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The first season of MultiVersus has been delayed, as has the release of its next playable character.
In a thread posted by the official MultiVersus Twitter account, it was announced that the planned launch of Season 1 on August 9 – and with it the addition of Morty from Rick & Morty as the next playable character – has been held back to an unconfirmed date.
“A big thank you to everyone playing MultiVersus,” reads the statement. “It’s exciting to see so many players enjoying the game and the launch of the Open Beta is just the beginning.
“We want to let everyone know that we are delaying the start of Season 1 and the release of Morty to a later date.
“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.
“We’ll let you know the timing as soon as we can. We appreciate your patience & enthusiasm and look forward to unveiling Season 1 very soon.”
It added: “Due to the Season 1 delay, we will be extending the Pre-Season battle pass till August 15. The end date noted in-game will not change, but the battle pass will continue after August 8 through the 15th.”
Warner Bros Games had previously announced that Season 1 would be starting on August 9, and on the same day Morty would be arriving as the game’s 18th playable character.
It also announced that his animated partner Rick would also be joining the roster at some point during Season 1’s run.
This delay will seemingly do nothing to change the order in which these characters are released, though it does clearly make the wait longer for fans of Rick & Morty, not to mention MultiVersus players who have already finished the Preseason Battle Pass and are waiting for Season 1 to start.
Earlier this week, MultiVersus game director Tony Huynh confirmed that the MultiVersus Season 1 Battle Pass will include 50 tiers and will cost in the region of $10 / £8.
The current Preseason Battle Pass – which was only due to run for two weeks until today’s announced delay – includes 15 tiers of character skins, profile icons, XP, coins, and other cosmetics.
Like many Battle Passes in other games, it includes a free option with earnable rewards available to all players, and a paid premium version offering access to different ‘exclusive’ cosmetics (though Warner Bros Games has suggested there “may be opportunities” to unlock them through other means in the future).
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