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]

Microsoft’s latest edition of Flight Simulator touts single shard multiplayer features

Well, here's a game we weren't expecting to have on our radar, but these are strange times indeed. So with that in mind, let's...

The Stream Team: The third part’s the charm in Warframe’s The Sacrifice

"The hardest part is over" -- or so Massively OP's MJ was told. She's completed two parts of Warframe's The Sacrifice story quest now,...

Valnir Rok focuses on performance updates, promises to ‘go darker, more violent’

I don't know about any of you, but I never got the impression that the world of Valnir Rok is a particularly warm...

Population Zero talks about the Hub location and its features, kicks off a day-long stress test

Calling your most important location in the world the Hub is probably not the most imaginative thing, but then again, the NPCs of

Star Citizen’s March monthly report outlines alpha 3.9 development progress

Alpha 3.9 is pretty much around the corner for Star Citizen, so reason would stand that the vast majority of March 2020's...

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO is hiring, online shooter Crucible gets a launch window

We are still largely in the dark when it comes to Amazon Game Studio's upcoming Lord of the Rings MMO, but a new...

Path of Exile’s latest patch introduces a mid-season nerf to an overpowered notable

So there's a new patch on the way for Path of Exile, and like other updates to this multiplayer ARPG, it's another...

COVID-19 roundup: Final Fantasy MMORPG disruptions, Xbox Series X release, and philanthropy from Sony and Albion Online

Yes, we're doing another roundup of stories from the novel coronavirus' impact on our slice of the gaming pie. This one, though, has some...

Fallout 76 PC players can scoop up a game copy on Steam – for free

So here's a nice surprise: We knew Fallout 76 was coming to Steam, but we didn't know that existing players could claim...
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Sea of Thieves is heading to Steam with full cross-play capability

It may not be the biggest sort of cross-platform news, but after enjoying a lengthy stretch of life as a Windows 10 and Xbox...

Torchlight III gives defense and shields a buff in the latest mainline patch

Another day, another mainline patch update for Torchlight III. Not only does this one feature patch notes that appear to have been written...

April Fools’ Day around the MMO ‘verse, 2020 edition

Happy April Fools' Day, folks. Here's a look at a few of the goofball pranks and patches we spied in MMOs this morning! First, up...

The Stream Team: Tracking the Yuty mission in ARK: Genesis

One of the unique things about ARK: Genesis is the introduction of missions in game. Massively OP's MJ has tried one with tossing dodos,...

Starborne talks up its new map and new win conditions ahead of open beta

With days until its open beta, Starborne is ramping up to let people know about its form of online MMORTS gameplay. The latest...

Bloodlines of Prima is a free-to-play PvP/PvE open world hero shooter MMORPG

OK, I confess that the headline for this one sounds like Bloodlines of Prima tossed all of the MMO sub-genres into a blender,...
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The Division 2 plans balance changes to several enemies, skills, exotics, and talents in update 8.5

Ah yes, the balance change update. The one that either brings joy or rage to a player's face. The Division 2 is primed...

The Stream Team: Plagued by pink bubblegum boulders in Astroneer

Massively OP's MJ is in the middle of unlocking the planet Vesania in Astroneer, a land of pink bubblegum boulders that keep trying...

Grab a key for Shadow Arena’s final beta, courtesy of Pearl Abyss and MOP

As we've been covering, Pearl Abyss is gearing up for a 2020 release of Shadow Arena, the standalone battle royale based on

COVID-19 roundup: Game platforms, pandemic sales, and the potential for a digital Gamescom

I think it's high time I took over one of these coronavirus roundup stories, wouldn't you agree? So allow me to offer yet another...

Valorant’s closed beta starts next week, while Runeterra improves its economy

In a bid to make all of the video games in the known universe, Riot Games is juggling several major projects right now. Its...

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