Marvel Heroes early access wrap-up and open beta info

Everyone on PS4 can start playing Marvel Heroes Omega today! We hope. As of now it isn’t showing up in the store yet. You should be able to find it under Free To Play sooner or later. There ARE a bunch of Founder’s Packs available now that you can pay for, but at some point today a totally free option should pop up. It’ll give you Daredevil and then when you finish the tutorial you should get enough Eternity Splinters to buy a 2nd hero. Maybe not any hero.. a few carry a premium price. But most will be affordable.

[UPDATE]It’s up now. Here is the link to the beta in the store.[/UPDATE]

[UPDATE #2]There’s a separate link for Daredevil in the store. Not sure if you need to ‘buy’ him (he’s free) separate or not, but here it is.

And if you’re a PS+ member you can get a free “Man Without Fear” costume for him, too.[/UPDATE #2]

The Twitter account suggests that Gazillion expected the free version to be available by now:

There won’t be any more wipes so even though its Open Beta you can play it like its launched.

I finished out Early Access at level 47 or 48 and having completed chapter 8 of the 9 chapter campaign. I stuck with Angela. If you’re looking for an easy-mode hero that is cheap, Angela is for you. I think she cost 250 Eternity Splinters (most heroes are at least twice that) and I think the first time I died was at level 35, and then mostly because I wasn’t paying attention.

Doctor Doom, the final boss of chapter 8, was a different story. I died to him a few times before I finally took him out. He dropped a level 52 item though, so I guess maybe I got there ‘ahead of schedule’. Fun battle though. Lots of dodging and weaving and the bastard has the audacity to heal himself!

Yes I guess that’s a spoiler but really the story here is pretty basic; I don’t think anyone is playing this game for the narrative. It’s just a mechanic used to walk you through different regions of the Marvel universe to do battle. I’m actually looking forward to finishing the story because then I’ll start doing all the side-stuff that I’ve been ignoring. (Stuff unlocks pretty early…I just opted to stick with the story.)

I bought a Founder’s Pack that came with Spiderman and 500 Gazillion Bux, or whatever the currency is called. I spent 200 of those to expand my inventory once. I’m thinking of buying more Gazillion Bux to expand my stash just because I’m a pack rat. But really you don’t have to do these things. Pretty early on you unlock “Body Slide” which is the Town Portal of Marvel Heroes and it becomes quick and easy to go back to a base to sell off your excess gear.

Once I get Angela to 60 I’ll level up Spidey, I guess. We’ll see. I have enough Splinters to buy someone else, too. The desire to “collect ’em all” is strong in me.

Anyway, rambling. Just wanted to remind PS4 owners that you can start playing today!