MultiVersus tier list – Season 1 best characters ranked (August 2022)

In our MultiVersus tier list there are different characters to suit different gameplay styles in this brawler, but only a few can reign at the top in Season 1

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Maestro Bugs Bunny and X Force Harley Quinn

Who is at the top of the MultiVersus tier list? Player First Games’ MultiVersus might have soft launched through an open beta, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t already a meta emerging in Season 1 – and it’s going to be more than useful to know which characters are on top headed into what’s bound to be a tumultuous period for the fighter. So, with that in mind, we’ve thrown together a MultiVersus tier list that should see you to winning ways in no time.

Before we dive into the meat that makes up this MultiVersus tier list, it’s important to note that everything that follows is based on early gameplay impressions and the opinions of a number of players who have been playing in Season 1, including ourselves.

Right now, we’re going to rank the entire MultiVersus roster in this MultiVersus Season 1 tier list and let you know why we think there are some characters in this fighting game that are better than others. We’re sorry in advance if your favourite is lower down than you’d like.

MultiVersus tier list

Alright, without further ado, here’s what our take on a MultiVersus tier list is looking like right now. But, things will change when Season 1 arrives and the Morty release date passes and he joins the roster of characters.

Tier Characters
S Batman, Superman, Harley Quinn
A Shaggy, Finn, Arya Stark, Jake The Dog, Bugs Bunny
B LeBron James, Taz, Steven Universe, Wonder Woman, Reindog
C Iron Giant, Garnet, Tom And Jerry
D Velma

Tier S

Let’s start off by talking a little bit about the best of the best – right now, anyway.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Batman's character model

BATMAN

We know you expected Batman to be a top-tier character in MultiVersus, but The Dark Knight is really really strong right now, even after a few small nerfs at the start of Season 1. His strength is down to his high mobility gained from his Bat-Grapple, which can be spammed and repeated.

When it comes to his attacks and specials his bombs are great at disrupting enemies, while the Bat-Slide and Batarang projectiles can have the air and ground covered, while he isn’t darting about from place to place. Batman has become an absolute beast in brawls and we expect him to dominate throughout Season 1.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Superman's character model

SUPERMAN

Whether he’s a Man of Steel or not, Superman is a great character in MultiVersus – for obvious reasons – and should be someone you get to know in-game. With multiple Armored Attacks that do extra damage and a series of Special Attacks that take full advantage of the superhuman abilities he boasts, it’s safe to say that he can pack a punch when needed and completely lock enemies into the corners of maps.

Superman’s To The Skies! Passive Ability also gives him much more mobility than some of his peers. Similarly, his Locomotive Charge special grants him that extra mobility, alongside those powerful punches. His aerial flexibility is really where he shines and making use of it can mean the difference between hitting the ground and flying high.

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  • MultiVersus tier list: an image of Harley Quinn's character model

    HARLEY QUINN

    As an Assassin archetype character, Harley Quinn is built for landing hard-hitting blows and taking her enemies by surprise. She has access to a Stuffie Bat, which can attach to enemies and be triggered to detonate when Harley wishes, granting her ultimate control over her opponents, alongside her projectiles which she can throw behind her or place on the ground.

    Her base combos as well allow you to consistently build up damage quickly while locking enemies into place and forcing them to take the mallet swings, rather than giving them the room to escape. Harley Quinn is built for brawling and a recent buff means she is now one of the best characters in MultiVersus, that can completely confuse and disrupt opponents.

Tier A

Now, onto the rest. These characters are decent, but you might find yourself losing if you don’t take advantage of their strengths.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Shaggy's character model

SHAGGY

In MultiVersus, Shaggy really is the epitome of a brawler. He can throw punches, and sandwiches, with the best of them and there’s a lot to his character that makes him fantastic. However, even if he can use his ‘ZOINKS!’ Special to enrage himself, he’s not the easiest character to master.

His flying kick special is easily abusable and can send opponents flying, especially as you can perform multiple attacks without touching the ground. His down attacks and overheads can keep opponents locked in place, while his Power Uppercut special can hit players in the air. There is a lot of flexibility with Shaggy and despite some small tweaks at the start of Season 1, he is still an A tier character.

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  • MultiVersus tier list: an image of Finn the human's character model

    FINN

    Sword in hand, you can always count on Finn to charge into battle – and MultiVersus isn’t any different. As an Assassin archetype character, he’s a lot like Harley Quinn in the sense that he can deal a lot of damage in the right situation.

    However, a nerf at the start of Season 1 has brought his power down a fair bit and he can no longer trap enemies with his backpack attack as easily. Finn is still quite strong but he definitely doesn’t excel in the same way that he did initially.

    >MultiVersus tier list: an image of Arya Stark's character model

    ARYA STARK

    If there’s someone you can count on to be deadly, wherever they are, it’s Arya Stark of Winterfell. Her attacks make the most of Needle – her sword – to cut through defences and deal a lot of damage. But, she is an incredibly high-skill character with a moveset that rewards learning it. She can steal your enemies’ faces, which stuns them, throwing projectiles and dashing and teleporting around the map to avoid attacks or punish enemies.

    Initially, she wasn’t particularly strong in the game, but a massive buff at the start of Season 1 means that she is now dominating the meta and you have most like fallen victim to her sword more than once. That high skill floor though, holds her back from appearing in the S tier of characters as it can be hard to get to grips with her initially.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Jake the Dog's character model

JAKE THE DOG

Jake can be an incredibly strong Bruiser character, however, he just doesn’t quite match up to his peers after the last patch – Finn included. But, he is still one of the better characters in the game.

