Recently released by Warner Bros on July 19, 2022, MultiVersus is a free-to-play fighting game in its Open Beta phase but is already making the rounds.
The game boasts a slew of characters from different Warner Bros/franchises like Batman from DC Comics, Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, Bugs Bunny, and other well-loved members of their initial roster.
The game also features cross-platforming with PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
The game just reached a peak of players at 150k (153,044) according to SteamCharts as the population of players continues to rise. The game continues to expand as Warner Bros. Multiversus announced their ‘Preseason’ (running from July 19 to August 8) will transition to their first season by the 9th of August. Players have already been introduced to the ‘scrumptious’ Battle Pass that covered their Preseason welcome gift to their players.
The game appears to follow the same format as its predecessors. With the inclusion of the Battle Pass, there are also plans for cosmetics, expansion of the roster, and other exclusives for their Premium players. The developers also have promised their free-to-play gamers as they have included earnable rewards that are available for all players.
Like Fortnite, the game offers the Founder’s Pack for players who want to invest more in the game. If you are interested in their Premium tracks, here are some of the perks they have lined up: character tickets, banners, Gleamium (the in-game currency), and other cosmetics that would help you get pumped up for that exclusive gaming experience. There is 3 Founder’s Packs available for the players; Founder’s Pack ($39.99 / £32.99), Deluxe Founder’s Pack ($59.99 / £49.99), and Premium Founder’s Pack ($99.99 / £79.99).
Although the game is in its Open Beta stage, it continues to top the stage with rivals like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and Lost Ark.
Reeling in players of classics like Super Smash Bros, Brawlout, and other similar fighting games seems to be the direction Warner Bros. is taking to dominate the charts. Even its roster variation in its early stage is almost at par with those that have already made a name for this genre.
They have Superman, Finn the Human (from Adventure Time), and even Steven Universe. This lineup maximizes their potential to gain more following through nostalgia and fame already made by the characters of their franchise. Aside from their well-known characters, the game also introduces us to ‘Reindog.’ With an actual name “Unpronounceable” in their roster profile, this Royal Guardian is said to be 165 years old.
This is perhaps the only game where Harley Quinn could parley with Arya Stark and where Jake the Dog could beat up Lebron James.
This continues to be a recurring theme for games in the same genre. Add new characters, sprinkle a season of new cosmetics, push more patches, run a grind quest, repeat.
With newer and newer games coming out of the shelves and into our consoles, the real question is, will it stand the test of time and live up to its predecessors, or is this just the hype of what’s trending, slowly fading away as it gets kicked out by more recent games of the same scene?