MultiVersus Beta First Impressions – Combat, Characters, Monetization and More!

The platformer fighting genre has seen a boom in titles, including iconic Super Smash Bros. series, Ubisoft’s Brawlhalla, indie delight Rivals of Aether, and even Nickelodeon entry Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. But Player First Games and Warner Bros. Games have teamed up to bring the free-to-play MultiVersus to the genre. You can find our first thoughts and first impressions of MultiVersus below.

Multiverse game

MultiVersus offers many ways to play, but the main focus is on fast-paced 2v2 battles. As a result, the characters and combos have been built with this in mind and the duplicate battles are truly a sight to behold. That being said, MultiVersus handles 1v1 and free-for-all matches pretty well, and they feel just as complete as 2v2. Image via Warner Bros. His combat gives each character two jumps and two aerial dodges, as well as applying cooldowns to special moves. This helps prevent spamming of certain moves, namely projectiles, which can be annoying to other fighters. There are still some characters that can be quite annoying, namely Taz and Velma, but overall the gameplay seems balanced between the characters. Despite how well MultiVersus plays, there are a few issues. The instant gameplay can get confusing due to the fast pace and weird hitboxes. Sometimes it feels like the moves should hit but don’t, then the opposite happens when a wild shot will somehow hit. There seems to be a sense of inconsistency among the attacks that will need some attention throughout the beta and release.

Multiverse characters

MultiVersus wouldn’t be what it is without its star cast. It includes characters like Shaggy, Batman, Superman, Arya Stark and other iconic characters. Each feels truly driven by mannerisms, move sets that reflect their character, and even the most original voice actors. This includes unique dialogue characters use when partnered or when facing other characters. Related: How to Start a Custom Private Match in MultiVersus This attention to detail really brings characters to life in MultiVersus the way other platformers have let loose. On top of that, players can collect emotes, badges, and of course skins to upgrade their favorite fighters and show off their collection of goodies.

Multiverse story

The fighting genre is not particularly known for its history, but it is often an element included in this genre. As of the beta, there’s no discernable backstory for MultiVersus and why all these characters from different universes are here, but that might be added in the future. Reindog, who is an original MultiVersus character, has a backstory that hints at a cataclysmic event that we hope to explore in the full release.

Multiverse monetization

As a free-to-play title, expect monetization in MultiVersus, in the form of gold, the freemium currency, and Gleamium, the premium currency. While you can unlock all characters with gold, the rate at which you earn is incredibly slow and you’ll have to make do. Almost everything else is purchased Gleamium, but characters can also be purchased with that. Screenshot by our guides Currently, the prices for buying skins, emotes, and more with Gleamium just aren’t worth it. Some character skins cost more Gleamium than to purchase the character, and some offer little difference from the original skin. The animated Batman skin is little different from the original skin but has a high cost. Related: MultiVersus Jake’s Guide – Moves, Perks, Tips & Strategies

Multiverse visuals

MultiVersus does a phenomenal job of taking characters from different series and mediums and creating a look that works. Each character feels like they’re part of the same game while maintaining their authentic appearance. The colors pop, the stage and backgrounds look fantastic, and the user interface is clean and sleek, giving MultiVersus a high-quality look.

Should I play MultiVersus

We absolutely recommend you try MultiVersus. It’s free and offers a great amount of content even for those who don’t want to spend money. You can unlock all characters just by playing, although it can be difficult. There are a few issues that need to be ironed out, as mentioned above, but overall MultiVersus is a solid entry into the platforming combat genre, and we’re excited to see where it’s going. For more information on MultiVersus, see Is MultiVersus free? and Lebron James and Rick & Morty join the MultiVersus list on our guides.

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