Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha: Start date, how to register, characters, region, more

Aryan Singh
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Marvel Rivals is an upcoming PvP shooter featuring a cast of popular superheroes, and you can try it out in the Closed Alpha before it officially releases. Here’s how to sign up for Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha, and everything you can expect while you play.



Marvel Rivals is an Overwatch-inspired 6v6 shooter currently in development at NetEase, and the devs are set to hold a Closed Alpha test for the game. The first of these is scheduled to take place soon, so many are excited to get their hands on the roster of characters and experience gameplay.

So, here’s how you can sign up for the Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha for a chance to play the game early.

How to sign up for Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha

To sign up for Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Marvel Rivals Playtest Registration link.
  2. Complete the sign-up form.
  3. Hit submit.
  4. Complete the Additional Questionnaire.

The sign-up form features questions regarding your region, gaming preferences, and previous experiences with PvP games on PC.

It’s important to note that signing up for the Closed Alpha does not give you a guaranteed shot of making it into the test. Only players who are based in the US and Canada will be able to play in the Closed Alpha, and 30,000 players will be chosen from these regions to do so.

However, if you do get in, you will be able to unlock invite codes during the Closed Alpha if you meet certain milestones. Additionally, there will also be an in-game event where you can grab invite codes on the event page for a limited time, so keep an eye out for that.

When is Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha?

The Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha will kick off on May 10, 2024 at 5 PM PDT / 8 PM EDT / 1 AM BST and ends on May 20 at 11:59 PM PDT / 2:59 AM EDT (May 21 )/ 7:59 AM BST (May 21).

Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha characters

All 19 announced Marvel Rivals characters will be available to play in the Closed Alpha. These include:

  • Iron Man
  • Doctor Strange
  • Loki
  • Magneto
  • Spider-Man
  • Black Panther
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Groot
  • Storm
  • Hulk
  • Penni Parker
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Luna Snow
  • Star-Lord
  • Magik
  • Namour
  • Mantis
  • Punisher
  • Hela

Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha maps

NetEase have announced three maps that will be available to play in Closed Alpha:

  • Yggsgard: Yggdrasill Path
  • Yggsgard: Royal Palace
  • Tokyo 2099: Shin-Shibuya.

Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha modes

Marvel Rivals players who are able to play in the Closed Alpha will be able to access five different modes; Tutorial, Quick Match, Pocket Universe, Custom, and Competitive. Here are all of them explained:

  • Tutorial: Learn the basic techniques of fighting.
  • Quick Match: A casual mode where you can choose your Superhero and enter a match.
  • Pocket Universe: Respawn at a flexible location and defeat enemies.
  • Custom: Create customized matches and play against your friends.
  • Competitive: Play to rise in the ranks.

Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha platforms & system requirements

Marvel Rivals fans will be able to play the Closed Alpha on PC. These are the minimum specs you need to play the Closed Alpha:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580

It’s unclear right now if the game will come to consoles, but NetEase could be looking at fine-tuning the game before its official release date. So, we may see it come to Xbox and Playstation then – but this is just speculation right now.

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About The Author

Aryan is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in sports and racing games, including EA Sports FC, NBA 2K, and Forza. He's also a big fan of massive RPGs such as Starfield, Elden Ring, and Cyberpunk. Aryan has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and previously wrote for sports websites Pride of London, Sportsmanor, LWOF, and Thick Accent. You can contact him at [email protected].