Square Enix announced that Marvel’s Avengers will be completely free on PC (Steam), PlayStation, and Stadia from July 29 to August 1. Apparently the free weekend is to celebrate the start of the summer blockbuster season, which I’m pretty sure starts back in May during non-Covid years.

The free weekend also celebrates the multiple hero feature becoming a permanent feature, after it was first introduced during the Tachyon Anomaly event. During that event, players on same team could choose to play as duplicate heroes, and this much-requested feature has now become permanent, which should make match-making a lot easier.

To play for free, simply download the game from your platform’s digital store. Any progress you make will carry over should you end up purchasing the game on the same platform. Avengers is currently 40% off on the PlayStation Store as part of their summer sale (ends August 5th).

Since launch last year, Avengers has added two new playable heroes to the roster, both named Hawkeye: Clint Barton and Kate Bishop. The next big post-content update is War for Wakanda, which includes Black Panther, releasing next month.

“There’s never been a better time to assemble in Marvel’s Avengers. We’re nearing our one-year anniversary, and players who jump in will get eight heroes, tons of single and multi-player content, ongoing events, and more,” said Scot Amos, co-head, Crystal Dynamics. “In addition, we have the War for Wakanda expansion coming in August, so now is a great opportunity to get started so you’re ready to play as Black Panther and take on Klaw with the rest of the Avengers.”

Xbox players will need to wait a bit longer, but the press release states that they’ll be getting a free weekend “in the coming months.”

Marvel’s Avengers is rated T for Teen.

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