Marvel's Avengers Open Beta Next Month

IGN has the schedule for beta testing of Marvel's Avengers, the upcoming superheroic action game. They say a preorder bonus beta for PlayStation 4 begins on August 7th and will follow a week later for Windows and Xbox One. Then a week after that on August 21st, an open beta will commence on all platforms. They say more details will be revealed in two weeks at a "War Table" presentation with Crystal Dynamics:
Crystal Dynamics will be hosting a second War Table presentation on July 29 at 10 a.m. PT to detail what players can expect out of the beta. While we'll have to wait a few weeks for full details, Creative Director Shaun Escayg did tease that the beta will include a little bit of everything - campaign content, co-op missions, hero progression, and exploration in War Zone and Drop Zones, the latter of which is a new kind of mission to be detailed in the War Table.

"We built the beta in such a way that you can experience most of things that you’ll be doing in the full game,” Escayg said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “That means playing a piece of the original single-player Avengers story campaign, fighting through co-op missions, experiencing hero and world progression, and exploring War Zones and DROP ZONES, a new kind of mission we’ll talk about in the upcoming War Table on July 29. This beta is meaty, but it’s only a small part of the finished game."