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]

Dauntless adds a new beast, new Radiant Escalation, and new items in Return to Light

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Dauntless' reported 30 million players have some new things to do with the launch of the Return to Light update this week, particularly if...

V Rising’s spiders are upsetting enough to prompt players to ask for an arachnophobia mode

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Spider enemies are something of a staple for video games of all stripes, which likely makes it challenging for those with genuine arachnophobia to...

Grab a Mobile Royale welcome pack from IGG and MassivelyOP

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IGG has a fresh bundle of Mobile Royale goodies for our readers! The game is a mobile multiplayer 3-D strategy MMO on iOS and...
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War Thunder prepares to give players a ride into the Danger Zone with the eponymous update

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Cynical Brain: "Oh, look, here comes another War Thunder update. And they're calling it the Danger Zone update and they're adding the F-14 Tomcat...

Inside Star Citizen offers a look at the Drake Mule cargo vehicle and the RSI Scorpius heavy fighter ship

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The ongoing Invictus event in Star Citizen, which is already home to plenty of vehicles and ship demonstrations, is reason enough for CIG to...

Fractured Veil’s updated sound design will bring tweetier birds, noisier wood, and juicier slashes

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Good sound design can often go unnoticed as it immerses players in the game's world and provides feedback for what's happening in-game, and while...

Niantic’s Campfire social media platform will let Pokemon GO players chat and connect

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Niantic, the developer of AR mobile games Ingress, Pokemon Go, and Pikmin Bloom, has made some major AR gaming-related announcements during a Lightship Summit...

Dauntless celebrates 30M players, preps tomorrow’s Return to Light release

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We knew Dauntless was big, but I don't think most folks would've guessed that it had 30 million players. That's the milestone Phoenix Labs...

V Rising introduces an offline mode and other general fixes as sales crest one million copies

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The vampiric survivalbox V Rising appears to be going from strength to strength in its initial week of early access. Seven days have passed...

The Stream Team: Trying out the raid boss-filled multiplayer of TrinityS with friends

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What happens when you condense raid bosses from MMORPGs into their own multiplayer game? You might get something like TrinityS, a game that recently...

Destiny 2 changes weapons, armor, activities, and Solar archetypes in the Season of the Haunted update

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Over the past several weeks, Destiny 2 has been talking up the various changes coming to the shooter with the start of its next...

Dual Universe answers player questions about griefing, alien core unit balance, and server wipes

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Dual Universe has seen fit to launch a new series of videos called Ask Aphelia, which collect player questions and then answers them. The...
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The Division 2 makes changes to new exotics, applies fixes to Countdown mode and Season 9

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With Title Update 15 of The Division 2 out the door and in the rearview mirror, it stands to reason that adjustments and smaller...

Post-apoc multiplayer RPG Eden Falling joins the art NFT frenzy

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Evidently, the devs at Razor Edge Games believe that joining in on the NFT nonsense is going to help them finish the post-apocalyptic multiplayer...
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Warcraft Arclight Rumble tweaks closed beta as advance reviews trickle in

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Closed beta testing is well underway for Blizzard's latest mobile game, and it sounds as though the studio might be listening to players as...
Lot of oh no, but maybe that's to be expected.

Book of Travels decides to get granular about bug fixes in a new Steam sub-forum

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Last month, tiny multiplayer online title Book of Travels saw fit to call in help to fix its tech issues as part of the...

The Cycle Frontier outlines plans for difficulty and stability as release is ‘very close’

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With the second round of closed beta testing for The Cycle: Frontier wrapping up last month, it's time for Yager to process the test's...

NetEase Connect unveils a cavalcade of new titles and updates to existing games for PC and mobile

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Earlier this month, publisher NetEase announced a special event known as NetEase Connect that would showcase new games and updates to existing games. Now...

Mythforce infuses co-op dungeon crawling with the spirit of ’80s cartoons

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The '80s called -- they want their heroes back. If you miss the brash colorful adventures of Saturday morning cartoons from back in the day,...
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Apex Legends Mobile releases to mostly positive gameplay reviews and frustration with microtransactions

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Last week saw the worldwide launch of Apex Legends Mobile, bringing the high-speed battle royale shooter to Android and iOS devices in what's called...

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