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Spider-Man will join Marvel's Avengers roster in early 2021, but only on PlayStation

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Marvel's Avengers will add Spider-Man as a post-launch hero in early 2021 - but only for PlayStation users.

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Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will join the roster as one of the promised post-launch heroes, joining Hawkeye, who was announced during the last Marvel's Avengers War Room stream (opens in new tab). This version of Spider-Man will be Crystal Dynamics' take on the web-slinger - so he's not related to Insomniac Games' Marvel's Spider-Man, or the Spider-Man: Miles Morales (opens in new tab) title releasing later in the year. Consider him an entirely different Spider-Beast, with his own story that will somehow tie-in to the Avengers' saga that Crystal Dynamics has crafted for Marvel's Avengers. 

A PlayStation blog (opens in new tab) post goes into greater detail about Spidey's upcoming inclusion in the Avengers, stating that this will be "a familiar but fresh Spider-Man who needs to evolve to take on global threats alongside Earth's Mightiest Heroes." Spider-Man will have enhanced customization options like the other heroes and his own unique skill tree with gadgets and skills you can upgrade along the way. Spider-Man's gear will also get a nice little boost from Hank Pym, SHIELD, Stark Industries, and other allies he'll make along the way. 

Spider-Man will join the Avengers roster in early 2021 as a free downloadable hero for owners of the base game, exclusively on PS4 and PS5. Xbox fans looking forward to playing Marvel's Avengers may find this Spider-Man deal a serious blow - as of yet it doesn't look like Xbox will be getting any exclusive heroes, and Spider-Man is most certainly a fan favorite. We'll keep you updated in case Xbox gets its own exclusive Avenger...

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Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.