The MOP Up: War Thunder helps the US Army train in quarantine


How is the US Army training during this era of COVID-19? By playing video games, of course!

War Thunder said in a press release, “We read an article at the US Army website describing how the quarantined tank crews choose to use War Thunder as their preferred remote training tool. We decided to support this initiative and help all crews of modern tanks and helicopters to keep in good combat shape and boost the morale of soldiers, while safely staying at home to avoid the new coronavirus infection”.

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)!

Princess Svana isn’t your typical royalty in Elder Scrolls Online. I like to think she’d be my friend.

The City of Heroes reverse engineering project SEGS is working on a new sci-fi map.

APB Reloaded is doing its best to pin down this frame rate issue: “We completed a lot of the audio re-work late on Friday, but I had an SPCT member go in, and we saw many of the issues were fixed. Still a couple stragglers, but with the limited testing, it looks like we got about 80-85% of these bugs.”

Politics will be an important part of Prosperous Universe: “This means planetary populations could give governors the ability to actually use all these fees collected by their corporation to (transparently) invest them back in the planet’s future.”

Outlaws of the Old West had to wipe the game yet again thanks to a new patch.

Dragonknight Online is coming back as DK Mobile.

“Five people were charged this Sunday with fixing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches, according to Victoria Police. If found guilty, they could face up to a decade in prison.” That’s right, kids, gaming doesn’t pay!

Mirage Online Classic is taking signups for its closed beta test. “The engine was completely revamped in some areas to provide a better browser, mobile, and steam experience.”

Looking for a cute cross-platform battle royale? Royal Crown just launched for mobile and PC, so it might be worth a look. MMO Fallout says that “it’s cute but needs work.”

Wolcen’s extended soundtrack is on Steam, as is the first volume of Starbase’s score.

Remember that weird Cuisine Royale game? It got a new trailer:

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!
Previous articleSquad-based WWII MMO shooter Enlisted held a weekend test set in the Battle of Berlin
Next articleApex Legends adds a new hero and a lore-filled mission in its upcoming fifth season

No posts to display