Marvel's Avengers is adding heroes for free post-launch, Hawkeye is the first addition

Marvels Avengers Hawkeye Trailer
Marvels Avengers Hawkeye Trailer (Image credit: Square Enix (screenshot))

What you need to know

  • Marvel's Avengers is being developed by Crystal Dynamics.
  • Today, during a new War Table presentation, the developers announced that Hawkeye is the first hero being added post-launch.
  • Marvel's Avengers is scheduled to release on September 4, 2020.

Today, a new Marvel's Avengers War Table gave players a better idea of what to expect down the line. Six heroes are included with the game at launch:Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and Kamala Khan. The story follows Kamala as she helps to rebuild the Avengers to take on AIM and MODOK. After the campaign ends, something called the Avengers Initiative begins.

This is Crystal Dynamic's post-launch support plan and it's kicking off with the addition of an iconic Avenger, Hawkeye. You can check out the trailer introducing Hawkeye below:

Hawkeye has his own unique skills to unlock, customization items to equip and will come alongside the introduction of a new villain.

Crystal Dynamics previously revealed that the beta is kicking off on August 7 for anyone preordered the game on PS4, with Xbox One and PC preorders gaining beta access on August 14. Anyone on any platform will be able to try the beta on August 27, even without preordering.

Marvel's Avengers is currently expected to launch on September 4, 2020 for Xbox One, PC and PS4. It's getting a free next-generation upgrade, so you'll be able to get the Xbox Series X or PS5 version at no additional cost.

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3 Comments
  • What a coincidence, it's releasing on the same day as The Boys season 2. So is this game a third person beat-em-up or an MMO-Lite style game? I'm a little confused (I could just wait for the beta, but that involves waiting).
  • It's basically a 3rd person beat-em-up, not too much beyond that. It's a game for people used to play those games, an easy game with a licence and a big budget. Boring.
  • This hasn't released yet and they're already announcing DLC. Remember when kids were not used to this and were outraged at Evolve, accusing them of the same thing? That killed the game on arrival. But today they're ok with getting their butt ripped both ways.