Once dominating with his ability to spam attack and keep enemies infinitely stunned, Jake now has a more mixed approach when it comes to attacks, but we are still keeping him in the A tier. He still has some key advantages over other characters, such as being able to weaken enemies and breaking armour, but his overall attack power has decreased in Season 1.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Bugs Bunny's character model

BUGS BUNNY

We didn’t think we’d be saying this, but we know how Elmer Fudd feels. Bugs Bunny is a menace in and out of MultiVersus and that makes him a really good character. Another character that excels at a distance and at close range, Bugs Bunny can surprise enemies thanks to being a Hybrid class.

With the delayed effects of his Special Delive-Rocket special ability and the ability to avoid enemy attacks with ease thanks to his Bunny Burrow move, he can escape danger. However, when Bugs is in the fray, his powerful charged attacks and basic combos can help him hold his own in a fight and really surprise your opponents. Now, a nerf at the start of Season 1 has made him less dominant in the arena, but he is still easily a strong choice!

Tier B

Alright, now we’re getting into the rest of the roster. These characters are good, but require perfect timing and mastery to make the most of – and they’re just not quite as good… Sorry.

MultiVersus tier list LeBron James: an image of LeBron in Tune Squad uniform infront of a blurred image of the Training stage

LEBRON JAMES

LeBron James initially made a pretty big impact when he arrived into Multiversus, but after a few weeks and at the start of Season 1, he hasn’t really gelled with the current meta.

His basic combos and attacks are deadly with the chance to sling opponents across the map and catch them in hitstun combos as your teammate wails on them. But his weakness when without a ball and the evasion capabilities of his attacks mean that he doesn’t quite make it into our suggestions for the best characters in MultiVersus.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Taz's character model

TAZ

If you were hoping Taz was mean and menacing, unfortunately, after a nerf and then a buff, he is sitting somewhere in the middle. This Looney Tunes character is a Bruiser archetype character for a reason – he can barrel through enemies with ease and hit hard both up close and from a distance. He can also turn enemies into cooked chicken with his Bottomless Pit Passive Ability, which also allows him to heal.

But, his abilities and specials aren’t quite as strong as they could be and that leaves him open to attack or vulnerable. He still has some key strengths, but they aren’t enough to push him into the top tier when it comes to the full roster.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Steven Universe's character model

Steven Universe

With the ability to conjure bubbles and shields, which they can use as additional platforms, Steven Universe is an interesting character in MultiVersus – and one that isn’t quite top-tier right now. They’re a fantastic Support archetype character that can provide additional armour for allies and deflect projectiles using their bubbles to trap enemies and shields to boost allies.

But, those perks really are a tradeoff for the damage output Steven has, which is minimal and their manoeuvrability could also be better. Steven hasn’t changed much since the game launched and he still sits in the middle of the pack.

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  • MultiVersus tier list: an image of Wonder Woman's character model

    WONDER WOMAN

    Initially, Wonder Woman really felt like an uninspired character as she didn’t fit into the meta. However, a buff in Season 1 has given her a bit more of a personality in fights.

    Her abilities and buffs help her support her team better now and her attacks have become more powerful, which allows her to actually fight and support her team, as Tanks should be able to do. She still isn’t quite able to carve out her place in the roster yet, but these improvements are a step towards making her more viable.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Reindog's character model

REINDOG

Easily one of the most adorable characters on the roster, Reindog is another Support character who has seen some nice buffs that have increased his strength and survivability.

While he is a bigger target than some characters, his special attacks do provide some incredibly valuable perks like damaging enemies repeatedly and electrifying them. Some powerful simple attacks as well do also allow Reindog to survive and deal a lot of damage when compared to other support characters.

Tier C

Tier 4 gets into the characters that have more significant problems in MultiVersus that hold them back from really shining.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Iron Giant's character model

IRON GIANT

Iron Giant, welcome to the buff group. The hulking machine himself saw a pretty nice buff with Season 1 and multiple smaller tweaks have increased his power and allowed him to hold his own, despite his obvious lack of mobility.

A mixture of powerful kicks and slams have landed him in the middle of the pack right now, but we expect him to either move up this list or fall back down with subsequent patches.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Garnet's character model

GARNET

Much like Steven, Garnet is a great character if you’re into Steven Universe. However, we found them to be one of the more sluggish Bruiser archetype characters in MultiVersus and that slow movement holds them back, alongside her unique Rhythm mechanic.

If you’re looking for someone who can hit hard, you’ll find that here – but, you need to time your dodging well if you want to avoid being hit and the extra buffs she gets from her Rhythm just don’t quite fit into the current meta.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Tom and Jerry's character model

TOM AND JERRY

With Tom and Jerry, you get two for the price of one, really. Specialising in ranged moves, Tom and Jerry is a solid character to pick if you struggle to dodge attacks in the thick of a fight. This is a high-skill character when you take into consideration how much Jerry’s placement can help make the most out of Tom’s Special Attacks.

But, their reliance on specials and needing to bounce projectiles between Tom and Jerry mean that they don’t really fit into the current meta even after some tweaks and you would be better off picking someone else right now.

Tier D

Tier 5 is the characters who really shouldn’t be played either due to their moveset or the fact that they have bigger problems right now.

MultiVersus tier list: an image of Velma's character model

VELMA DINKLEY

Velma mains, we are sorry. Season 1 brought a pretty massive nerf to the character that has crippled any strength she had in the meta.

Almost all of her attacks now have longer recovery times and her specials offer fewer debuffs or buffs, with less grey health, Weakened stacks, or manoeuvrability. As such, she now has fallen off a cliff edge and its going to be hard for her to get back to being a top-tier support, let alone a top-tier character.

 

Well, there it is… a full MultiVersus tier list. Of course, we should reiterate that this is our opinion based on the gameplay we’ve played so far. It’s going to change over time, so be sure to keep checking back as new characters are added and tweaks are implemented. However, if you’re a beginner, this should help you decide who to check out first.