Marvel’s Avengers open beta to assemble this weekend

If you’ve been counting the days until Square Enix’s take on Marvel’s Avengers releases, or simply happen to be on the fence about the once delayed game, then you’re in luck. This weekend marks the beginning of the open beta process for the Crystal Dynamics developed superhero project.

The Marvel’s Avengers Open Beta will be available from August 21 to 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 then 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.”

Marvel’s Avengers will assemble on September 4th.