Multiversus arcade mode announced as first champion crowned

A Multiversus arcade mode joins ranked mode and new characters Rick and Morty for the season one update of the Warner Bros fighting game. Tony Huynh of developer Player First Games took to the stage to tease the game’s roadmap at EVO 2022 ahead of the best-of-eight finals, where the team of Nakat and Void were crowned the first Multiversus tournament champions after battling back from the losers’ bracket.

Multiversus season one has been delayed, and while there is currently no set release date on the calendar, the official Twitter account for the game promises an announcement date “very soon.” Thanks to the announcement at EVO, we now know that a “classic arcade mode” will be coming along with the addition of ranked competitions and the arrival of Morty, with his manic compatriot Rick set to arrive a bit later.

While full details of the incoming arcade mode have not been given, players are expected to face a series of AI-controlled battles much like arcade modes found in most other fighting games. It can be played in co-op with a friend, and leaks suggest the mode will have “up to ten stages” and have three different difficulty settings. The arcade mode should provide a more distinct way for players to hone their skills outside of simple bot matches before entering PvP matches.

The game’s first EVO 2022 tournament ended with a decisive victory from the duo to Naked and Void, who were able to bounce back from the losers bracket to run back against the team of RoseJ and Mirrorman who had previously beaten them in the winner’s final. Teaming up with Wonder Woman and Tom & Jerry, Nakat and Void were able to overcome their opponents’ Velma and Bugs combo in the rematch to reset the bracket and take home the title in decisive 3-0, 3-0 fashion.

If you’re looking to get warmed up for the arrival of ranked mode, be sure to check out our Multiversus roster to find out who the best characters are right now. We also have a guide to Multiversus crossplay to ensure you can play with friends on any platform, and a list of the current Multiversus free character rotation and schedule. Check out our list of the best Multiversus perks to make sure you’re getting the most out of your squad’s potential as well.

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