Dataminers have discovered that 15 additional DLC characters are slated to join the roster of Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Marvel’s Avengers.
On August 14th, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics hosted a weekend long open beta for the title across the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms.
Access to the closed beta was granted to those who had pre-ordered the title or were customers of Virgin Media (UK) or Verizon (US)., while an open beta was made available to players on the PlayStation 4 platform.
According to the leak, the unannounced DLC characters are:
- Black Panther
- Dr. Strange
- Winter Soldier
- Scarlet Witch
- Captain Marvel
- Kate Bishop
- War Machine
No reference is made to the PS4 exclusive character Spider-Man, though this is unsurprising given that this was a cross-platform beta.
Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, and War Machine were previously leaked through previews for LEGO sets based on the video game, though at the time their status as playable characters or NPCs had not been confirmed:
Hawkeye was later officially confirmed to be joining the title as a downloadable character.
Ant-Man, in the form of Hank Pym, was previously confirmed for an appearance in the title at the 2019 E3 conference:
There is no word on whether the playable Ant-Man will be the Pym or Scott Lang version.
Other characters mentioned in the leak include:
- Frenzy (Most likely a class of enemy, rather than the X-men member of the same name)
- Red Hulk
Another beta, open to all players across all platforms, will be held next weekend from August 21st to August 23rd.