Spider-Man’s one of the Avengers, right? Well he won’t be on Xbox One, with the iconic web-slinging hero set to be available in Marvel’s Avengers exclusively on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Spider-Man will be joining the Marvel’s Avengers roster in early 2021, and will be a free DLC addition for all owners of the base game on PlayStation. Of course, that will be a good few months after the game’s original release, coming out on 4th September for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia, and with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions and free upgrades coming alongside those consoles’ launch.
Before we get there, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are holding a series of Marvel’s Avengers beta tests starting this week. These will be available for for PlayStation on 7th August for pre-orders, before Xbox and PC pre-order betas kick off on 14th August. The PlayStation open beta test will be held on 14th August, with an open beta on all platforms on 21st August.
Spider-Man is the latest character announcement for the game, following on from Hawkeye (“Hawk guy?”), who was teased just last week.
In the Marvel’s Avengers beta players will be able to play through a few campaign missions, the HARM challenge rooms, and access some War Zones content. The first campaign mission will be the Golden Gate Bridge during the A-Day event. In this mission, players will be able to play as Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Black Widow as they face off against Taskmaster. The second mission is called To Find Olympia and this sees Hulk and Ms Marvel team up as they look for JARVIS. The third mission is called Missing Links and continues with players controlling Hulk and Ms Marvel.
HARM Challenge Rooms will test player skills as waves and waves of enemies come in to take down the Avengers. In the beta there are three of these rooms to play through, with completion earning a nameplate that will be available to use in the full release. When it comes to War Zones there will be five in the beta, as well as five Drop Zones which are smaller versions of War Zones. In the full game, War Zones can last anywhere between 10 minutes and two hours but it is unclear what the length of the beta ones will be. Iron Man, Hulk, Ms Marvel, and Black Widow will be the playable characters in War Zones. As you play through the missions characters will level up and you will earn gear for them. This progression will carry over through the beta weekends.