The MOP Up: Valorant welcomes Yoru to the roster

    
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With the new character of Yoru joining up in Patch 2.0, Valorant’s getting more interesting by the day. The team’s also helping to clarify how you’re moving up in the PvP ladder: “With the start of Episode 2, we’re removing the ambiguity in how close you are to ranking up, making it easier to compare how you stack up against the best of the best, a better rewarding of your time invested in ranked, and making a number of other quality of life changes based on your feedback.”

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)!

MU Online’s getting ready to trot out its Season 15 Part 2 update on January 26th, complete with the Crimson Flame’s Icarus. There’s a pre-patch event for this going on right now.

Even store offerings for an upcoming game can give us an insight into the lore and personality of a game world. And so there is some merit to pouring over Ashes of Creation’s latest store listing, as it includes some furry cuteness.

If you like World of Warcraft drama, Aldristavan pointed us toward this controversy involving an MMO modder who created a mod to break other mods.

And the Ultimate Gamer Worldwide Open is hosting a free-for-all global competition on March 1st to anyone who wants a shot at part of a $1 million prize purse.

The “urban survival MOBA battle royale” Eternal Return sent out a press release saying that it arrived in Hong Kong this past week.

4Story added a new Battle Arena mode: “This 5v5 PvP mode challenges participants to balance offense and defense, with each team attacking an opposing Titan in order to assault the other team’s base.”

Want to get a piece of the insanely successful Roblox? The company is going public through a direct listing (rather than an IPO) to cross the $30 billion valuation line.

The British Women in Esports initiative is partnering with Rix.GG to hold a female Valorant tournament on January 30th and 31st.

Wakfu looked back at everything that the game (and its studio) went through in 2020:

Test drive PlayerUnknown’s Battleground’s latest vehicles:

Iron Conflict, a 10v10 real-time strategy title, just launched on Steam for $15:

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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