Although the full launch of the MultiVersus open beta is still one week away, players can get a head start on the game starting Tuesday. Early access to the MultiVersus beta launched today and will remain accessible through the full release of the game.
There are four different methods that players can use to unlock early access. Here’s everything prospective players need to know about how they can start playing MultiVersus right now.
Ding Ding Ding! This is your wake up call MVPs! Ready to play?! #MultiVersus
— MultiVersus (@multiversus) July 19, 2022
Closed alpha participation
Everyone who participated in the previous closed alpha playtests for MultiVersus has automatically received early access to the open beta. Although player progression from those alphas will not cross over to the beta, any progression players make during early access will carry over after the full game launch.
For participants who playtested MultiVersus on PlayStation or Xbox consoles, the game will automatically update and be available for re-download in their game library. Meanwhile, PC playtesters should have received an email Tuesday with a code they can use to download the open beta.
MultiVersus early access Twitch drops
For anyone who did not get to play in the closed alphas, the easiest and only free way to unlock MultiVersus early access is through Twitch drops. All throughout this week, prospective players can receive an early access code by watching one hour of a MultiVersus streamer who has Twitch drops enabled.
To receive an early access Twitch drop, players must have a Warner Bros. Games account and must link it to their Twitch account. From there, they can check on the status of the reward in their Twitch drops inventory and then claim the code from their Warner Bros. Games account.
Anyone who is eager to jump right in without watching an hour-long Twitch stream can buy early access to the MultiVersus open beta. The Founder’s Pack instantly grants early access to anyone who purchases it. Of course, there are a number of additional rewards available for players who already have early access.
There are three different levels to the Founder’s Pack: the $40 Standard Edition, the $60 Deluxe Edition and the $100 Premium Edition. In general, these packs enable players to instantly unlock characters, obtain rare collectibles and cosmetics, and receive a certain amount of Gleamium, an in-game currency that players can only acquire with real-world money.
Evo 2022 registration
Early Access 4 different ways to get in
1. You had access in previous tests
2. Linking WB account to Twitch and watching 1 hour of a streamer with drops enabled
3. Purchase of Founder’s Pack will auto grant you access
4. If you are registered for EVO to compete for Multiversus
— Tony Huynh (@Tony_Huynh) July 18, 2022
Finally, anyone who has registered for the 2v2 MultiVersus bracket at Evo 2022 will automatically receive early access to the open beta. Just like the PC alpha playtesters, Evo entrants should have already received an email with instructions on how to claim their early access code.
About the Author
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.