Hard Times for some Warner Bros. icons
Today sees the arrival of the first official season of content for Warner Bros. Games scrapper MultiVersus. Ahead of the season’s official kick-off later today, developer Player First Games has released new patch notes detailing the first major MultiVersus rebalance since entering open beta three short weeks ago.
As expected, and of little surprise to anybody, overly-dominant characters such as Adventure Time‘s Finn, The Iron Giant, and Warner Bros.’ main man himself, Bugs Bunny, have all felt a hefty smack of the nerf mallet — mostly in the form of increased recovery times and/or slower startups on these characters specials. The troublesome Taz continues to see his Tornado moves overhauled, with the developer noting that is will be paying particular attention to the rowdy one’s behavior going forward.
This simple-but-genius video by Monkey D. Lenny encapsulates my feelings toward this news.
Tom and Jerry mains reading the Multiversus Season 1 Patch Notes like pic.twitter.com/ZcnB0yUyTI
— Monkey D. Lenny | Vtuber (@MonkeyDLenny) August 15, 2022
At the other end of the spectrum, Arya Stark has been retooled to make her combos a little less finicky and to make the character easier to play in an overall sense. Wonder Woman, who has struggled since launch, has been gifted with some cooldown reductions, as well as a faster startup on her Projectile Shield special. These new balance changes have been made in preparation for a full overhaul of the entire roster’s hit/hurtboxes. This core element of the game’s mechanics is currently under scrutiny at the studio, with a full redesign expected at some point in the near future.
In addition to the patch notes, game director Tony Huynh has noted that a brand new character will be revealed later today. Who could it be? While you wait for the new superstar to make their presence known, you can check out the full MultiVersus patch notes over on the official website.
MultiVersus open beta is available now on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms.