Multiplayer

Games in our Multiplayer category are multiplayer online games that share some but not all mechanics in common with traditional MMORPGs. Generally, their “massive” nature is contested. They frequently include OARPGs, online shooters, online strategy games, mobile MMOs, and other pseudo-MMOs that optionally provide single-player, offline, or custom-server support. We formerly categorized Multiplayer titles as “Not So Massively” games. You may also be interested in our MOBA category for PvP-centric arena battlers. [Follow the Multiplayer Online Games category’s RSS feed]

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EA is sunsetting Apex Legends Mobile, canceling Battlefield mobile game

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Electronic Arts delivered its Q3FY23 investor report this afternoon, and it wasn't a bad one; the company saw net revenues up for the quarter and...

Legends of Runeterra promises quarterly releases in 2023 with new champions, modes, and features

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"As a small team of passionate developers, we have been taking your requests for more content with more consistency seriously," opens part of a...

Microsoft wonders if y’all are done playing Halo Infinite just yet

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Things aren't looking too hot for the online entry of Microsoft's flagship FPS franchise. A new survey sent out to gamers from the tech...

Marvel Snap gets even more multiplayer with today’s battle mode

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It's been one of the most requested features of Ben Brode's Marvel Snap: A one-on-one battle mode to duke it out between friends. And...

Destiny 2 showcases some of the pretty new weapons and gear awaiting in Lightfall

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It's a looter shooters, so it's obvious that Destiny 2 would add new gear and weapons with its February 28th Lightfall expansion, but just...

Elite Dangerous brings clearer Thargoid War UI, system reset tweaks, and new frontline content today

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A fresh new patch for Update 14 launches today in Elite: Dangerous, and by all accounts it's bringing some features that players have been...

Ubisoft is apparently announcing The Crew 3 today

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Ubisoft has spent the first month of 2023 stewing in a mess of its own making, but apparently at least once more title at...

Gamer lawsuit over Activision-Blizzard buyout proceeds as Microsoft puts billions into OpenAI

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Last month we reported on a lawsuit filed by self-described gamers who were trying to block Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard; the filing used several...

Aliens Fireteam Elite makes its Cistern map a permanent feature and opens reward pools to all modes

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Last time we heard word from Aliens: Fireteam Elite, it released a new vertical map called Cistern complete with holiday-themed rewards for players to...

Astroneer’s Awakening update introduces a mysterious new mission chain and UI improvements

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What awaits in the center of the solar system in Astroneer? Science would tell you it's a sun, but a newly added mission chain...

The Soapbox: Subscriptions might actually be the next big innovation in digital card games

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What started earlier this week as a rant on how bad an idea a subscription model in Hearthstone would be evolved into something more:...

Siege-centered PvP MMO Warlander makes its free-to-play launch, is immediately flooded with cheaters

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A few weeks ago we caught wind of Warlander, a self-described MMO focused on online castle siege warfare with up to 100 players that...

Diablo III brings a talent tree-granting new season to its public test realm January 31

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Players of Diablo III can now pretty much expect each new season of the ARPG will bring some form of distinct mechanical shift for...

Minecraft Legends and co-op shooter Redfall confirm release dates in Xbox developer showcase

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Earlier this week saw Microsoft and Bethesda kick off a developer showcase of titles arriving to Xbox, PC, and Game Pass, and while our...

The Stream Team: Starting a few first-time matches in Marvel Snap

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MOP's Chris is not usually one for card games, but there was a lot of early noise made about Marvel Snap, and it appears...

Overwatch 2 devs address issues with ranked play, reward acquisition, and balance frequency

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In an attempt to get ahead of several controversial topics in the Overwatch 2 meta, Blizzard posted a developer update to briefly address a...

Dungeons & Dragons’ OGL fiasco ends in victory for third-party content like The Secret World TTRPG

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Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro flooped around and found out. As we discussed earlier this month, the stewards of the Dungeons & Dragons...

Tower of Fantasy unveils a frosty karate robot coming to the roster on February 2

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Have you ever worn shoes that could kill? You will be if you're going to be playing as Alyss, the new Simulacrum arriving to...

Hearthstone applies balance adjustments to Battlegrounds, Duels, and several of its latest cards

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With Hearthstone's March of the Lich King expansion now almost two months old, the devs of the online CCG have had time to take...

Destiny 2’s day-long outage this week was the result of… a config error in a dev tool

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Destiny 2 suffered a nasty outage earlier this week that took the game down more than 24 hours and even caused a rollback. Now,...

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