Open beta for MultiVersus attracts 10 million players and breaks records

MultiVersus, the platform game from Warner Bros. and Player First Games, broke record after record, growing from five million players to 10 million in just a few weeks.

The game is still in open beta and has only been available for a few weeks.

Fighting games tend to get the love from fans and newcomers alike, but no fighting game has ever come close to the numbers that MultiVersus pulls.

In the space of just a few weeks, the game in which you can fight LeBron James as Batman has once again broken player count records, as noticed GamesRadar.

Although there are many fighting games that have been immensely successful, such as Tekken 7, Brawlhalla, and Guilty Gear -Strive-, none of these games had opening numbers like MultiVersus.

It is obvious that free play with such large IP addresses pays off. With an average of over 53,000 players out of 24, people seem to be really enjoying the Smash Bros. style fighting game.

Future characters are already in the works, with Morty from Rick and Morty confirmed first.

Rumors of other characters, such as the Joker, Scooby-doo, Godzilla, and even Ted Lasso are likely making their way to the game.

There are even more unconfirmed (and less likely) rumors of characters like the Powerpuff Girls, Scorpion, and Ben 10 floating around the internet as well.

Despite the success, or perhaps because of it, director Tony Huynh said the game’s season 1 would be delayed to fix some issues, including a “big overhaul” to the characters’ hitboxes.

The game doesn’t have a new release date as of this writing, but the open beta has been extended indefinitely, so players can try out the game.

Multiverse did well at Evo, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, last weekend. Evo drew massive crowds throughout the event, but especially during the MultiVersus tournament.

The event was so popular that the developers even teased new projects during the event.

Written by Junior Miyai on behalf of GLHF

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