Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have announced that Marvel’s Avengers’ PS4 pre-order Beta is available now, hours before it was scheduled to become playable.

Marvel’s Avengers posted the pleasant surprise on Twitter, saying it’s because “We <3 you.”

The beta was scheduled to be released around 9pm today, August 7, in your local time zone, but it appears all was ready to go a bit early, allowing PS4 players to try out Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, Hulk, and Thor.

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Marvel’s Avengers’ Beta includes four hero missions from the game’s campaign, three HARM Room challenges, four War Zones, and 5 Drop Zones.

The Hero Missions will take players through the previously shown A-Day event and a bit of its aftermath, all while switching between the heroes that will be featured in the main game.

HARM Room are more-or-less wave-based arena challenges that contain 10 waves. War Zones are big open-ended missions with multiple objectives, and Drop Zones are quicker single-objective missions.

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These Drop Zones and War Zones are where you will be able to team up with up to three friends in online multiplayer, however, there can only be one of each hero on a team.

We’ve had a chance to try out Marvel’s Avengers Beta, and we said it “has a long way to go. The story and characters are interesting, and I actually can’t wait to see it through. The campaign missions in this beta seemed varied enough, and hopefully, that keeps up. And while live-service games often come with the adage of “it’s not how they launch, it’s what they become,” I’m worried that there’s currently very little that would keep my interest to play past the campaign.”

For more on Marvel’s Avengers, check out our comprehensive Beta guide, the best tips and tricks to master the each section, how to get into the Beta, which will open up to more players in the next couple weeks, and how Spider-Man became an exclusive character on PS4.

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