April Fools’ Day this year has been pretty weird, given that MMO studios started rolling out their pranks and events in the middle of last week, and here we are on a holiday and a Sunday too. We’ve seen everything from Guild Wars 2’s sitting in chairs to the real-life theme park teased Black Desert. Pokemon teamed up with a noodle company. Elder Scrolls Online’s been running its Jester’s Festival for four days already!
I’m pretty fond of Path of Exile: Royale myself.
Based on community feedback, we are announcing that we have abandoned the Action RPG genre to focus on what players really want. Path of Exile is being replaced by PATH OF EXILE: ROYALE, a 100-person free-for-all battle royale game. https://t.co/TSR4wXv85W pic.twitter.com/MApXZFyDtu
— PATH OF EXILE: ROYALE (@pathofexile) April 1, 2018
However, Conan Exiles Sword Ruler comes pretty close.
Funcom announces the Conan Exiles Sword Ruler, a handy tool for measuring your weapon of choice and comparing it to others. pic.twitter.com/9wesa8opKc
— CONAN EXILES (@ConanExiles) April 1, 2018
Best not leave WoW’s “official patch” notes off this list! They’re all micro-holidays for WoW’s BFA expansion, plus super realistic mounts.
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) April 1, 2018
Shroud of the Avatar begs you to not fear the reaper…
War Thunder’s devs invited everybody to play the quiet game.
Then there’s Final Fantasy XIV GO.
EVE is vowing “more balance” and a new ERIC to replace AURA.
Nic Cage comes to AQ3D:
— Artix Krieger (@ArtixKrieger) April 1, 2018
It's beard and boba day in Aden! Take both your style and your CP to new levels with a true Dwarvish beard, or get a dose of that extra enhancement with a refreshing Maphr's Boba! Only available on April 1st – get yours now! pic.twitter.com/14li3W73ck
— Lineage 2:Revolution (@Lineage2_Rev) April 1, 2018
We're excited to announce our brand-new artificial intelligence device: JAGEXA.
Jagexa connects to a cloud-based voice service via RuneLink, to streamline your RuneScape experience and your everyday life.
Reserve yours today!https://t.co/1Uj2wYEELe
— Jagex Games Studio (@Jagex) April 1, 2018
Hungry for some Bless snacks?
Haha, I love this one: Closers introduces a new Closer character called Pane of Glass.
For our part, we’re enjoying a round of Massively OP Bingo, and as promised, we’re sharing the board down below so you can join in while answering today’s Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best April Fools’ Day prank this year?
Thanks to everyone who sent these in! If you spy more as the day goes on, tuck ’em down in the comments!