The MOP Up: Dragon and Home goes to the Blazing Desert


Dragon and Home warmed up a chilly winter with the debut of its third continent, the Blazing Desert.

“This vast world presents the splendor of ancient civilizations, offering you a unique experience of exotic charm. Within the boundless expanse of the desert, besides mounts, the boats will serve as your frequently used transportation.”

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)!

ARK: Survival Ascended officially launched on Xbox and Windows PC, followed immediately by the debut of cross-platform mods. PlayStation is on deck.

NetEase’s Infinite Lagrange added “powerful” new ships, the military prestige system, a leaderboard, and space station loot gameplay this past month.

Riot Games expressed a plan to open an esports facility in Berlin for its Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. “Creating a venue of this scale is a testament to our long-term dedication to continue developing the future of esports in EMEA for our fans, teams, and their players, and the facility will set us up for further success in the years to come,” said Riot.

Fractured Online slid in a patch to address “multiple bug fixes” for its seige game. More bugfix patches are promised for the near future.

Titan Quest: Ultimate Edition came out on mobile that includes the base game and all of its four DLCs.

Riot Games’ Marc Merrill is now the Chief Product Officer of the studio and “will oversee the ecosystems of all products.”

Elder Scrolls Online said that it’d be willing to help players get a daily login “houseguest” after an extended maintenance period pushed some users out of the reward window.

Dune: Spice Wars officially launched on Xbox Series X|S and PC Game Pass.

WalkScape reported that it made a breakthrough in bringing the game to iOS: “The game is working on iOS just as well as it does on Android, meaning that we should be able to release the game on both platforms during the same release day.”

“Epic Games and Google have been ordered to hold settlement talks before the jury of the ongoing antitrust trial makes its verdict,” reports Games Industry.

Part of the ongoing restructuring of Embracer Group resulted in 50 layoffs at Fishlabs, the studio behind Valheim’s Xbox version.

MU Archangel’s 1.21 update added the Forgotten Battlefield dungeon and The Saint gear piece.

Aura Kingdom 2 dropped a patch with Eidolon enhancements, adjustments to rainbow crystals, and an upgrade to world bosses.

“We have some minor updates incoming to Campaign 199 which is part of a broader plan to help re-infuse the strategic component of WWII Online (we will provide more details on that before the new year),” said Cornered Rats.

Kpop star Marty joined the roster at Paragon: The Overprime:

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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