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Marvel's Avengers

Platform(s): Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Eidos Montreal (EU), Crystal Dynamics (US)
Release Date: Sept. 4, 2020

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'Marvel's Avengers' (ALL) PS4 Beta Weekend Content Details

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2020 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT

Featuring a completely original story, Marvel's Avengers is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise.

Marvel's Avengers invites players to live their Super Hero dreams. Outstanding storytelling and an ever-expanding universe come together in the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, assemble into teams of up to four players, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.

Marvel's Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Marvel’s Avengers offers players a truly rich experience, with a combination of Hero Missions and War Zones. Hero Missions are single-player only and are part of the initial Campaign. They are designed to showcase each hero’s unique abilities as you reassemble your growing roster. War Zones can be played solo or with a group of up to four players as any Hero in your roster. Each mission dynamically scales based on the team size and player level.

Marvel’s Avengers is an ambitious game, starting with a global high-stakes race to reassemble and rebuild the Avengers. But that’s just the beginning. To ensure a continuing heroic experience for all players, the narrative of Marvel’s Avengers expands, and threats escalate with each new post-release Super Hero, region and story arc delivered to players at no additional cost once they own the core game.

The Marvel’s Avengers Beta gives you a slice of the full game experience: single-player content from the original campaign, co-op War Zone missions, hero and world progress, and even more.

The Light that Failed (Hero Mission) 

Protip: “In the Taskmaster vs Black Widow Bullfight, a single bullet landing will interrupt Taskmaster’s triple power attack sequence. This prompts him to immediately raise his shield and charge you. Dodging and repeating this tactic can shave off his health, spare some of your own, and give you the time and distance to find your bearings in this exciting encounter.”

Dev Challenge:

  • As Iron Man, see how many enemies you can shoot while in the flight sequence.
  • As Iron Man, see if you can destroy all three laser turrets with one Unibeam.
  • As Cap, see how many enemies you can take down with a targeted throw of your shield.
  • As Widow, see how many times you can punch Taskmaster while flying on his back.

To Find Olympia (Hero Mission)

Protip: “Hulk can smash some weakened walls with a Power Attack. What he finds stashed in this area might just give him an edge against the enemies ahead.”

Protip: “Practice your Dodges. Abomination is significantly easier to destroy if you have your dodge timings down. Make sure to practice on the tougher enemies as you make the climb up the Archive’s interior.”

Protip: “Gear up! You should get some gear with special Perks in this level. See if you can make the Perks work to your advantage against tougher enemies, like Abomination. You are granted Gamma gear that procs extra green/gamma damage on Light Combo finishers — and if you’re lucky you might get Pym gear that does the same.” 

Protip: “Abomination hits hard and exudes a cloud of gamma gas that will harm Hulk when standing too close. Use Hulk’s Intrinsic ability ‘Rage’ to heal and deal damage simultaneously to counteract its effect.”

Dev Challenge: “See if you can destroy an entire wave of enemies with a perfectly located Thunder Clap.”

Help Dr. Banner (Hero Mission)

Protip: “This is the first time you’ll have access to the helicarrier in the Beta. Feel free to roam around and explore your new base of operations. It has definitely seen better days, but you’ll be able to upgrade it as you progress through the full game.”

Protip: “Can you find and steal a comic from one of your fellow Avengers’ collections?”

Missing Links (War Zone Mission) 

Protip: “This is the first proper War Zone mission so you may be surprised at the amount of open space there is to explore. Use Tactical Awareness to locate Points of Interest in the area, such as optional challenges and special strongboxes containing powerful new gear.”

Protip: “Heroics and Ultimates should be used – not saved! You will likely level up once during this mission, and all of your Heroics will refresh when that happens. Don’t save them up and waste the opportunity — YOLO!”

Dev Challenge: “See if you can win the Domination event beneath the satellite tower at 100% (meaning you never leave the domination circle).

HARM Training Rooms

Protip: Make sure to beat all three HARM training rooms! Once you do, you’ll earn a Nameplate that carries over to the full retail version of the game. Fortnite fans will also unlock the Hulk Smasher Pickaxe and bonus Hulkbuster style – more info on that collaboration here.

Protip: “Since HARM Room Challenges take place in smaller confines, take down the flying or ranged enemies first before tackling on the melee ones.”

Dev Challenge: “See if you can avoid any damage in the fight against multiple waves that ends this mission!”

Condition: Green (War Zone Mission)

Protip: “Start learning the various ways of opening locked facilities and rooms throughout this level. Sometimes, there are pressure panels to stand on, sometimes you need your ranged attacks, and sometimes a good old Hulk Smash will get you in.”

Dev Challenge: “There are a TON of flying plague drones on this level. See how many you can take out with a single throw (Hulk’s ranged attack arcs, so it’s a math problem!)”

Stark Realities (War Zone Mission)

Protip: “Use Tactical Awareness to spot extra supplies in the map. These provide additional gear to give you more options and level up more efficiently.  Not all the rewards are marked with beacons.”

Dev Challenge: “If you play solo, your companions are going to want to do the Domination fight outside of the AIM facility. Make sure you don’t forget to take on the High Value Target just a few hundred meters away before you go inside.”

Enter: The Avengers (War Zone Mission)

Protip: “If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, remember that taking out turrets and flyers first sometimes reduces the overall, consistent damage you are taking. Clean up those minor annoyances, so that you can focus on the bigger enemies.”

Dev Challenge: “This contains the hardest Hack mission in the Beta. See if you and your team can take it on at the highest level of difficulty.”

To Tame a Titan (War Zone Mission)

Protip: “This large boss fight takes place in a more open environment. Use a flying character, such as Thor or Iron Man, to take advantage of this open space and easily reach the higher weak points.”

