The MOP Up: Dauntless’ forums are down for a month as the game goes offline until Tuesday


No doubt that you have heard about Dauntless’ launch on Tuesday, May 21st. And while that marks a new beginning for the monster hunting game, it also signifies an end to the old testing forums – and a temporary outage for the game.

“On May 20th, 2019, we’ll be taking the Dauntless forums offline,” the team posted. “This isn’t farewell, but it will be at least a month before we have them back up and running. In the meantime? Twitter. Reddit (/r/dauntless). Discord. Carrier pigeon.” And then last night, the game came offline for an “extended unplanned maintenance” until the console launch on Tuesday.

“We will not be back up until May 21. This isn’t a decision we came to lightly, and we know it’s not what you were hoping for. Unfortunately, we still have some critical work that we can’t do with the servers up. (We tried, and the servers bled.) Please know that we’re working on a solution for those of you who are now unable to complete your Hunt Pass. Once we have that put together, we’ll update here and let you know what to expect.”

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)! [With thanks to Steve for our intro tip here!]

MechWarrior Online — yes, it’s still running — would like you to drool over some of its newer robotic war machines.

Your games are spying on you — and that info is being sold to the highest bidder. Welcome to the current cyberdystopia!

Improbable posted a spotlight diary on the cyberpunk Mankind Reborn, one of those small MMO projects you might have missed. “Our game doesn’t have the traditional progression systems that other MMO games use,” the dev team said. “In Mankind Reborn, you start off as a nobody, then depending on your social, economic and mechanical combat skills, you progress and carve your path in the game.”

Time magazine named Overwatch League’s Kim Se-Yeon, the league’s first female player, as one of its next generation leaders.

Russian operator started selling founder’s packs for Lost Ark. We’re now in an arms race, people!

Final Fantasy XIV has a new soundtrack for you to pre-order titled Journeys: “We are pleased to present the third official arrangement album for Final Fantasy XIV, featuring eighteen songs for listeners to enjoy. The album consists of seven piano arrangements, including Crimson Sunset accompanied by the beautiful shakuhachi instrument, and eight band arrangements, including eScape and Wayward Daughter! In addition, the album contains three bonus tracks as well!”

OrbusVR looks ahead to its future, which contains the Oculus Rift launch and raid testing.

Meet the dragon Mulaamnir, one of the key characters coming with Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr this summer!

Lineage II Classic pushed out its Secret of the Empire update this past week with new hunting zones, the Imperial Tomb region, and some scary world bosses.

Gamigo’s futuristic shooter Ironsight just got its own battle pass:

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Anton Mochalin

Was going to try the game but after them going to Epic Store I changed my mind. Say what you want about Steam’s revenue cut but Steam gives me user reviews and ratings and that really matters.


Not to mention Epic’s already been doing plenty of shady stuff to where it’s hard to actually trust that they won’t do more shit in the future.


Their Asia/Oceanic server is highly populated, takes no time to queue. I think it’s my most played game of 2019 so far, and I’ve spent about $150 to back it so far. Loving Dauntless very very much. The combat just feels so fluid.


It sucks because I just got back into Dauntless and was having a lot of fun, but that’s the end of the road for me with Dauntless for now. Not going to be supporting their move over to the Epic Games Store, and it sounds like the Dauntless launcher won’t be working anymore after this point.

John Mclain

Same, played it since alpha as a founder, this will sadly be the end of the road for me as well. It was a fun game while it lasted.


Bugs me that we can’t just use the original launcher but whatever. Their mistake.


Well if you haven’t already heard or played Monster Hunter World, the Iceborn DLC is coming out soon. May as well invest your time in that. They’ve got a much more polished and varied monster/weapon system.


Yeah and the Witcher event is out. But I liked Dauntless’s unique take on weapons + the visuals were more pleasing on the eye for chillaxing evenings.