MultiVersus Previously Unlocked Characters Locked Explained

Are you wondering “why are some of my previously unlocked characters now locked in MultiVersus”? The MultiVersus open beta has just started, after a week of early access. The crossover platform 2v2 fighting game is already breaking numerous records, including over 140,000 concurrent players on Steam. That’s more than 100,000 more than the peak of Mortal Kombat 11. A big role in this has the fact that the game is free to play. Thus, a lot of FGC aficionados will surely jump in to at least try to game. Due to the game being free-to-play, one part of the monetisation is unlocking new characters to play with. And that’s exactly what’s confusing some players at the start of the open beta. If your unlocked characters are now missing and locked again in MultiVersus, in this article we explain exactly what happened.

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MultiVersus Previously Unlocked Characters Locked Explained
MultiVersus Why are My Characters Locked?

MultiVersus Why Are My Previously Unlocked Characters Locked?

As we’ve already established, MultiVersus is a F2P game. And one part of that model, unfortunately, includes the fact that you will need to unlock most of the characters with either real money or in-game currency. However, the game offers a weekly free rotation of characters. A total of four characters will be playable for free for seven days. And this group of characters will rotate every week. And that’s from where the confusion comes.

Unfortunately, this free character rotation wasn’t properly explained in regards to how it actually works. Thus, when the early access started last week, many thought that the first batch of free characters – Shaggy, Jake, Taz, and Harley Quinn – was actually permanently free, as some kind of a starting roster. Alas, that’s not the case. They were also just a part of the first week’s free rotation.

Now, there’s a new week, a new set of free characters – Finn, Garnet, Superman, Reindog. And if you haven’t unlocked the previous week’s free characters, they are now locked. So there you have it, that’s why your previously unlocked characters are now locked. The good news is that all the progress you’ve made with them will stay there. And, whenever you decide to unlock them, they will still be at the level you’ve achieved with them while they were in free rotation.

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  1. T

    Actually the real problem is that many people bought a founders pack spending real money then unlocked the characters with tickets and now they don’t have access to them anymore. I am one of those people. This issue has still not been addressed and it’s being explained to payed users as if they didn’t pay to already unlock the characters.

    1. E

      I agree. I paid $40 for the game and got the 15 tickets that were used to unlock the characters I had. Now I boot up the game and the characters I previously had UNLOCKED are now LOCKED. That’s unacceptable. Please fix this and give the tickets I spent back or something.

      1. L

        Same with me, paid $40 got 15 character tickets… UNLOCKED ALL I NEEDED. And when they did the update i had to buy my main back (shaggy) along with others and had to use the remaining character tickets. Very unacceptable. I need my tickets back AND characters unlocked permanently

        1. D

          Big same for me too. I’m hella disappointed in how the character roster works in this game. They def dooped us. I just spent 1 of my tickets to repurchase my Reindog. SMH. I had a feeling something like this would happen so I only spent about 3 of my tickets “just in case”. Hopefully people who bought the founders pack get some type of answer to this.

  2. J

    Same. Bought founders pack and I lost all the characters I unlocked. Bullshit.

  3. E
    Eric Robinson

    I don’t like how I spend $40 for characters that I unlock to come back and their lock not cool at all.

  4. J

    Same problem for me as other comments. I paid for founders pack and unlocked the characters. Came to play yesterday and my characters that I paid money for are now locked. This is not ok!

    1. T

      Yea it makes no sense from any perspective..I worked to level up my Superman and now I have to play like 50 games to get enough coins to buy him again lol what’s the point of having a unlock option if your just going to lock the characters back up next week …they didn’t think this thru

  5. S

    I tried to play today and was wondering why the characters I had unlocked were locked again.
    This is kinda ridiculous. I wouldn’t mind if I could Atleast have my tickets back to choose different characters to unlock

  6. L

    But I used in game currency to unlock some of the character and they are locked now. I didn’t spend real money. So shouldn’t they still be unlocked?

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