During San Diego Comic-Con last week, Player First Games announced that Rick and Morty will be added to the first season of MultiVersus on August 9. However, it looks like players may already have access to Rick (via The Gamer).
Following the release of the game’s Open Beta, Twitch streamer ConnorEatsPants was streaming MultiVersus recently when a random player joined his party. When the streamer went to change his settings, the other player hovered over Rick Sanchez, making him appear next to Connor’s character – Harley Quinn – on the select screen.
— Smash Creeper (@smash_creeper) July 28, 2022
ConnorEatsPants isn’t the only player who’s experiencing strange Rick lobby appearances. Another user by the name of smash_creeper was also on the character selection screen when someone invited him to a party. They soon realise that Rick is in their lobby and wonders aloud how the player already has the character.
More users, such as mirrorman, also saw Rick appear in their lobby despite the character being unreleased. In the video posted to Twitter, the user is confused as to why the player is able to join his party while also being baffled by the sudden appearance of Rick.
It’s unclear at this time whether this is a mistake on the developer’s side as Rick seems to be showing up this early than expected. However, it’s possible that hackers have managed to add the character to their game as MultiVersus is still in early access.
In NME’s preview of MultiVersus, Cheri Faulkner said: “For an open beta the game is well-refined, has plenty of content and the gameplay feels balanced and fair, for the majority of the time. If the advertising stays away, rather ironically I am entirely sold.”