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!
Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from Lawbreakers, Hyper Universe, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Pokemon Go, World of Tanks, DC Universe Online, Crossout, Monster Hunter World, Runes of Magic, Atlantica Online, Revelation Online, League of Legends, Crossfire, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Path of Exile, and Dungeon Fighter Online, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Monster Hunter World: Get the latest scoop from the Tokyo Game Show in this megathread!
- Hyper Universe: The MOBA has expanded service into SEA and Japan and added an update with a new hero and game mode!
- Atlantica Online: A new fist merc is coming to the game called Tania! [Source: Press release]
- DC Universe Online: Good to know that carniverous plants won’t poison you as they chomp on your leg (and other small patch changes)!
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: A patch eliminated an exploit in which players could bind multiple actions to the same key. Also, VW minivans are coming!
Events and Contests
- Path of Exile: Jump into this fan art contest for the recent expansion and win some swag!
- Crossfire: European teams are urged to sign up for this year’s Invitational Qualifier!
- Revelation Online: Shadow Demons is bringing an every-30-minutes event to the game.
- World of Tanks: Jam out your own version of the game’s theme song and win prizes!
- Pokemon Go: Celebrate the Equinox from September 22nd through October 2nd and gather double stardust!
Odds and Ends
- Heroes of the Storm: Blizzard is getting its brackets together prior to BlizCon, Also: “We’ve just issued a new round of account suspensions and bans for players who regularly go AFK, refuse to participate, or intentionally and repeatedly die during their Heroes of the Storm matches.”
- Runes of Magic: Take a tour in-character around the Nebula Woods in this latest community update.
- Path of Exile: The art team explains how it tackles creative blocks in its work.
- Rich Vogel: This MMO veteran is now a vice president at Certain Affinity tasked with building up a new live team.
Lawbreakers increased players’ lifespans across the game and added a new map:
War stories are back in World of Tanks, starting with Operation Sealion:
Crossout has added a new faction, Dawn’s Children, in the latest beta patch:
Buy this League of Legends Ashe character, propel some funds to charity. Win-win:
See how Overwatch’s Ana plays as a Heroes of the Storm character:
Luke the Constrictor is here, offering a new raid experience to Dungeon Fighter Online: