MultiVersus, Warner Bros. Games and Player First Games’ free-to-play crossover platform fighter featuring such characters as Batman, Superman, Bugs Bunny, Arya Stark, and Iron Giant, will begin its Open Beta on July 26, 2022.
The Open Beta will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC with “full cross-play support and dedicated server-based rollback netcode for robust online competition.”
MultiVersus will also have an Early Access period that will start on July 19 and will be accessible by those who participated in the MultiVersus Closed Alpha. If you were not part of the alpha, you can earn a code via Twitch Drops. You can learn more about the Open Beta and Early Access by visiting MultiVersus’ FAQ.
Iron Giant was featured in Multiverse’s Open Beta gameplay trailer and is part of a roster that includes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Shaggy, Velma, Bugs Bunny, Tasmanian Devil, Arya Stark, Tom & Jerry, Jake the Dog, Finn the Human, Steven Universe, Garnet, and the original character Reindog.
Multiversus’ Open Beta and Early Access will have eight maps, including The Batcave, Adventure Time’s Tree Fort, and Scooby’s Haunted Mansion. There will also be a variety of game modes available like the 2 vs. 2 team-based cooperative mode, 1 vs. 1 matches, 4-player free-for-all, co-op vs. A.I. matches, custom online lobbies, The Lab (practice mode), tutorials, and local play for up to four players.
In our MultiVersus preview, we said that we came away from our time with the alpha “extraordinarily impressed.”
“Gameplay-wise, it’s not as tight as any of the Smash Brothers games, but to be fair, it’s also aiming to provide a type of experience that’s very different from Smash Brothers, or any other platform fighter for that matter,” IGN’s Mitchell Saltzman said. “Its 2v2 mechanics are well designed and add new wrinkles to a familiar formula, its roster of characters is a wonderful mix of the new and the nostalgic, and its gameplay is immediately pick up and play friendly while still having plenty of tech for the more hardcore to dig into.”
For more, check out 13 cool little details we discovered in the closed alpha.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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