WB’s Free-to-play Crossover Brawler Multiversus Starts In Open Beta
On Tuesday, the open beta for Warner Bros. Games’ free-to-play fighting game MultiVersus was released in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The game features players from numerous WB universes. The game supports crossplay and cross-progression on all platforms, including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
In the 2D brawler MultiVersus, your objective is to cause as much damage as possible to your rivals before hitting them off-screen. In two-on-two team battles and free-for-all contests, up to four players can participate simultaneously. The basic mayhem of the battles should be recognizable to you if you’ve played Super Smash Bros. This gameplay trailer can give you an idea of how everything operates.
Similar to Smash Bros., MultiVersus offers players the ability to throw characters from many fictional universes against one another. Ever ponder who would prevail in a fight involving Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny, and LeBron James? With MultiVersus, you can make things right. The complete cast is available here, and WB Games plans to keep adding new characters “in the months ahead.” (Rick and Morty from Rick and Morty are two of the confirmed arrivals.)
When MultiVersus is finally released, it will be free to play, but you can already purchase gleaming, an in-game currency, to spend on things like new characters and taunts. Additionally, three Founders Pack levels with increasing quantities of “character tickets,” “gleaming,” and other digital extras are available through WB Games.
Technically, the open beta started at noon ET, but there have been some glitches that have forced the programmers to put the game in maintenance mode. When I originally started writing this piece, I couldn’t even get past the title screen. If you haven’t been able to log into the game, you might be able to shortly, according to the MultiVersus director, who indicated that the servers are up and that the team is “rolling users in overtime” at around 2:30 PM ET. (While writing this update, I had no issues finishing the tutorial and a game.)
You may download MultiVersus for PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam if you want to try it out.