The MOP Up: Fortnite’s players are spending more money than ever

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Don’t think that the Fortnite craze has settled down quite yet. According to a new survey, player spending in the game is higher than it’s ever been, with the average player dropping over a hundred bucks on the game this year alone.

This comes from Lendedu, which took a survey of 1,000 Fortnite gamers to see how their spending habits have changed over the past two years. Around 77% of those polled said that they spent money on the game, with a 21% increase in purchases from 2018.

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)!

New World posted a “personality test” to see where you fall among the game’s three factions.

It’s the fourth anniversary for Nine Dragons, and you can claim a free gift box when you log into the game. Thanks Panagiotis!

“A Hearthstone Battlegrounds update is planned for Mar. 5 that removes Tirion Fordring, adds Queen Wagtoggle back into the Hero pool, and resolves a few other issues,” said Blizzard.

“This week kicks off Joker Madness, where we are greatly increasing both the drop rate and the number of Joker Tickets dropped from opposed missions for the month of March. We are also moving all of the shotgun stats that have been tested into all districts,” said APB Reloaded.

If you’re late with your rental storage fees in Prosperous Universe, there will be hell to pay.

Funcom’s co-op Conan Chop Chop got an interview in which the team said that it’ll be fun no matter how you approach it: “We’ve put a lot of effort into the random nature of how the world plays out each round you play and how you can combine weapons, charms and play style to have an interesting experience every time you play whether it’s on your own or with your friends.”

Kakao Games is investing $20 million in three studios: Second Dive, Ocean Drive Studio, and Pathfinder8. Second Drive is creating an “open world action RPG” while Pathfinder8 is making a sequel to its Kaiser mobile MMO.

More pictures and more development information was posted for Starbase fans. Among the notes is the fact that Hauling Hauls now allow for group instances.

A Pokemon Go raid was cancelled because Niantic was using map data from World War 2 that was… slightly… out of date.

Wakfu is giving you even more areas to color on your character. Get them crayons out!

The Battle for the Conqueror’s City is on in Conqueror’s Blade:

The Reds are coming to World of Warships Legends:

The MMO industry pumps out more and more news every year – no site could possibly cover everything. That’s why we gather together all the extras every week in The MOP Up, our a weekly compilation of MMO info we don’t want lost in the cracks of time. Send us your news bits through our tips line!
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