- August 7 – PlayStation preorder Beta access begins
- August 14 – Xbox and PC Preorder beta access begins, PlayStation open beta also begins
- August 21 – Open beta across all platforms begins
Crystal Dynamics will be hosting a second War Table presentation on July 29 at 10 a.m. PT to detail what players can expect out of the beta. While we’ll have to wait a few weeks for full details, Creative Director Shaun Escayg did tease that the beta will include a little bit of everything – campaign content, co-op missions, hero progression, and exploration in War Zone and Drop Zones, the latter of which is a new kind of mission to be detailed in the War Table.
“We built the beta in such a way that you can experience most of things that you’ll be doing in the full game,” Escayg said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “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 and DROP ZONES, a new kind of mission we’ll talk about in the upcoming War Table on July 29. This beta is meaty, but it’s only a small part of the finished game.”
Marvel’s Avengers PS5
The first War Table demonstration showcased gameplay, new story details, and a bit of how hero progression works. IGN went hands-on with the Thor level shown, as well as a Kamala Khan level.
For more on the upcoming Marvel adventure, hear from lead combat designer Vince Napoli on the unique approaches to each playable hero in Marvel’s Avengers, find out more about why the team chose Kamala Khan and M.O.D.O.K. to help tell a unique Marvel story, and stay tuned to IGN for more in the coming weeks.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior News Editor and host of Podcast Beyond! Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.