The MOP Up: Survival sim Grounded tames gnats and preps for launch


Honey-I-shrunk-the-players survival sim Grounded’s last big pre-launch patch arrived recently, adding gnat pets, a cookery building, and armor and weapon upgrade revamps. Grounded is expected to launch on September 27th.

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)!

V Rising pushed out a small patch to close off a couple of troublesome exploits.

Old School RuneScape is gearing up for the Tomb of Amascut release, which is expected to arrive this week.

Co-op shooter ARC Raiders has been delayed from 2022 to 2023 to “expand the experience.”

Server issues prompted The Cycle to hand out a pack of compensation items to all those affected. The dev team also made a lot of balance adjustments and tweaks.

A hard mode raid for Realm of Hallucinations went live in Swords of Legends Online.

PlanetSide 2 changed mission pools so that they now reset every eight hours. The hotfix also addressed some issues with the NS-45 and Outfit Wars.

Albion Online’s Divine Challenge event is back: “For the entire month of August, earn points for open-world activities, unlock chests to get valuable loot, and claim your very own Divine Owl.”

PUBG: Battlegrounds added a new weapon and vehicle for its Deston map.

The Division 2 authorized the release of its Street Activations Apparel Event with TU15.4.

Reader Manuel passed along this spiffy new Mineworld trailer:

League of Legends is pushing its newest champion, Udyr, pretty hard:

Apex Legends would like you to meet the “sniper savant” Vantage:

ChangYou’s Naval themepark MMO Sea of Dawn launched in China recently:

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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