• Starting today, Square Enix is letting curious players try out the new Marvel's Avengers game before it launches imminently. An open beta is live until August 23rd, and is available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, with a free bonus if you do try it out. Those on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can unlock a Hulk pickaxe for Fortnite, if they link their Epic Games account during the beta. As far as content goes, the beta has four solo missions to try, along with three wave-based HARM Room combat challenges, four War Zone side missions, and five Drop Zones, where you can team up with AI-controlled party members. The full game will be launching early next month, on September 4th.

    This weekend SQUARE ENIX® is giving players the chance to get a sneak peek of Marvel’s Avengers for free during the game’s Open Beta, providing budding Super Heroes with a comprehensive hands-on experience with the game ahead of its worldwide launch on September 4.

    The Marvel’s Avengers Open Beta will be available from August 21 through 23 for all PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC players.

    The beta includes four of the game’s single-player campaign Hero Missions, three HARM Room challenges, four War Zones, and five Drop Zones. All of this content adds up to hours and hours of Super Hero action! War Zones and Drop Zones can be played solo with any of the heroes in a player’s roster as AI companions or cooperatively in groups of up to four players.

    PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players who link their Square Enix Members and Epic Games accounts and complete the Beta’s three HARM-room challenges will earn the Hulk Smashers Pickaxe with bonus Hulkbuster style in Epic Games’ free-to-play game, Fortnite*.

    “Our previous beta weekends have already seen millions of gamers spend tens of millions of hours teaming up and smashing enemies as their favorite Super Heroes,” said Scot Amos, studio head at developer Crystal Dynamics. “We’re really looking forward to opening up the beta to anyone who wants to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC so they too can take the role of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”

    A full infographic on Open Beta start times can be found here.

    A Square Enix Members account will be required to play the beta. Players can sign up for the account for free at https://membership.square-enix.com/register. Everyone who signs up for an account will receive a Thor in-game nameplate in the final game.