The long awaited Avengers game is finally playable by the public right now! Originally going to begin at 9:00pm in your local time zone, the beta has gone live early. I spent last weekend playing the beta, and you can read my impressions here, but tonight kicks off three weekends where everyone can check out Crystal Dynamics’ online co-op Avengers game.
This first beta weekend, August 7th to the 9th, is exclusive to the PlayStation. In order to get a code for the beta you need to pre-order the game. If you pre-order on PSN, the beta should appear in your library to install. If you pre-order the game physically, the retailer you pre-order from should send you a code via email that you need to redeem via PSN and then download the beta client (which is about 18GB in size).
Next weekend, August 14th to 16th, is open beta on the PS4 and it’s when Xbox and PC pre-orders get to join in. Then the final weekend of the month is open beta for everyone before the game launches on September 4th.
The beta gives you a small slice of the full game, allowing you to play through four campaign levels, three HARM challenges, and five War Zone mission. You get to play through the A-Day prologue, with all of the Avengers, and then in the main beta you have access to Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Ms. Marvel and can level them up to a Hero level of 15 and and Power level of 45.