The MOP Up: Skyforge takes Switch players to the moon


Earlier this year, Nintendo Switch users were treated to a full-fledged MMORPG with the launch of Skyforge on the platform. Now, Skyforge is taking Switch players to the moon of Thea with a massive update on April 13th.

“Shadow Of Aelion is planned to launch alongside various technical fixes to reduce the amount of crashes players may experience with the Switch version of Skyforge,” the studio said. “Several stability updates have already been applied to the game since its launch.”

And over on PC, Xbox and PS4, the Phytonide Invasion is raging!

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)!

Have questions for the Corepunk team? You’d better get them in by April 5th so that the studio can wrangle them into an upcoming Q&A session.

Activision Blizzard came down hard on a very, very minor Call of Duty leak, thereby amplifying it to the masses. Way to go, there.

Don’t forget that Phantasy Star Online 2 runs a special event at the first of every month: “Starting on the 1st of every month (depending on where you live), ARKS Operatives come together for this special in-game campaign that offers rewards, boosts, and a special activity!”

Lineage II and Lineage II Classic are running an XP boost event through April 21st — take advantage of that to level quickly!

Dark Age of Camelot’s killer bunny and Rites of Spring event have returned!

A Dronapocalypse is hovering about Crossout, thanks to armed drones and other patch goodies.

Conan Exiles announced a new hotfix: “2.3.2 addresses a number of remaining issues, such as Thrall AI unresponsiveness and some unbearable XP gains.”

Hunt Royale came out for mobile devices, billing itself as “a midcore game that combines battle royale and MOBA genres.”

The Animal Crossing community’s creativity shines with wacky projects, such as recreating a song from Disney’s Hercules in the game.

Chapter 3 is being pushed back in PlanetSide 2, but there was a small PlayStation 4 update nonetheless.

A small Vendetta Online patch indicates that there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.

Realm of the Mad God pumped out Patch 1.4 with the Summoner class and huge revamps to the Deadwater Docks and Sprite World dungeons, along with “the biggest anti-bot measures ever in the history of the Realm.”

Project: Ragnarök’s team sat down for an interview about this cross-platform title from Netease: “Mobile is our top priority for now. We will first release the game on mobile while gaining experience for the development on other platforms, and eventually, Project: Ragnarok will support cross-platform play on Mobile/PC/Consoles.”

Nexon invested $874 million into four companies this year: Bandai Namco, Konami, Sega, and Hasbro. Basically, they’re funding my childhood.

Grand Fantasia is sending players to an alternative version of Elsaland,” Gamigo announced. “Players can join forces with their friends to unravel the mystery and to stop Carso before it’s too late.”

Starbase’s latest round of development includes “resource management UI windows have been worked on, all tabs (that should) are now scalable.”

What’s going on in Ankama’s universe? There’s a show to answer that:

Dekaron M released its final preview trailer:

Frozen Flame showed off some work-in-progress for the Cradle of Keepers:

The Panzerjäger I tank is coming to World War II Online:

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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