The MOP Up: Magic the Gathering Arena jumps the gun on Steam


While we were all led to believe that Magic the Gathering Arena was coming to Steam this fall — mostly because investors were told that — it turns out that the online card game is actually coming to the platform on May 23rd.

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)!


Skyforge’s Mechanoids are here with a new seasonal pass: “Fight back against these mechanical creatures and earn awesome rewards including the new God Form! Complete as many seasonal challenges as possible and explore the new Atlas to get stronger.”

ARK: Survival Evolved took a look at the upgraded foliage art coming with Unreal Engine 5.

An Olympic Esports Week is coming this June to Singapore: “This includes all the thrilling Olympic Esports Finals action across 10 events – and sport shooting has now joined the line-up, with the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)’s challenge featuring Fortnite.”

Among Us teased its fifth map: “Map 5 is going great! There are a lot of new things that I can’t wait for everyone to see and play with. There might even be some parts of the map that look familiar but are very different.”

Blade & Soul Revolution dropped a new update with the Ebondrake Cult Secret Hall dungeon, dungeon auctions, and several new in-game events.

A Valheim player recreated World of Warcraft’s Elwynn Forest in the game, down to the smallest detail. It’s pretty groovy.

Vendetta Online’s latest patch is community driven: “This group size change has been requested for a long time, but was recently revived on the suggestions forum by players who enjoy participating in some of the recent game events. Larger player groups should improve the ability to coordinate larger participation in more complex events.”

Warframe delayed the end of Nightwave: Nora’s Mix Vol. 3 and the start of Vol. 4.

Old School RuneScape talked about the changes to the Bounty Hunter event, saying, “We’ve seen more bits of feedback and a handful of questions about some of the mechanics of Bounty Hunter itself, since we’ve not spoken about the actual minigame for some time.”

SMITE is happy to show off all of the bug fixes it’s done to the MOBA as of late!

“Krafton and NetEase are set to appear in San Mateo, California court this week in the ongoing copyright legal battle sparked by the titles Knives Out and Rules of Survival.”

Multi-genre “experience” Evercore Heroes is coming to closed beta on June 20th:

Find out more about PUBG’s new Clan system:

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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