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Marvel Rivals closed beta date, and how to apply

Combining hero shooters and superheroes into one, Marvel Rivals is coming and you can get the chance to play it in an upcoming beta test.

Marvel Rivals closed beta test dated, lets you shoot Iron Man : Iron Man has leapt into the air in Marvel Rivals, ready to shoot.

When is the Marvel Rivals beta? It’s an odd time for anything with superheroes. For the first time in nearly 16 years, the world seems to be suffering from superhero fatigue. After tons of Marvel films of – to be generous – varying levels of quality, people seem to no longer have the same excitement for capes and super shenanigans. The upcoming closed beta for Marvel Rivals is therefore coming at a potentially inauspicious time, though let’s hope that there’s still life in the old superdog yet.

If you’re yet to encounter Marvel Rivals, here’s what you need to know. It’s a 6v6 hero shooter in the vein of Overwatch 2, with a few key differences. The big thing that sets this multiplayer game apart is the Marvel universe itself – other games have to introduce you to their characters, here we have characters that people know and love at their fingertips immediately. Marvel Rivals is conducting a closed beta test, and here’s how you can get involved.

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When is the Marvel Rivals closed beta?

The Marvel Rivals closed beta test will run from Tuesday July 23 to Monday August 5. If you’d like to take part, head over to the official site to learn more.

Marvel Rivals closed beta characters

You’ll have the chance to test out a huge pool of characters should you gain access to the Marvel Rivals closed beta test. There are:

  • Adam Warlock
  • Black Panther
  • Doctor Strange
  • Groot
  • Hela
  • Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Loki
  • Luna Snow
  • Magik
  • Magneto
  • Mantis
  • Namor
  • Peni Parker
  • Punisher
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Star-Lord
  • Storm
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Spider-Man
  • Venom

There will also be several maps on show during the closed beta:

  • Yggsgard: Yggdrasil Path
  • Yggsgard: Royal Palace
  • Tokyo 2099: Shin-Shibuya
  • Tokyo 2099: Spider-Islands

You can also keep an eye on when you can play the full game with our guide to what we know about the Marvel Rivals release date, as well as our list of all currently known Marvel Rivals characters. If you don’t manage to get into the beta, but still want some hero shooter goodness, check out our Overwatch 2 tier list – jump into the free PC game with the strongest possible champions.