Last year, we got an insight into what Warner Bros' bonkers crossover brawler MultiVersus was all about - until it went offline in April so the developer could work on the full version of the game.


But finally, over 12 months later, MultiVersus is back online from today.

In case you're not familiar, MultiVersus is a Super Smash Bros-like multiplayer game that sees iconic Warner Bros-owned characters — from Batman to Shaggy from Scooby-Doo — battling it out in brightly-coloured arenas.

Since it's been away, its development team has been hard at work making the game even better, with new characters to boot!

What's more, they released a flashy launch trailer, which you can check out below:

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As per a press release, MultiVersus is returning "with a new PVE mode, more heroes and personalities added to the roster, additional stages based on reimagined universes and environments, first-class online play, improved visuals and much more".

Read on to find out everything there is to know about the MultiVersus release date and more.

When is the MultiVersus release date?

The MultiVersus release date is 28th May 2024, the publishers from Warner Bros have confirmed.

As for platforms, we're told that MultiVersus "will be available as a free download" on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store).

MultiVersus also has full crossplay and cross-progression support.

On top of the characters who were available in the beta, the full launch of the game also includes Banana Guard and Joker (voiced by Mark Hamill).

Confirmed too are Agent Smith (of The Matrix fame) and Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th!

Banana Guard, Joker and Jason Voorhees will all be available to play as at launch, from 28th May. Agent Smith will be added to the game at some point during Season 1: Puns and Villainy.

Fingers crossed MultiVersus performs better as a live-service game than Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, which we think is fair to describe as "not ideal".

That being said, Warner Bros is clearly a fan of the live-service model (meaning games that get updated regularly with new seasonal content for a long time after launch).

One of the company's key execs recently admitted that they would love to see a live-service Harry Potter/Hogwarts Legacy game in the future.

Whether or not MultiVersus will capture players' attention again is also up for debate. The game reached an all-time peak of 153,433 players during the initial open beta.

When is the UK launch time for MultiVersus today?

The MultiVersus launch time is being staggered across different platforms, but it is set to release on consoles at 4am PT, according to a post from the game’s official page on social media website X. That makes it 12pm in the UK.

PC gamers will have to wait a little longer, as the developer has confirmed the game will be in maintenance until 6pm on 28th May.

The post also said that at those times, anyone with the game already installed from the open beta will notice an update to it on their system. Players who are new and need to download the game will be able to do so from those specified times.

It’s not long now until you can pit Batman against the Iron Giant, or Tom and Jerry against Rick and Morty in what is sure to be some of the weirdest match-ups in gaming history.

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