Don’t have Thanksgiving plans past gorging on dead bird carcasses and mashed-up roots? Blizzard has just the thing for you: Free Overwatch!
“From November 20th through the 26th, we’re calling on all prospective agents: assemble your teams and dive in during the Overwatch Free Trial on PC, PlayStation®4, or Xbox One!” the studio said. “For this free trial, we’re making the ultimate team-based shooter’s entire content available including the full roster of 29 heroes—including the newly released gunslinger Ashe—and 19 maps available for play in a variety of modes, such as Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also be able to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock different customization options for their heroes.”
This is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have, drop us a tip)!
Microsoft delivered this sad news: “We wanted to share that after May 13th, 2019, Age of Empires: Castle Siege will no longer be supported, and will no longer be available for download.”
Survival shooter DayZ just sold its four millionth copy this past week. Not too shabby for what was once a game mod! [Source: press release]
The Asian MMO Astellia is now accepting reservations, so maybe you’ve got a new game to check out over the holidays? [Thanks Daniel!]
Valve was so happy that a hacker found a bug that was generating free Steam games that the company awarded him with $20,000. However, Valve didn’t do anything for its reputation by merely wagging a finger at racist DOTA 2 players.
Armored Warfare is getting ready to roll out its second season in December. Called Arabian Nights, this will take us to Egypt and Iraq. [Source: Press release]
Looking for a good Monster Hunter-type game for mobile? You might want to check out Rangers of Oblivion. (Thanks Dyer!)
There are new planets to explore — and die on — in Osiris: New Dawn (thanks Kinya!):
See some gameplay of Mutant Year Zero in action: