Marvel’s Avengers is only a month and a month away, and the news is starting to flow about new heroes and content exclusive to the PlayStation ecosystem. Spider-Man was recently announced as an exclusive hero for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game, but it turns out that Crystal Dynamics support for PlayStation doesn’t end there. In addition to the extra superhero, Marvel’s Avengers players on PlayStation also receive additional in-game challenges and a large amount of cosmetic DLC throughout the game’s lifespan.
Community Challenges will be one of the backbone of Marvel’s Avengers live service. Through a number of online community-wide challenges, players can work together to achieve (probably) otherwise huge goals. Crystal Dynamics is not quite ready to talk about what those challenges could be, but how developers are able to track the global death toll, or more importantly how many foxes were petted on TsushimaThese are undoubtedly large numbers of murders and achievements that everyone in the community can solve in just a little effort. While the global community can participate in these server-wide achievements regardless of the platform, PlayStation owners get a little extra every month to work towards more cosmetics and unlock them.
On the PlayStation Blog, Andy Wong, Community & Social Media Manager for Crystal Dynamics wrote a little more about what other exclusive content comes for PlayStation owners.
We mentioned earlier that we are big Marvel fans, but we are also PlayStation fans. We are honored to work with them to bring additional benefits to PlayStation players. PlayStation players have exclusive access to certain Community Challenges, where PlayStation Nation will work together to achieve a goal and receive specific rewards.
When it comes to cosmetics, PlayStation players have 30 days of exclusive access to a Legendary Outfit, Legendary Emote, Epic Takedown and nameplate for each Super Hero as soon as they are released – this is also true for the six launch heroes. In addition, we also have rewards for people with a PlayStation Plus subscription. For every Super Hero added to the game after launch, including Hawkeye, all PS Plus members will receive a free bundle with a Rare Outfit, nameplate and 100 Credits to celebrate the addition of another Avenger to the roster. At launch we have a free Mrs. Marvel bundle available for PS Plus members to highlight our love for Kamala!
This complements the Human Spider itself, so PlayStation owners should feel pretty good picking up Marvel’s Avengers on their favorite platform. For those who have already pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers, an exclusive beta test exclusive to PlayStation 4 begins August 7-9. After that, there will be an open beta for the weekends of August 14-16 and again on August 21-23. PlayStation 4 owners do not need PlayStation Plus to participate in the open beta tests.