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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Diablo IV internal test build gets a 2.0 version designation, suggesting work on its first expansion

Are you ready to soar into the skies of wild presumptions and lofty assumptions? Then feast your eyes upon the latest scuttlebutt out of...

Fight or Kite: Harry Potter Magic Awakened’s guilds, story quests, and pay-to-win gacha mechanics

I’d be lying if I said my game time over the last several months hasn’t been completely upended by Harry Potter: Magic Awakened. It’s...

Overwatch 2 hints at a spook-filled Season 7 release with a teaser trailer

While Overwatch 2 might have already confirmed that a new control map is coming to Season 7, there was already going to be more...

The Stream Team: Finding the right Warframe faction

Through all her years of playing Warframe, Massively OP's MJ has avoided choosing a faction to work for. (Decisions are hard!) But with the...

Terraria talks up mod development, culling Unity from mobile, and an upcoming board game

We already know that Terraria developer Re-Logic has tried - and failed - for eight years to stop developing the multiplayer survivalbox, and no...

MMO Business Roundup: MY.GAMES’ CEO, Valve’s antitrust fine, and research on China’s gaming regulations

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business news. Numbers numbers numbers. In fact, this edition has the whole trifecta: business,...

Realm of the Mad God Season 8 brings a tavern brawl mini-dungeon, new battle pass, and new crucible

It's time for a new season in the bullet hell dungeon crawling MMORPG Realm of the Mad God, and this season has a little...

Fallout 76 previews Atlantic City: Boardwalk Paradise’s factions and locales

Fallout 76 fans eager to head to post-apocalyptic Atlantic City have two choices: They can either literally go to Atlantic City in real life...

Fae Farm launches cross-promos with fast food and grocery chains, heralds strong initial sales

Any game is happy to herald that it's doing big things, but how many of those games are eager to announce partnerships with Dippin...

Overwatch 2 unveils its next control map coming in Season 7

If you missed watching the Overwatch League grand final, you missed out on some news from the shooter itself, as the devs used the...

Epic Games raises Fortnite prices in wake of layoffs and financial woes

Once again, Epic Games is asking for your help. Well, it's not so much asking anyone for assistance as it is jacking up the prices...

Wildcard sunsets ARK Survival Evolved official servers, confirms no Steam cross-play at ARK Ascended’s launch

"We aren't meant to live forever," reasons the title of a video for ARK: Survival Evolved, which is part of a wider send-off for...

Genshin Impact’s latest update features a very limited function to better avoid occupied quests

Last week brought Genshin Impact fans a plethora of things to do in its Version 4.1 update, but an unannounced quality-of-life feature is making...

World of Warships debuts a Captain’s Club benefits program as Wargaming donates to Maui wildfire relief

Do you have a World of Warships account? Have you participated in one battle within the past 30 days? Then you're already a member...

The Soapbox: The real cost of breaking trust with gamers

There's a quote going around these days in gaming spheres about trust being like a broken vase that can be fixed but will never...

The Stream Team: Pre-MOP league practice in Party Animals

Now that Massively OP's Chris and MJ got a taste of Party Animals (and MJ finally made it out of the tutorial!), the duo...

Dauntless details 2024’s return of targeted pursuit hunts and its in-development features

When we interviewed Dauntless product manager Jordan Power last week, one of the questions we asked was about whether targeted behemoth hunts would be...

Destiny 2 adds new weapons, details Checkmate mode updates, and confirms Season 23 gunsmith tweaks

The end of the week always means a newsletter from Destiny 2, and this edition of the post features another round of updates for...

The Stream Team: Reliving Destiny 2’s past through timeline reflections

MOP's Chris has been playing Destiny 2 for a while, but he also does have some gaps in the story. He also recalls at...
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Stardew Valley’s patch 1.6 will include new festivals, new late-game content, and 8-person multiplayer

Seven years on from launch, Stardew Valley remains the game that keeps on farming, and every time we think we were supposed to have...