With Marvel’s Avengers dropping on September 4 for PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One, publisher Square Enix has shared some details in preparation for launch. This includes information we’ve already known, as well as tidbits on the Day One patch and Early Access.
This info dump is the first of many, Square Enix said. The company intends to release one every day this week leading up to Marvel’s Avengers’ launch next Friday.
When Do Servers Go Live?
Square Enix didn’t specify when pre-loaded would be available, though anyone who pre-orders Marvel’s Avengers will get 72-hour early access to the game. Still, the company clarified that the servers don’t go live until September 1. A specific time has not been provided.
Day One Patch And One-Time Internet Activation
For anyone who buys the game physically, Square Enix said an 18 GB day one patch will be required to download. The digital version will include the patch alongside the download, though it’s unclear if the patch is the same size. Additionally, players will have to connect to the internet at least once to initiate the download. Otherwise, unless players want to access online multiplayer, a persistent internet connection is not required.
The patch itself, according to Square Enix, includes “several updates and refinements that are required for play.” It also features localization files for dialogue, bug fixes, updates, and tuning from the beta weekends.
72-Hour Early Access For Pre-Orders
Those who pre-order the PlayStation Store Exclusive Digital Edition ($70) or Deluxe Edition ($80) will receive 72-hour early access to Marvel’s Avengers. This means players will be able to access the game as early as Tuesday, September 1. It will unlock at midnight your local time on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and at 9 AM PT on PC and Stadia. Pre-orders will be live until September 1.
Elsewhere in the info dump, the company outlined the Square Enix Member account, which is how players will access post-launch content and redeem promotional pre-launch codes. This includes new heroes, missions, regions, and more. Those who participated in any of the Marvel’s Avengers beta weekends will already have an account tied to their game profile. Everyone else can sign-up for an account for free, and doing so nets you an exclusive Thor nameplate. The membership is required to play the Avengers Initiative co-op missions.
In other Marvel’s Avengers news, dataminers have seemingly unearthed information that suggests the game may feature as many as 15 additional heroes. Alongside Spider-Man, who is a PlayStation exclusive, the list includes Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Stranger, Mockingbird, She-Hulk, and more.
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