Now that MultiVersus patch 1.02 is finally out, fans have been picking through all the changes and content. One such change removes a police car from Velma’s moveset.
Velma is a main character from Scooby-Doo, since the series’ inception her entire character is devoted to finding clues and eventually turning a criminal over to the police. This was recreated in MultiVersus, where Velma would have to pick up “evidence” while fighting, filling up her “evidence meter.”
Once the meter is full, she would be able to “call the police”, which then summons a police car that reveals the other character to actually be Old Man Jenkins, another throwback to the classic series. The character is then whisked away, likely to cartoon prison, with the other attempted Scooby-Doo villains.
Apparently this was too much for some people to handle after the domestic terrorist riots of 2020, as players kept harping on the character for this, even calling her a “karen.” This is a common pejorative to describe white females who are quick to call the police.
Now, when Velma’s meter is full she gets prompted to “solve the mystery,” which brings the Mystery Machine out to whisk away the suspect, or perhaps in our modern era we now refer to them as the “criminally challenged.”
There’s other actually important things that came with MultiVersus patch 1.2, like the adorable Gizmo from Gremlins, as well as a much-needed hitbox overhaul, rebalancing, and more.
In case you missed it, we did a write up on the original closed alpha with impressions on all currently announced fighters – you can find our preview here.
MultiVersus is currently in open beta as mentioned above, across Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.