With the MultiVersus Open Beta launch in full effect, the time is now for Player First Games' new, big-budget free-to-play platform fighter to begin making its impressions in the world of gaming.
The game features multiple online modes, including a team-based 2-v-2 format, 1-v-1 matches and 4-player free-for-all, along with an ever-expanding cast of iconic characters and legendary universes under the Warner Bros. umbrella. Additionally, the MultiVersus Open Beta is available for free on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (via Steam) with full cross-play and cross-progression support across all platforms.
With the game still fresh into its first days of being open to all, however, that also means there's still plenty of room for improvement, particularly with its gameplay balancing and quality of life. On that note, it appears two community-requested changes will be coming to the game soon, according to a MultiVersus developer on Twitter.
MultiVersus Bugs Bunny Nerf Confirmed
On July 27, MultiVersus game director Tony Hunyh took to Twitter to respond to a player who believes Bugs Bunny is "no doubt" a "top 1" character at the moment.
"Nerfs [incoming] after EVO," Huynh tweeted, "but Bugs Bunny will always be fun."
Thus far in the MultiVersus Open Beta, a lot of chatter has been made regarding the iconic rabbit, particularly with his strong standing in the 17-deep open beta roster.
Despite receiving a nerf to his bat attack, Bugs Bunny is still considered by many to be in a tier of his own thanks to his ability to string combos together with ease, as well as mesh well with just about every other character.
As Hunyh mentioned, Bugs Bunny mains won't have to worry about him receiving a nerf at least until after the MultiVersus Open Beta $100,000 Evo Tournament, which is set to take place from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6.
At the Evo event, Bugs Bunny will indeed be able to be played by competitors in his current state, although Iron Giant, LeBron James, or any other characters released after the start of Open Beta will not be allowed.
Ultimately, it will be interesting to see how strong these Bug Bunny nerfs end up being.
MultiVersus Spam Invite Fix Coming
Of course, as with just about every multiplayer game that streamers play these days, developers must be prepared to protect from stream snipers simply looking to spoil the fun.
In MultiVersus early on, this has been demonstrated pretty clearly, with streamers being able to be spammed with screen-flooding game invites from players that have already been blocked and aren't even friends with them at all.
According to Huynh on Twitter, fixes for the issue are coming in the game's next update.