Skip to main content

MultiVersus Season 1 will kick off next week after initial delay

MultiVersus has announced the new start date for Season 1, which will begin on August 15.

We’re excited to announce Season 1 will begin on August 15 with a brand-new Battle Pass for you to earn in-game rewards! We can also confirm Morty will join the character roster on August 23 as part of Season 1. We look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks! #MultiVersus

— MultiVersus (@multiversus) August 11, 2022

Originally scheduled to begin earlier this month, Season 1 of the new free-to-play platform fighter MultiVersus was delayed to an unknown time. As part of the delay, the pre-season had been extended to August 15. The fighter had enjoyed a huge surge of players during the beta and pre-season releases, reaching upward of 10 million players within the first three weeks, as well as hosting its first tournament during EVO 2022.

This latest tweet from the official MultiVersus account has confirmed that the first official season will begin on August 15, at which point the new Battle Pass will become available. However, while it was previously planned for the newest character, Morty of Rick and Morty, to join at the beginning of Season 1, he has been delayed until August 23.

A follow-up tweet also mentions that not all new content promised for Season 1 will become available on day one. This includes new modes, such as the advertised Classic Arcade Mode and Ranked Mode. It concludes by saying “We’ll continue to share dates on all the fun things to come!”

MultiVersus has enjoyed a massive swell of support from the community thus far, which can largely be attributed to the developers’ dedication to fan feedback and quick updates. While it was slightly disappointing to hear Season 1 was delayed, it was only weeks after a new character had been added, and the delay turned out to only be less than a week long. If the team is able to keep up this pace with new content, MultiVersus could very well enjoy a long and healthy lifecycle.

Editors' Recommendations

Jesse Lennox
Jesse Lennox loves writing, games, and complaining about not having time to write and play games. He knows the names of more…
Black Adam comes to MultiVersus alongside arcade mode
A pixelated version of Black Adam flashes on the screen of a MultiVersus arcade machine.

After two months of waiting, DC's Black Adam will finally join the battle on MultiVersus later this week. And in a shock to fans (literally and figuratively) he's also bringing Arcade Mode to the game with him.

Warner Bros. Games and Player First Games released a teaser trailer on Twitter last night of a 1980s-style TV commercial showing a MultiVersus arcade machine and Black Adam showing up on the screen in pixel form to the sound of thunder before the lightning causes a blackout. As shown in the banner for Season 1, the Black Adam that will come to the game is based on the comic books, not the DCEU version played by Dwayne Johnson in the latest film, Black Adam.

Read more
MultiVersus Halloween event guide and rewards
Batman holding Shaggy.

It seems that every game with an online element, especially those that are free-to-play, is getting in on the Halloween spirit. Whether they're shooters, RPGs, or, in this case, fighters, there is always a fun way to bring in the spooky season with a new mode, event, and special rewards. For MultiVersus, this holiday will be a major one, as not only will the new character Stripe be introduced with the patch, but there will also be an entire host of Halloween content.

Unlike some other larger-scale games, MultiVersus can't exactly create brand-new dedicated game types just for Halloween, as much as we'd be excited if they did. However, that hasn't stopped the team from adding some sweet incentives for playing and a new little layer to the game that will let you get your hands on some brand-new rewards that you can't get any other way. Here's a full guide on the Halloween event in MultiVersus and what rewards you can snag.

Read more
Every character in MultiVersus
A large group of DC and Warner Bros characters stand together in MultiVersus.

Just like the excitement riled up with each new cast member announcement for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, MultiVersus has already built up plenty of hype with just how unpredictable its roster of characters is. Even the cast that launched with the game included some off-the-wall choices like Arya Stark and The Iron Giant, but WB and Player First Games have committed to not only supporting the game with new updates and balance patches but even more wild characters.

With a roster as diverse as this, and the pace at which new ones are added and announced, it may be difficult to keep up with all the familiar faces packed into this platform fighter. Because it's free to play, it is especially important to know what characters are in the game, as well as who is coming up, so you can save up your gold to pick them up as soon as you can. To help keep it all straight, here's a full list of all the current and confirmed characters in MultiVersus.

Read more