The MOP Up: Grab your Harry Potter nickname now!


When Harry Potter: Wizards Unite arrives later this year, by which name will you be known and feared? Lord Scooby? Mr. Cheddar? Fluffybutticus? The field is wide open, but you need to move fast to reserve your official code name right now.

“For a limited time, until April 30th at 11:59 P.M. PT, Ingress agents and Pokémon GO trainers will have the opportunity to reserve their agent name or trainer nickname to use in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,” Niantic said.

And 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 covered, drop us a tip)!

Star Trek Online showed off some alternate designs for the Discovery in a lore blog. I still think it’s an ugly ship no matter how you dress it up, but it’s a big galaxy for a lot of opinions out there!

A new mercenary has arrived in Atlantica Online: Hippolyte, Queen of the Amazons.

We learned more about MapleStory 2’s Project New Leaf, specifically with improvements to enchanting and the coming of a 64-bit client.

Former EVE Valkyrie devs are teaming up with Focus Home Interactive to work on “an uncompromising multiplayer experience.”

Soulworker Zero, the mobile version of this franchise, started closed beta testing in Korea.

You know you want to fire off some heavy artillery in War of Rights. Fortunately, you should be able to do this before too long.

Otherland is going to help you get your butt back to Mars (we hear it’s lovely this time of year).

Elder Scrolls Online’sfive can’t miss experiences” about Elsweyr sounds an awful lot like, you know, just listing the core features of this expansion.

The upcoming scifi sandbox Population Zero answered a bunch of community Q&As this week.

Aion’s Flower Festival is live, and that makes Huey Lewis happy — because that’s the Flower of Love!

EVE Online is keeping things real with the March economic report and something called the Streamfleet Showdown.

Become a battlefield engineer and help fix up a fighter plane in War Thunder — and you may even get to keep it!

A new login campaign for Final Fantasy XI? You better believe it! Get in there in May and earn yourself some extra goodies.

APB Reloaded brought back its Easter egg hunt — how many are you going to find this year?

TERA’s console anniversary is here, and there are lots of buffs and bonuses to take advantage of: “We’re celebrating TERA’s anniversary on consoles with leveling events, increased rewards for Vanguard Requests, increased fund rewards for guild quests, battleground highlights, and new stuff in the store!”

Lots of zombies are shambling their way into PUBG Mobile these days. Good thing you can outrun them. Or can you?

No Man’s Sky has been amazing for that: Weird things that people do that you can’t predict. This is lovely and really meaningful to make games in a time when people are connected enough that they can do that.” Check out this new interview with the creator of No Man’s Sky.

The upcoming Mad World is adding lots of new hairstyles (and yes, that includes “baldies”). Also, the team shared some insight into Convictors and Murdocks, two mobs you’ll be facing.

A new collection set for ancient familiars and the activation of an Easter buff are both part of Riders of Icarus’ latest patch.

Destiny 2 is in hot water after selling a PS4 exclusive weapon to other platforms and then not allowing those players to use it. At least its glum troops occasionally lighten up for some partying:

Take a deeper look at the gameplay in Funcom’s Conan Unconquered RTS:

Retired World of Warcraft lead Chris Metzen is opening up about his development experiences in this interview:

The project lead at Apex Legends put together this video answering some of players’ most pressing questions:

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