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, Black Desert Online started rewarding loyal players with all manner of goodies. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from Guild Wars 2, Overwatch, Defiance, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Soulworker Online: Smilegate is launching the game’s Korean server this week, inviting players to come check out the open beta.
- Diablo III: Blizzard quietly patched in support for the new PlayStation 4 Pro, with better graphics as a result.
- Sphere 3: A new patch has expanded this game world with The Forgotten Lands and a level increase to 50.
- Black Desert: January 11th’s update began pre-loading Margoria content, distributed a round of attendance rewards, and issued a continuance for the Laventia event.
- Conquer: The Windwalker class has been added to the game! “Windwalker holds mystical handfans as weapon and can switch the combat style between two branches, melee Stomper and ranged Chaser.”
- Defiance: A nuclear winter event is all the rage on this game through January 30th. “Take down irradiated ruffians at any arkfall to collect new loot.”
Odds and Ends
- Grand Theft Auto Online: There’s a new sports car in this game that costs a staggering $1,189,000 of in-game cash to buy. Sure we can’t just carjack it?
- Overwatch: Billionaire CEO Elon Musk is an avid fan of this game and talks it up mightily in a recent interview. In other Overwatch news, Blizzard banned 10,000 cheaters in Korea.
- E-sports: A recent UK summit among e-sports industry members resulted in a pledge to challenge perceptions of this genre in the media and public.
- Guild Wars 2: What crazy adventures have Vikki and her pet moa gotten into this time? Find out in part six of the Tyrian Travels story series!
- Pokemon Go: Starbucks has added more than 5,000 additional Pokestops and Gyms to its offerings.
Take an in-depth tour of Overwatch’s new Oasis map. What secrets will you find?