The MOP Up: World War II hands over toolsets to players


World War II Online is renewing a focus to be “player-driven” by giving all high-level premium players a High Command toolset to fiddle around with the game itself.

“This will inject many veteran players and squads directly into the strategic component of WWII Online after many years and ensure we have players with operational tools online during all time zones,” the studio said. “We have great confidence that the player base will rise together to this occasion and work towards the health of the game and their respective side.”

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)!

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Grim Dawn hosted its first ever public playtest — and its last ever changelog!

Among many tweaks of WURM Online’s October 28th patch is fixing that pesky pregnancy thing: “The time until an animal gives birth is now far more precise and ticks down more reliably. Pregnancy time estimates now have variable accuracy and precision, based on Animal Husbandry skill.”

DOOM Eternal’s Patch 6.66 is a “love letter” to the community.

Craftopia put out a patch for Xbox players that fixes some bugs. The team said that it’s prioritizing save data issues that are plaguing the game.

PUBG: Battlegrounds said that Update 14.2 is here with the mortar, M79 smoke grenade launcher, and a slower swimming state for those in distress.

War Thunder introduced something called Terramorphing Technology: “The terramorphing feature allows players to change the ground’s surface in real time and create cover or obstacles.”

Ashes of Creation posted a slew of links to point to all of the discussions and progress that happened in October.

Hearthstone paused to reflect on Mercenaries’ launch and what is to come for the game and system.

Conan Exile’s latest PlayStation patch tackled some issues related to movement, “no owner” status, and stamina.

Dual Universe’s October newsletter urged players to log onto the test server to check out the changes coming with Demeter. The test realm is up from November 5th through the 11th.

Destiny 2 said that work on Trials of Osiris’ matchmaking continue as recent tests did not prove fruitful.

Keep up to date on the latest Dark Age of Camelot developments with the regular Friday grab bag column. And make sure you log in on November 29th for the last Catch Up in Caledonia event for the year!

Destiny 2 decided to remove its Flawless pool and replacing it with a new system to help with Trials.

LifeAfter’s second outbreak is spreading like wildfire:

Valorant teased its next playable agent, Chamber:

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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