Square Enix has announced more details via IGN First on the beta for Marvel's Avengers, as well as detailing the next War Table Livestream.
You can expect to play the Marvel's Avengers beta in August, with some difference between platforms and whether or not you pre-order. PlayStation will get access to the pre-order beta first on August 7, whereas PC and Xbox players can expect their pre-order beta on August 14. The PlayStation open beta will also start on the 14, with an open beta coming for all platforms on August 21.
Here's how the official website breaks the beta timing down:
August 7-9: PlayStation Advantage Closed BETA: The first BETA weekend will be available for those who have pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers on PlayStation 4. Pre-load will be available on August 6.
August 14-16: PlayStation Advantage Open BETA & Xbox/PC Closed BETA: The second BETA weekend will be open to the entire PS4 community as part of our PlayStation Advantage partnership. Additionally, those of you who have pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers on Xbox or PC will be able to jump in and play. Pre-load will be available on August 13.
August 21: Open BETA for All: August 21 – 23 will give all fans across all platforms a chance to jump in and play the Marvel’s Avengers BETA! Pre-load will be available on August 20.
Important Note: You will need a Square Enix Member’s account to participate in the Marvel’s Avengers BETA. We use the Square-Enix Members account to validate pre-order codes and content, as well as to deliver post-launch content, like new heroes, new missions, and new regions at no cost.
We recommend that anyone planning on buying the game go ahead and register their account early, so they’re not caught in potential launch-day delays. In fact, everyone who signs up for an account will receive an exclusive Thor nameplate in the game!
A second War Table was promised at the end of the first livestream, and we now have more details on when to expect it. The livestream will take place on July 29th at 10:00 PDT, and will reveal the first post-launch hero, as well as details about the beta and launch of the game. The last War Table revealed MODOK as the game's main villain, as well as detailing how the game's missions are divided up.