While the MultiVersus update focuses on several characters, the most significant adjustments were saved for Looney Tunes rep The Tasmanian Devil (or Taz for short). Taz was a force to be reckoned with during the closed beta, with some comparing the utility of his Tornado special to similar tools that made Kirby villain Meta Knight so dominant in the days of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
“Our plan is to transition the Tornado to a cooldown move in an upcoming patch,” the patch notes read. “The tornado is Taz’s signature move, so we want to keep it as one of his most powerful attacks, with the cooldown forcing more intentional use of it. These nerfs will reduce Taz’s strength, especially at higher levels of play, so expect some buffs to the other moves in his kit in the near future.”
In the meantime, Taz’s Tornado received a slight damage reduction as well as a decrease in duration and hits.
Other changes in today’s update include increased cooldown on Batman’s Batarang special, numerous bug fixes for the Iron Giant (please just take him out entirely), and a weight reduction for Scooby Doo investigator Velma Dinkley. Velma is another character considered to be among the best in MultiVersus, so it’s possible she’ll see more substantial changes in the future.
Here’s a full breakdown of the MultiVersus patch:
MultiVersus is currently in open beta on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and the Epic Games Store.