You don't need a superhero PC to play the Marvel's Avengers beta

(Image credit: Square Enix)

With the Marvel's Avengers preorder beta test on PC now just a couple of days away, Square Enix has provided a rundown of what you'll need to run it, and what sort of PC-exclusive benefits you can expect.

The PC version of the game will offer players an optional 30GB high-res texture pack, and will support ultra-wide resolutions, unlocked framerates, and multi-monitor setups. Mouse and keyboard control setups will be fully customizable, and it will also feature seamless switching between keyboard-mouse and controller, if for some reason you want to do that.

And here's what you'll need to bring to the fight:

The Puny Banner:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit   
  • CPU: i3-4160 or AMD equivalent   
  • 8GB RAM   
  • NVIDIA GTX 950 / AMD 270 (min 2GB video ram)   
  • DirectX 12   
  • 75GB HDD space     

The Incredible Hulk:

  • Windows 10 64-bit   
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K, 3.4 Ghz or AMD Ryzen 51600, 3.2 Ghz
  • 16GB RAM   
  • NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480, 8GB.   
  • DirectX 12   
  • 110GB SSD space     

The Marvel's Avengers PC preorder beta will be available on Steam from August 14-16 (preloading will be available on August 13), and will be followed by an open beta on August 21, and full release on September 4. For more information on cosmetics, progression, why Captain America and Thor aren't playable in the beta, and other such matters of import, hit up the beta FAQ.

I feel you, Hulk.

(Image credit: Marvel)
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.