MultiVersus Is Back, Now Available on PS5, PS4 1

MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from WB Games and Player First Games, makes its grand return today on PS5 and PS4. It's now available to download from PS Store or, if you still have the old version on your console, you'll be able to download the update. Servers are being opened up gradually to prevent network issues.

If you happen to be a member of PS Plus, you'll have access to the MVP Pack 1, which you can claim at no extra cost. This contains a couple of exclusive cosmetics, like the Rare Sparkler Ringout and an Epic Clap Sticker Emote.

The game launched in 2022 as an open beta, and was wildly successful. Over time, however, the game faced growing problems, such as a slowing update cadence and inconsistent net code. Player First Games took the open beta offline in June 2023 in order to make dramatic changes and enhancements — a contentious decision given that many players had already invested in premium battle passes and cosmetics.

We're now on the other side of this situation, with the new and improved MultiVersus now available. Some of the biggest updates to the game include an entire engine change from Unreal 4 to Unreal 5, a new PvE mode called Rifts, rollback net code, myriad tweaks to combat balance including all-new mechanics like parrying, a revamped Perks system, an overhauled battle pass, and more.

On top of all that, three brand new fighters have been added to the roster — Banana Guard, The Joker, and Jason Voorhees — with a fourth, Agent Smith, coming later in Season 1.

All players who complete the game's tutorial will kick off a seven-day reward calendar, which begins with free access to Banana Guard. Returning players who played the open beta will have access to the premium battle pass for free — as long as they log in by 11th June. Whether you log back in by that time or not, you'll also get a set of goodies, including a new costume for Finn. From what we can tell, returning players will also have all their old unlocks and purchases, so you shouldn't have lost anything.

We're looking forward to hopping in and reacquainting ourselves with MultiVersus. Will you be giving it another shot? Tell us in the comments section below.