Warner Bros. Games announced Monday that an open beta for its free-to-play crossover platform fighting game, MultiVersus, is coming in July. The reveal came just four days after Warner Bros. Games announced MultiVersus’ next closed alpha playtest.
What in the MultiVerse is going on here?! Mark your calendars MVPs, Open Beta is coming up this July! #MultiVersus pic.twitter.com/xeUQCTAh4W
— MultiVersus (@multiversus) May 16, 2022
The upcoming closed alpha will kick off on Thursday and run until May 27. Participants will be allowed to stream and make content surrounding the game for the first time during this playtest, since players will not have to sign non-disclosure agreements (as they did for the first closed alphas).
Players will be able to participate in the closed alpha on PC, PlayStation or Xbox consoles. While not everyone who registers will get the chance to participate in this week’s playtest, anyone can get their hands on MultiVersus during the open beta in a couple of months. No additional details are currently available regarding the open beta, though fans can likely expect a similar NDA-free, cross-console experience.
What to know before the MultiVersus open beta
Warner Bros. Games also highlighted the MultiVersus roster with a new cinematic trailer. This trailer confirmed two new characters: the Tasmanian Devil from “Looney Tunes” and the eponymous protagonist from “The Iron Giant.” In addition, the trailer provided a first look at Velma Dinkley from “Scooby-Doo,” who was previously confirmed in March.
Jinkies, a clue – Velma is officially part of the #MultiVersus roster! 🔍 There are more mysteries to uncover about who’s joining the multiverse, and not all of the leads out there are true! pic.twitter.com/bq8UZlQjA4
— MultiVersus (@multiversus) March 4, 2022
Leakers previously discovered voice lines for both Taz and the Iron Giant through a datamine in March. Velma also appeared in leaks prior to her official reveal. However, the MultiVersus Twitter account claimed in Velma’s reveal that “not all of the leads out there are true.” Nevertheless, the datamines could provide fans with a fairly extensive list of characters to expect in MultiVersus.
The MultiVersus open beta will come out just in time for players who want to practice for the game’s $100,000 prize pool Doubles tournament at Evo 2022. Evo will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 5-7.
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