MultiVersus smashes 10 million player milestone in just 3 weeks

Bugs Bunny swings a large wooden mallet at a cracked metal safe, launching it towards Finn The Human, who is in the air brandishing his sword.
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MultiVersus has been a rather pleasant surprise. A few months ago I wouldn't have expected "Smash Bros. with Arya Stark and Ultra Instinct Shaggy" to be that fun, but my god, it really is. I'm not the only one who thinks that either, as the Warner Bros. Smashlike has surpassed 10 million players, according to statistics website

As I write this, the site says MultiVersus has just over 10,255,000 unique accounts. As accesses the game's API to pull its various statistics, that number should be pretty damn accurate. MultiVersus launched in closed beta on July 19 before opening up to the masses a week later, meaning the game has gained roughly three to four million players week on week. Morgan also ballparked it at being around the five million mark a mere seven days ago, which is some pretty incredible growth. It's worth noting that the statistics cover all platforms though, not just PC. Regardless, that's a mighty playerbase to accumulate in less than a month.

It's (mostly) been a fantastic few weeks for MultiVersus. It had a stellar showing at Evo 2022, with a $10k prize pot and two underdog champions who subverted the meta to claim victory. Small hitbox hiccups and Finn frustrations aside, the platform fighter community has embraced MultiVersus with open arms. Anticipation for season 1 is hot, though it was unfortunately delayed last week with no revised date. When it does arrive though, expect ranked mode, a coop arcade mode, and a 50-tier battle pass.

Mollie Taylor
Features Producer

Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.