MultiVersus, the crossover brawler featuring characters from across the Warner Bros. universe, has officially been taken offline until 2024, as developer Player First Games works on reimagining its content, features, and modes for a major refresh.
The move was announced in late March 2023, to the surprise of players worldwide. While MultiVersus had been in open beta, this messaging was not made explicitly clear by Player First Games outside of internal blogs and social media updates. It meant many players assumed MultiVersus had achieved its full release, and that it would remain online indefinitely.
At the very least, players assumed the game would transition from open beta to a full release seamlessly, as many online games tend to do. Extended downtime was not outlined clearly prior to Player First’s March announcement, which caused confusion amongst players – particularly those that had spent real-world money on the game.
For now, MultiVersus is taking an extended break as Player First reworks its content cadence and other in-game features, in the hopes of attracting a fresh audience when the game re-debuts in 2024.
In a message to players, the MultiVersus team thanked everyone for their support and enthusiasm, and promised change in future.
‘We’ve been excited to see the interest and enthusiasm from the community and your feedback has been invaluable. We continue to be humbled by the awards the game has received and excited to see the enjoyment that MultiVersus has brought to players.’
‘We know there’s still a lot of work to do. As a result, we have a clearer view of what we need to focus on, specifically the content cadence of new characters, maps and modes to give you more ways to enjoy the game, along with updated netcode and more matchmaking improvements,’ Player First Games said.
‘We’ll also be reworking the progression system based on your feedback and looking at new ways for you to connect with your friends in the game.’
During the game’s planned downtime, online modes will be unavailable, but players will have access to the in-game training room and local matches. In this limited mode, players will maintain access to their unlocked characters and cosmetic items.
When MultiVersus relaunches in 2024, players will also maintain their in-game currency, which will likely come in handy for the grand re-opening of the platform brawler.