As expected, the first post-launch hero will be Hawkeye
I’m at the point with Marvel’s Avengers where no quantity of video or brand-new details– not even the introduction of Hawkeye as the first free post-launch hero– will raise or lower my interest in the video game. I sort of simply need to play it, get a feel for the combat and character range, and go from there.
That said, today’s War Table stream was our most convincing look yet at Avengers
Crystal Characteristics shared an introduction of next month’s beta, and it sounds remarkably generous.
Some of these beta objectives are story-centric– consisting of the now-beat-into-the-ground Golden Gate Bridge series, and a trip to the Pacific Northwest to discover JARVIS and combat Abomination– and others are essentially gear-grinding challenge spaces. My favorite bit? The concept of rolling into Battle zone objectives with a team of decked-out AI-controlled characters rather than coordinating with gamers.
When it comes to beta development, characters have access to their “beginning Skill page,” unlocks will bring from one beta session to the next, and you’ll be able to rank as much as Hero Level 15 and Power Level 45.
The crucial beta dates:
August 7— PlayStation Advantage Pre-order Beta: As part of our PlayStation Benefit, those of you who have pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers will be the first worldwide to get your hands on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes the weekend of August 7-9. Pre-load: August 6.
August 14— Open Beta: The second Beta weekend will be open to the whole PS4 community as part of our PlayStation Advantage collaboration. [As well as Xbox One and PC pre-order players.] Pre-load: August 13.
August 21— Open Beta: Same as the above– our final weekend is likewise an Open Beta for all PlayStation gamers[and all Xbox One and PC players] Pre-load: August20
I’m convinced that a bunch of Marvel fans are going to reveal up for this game and have an excellent enough time with it at launch, but as far as timely, robust, sustainable long-term material updates?
Worth keeping in mind: “the ‘Reassemble’ campaign follows Kamala Khan reuniting the Avengers and taking on the existing OBJECTIVE threat led by MODOK. Following that, players will enter the ever-present Avengers Effort. Through the remodelled helicarrier, you’ll expand your team to protect Earth from a range of hazards, and in doing so, gain access to new heroes, new missions, and brand-new areas [post-launch].”
We’ll have a better grasp of Marvel’s Avengers once the beta rolls out, that’s for sure.
Marvel’s Avengers War Table brings Beta breakdown & Hawkeye expose[PlayStation Blog]