Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengers beta dropped on all platforms (the PS4 got it the earliest) and dataminers are hard at work and have started to dig through the files of the PC version.
Apparently they have found some clues about upcoming characters. According to a report by IGN, 15 previously unannounced playable characters have been referenced in the game files.
As found on two different Reddit threads, the listed characters in the code have the prefix UnlockPlayableCharacter. The full list includes the following Marvel heroes:
- Captain Marvel
- Kate Bishop
- War Machine
- Peter Parker
- Black Panther
- Doctor Strange
- Winter Soldier
- Scarlet Witch
Peter Parker, by all accounts, refers to the PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man. Other new fan-favorites such as Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Scarlet Witch.
Some fans are guessing that characters like War Machine and Hulkbuster will be reskinned allowing players to get around the restriction that prevents two of the same character from participating in a mission.
Hawkeye has already been confirmed to be the first post-launch DLC character to arrive in the game. One user dug deeper into the game files and found that Black Panther, She-Hulk, Kate Bishop, and Winter Soldier have the most files under there name, indicating that they will be ready to add to the game sooner than others.