Protip: “In the first fight here, it is easy to get overwhelmed (especially if you are trying the mission before you are at the recommended Power Level). Learn to jump into and out of combat and let your fellow players (or AI companions) take some of the heat.”

Dev Challenge: “Never Touch the Ground: If you are playing as Iron Man, see if you can complete this boss fight without getting knocked out of the sky by the various missiles flying your way. It’s tough, but not impossible!”

Alpha-Threat Training Complex (Drop Zone Mission)

Protip: “This is a very short mission. To get the most out of it, look for a chest with gear before you use the terminal.”

Exo Hydraulics Foundry (Drop Zone Mission)

Protip: “Close quarters combat provides the perfect opportunity to practice your area of effect (AoE) abilities and hone your melee combo moves.”

Character Leveling & Combat Pro-Tips

Hero progression is one of Marvel’s Avengers main systems, and the Beta gives a taste of earning experience to level up your unique Hero. You’ll have access to the starting Skill page for each hero and as you earn experience/level up, each level will grant you a Skill Point. You can then spend these to unlock Skills and shape what each of your Avengers can do.  You can reach up to a Hero Level of 15 and a Power Level of 45 in the Beta.

Protip: “Resources to boost your gear can be found in crates scattered across every mission. Be sure to regularly boost your equipment’s Power Level in the Gear menu, as the equipment you’re granted from strongboxes and mission rewards are leveled based on your current loadout.”

Protip: “In Brutal Mode, playing defensively (counters, parrying, evasion) is key to surviving.”

Protip: “The bar beneath an enemy’s HP bar is their stun meter. Once you attack an enemy enough to fill it, they will be open to a Takedown, which is a powerful attack that is unique to each Super Hero.”

Protip: “You can cancel out of attacks with jumping, dodging, or using a Heroic. This is useful for attacks that have long wind-ups like certain power attacks.”

Protip: “You don’t have to use your heroics as soon as they are available.  Instead, find a good opportunity to use them against a tough enemy or group, or when your willpower is low.  Also be aware that some enemies can drain your heroic energy even when the meter is full.”

Protip: “If you are playing War Zones solo, don’t forget to play as each of the heroes.  The AI companions will use the Skills, Gear and Outfit you selected for them.  This approach will make your Strike Team more formidable.”


Protip: “Hulk’s Stranglehold heroic can be held down, delaying the start of his charge for a few seconds. During this time he’s immune to damage, so use it to help aim the charge or tank a few attacks before he starts barreling through some AIM baddies! Hit the R1 button again to slam his fist down and pop foes up into the air for an easy grab attack.” 

Protip: “Grab enemies and use them as weapons against the enemies who block your normal attacks.”

Iron Man

Protip: “When playing co-op as Iron Man, help the more grounded characters out by focusing primarily on the flying enemies such as drones and Sky Dogs. Defeating them, or at least pulling their aggro, prevents the heroes on the ground from getting attacked at all angles and helps keep the fight at a more even playing field.”

Protip: “As you level up make sure to try each of Iron Man’s weapon systems. Each has benefits in different situations. The active weapon type is highlighted below your energy meter.”

Kamala Khan

Protip: “Kamala’s light attacks have a wide range and can hit multiple enemies. Meanwhile, her heavy attacks can knock enemies up into the air, where you can follow up with a quick combo. Alternate between light and heavy attacks mid-combo based on what you think is best for the given situation.”

Black Widow

Protip: “Grapple, grapple, grapple! Black Widow’s grapple move is the quickest and most satisfying way to close gaps between a hero and enemies in the game. You can pull yourself up to flying Drones and dropkick them out of the sky, or counter a Stiletto Riot Bot from a distance before zipping across the battlefield to finish them off.”

The Beta is big, but only a sample of what’s to come. Marvel’s Avengers will feature a full-length campaign, over 80 War Zones/Drop Zones, more than 50 enemy types, regularly updated configurations of HARM rooms and challenges, and even more later game mission types. On top of that, you get six heroes with the game at launch, each with more than 50 skills to upgrade, and gear and outfits to earn and unlock. The longer you play the game, the more it grows and evolves as we add new characters like Hawkeye, and new story content and regions – all at no additional cost.

Players in Marvel’s Avengers are also able to customize Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in a number of ways. While each Super Hero plays true to their unique power sets, each has the flexibility to play differently based on the gear you equip them with and the skills you enable, so no two player’s heroes plays in exactly the same way. Each hero has dynamic combo systems, Heroic moves, an intrinsic ability, and signature move sets to unlock and customize – many inspired by classic moves from the 80 years of Marvel history in all media, others crafted as originals just for this game.

Players also customize these iconic Super Heroes with classic, fan-favorite, and all-new original outfits inspired by over 80-years of Marvel history, including Iron Man’s suit from the 2014 Original Sin storyline, or Thor’s Donald Blake identity, which is a nod to an alias of Thor’s who first appeared in 1962’s Journey into Mystery issue 83.

Key Features:

  • Play An Original Avengers Story:  Marvel’s Avengers is a unique take on these iconic Super Heroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor. This character-driven story celebrates authentic Marvel heroism and humanity in a cinematic campaign filled with single-player and co-op missions.
  • Embrace Your Powers: Unlock powerful skills and new gear to build your ideal version of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. When combined with original, fan-favorite, and classic outfits, there are nearly limitless ways to customize these iconic Heroes.
  • Assemble Online: Up to four players can assemble online to defend the Earth from escalating threats. The narrative will be delivered over multiple years, with no random loot boxes or pay-to-win scenarios. Every new Super Hero and region will be delivered to players at no additional cost if you own the core game.

Marvel’s Avengers is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia on September 4, 2020, and will be available for PS5 and Xbox Series X when the consoles launch in Holiday 2020.

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