Marvel Rivals: Gameplay, trailers, Closed Alpha & more

Sourav Banik
an image of Marvel Rivals official cover art

Marvel Rivals is the newly revealed 6v6 shooter and here’s everything you need to know including its platforms, price, trailers, and more.

Get ready to dive into an action-filled superhero game where you can play as some of the mightiest heroes and villains within the Marvel Universe. The game will be playable from a third-person point of view in a 6v6 format, pretty similar to how Overwatch used to be before the sequel took over.

The game showcases these iconic characters taking on imaginative battlegrounds and many might wonder on what platforms they’d be able to play the game on. With that said, here’s everything you need to know about Marvel Rivals.


an image of Iron Man from Marvel Rivals

Does Marvel Rivals have a release date yet?

At the time of writing, the full version of Marvel Rivals doesn’t have an official release date yet. However, we know for certain the Closed Alpha is set to go live on Friday, May 10, 2024.

The devs on their Discord server said, “The game is currently in the throes of development, and as of now, the launch date remains undetermined.”

All Marvel Rivals platforms

At launch, Marvel Rivals will be available only on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.

However, the devs have said that they are “actively exploring potential releases on other platforms.” This means it might come to PlayStation and Xbox consoles later down the line, and even on handheld devices like the Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck.

On April 9, Twitter user Dreamz Gaming shared screenshots of hidden code found on the game’s official website. One image features logos for the following platforms above Marvel Rivals art – Steam, Epic Games Store, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.

While Marvel and NetEase have yet to confirm as much, this suggests the shooter will launch across current-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The jury’s still out on whether a Switch version is in the works, though.

Promotional art for Marvel Rivals

How much does Marvel Rivals cost?

Marvel Rivals will be a completely free-to-play game.

However, it can be expected that it’ll have in-game microtransactions like a Battle Pass, premium cosmetics, and more like other free-to-play live service games like Overwatch 2 and Valorant.

Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha

You can play Marvel Rivals ahead of its official release during the Closed Alpha testing period on May 10th at 5:00 PM (PDT) until May 20th at 11:59 PM (PDT).

If you want to play Marvel Rivals early, check our guide which will walk you through the entire signup details.

All Marvel Rivals trailers

Here is the first trailer released on March 27, 2024, which gives us the first glimpse of how the gameplay looks and a probable roster of characters at launch.

Marvel Rivals gameplay details

At first glance, the gameplay looks very similar to the likes of Paladins and Overwatch 2. Two teams of 6 players each go head-to-head with the sole objective of emerging as the winners.

You can choose from a bunch of well-known Marvel characters like Black Panther, Spider-Man, Loki, Iron Man, Magneto, Rocket Raccoon, and a lot more. The graphics look a bit cartoonish and each of these characters has a definite set of abilities to choose from.

For more Marvel Rivals content, check our other guides below:

All confirmed Marvel Rivals heroes | Is Marvel Rivals on Xbox Game Pass? | Will Marvel Rivals be on Nintendo Switch? | Every Marvel Rivals skin we know so far

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