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Player First Games co-founder and MultiVersus game director Tony Huynh announced the release date for the open beta on Thursday. All players on PC, Xbox and PlayStation will be able to access the open beta for free beginning on July 26.

In addition, Huynh confirmed Thursday that early access to the open beta would become available for a select group of players on July 19. All players who participated in May’s closed alpha will automatically qualify for early access to the beta. Others who want early access can claim it by watching one hour of a MultiVersus streamer with Twitch Drops enabled.

Warner Bros. Games confirmed in May that the MultiVersus open beta would have a July release date. Shortly after that, a number of players got their hands on the game through a closed alpha playtest; now, anyone and everyone has just under a month to prepare for Evo 2022‘s 2v2 MultiVersus bracket in August.

What to know about the MultiVersus open beta release date

Unlike the previous closed alpha, player progression from the open beta will carry over for the duration of the game’s lifespan. As a result, players will be able to start making permanent progress toward unlocking characters, variants and other rewards from the in-game battle pass.

“For us, open beta is just the beginning,” Huynh said in the announcement video. “In the months ahead, we plan on adding new characters, new maps, new cosmetics and more ways to play across upcoming seasons of content. Our commitment is to our players in making MultiVersus the best it can be and we’re going to keep refining the game based on your feedback.”

Alongside the open beta release date, the MultiVersus YouTube channel also debuted a new gameplay trailer on Thursday. The trailer showed footage of previously unseen skins and showed off the first in-game footage of the Iron Giant.

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