What: Marvel Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 25th, 2016
What: Marvel Heroes
Reto-Moto announced this morning that as it approaches the second anniversary of Heroes and Generals’ Steam early access launch, it’s clocked in over 8 million players — that’s registered players, of course, since the game is free-to-play. A press release issued today counts “12,716 tweaks and improvements” since then, as well as 3,137 bugs squashed. Most recently, the MMOFPS added the Everhart: Nights of the Road update, which included a bunch of infantry trucks and quality-of-life adjustments. That video is below!
Last week, Nexon previewed LawBreakers’ Enforcer role. This week, it’s all about the Assassin. “With her razor-sharp blades, powerful Romerus energy shotgun, and hyper mobility, she can bring death from above, below, or any other direction she pleases,” says the studio. “Use the Arc Blade’s grapple tech to swing circles around your opponents, disorient them with a Flux Blast, and Dash in to land the killing blows.”
Check out the new images, infographic, and video below, then catch a bonus video of summing up the latest test patch.
Nestled far, far down ARK: Survival Evolved’s Community Crunch 57 post is a little gem for anyone who is curious about the upcoming Primitive+ mod. Devs have taken a moment to define this upcoming total conversion mod to let players in on some of the goodies that await them. Basically, primitive here means no electricity. That means no AC units, no omni-directional lights, no fridges, no metal structures, and no fabricators. But when devs taketh away, they also give: There are windmills, muskets, dozens of new resources, 11 new crop seeds, new rafts, and three new building tiers (lumber, cement/brick, and adobe). In total, Primitive+ adds 230 new items that are not a part of the core game. And it won’t stop there either, as devs committed to continue active development of the mod. You can see some of the changes yourself in this gallery:
The post also includes results for the summer cup semi finals, winning videos of community content contents, from building to video making. You can tour the ARKitect winner — a community library — in the clip below, then check out other videos on the official site.
The anniversary event for Skyforge has been running for a little while and is scheduled to come to an end very soon on July 27th. But there’s one last bit of celebration to be had in the form of an anniversary trailer recapping the game’s post-launch history. One year and eight expansions later, how have players been enjoying the game?
According to the video, 64% of player characters are male, while 36% are female. Archers lead the pack of classes at 14%, while Monks trail behind at 5%. But none of that matters, since 87% of players died facing Merciless Astara the first time, making her particularly… well, merciless. Check out the full video below for more stats and plenty of shots from the game in action.
Now that Black Desert Online has landed in North America and is humming along nicely, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the game has several more updates waiting in the wings. The Korean version of the game just recently had a major patch which brings in a new continent to explore, along with changes to underwater combat, sea monsters, guild battleship combat, and all sorts of similarly fun stuff.
Steparu took a prowl through some of the new content, exploring the new region and diving under the waves to engage in battle with whatever could be found down there. Players will need to wait for a little while longer before the same content is available in North America, as the naval combat is expected to be released some time in Q4. Still, sea monsters are worth the wait, right?
Let’s be real here. If you purchased BlizzCon 2016 tickets several months back, you weren’t doing it for the thought of goodies. You were doing so to go to BlizzCon. Any bonus items that you get in real life were just, well, bonuses. But who doesn’t like bonus items? So why not check out an early unboxing of the goodies contained within the BlizzCon 2016 goodie bag now?
As always, the items run the gamut of different gaming doodads, including polyhedral dice for the Diablo III fans and a coaster for World of Warcraft fans. You can check out the full unboxing video just below to see all of the contents laid out, one by one. Hey, if you’re already making the trip, why not get some cool stuff out of the exchange?
The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!
This week Planet of Heroes leaped onto the scene with promising mobile MOBA. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from Overwatch, No Man’s Sky, Elder Scrolls Online, Final Fantasy XI, TERA, Shards Online, Aion, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
This week in MMO crowdfunding news, John Smedley tweeted a few teasers for his upcoming pixel MMORPG Hero’s Song. “We’re at 5400 items in our game now. It’ll easily be over 10,000 when we’re done. Maybe more like 20k,” he told his followers. “21 classes too. none of our items are randomly generated [‘even the common stuff,’ he added later]. We’re taking the time to craft each one. All kinds of cool stuff in there too. Can’t wait to share.” Since its canceled Kickstarter earlier this year, there is still no way to pledge early for the game; Smed says the team is still working on it.
Meanwhile, Elite: Dangerous players are swimming in conspiracy theories thanks to an intriguing discovery of what may be an alien map, sandbox ECO released its 4.2 alpha, and Das Tal has offered testers the chance to be in the game’s trailer. [Thanks to Defector1980 on the Elite tip!]
Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week and the roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on!
Revenge is coming! Revenge is coming! Lock up your puppies and your kittens because nothing will be safe when Guild Wars 2 goes on a rampage.
Actually, it’s just a heads-up for the game’s newest scenario, Revenge of the Capricorn. This will be a reworked conquest PvP map teeming with pirates (arrrr) and should be hitting the live servers on July 26th. You can get a sneak peek of this map below!
Shark week is over, you say? That doesn’t matter to MassivelyOP’s MJ! The ocean is a dangerous place in ARK, and MJ needs a new shark friend so she can have some aquatic adventures — and survive! Since the server reset, she doesn’t have any of the scuba equipment or dinos to make the waters safer. That’s where creativity comes into play. Join us live at 12:00 p.m. as she helps test out the new shark-taming cage.
What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
When Albion Online‘s final beta kicks off on August 1st, players are going to deal with Artifacts. They’re the most powerful items in the game, the sort of equipment that people tell stories about, and they’re explained in depth in a video just below. Each Artifact comes with important stats and spells embedded therein, making them major increases to the power of any character in the game. But you won’t find them by simply wandering the world and smacking things… at least, not only by doing that.
Artifacts are crafted using pieces of weapons and armor that have a great deal of power associated with them, so it’s not a matter of just killing a boar and looting a sword from it. The video explains that you’ll instead find a blade, which you can then bring back to a crafter, who can in turn make the blade into an Artifact. The final test will have 18 available Artifacts, but the plan for the launch game is to include 81 of these powerful items. Check out the full video for more details on the system.
Crowfall’s posted up videos of some of the reveals from its last livestream, which demonstrates the creation of the Minotaur Myrmidon and its lengthy, epic death animation. They’re a freebie prelude to the limited-edition prints of the same subject that ArtCraft is now selling as part of its crowdfunding. Enjoy!