Notice: To display this embed please allow the use of Functional Cookies in Cookie Preferences.
Players were still able to play online until Sunday, when the servers were finally taken offline in preparation for the game’s ‘full’ launch early next year.
Players who now boot up the game will be met with a message which reads: “Thank you for your support throughout our Open Beta! The feedback and inspiration has been amazing.
“On June 25, we’ll be closing the MultiVersus Open Beta as we prepare for our launch in early 2024.
“We plan to be back and better than ever with new content, features, modes and more when the game returns next year and will ensure that all of your progress and content will carry over.
“In the meantime, please stay tuned for updates as we work towards the next phase of MultiVersus.”
Now that the servers are offline, players have limited offline access to local matches and the game’s training room, and all locked characters and cosmetics will be fully unlocked. When the game relaunches in early 2024, these will be re-locked and players’ inventories will return to the way they were.
The MultiVersus open beta launched in July 2022 and was initially very popular, with a peak of more than 143,000 players on Steam on day one, rising to 153,433 the following day.
A month after its launch, Warner claimed that over 20 million players had already downloaded and played the game, suggesting it had a strong base on which to build.
After this, however, the daily peak player count fell dramatically, and by February 2023 it had dipped below 1,000 for the first time, marking a drop in daily peak player count of 99.4% in less than seven months.
Part of the reason for the drop in players may have been a tepid response to the game’s Season 2 content. The game’s first season saw the release of five new characters over the course of around two months.
However, over the course of Season 2 – which ran from November 2022 until the beta’s closure on Sunday – just one character, Marvin the Martian, was released.