MultiVersus’ hit detection is getting a “huge overhaul,” its game director confirmed today.
Tony Huynh tweeted about a new online-only update being added to the game, which fixed bugs affecting certain Jake and Tom & Jerry moves.
A follower responded by asking if Finn would receive a nerf in the future, claiming that his moves seemed to get through opponents’ defenses too easily.
Huynh responded that Finn would be changed, but it would be done in phases because the team was working on a larger overhaul of the hit detection system.
“We’ll be looking at Finn in sections,” Huynh said. “We’re working on a big overhaul of our hitbox/hurtbox system, so we don’t want too many moving parts.”
Hitboxes and hurtboxes are the two essential components of a fighting game’s hit detection mechanic.
A hitbox is an invisible box that is created when a character makes an attack and shows the range of space the attack covers. A hurtbox is another invisible box that is placed on top of a character and determines where they can be hit.
If a character makes an attack and their hitbox overlaps the opponent’s hurtbox, the attack lands. By making one or both boxes smaller, it becomes more difficult to perform attacks (because they are less likely to overlap).
So an overhaul of the hitbox and hurtbox system, like the one being planned for MultiVersus, could make it easier or harder to hit opponents, depending on how the boxes are modified.
Season 1 of MultiVersus was expected to officially kick off on August 9, along with the release of Morty from Rick & Morty as the game’s 18th playable character.
However, it was announced earlier this week that Season 1 and Morty have now been delayed, and the new date has yet to be confirmed.
“We know this may be disappointing to some and we want to assure our community that we are dedicated to delivering exciting new content that delights players,” read a statement on the game’s official Twitter account.
“We’ll let you know as soon as we can. We appreciate your patience and enthusiasm and look forward to introducing Season 1 very soon.”
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