It’s the ugliest sweater time of the year! Okay, that doesn’t quite scan but that hasn’t stopped MultiVersus from doling out some woollen abominations.
This platform brawler’s festive vent, dubbed.. wait for it… FestiVersus, has kicked off and is running until January 19th. Competing in matches will earn you holiday cookies which, we admit, is reasonable seasonal. Winning a match will earn you double the amount of cookies.
There are bonus cookies to be earned if you play the game on twelve separate days – you get the idea. It’s a neat idea and, given that MultiVersus is still a relatively high profile title, there was no way Warner Bros and developer Player First games were going to let the season go by uncommemorated.
But what’s really got our attention is the costumes you can don. Want to see Superman dressed as Santa, wearing just the worst costume? Knock yourself out. Or, if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, put face-stealing assassin Arya Stark in an ugly sweater.
You're invited to our Ugly Sweater party! 🎄 You know you want to be fashionably unfashionable. AND we have cookies. #MultiVersus pic.twitter.com/1fiw6S87cu
— MultiVersus (@multiversus) December 14, 2022
It’s not just the sweaters, either – you can stick a red nose and a pair of antlers on Batman, which definitely won’t affect his ability to terrorise Gotham’s villains. Probably. So what’s the catch?
Unfortunately, while you can unlock Superman’s costume with cookies, and a couple of others using achievements, some have to be purchased with Gleamium which, in turn, has to be purchased using real-world money.
We could argue that’s not quite in the spirit of the season but given how much Christmas can cost, maybe it is. As to precisely how much these’ll set you back, you can find out more on the official MultiVersus site. But, taking Arya’s costume as an example, you’ll have to spend around £8.