Marvel's Avengers Beta Info

Marvel’s Avengers beta times for UK, US and Europe, plus all beta start dates and end dates explained

The Marvel’s Avengers beta is available across three weekends, debuting first on PS4 as a closed beta, before opening up and appearing on other platforms in subsequent weeks:

Avengers Beta dates Platforms Pre-load date
Friday, August 7th to Sunday, August 9th PS4 (closed access) Thursday, August 6th
Friday, August 14th to Sunday, August 16th PS4 (open access)

Xbox (closed access)
PC (closed access)|Thursday, August 13th|
|Friday, August 21st to Sunday, August 23rd|All platforms (open access)|Thursday, August 20th|

As for Marvel’s Avengers beta start time and beta end time, they are both at 9pm in your timezone.

To clarify, each weekend the Marvel’s Avengers beta will begin at Friday 9pm, and end at Sunday 9pm, regardless of where you live.

Marvel’s Avengers closed beta access and requirements explained

For the opening weekends on each respective platform, you need to have a beta code to access Marvel’s Avengers.

You can get a Marvel’s Avengers beta code by pre-ordering any edition - either digitally or through select retailers.

Once you have a code from your participating retailer’s receipt or email, enter it into the Marvel’s Avengers beta code redemption site, and select the platform of your choice.

If you don’t pre-order), however, you’ll still get Marvel’s Avengers beta access - you just have to wait for the open beta dates that follow.

Also, regardless of your platform and when you participate, you need:

  • A Square Enix Member’s account - so having one set up and ready to go ahead of time (is free) might save you some time for when it arrives.
  • A one-time online access to unlock the single-player campaign content, and online access for multiplayer content.

Everything else you need to know about the Marvel Avenger’s beta

Regardless of the Marvel’s Avengers weekend you’re playing, the beta will offer the following:

  • Single-player content from the campaign
  • Co-op War Zone and Drop Zone missions (playable online with others on the same platform)
  • HARM challenge rooms
  • Hero and world progression, allowing you to try out the experience system up to Hero Level 15 and Power Level 45

Though progress and levelling will carry over from weekend to weekend, they will not carry over to the full game. That said, there are several rewards on offer to make it worth your while…

Marvel’s Avengers beta rewards and unlocks

Though progress won’t carry through from the beta to full release, there are several rewards up for grabs:

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· August 7-9: PlayStation Advantage Closed BETA: The first BETA weekend will be available for those who have pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers on PlayStation 4. Pre-load will be available on August 6.

· August 14-16: PlayStation Advantage Open BETA & Xbox/PC Closed BETA: The second BETA weekend will be open to the entire PS4 community as part of our PlayStation Advantage partnership. Additionally, those of you who have pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers on Xbox or PC will be able to jump in and play. Pre-load will be available on August 13.

· August 21: Open BETA for All: August 21 – 23 will give all fans across all platforms a chance to jump in and play the Marvel’s Avengers BETA! Pre-load will be available on August 20.

Marvel’s Avengers open beta available now — here’s what’s included

If you missed out on the pre-order betas for Marvel’s Avengers but still want to try it out before it launches next month, now’s your chance: the open beta begins later this evening, at 9pm in each respective time zone.

It’s a pretty hefty beta with a lot of content, but it’s only available for this weekend, so if you’re hoping to get as much out of it as you can, make sure to start it up tonight. You can find the beta in the store tab on your Xbox.

The devs planned a real mix of content for the beta, with single-player and co-op, and a mash-up of mission types. You’ll start out with single-player content and the Golden Bridge sequence, with about 25 minutes of gameplay. Then, you’ll head into four Hero Missions for the Campaign — The Light that Failed, To Find Olympia, Missing Links, and Help Dr. Banner — and two boss fights. You’ll also be able to try out three HARM Room challenges, where you face off against waves of enemies inside virtual training simulators. Teams of four can also jump into four War Zones and five Drop Zones. War Zones feature both human and robot enemies, while Drop Zones were described as smaller missions, usually with just one objective. It’s hard to tell how much time you’ll need for the beta; those War Zones can take anywhere from ten minutes to two hours.

The beta lets you try out four heroes: Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Iron Man, and Black Widow. Thor and Captain America also make an appearance, but only during the Golden Gate bridge tutorial, and you can only play as them once. The devs say you’ll be capped at a Hero Level of 15 and a Power Level of 45 for the beta, and there’ll be a limited number of skills available, with one of three starting skill pages unlocked for each hero.

You can start up the beta tonight. It’ll end on Sunday 23rd, again at 9pm respectively for each time zone. If you’re undecided on the game, check out some other tidbits we’ve learned about it including details on Thor gameplay’s, co-op, and the M.O.D.O.K. villain, how the game will differ from the movies, our Marvel’s Avengers roundup and how dataminers claim to have uncovered more post-launch characters. Unfortunately, PS4 players seem to be getting a bit more content than is available on other platforms, according to Sony’s list of “PlayStation advantages”.