MultiVersus Has Lost 99% of Active Players Since Launch


In the last few days, it has been noticed that the portion of the MultiVersus community playing the game on Steam has dwindled by more than 99% since the game launched just seven months ago. At present, fewer than 1,000 peak daily players are being recorded on Steam, which could be a representative example of how the game is performing on other platforms.

According to MultiVersus’ all-time high sits at 153,044 players, which is a figure recorded when the game was first released. In January, the game dropped to just 230 active players at one point, which is a drop of 99.8%.

Is MultiVersus Already Dead?

There was a lot of potential wrapped up in MultiVersus, which could have seen an infinite number of crossovers take place as the game’s lifecycle unravelled before our very eyes. But, since November 15th, just one new character has been released in the game, and Season Three, which was due to launch two days ago and would likely bring more new characters, has been delayed until the 31st of March.

From the moment MultiVersus launched, it seemed to be ill-fated. Despite Warner Bros. confirming that more than twenty million downloads were recorded at launch, players were quick to criticise the Smash Bros. clone, targeting quite specifically the paywall that stood stalwart in front of several top-tier character skins. Even progressing through the standard battle pass is a dangerously lengthy grind that most players haven’t grown to appreciate.

Following the growth of competing titles like Brawlhalla and backlash from a modding community that DMCA strikes for its efforts, it seems that MultiVersus is well and truly on the ropes.

According to, one of the earliest reporters of the news, TrueAchievements has confirmed that a drop of around 96% of players has been observed on Xbox platforms.

With a dramatically reduced playerbase, backlash from the community, delays in updates, and a lack of new characters being introduced, it seems that there’s no turning back for MultiVersus.

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