MultiVersus season 1 start date and Morty have just been delayed

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The MultiVersus season 1 start date has officially been pushed back, developer Player First Games has confirmed. Originally, the game’s first post-launch season of content was due to arrive on August 9, 2022, with the current MultiVersus open beta pre-season ending the day before.

However, this will no longer be the case. “We want to let everyone know that we are delaying the start of Season 1 & the release of Morty to a later date,” the studio stated. “We know this might be disappointing for some and want to assure our community that we are dedicated to delivering new and exciting content that delights players.” Right now, there’s been no update on when the MultiVersus season 1 start date will now take place.

Like most live service, free-to-play games, MultiVersus will be supported with regular seasonal updates and content drops. Each season comes in tow with a battle pass loaded with unlockable rewards including rare character skins. The season 1 battle pass will reportedly cost 950 Gleamium (around $9.99) and will offer 50 reward tiers.

As the game grows, we can also expect its roster of fighters to expand. The developers have already added Lebron James with Morty eagerly waiting in the wings for his call-up. A recent leak may have revealed a number of future crossover characters, including The Joker, The Hound, Samurai Jack, Daffy Duck, and Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion.

Having played an earlier build of the game, we walked away fairly impressed. MultiVersus never shies away from being compared to a certain Nintendo series, yet manages to weave in enough intriguing ideas of its own to entice Super Smash Bros fans. For example, there’s a big emphasis on team composition and support abilities which will help shape the competitive scene. Perhaps the game’s biggest strength is that it will be free-to-play at launch, allowing anyone to download MultiVersus and jump in for a fight.

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