World of Tanks’ console edition is getting all ’80s happy with the launch of season 3 this month. Wargaming announced that players can obtain hero skins and tanks that commemorate movie icons John Rambo, James Braddock, and Snake Plissken.
“With Rambo, Snake, and Braddock on board for the coming battle, Season 3 will continue the excitement of the previous two seasons – and we look forward to seeing heroes rise amongst the ranks of our players,” said the team in a press release..
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)!
Roblox used one of its smaller piles of money to buy real-time animation startup Loom.ai to “accelerate the development of next-generation avatars.”
Stardew Valley is trying to work with Sony to get the game back onto the PlayStation EU Store.
Rocket League rolled out an NFL fan pack for the game with decals from all 32 teams.
TERA Console’s latest patch adds “bug fixes, a new event, cosmetics, and more.”
Prepare for Skyforge’s debut on the Switch next February with this FAQ! It’ll be a 23 GB download, apparently.
Elite levels are back in Aion — at least until January 27th, 2021!
Path of Exile is now selling its 2021 core supporter packs: “There are five packs available with each featuring exclusive cosmetics inspired by past and future Path of Exile expansions.”
You’ll have to wait a bit to experience EA Play on Xbox, as the service has been delayed until some time in 2021.
Starborne has a new game mode for you to try: “The Omega Project is a four-week game mode with increased emphasis on individual empire roles and teamplay from which a single alliance will emerge victorious.”
Kritika is back — in Southeast Asia, at least. Kritika: REBOOT launched recently in the region and offers an English translation if you’re curious.
Keith Burgun hosted a podcast interview with Raph Koster to talk about Ultima Online and other fun topics.
The Valorant creative team thanked fans for a good 2020 and said that it would be diving more into this game world in 2021.
Kakao Games announced that it’ll be publishing online shooter Terra Fire. The survival title is slated to launch next year on PC.
Starbase’s latest update made a raft of improvements to player shops.
Iron Harvest’s multiplayer gets some more action in Rusviet Revolution:
MapleStory’s Awake: Flicker of Light has a lot of new content for you to enjoy:
PUBG’s Tythonic posted its earnings call (and some lore with it):
Finally, there’s this:
We set the @GWR record for the largest projected video game display in the world by playing Destiny 2: Beyond Light on a mountaintop using Xbox Series X. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
— Xbox (@Xbox) December 15, 2020