Is MultiVersus free to play?
The MultiVersus Closed Alpha is currently underway and although that early access test is free, how about the final version of the game? Here's the breakdown of whether or not MultiVersus will be free to play.
Although MultiVersus remains with a vague release date set for sometime in 2022, players and Warner Bros. fans can rest assured that the game will indeed be a free-to-play game with in-game purchases.
As initially announced in November 2021, MultiVersus is Player First Games' upcoming big-budget, free-to-play platform fighter that is set to feature an ever-expanding cast of iconic characters and legendary universes under the Warner Bros. umbrella.
MultiVersus will feature multiple online modes, including a team-based 2v2 format, 1v1 matches and four-player free-for-all, along with upcoming content-filled seasons.
"We’ve basically gone into it with kind of the mindset of we don’t want anything that is kinda predatory," Player First Games principal developer Daniel Kraft said in an interview with Dot Esports. "Nothing should give an inherent advantage if you’re gonna come in with money. So anything that’s gonna affect the game should be earnable, we want players to feel that it’s fair. And moving forward, that’s a pillar of ours. We wanna make sure that it rings true. Free-to-play just opens up the doors to a lot more players, and a larger player base will often be a healthier player base."
Following the upcoming game's PC Closed Tech Test that took place in February, Player First Games has opened things up a bit further with PlayStation and Xbox players being added to the MultiVersus mix in its ongoing Closed Alpha.
Live from May 19 to Friday, May 27, at 8 p.m. ET, the MultiVersus Closed Alpha is free for all players to download and play to their hearts' content, so long as they have an access code.
For those who, unfortunately, don't get a chance to play the game during the Closed Alpha, the MultiVersus Open Beta will be available in July 2022. More details on the beta are said to be announced at a later date.
MultiVersus is set to drop for PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S with full cross-play and cross-progression support across all platforms upon its worldwide release.