MultiVersus, a new free-to-play fighting game featuring characters and brands from Warner Bros., wins open beta July 26 on PC, PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The publisher announced the news on Thursday afternoon (14) along with a new gameplay trailer. Those who participated in the alpha test will have early access to the game as early as July 19, but it’s also possible to grab a key via Twitch and try out the game early.
Inspired by Super Smash Bros., Multiversus features dual arena combat for up to four players and popular characters from cartoons and comics – including Tom and Jerry, Shaggy, Batman, Superman, Arya Stark and more. As of now, the game does not have an official release date. In the following lines you will learn how to participate in the MultiVersus Open Beta.
How to participate
If you’ve participated in previous MultiVersus trials, early access is already guaranteed. Warner Bros. you will need to send a code to the previously registered email address to redeem the game on your preferred platform. On consoles, the app should update automatically and be operational by 13:00 GMT on 19 July.
On the other hand, those who didn’t have access to closed trials can resort to the Twitchs drop system and watch content creators stream the game. There are four steps to doing this:
• Create an account with Warner Bros. Games and link your Twitch account in Settings;
• Watch any streamer who streams MultiVersus with Drops enabled for 60 minutes;
• Go to the Twitch progress page and claim the reward;
• Redeem the Early Access Beta code in the WB Games settings and select the desired platform.
Keep in mind that these steps only apply to early access to the beta. As of July 26, all interested parties will only be able to download content from digital stores without needing an access key.
Virtually all the content of the Closed Alpha will be present in this new test, including the cast of more than 15 characters and scenarios originally revealed. The big news is the Iron Giant from the 1999 animation of the same name, making his debut as a selectable fighter. Check out the list of available characters:
• Batman (DC) – voiced by Kevin Conroy;
• Superman (DC) – voiced by George Newbern;
• Wonder Woman (DC) – voiced by Abby Trott;
• Harley Quinn (DC) – voiced by Tara Strong;
• Shaggy (Scooby-Doo) – voiced by Matthew Lillard;
• Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes) – voiced by Eric Bauza;
• Arya Stark (Game of Thrones) – voiced by Maisie Williams;
• Jake (Adventure Time) – voiced by John DiMaggio;
• Finn (Adventure Time) – voiced by Jeremy Shada;
• Steven Universe (Steven Universe) – voiced by Daniel DiVenere;
• Garnet (Steven Universe) – voiced by Estelle;
• Tom & Jerry – voiced by Eric Bauza;
• Reindog (original character); – voiced by Andrew Frankel
• Velma (Scooby-Doo) – voiced by Kate Mucucci;
• Taz (Looney Tunes) – voiced by Jim Cummings;
• Iron Giant (The Iron Giant) – voiced by Jon Lipow.
A highlight of MultiVersus is the crossplay multiplayer support across all platforms, which unites the entire community. Additionally, matches use rollback network code to ensure a more responsive and higher quality connection. All this, in addition to the fact that the game is free, breaks down barriers to entry common to the fighting game genre.
In addition, all progress made in the beta will be maintained until the official release of MultiVersus later this year, with no set date. Also remember that you don’t need a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership to experience the game.