The MOP Up: Valheim’s Christmas surprise


As the nights turn frosty in Valheim, a strange wintry cheer spreads through the land. Could it be… could it be a plum pudding of a patch?

“Firstly we have changed the seasonal items to be set to activate depending on the date,” the devs said. “Since we’re in December, that means the yuletide items will be available right now! And the second highly requested feature is that we have added keyboard/mouse support for Xbox, so that you can play the game however you prefer!”

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)!

EverQuest II’s Varsoon TLE server welcomed the arrival of The Shadow Odyssey this past week. “It is time for a new generation of Ethernauts to retrace the steps of their honored predecessors.”

Don’t get your hopes up too high for a Grand Theft Auto VI port to the PC — one Rockstar animator said it’ll be a long time before that happens.

Neverwinter wants you to stop climbing where you shouldn’t: “The crew of the Dirty Deceit have spent numerous hours polishing the door leading below deck. it is now smooth and slick and should prevent even those with great climbing skill from perching on its surface.”

A strange portal has appeared in Shroud of the Avatar thanks to its Release 121. What could it mean?

Fae Farm delivered its first premium content update: “As well as the new Coasts of Croakia content that launched today, we’ve rolled out a general update for all players (around 700MB or so) with a number of gameplay improvements and fixes.”

Update 17.01 arrived for Elite Dangerous with some minor fixes, adjustments, and this: “Fixed issues with transferring cargo to fleet carriers and SRVs requiring a relog. You no longer need to break the laws of reality to get your goods.”

PlanetSide 2 is testing a rework for Capture the Conduit: “We’ve reworked or reverted several bases back to their original types—either Capture Points (CP) or Construction Outposts.”

Prosperous Universe is struggling to figure out some recent server instability and how to fix it.

Super Animal Royale went into its 10th season:

League of Legends explained how its Split 2 rewards and monetization work:


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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