Marvel Rivals Venom Announced
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Marvel Rivals Announces PlayStation Closed Beta for July 2024

We are Venom!

Marvel Rivals just announced its closed beta date for the PS5, which is set for July 2024. The superhero team-based PvP shooter is a fast-paced, free-to-play 6v6 game, quite similar to the iconic Overwatch, but with cult-classic Marvel superheroes and villains.

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They have revealed several superheroes in the past, but with Sony’s State of Play livestream, which showed the Marvel Rivals closed beta trailer for the PS5, they have revealed two new iconic characters: Venom and Adam Warlock.

Apart from adding two new characters, they also unveiled the TOKYO 2099: Spider-Islands map, which features some intense, fast-paced battles with all your favorite superheroes and supervillains. They even showcased Storm destroying a few structures with her ultimate ability.

Did anyone feel any MVC vibes from that Venom ultimate?

To thank PS5 players who show support for Marvel Rivals, they’ll get an exclusive Scarlet Spider costume just by logging in on your PS5 when the game goes live.

Things are continuing to cook up. Prior to Adam Warlock and Venom being added, they already had 18 characters, featuring all the most iconic Marvel characters, such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, and Black Panther. They also have iconic X-Men characters, such as Storm and Magneto.

It’d be interesting to see who they can add next to the game. With Deadpool & Wolverine just around the corner, which is also coincidentally in the same month as the PS5 Closed Beta, you know my picks on who they should add next!

You can wishlist Marvel Rivals on PS5 so you don’t miss the action. You’ll also get an exclusive cosmetic even if you can’t find the time to play. You just have to download and log in.

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Enzo is a staff writer at Prima Games. He began writing news, guides, and listicles related to games back in 2019. In 2024, he started writing at Prima Games covering the best new games and updates regardless of the genre. You can find him playing the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Path of Exile, Teamfight Tactics, and popular competitive shooters like Valorant, Apex Legends, and CS2. Enzo received his Bachelor's degree in Marketing Management in De La Salle University and multiple SEO certifications from the University of California, Davis.