MMO Week in Review: WoW’s expansion tease, Elite’s console disappointment


Finally: The World of Warcraft expansion we expected announced last fall will now be announced in April, Blizzard confirmed this week, setting the speculation mill grinding.

Meanwhile, Elite Dangerous ended console development, Lost Ark’s latest patch saw grumbling and concurrency dips, Babylon’s Fall fell flat, Guild Wars 2 backed down on the Jade Sea meta, EVE Online’s monetization ticked off its playerbase, and we took a look back into Classic The Secret World.

And of course, game studios continued backing out of Russia and lending aid to Ukraine following Russian’s invasion.

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday (since 2010!) in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!


Overwatch 2 opens signups for its spring beta round - Multiple company scandals, falling player counts, and the loss of several team leads won't be stopping Overwatch 2: Blizzard announced today that it's beginning closed alpha for the expanshasequel. "Closed…


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