while the game's open beta on Xbox One and PC starts on August 21.

Ready to assemble?

As far as what players can do in the beta, Square Enix has offered up a buffet of superhero goodness.

What Will The Beta Include?

  • Golden Gate Demo - The beta will include the entire Golden Gate Bridge demo giving players an introduction to each hero and how they operate. It will give players an idea of how traversing environments work in Marvel Avengers. On top this, there will be a boss battle to finish this section off.
  • Trail of the Olympia Archive - This mission will give players full access to Hulk and his kit in a dense forest setting.
  • Missing Links - Still as Hulk, players will travel to a location in the remote Russian tundra to uncover shield secrets.
  • Showdown With Abomination - A boss battle with abomination will give players a chance to utilise all the skills they have gained over the beta on a worthy opponent.

There are also co-operative War Zone missions that can be enjoyed with friends, with each player taking on the role of a different Avenger.


These are more open-ended, allowing for characters like Iron Man to fly, or Kamala Khan to swing from point to point. Or, you know, you can just smash everything as the Hulk.

What Heroes Can I play In The Beta?

  • Iron Man
  • Kamala Khan
  • Hulk
  • Black Widow

For more on Marvel's Avengers, be sure to check out our interview with Scot Amos, studio head of developer Crystal Dynamics.