MultiVersusthe Super Smash Bros. clone featuring Warner Bros. franchise characters (including DC, Looney Tunes, Game of Thrones, and many animated series like Rick and Morty) will close its doors this summer, ending open beta and ushering in to an official launch in 2024.
MultiVersus surprised with a cast full of popular film and television characters and addictive gameplay, within a free to play game model. But it was only the beta.
In the coming weeks and months, MultiVersus will cease almost all of its online functionality, and will not be playable until a planned release. early 2024. These are the key dates:
April 4: From this day it will not be possible to download MultiVersus or buy Gleamium, the game will be withdrawn June 25th: This day the open beta and season 2 will end, the online servers will be closed and they will stop releasing updates
When will MultiVersus be playable again?
MultiVersus – Trailer by Rick Sánchez
MultiVersus will not be playable online after June 25, 2023, which is when the servers close. That day will also end the game’s lengthy Season 2, which hasn’t received any new playable characters since November 2022.
Will I be able to play MultiVerus offline? Yes, but in a limited way. They talk about “limited offline access” to training mode (The Lab) and local gamesas well as previously purchased characters and skins, but you will not be able to play with other characters that you did not have, since the online functions are closed.
Therefore, if you want to continue playing MultiVersus with your friends in local mode, and you haven’t downloaded it yet, you have until April 4th to download it. Even if you delete it, you can continue downloading it if you already had it after that date, it will not be “taken away”.
MultiVersus will have many improvements and changes in 2024
The news of the end of the MultiVersus beta is disappointing for few players left: After a successful launch in Summer 2022 with 150,000 concurrent players on Steam, MultiVersus has dropped below 1,000 players on average in recent weeks, due to the total stoppage of news.
We’re not going to deny that this was a beta, and that’s what they’re here for: to test what works, what doesn’t, and fix it before launch based on player feedback.
And in the case of MultiVersus there is a lot to change, according to his own statement: cadence of new characters, maps and modes, progression system, and netcode and matchmaking improvements.
But clearly this was not the plan MultiVersusand they expected the beta to continue working with seasons of two or three months, new characters, maps or modes every few weeks… A rhythm that they barely maintained a few months after its launch, and even then with delays as a rule.