MultiVersus is a completely new fighting game that combines all worlds created or managed by the structures of Warner Bros. This way, Scooby-Doo, Superman, Arya from Game of Thrones or Taz can face each other.
The MultiVersus fighting game has left its closed beta and is now available for free to everyone who owns a gaming console or PC. I’ve participated in the previous closed betas and found that MultiVersus delivers on its promise of pitting Warner Bros. characters against one another. But beyond the novelty of seeing Batman fighting LeBron James or Arya Stark facing Scooby Doo, we get a fairly competent party brawler that’s deeper than you’d expect. There’s a lot for fans of the genre to like.
Since MultiVersus is still technically in a beta phase, this isn’t a formal review. Instead, consider this an overview of the game as it currently stands and what you can expect to see if you decide to download MultiVersus.
MultiVersus – game description
Warner Bros. decided to combine all created reality, in a world like a cartoon, gathering the most famous characters in a joint fight. Each of the characters taking part in the competition has its uniqueness and different requirements.
The creators have prepared a set of attractive and atmospheric maps as well as multiplayer and cross-platform competition modes (progress is also common for all platforms), testing our various skills.
Cooperation in MultiVersus
The title offers the opportunity to play both online and via a local connection. In this way, we will be able to have fun almost anywhere at MultiVersus. In addition, a new portion of content will be offered on a regular basis.
MultiVersus hardware requirements
MultiVersus minimum requirements
- Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
- Procesor: Intel Core i5-2300 lub AMD FX-8350
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti or Radeon HD 7770
- Additional Notes: 60 frames per second at 720p
Recommended system requirements
- Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
- Procesor: Intel Core i5-3470 lub AMD Ryzen 3 1200
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon R9 270
- Additional Notes: 60 frames per second at 1080p
MultiVersus is a 2-vs-2 party brawler in the vein of Super Smash Bros., Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl or PlayStation All-Stars. Instead of draining your opponent’s health to zero as you would in a traditional fighting game, you must instead knock them beyond the screen’s boundaries. Characters who’ve sustained many hits are easier to knock off the platform.
If you’re used to classic fighters, this path to victory can take some getting used to. It certainly took me a few minutes to acclimate. But the rules are fairly simple, which is no doubt why Smash Bros. is so successful. In this instance, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it definitely applies.
There are only two attack types: Normal and Special. However, pressing a direction along with an attack changes what happens. For example, Shaggy’s neutral attack is a simple punch, but pressing down plus attack makes him pull a sandwich from the ground (which he can then throw).
As you progress, you’ll automatically unlock different perks. Signature perks are character-specific while ally perks are for one’s team. Perks can reduce cooldown times for special attacks or can be unique attacks for a character. Based on my time with MultiVersus, perks don’t seem to change how characters play dramatically. But this could change in the future.
I almost never enable perks since the standard move set works well enough. But I’m sure seasoned players will make effective use of perks.
Despite the simple control scheme, there’s a great deal of depth to MultiVersus. This is why it’s a good idea to hop into MultiVersus’ training room to practice your moves and combos. You can program the AI you’re sparring against to perform specific moves or simply have it fight you normally. You’ll definitely want to sharpen your skills before going online.
Is MultiVersus Multiplayer?
MultiVersus only offers three multiplayer modes. I emphasize multiplayer as there is no single player or story mode to speak of. But since this is technically a beta version, I’m guessing the developers wanted to keep things focused.
The aforementioned 2v2 battles are at the core of MultiVersus. You and another player team up against another pair of fighters and face off in places like the Batcave and Scooby’s Haunted Mansion. Most characters have abilities meant to help an ally. For example, Wonder Woman can use her golden lasso to lead a teammate into the arena, while Bugs Bunny can dig a hole for her team to hide in. You can fight alongside a random player or someone from your friend’s list.
MultiVersus release date
MultiVersus premiered on personal computers on July 19, 2022, as part of open beta testing. The game will also be available on Xbox One, Series S, Series X, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The title will be available in the free-to-play model.