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]

Make My MMO: Elite Dangerous’ exploration reveal, Star Citizen’s $1650 ship

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Frontier has been showing off what's coming in Elite Dangerous' Beyond - Chapter Four, specifically the...

MMO Business Roundup: Discord’s new TOS, Steam China, EA vs Actiblizz, Dota 2’s transparent lockboxes, WASD

Welcome back to another roundup of businessy things of interest to MMO players this week! Discord If you're one of the bajillions of MMO players...

The Stream Team: Wyvern hatching in ARK Ragnarok

Have you hatched a wyvern lately? Massively OP's MJ hasn't, even though the gang collected some eggs a little while back. With Extinction coming...

Nexon is sunsetting Hyper Universe’s western PC version now too, but the XBox One version will continue

A week ago, Nexon announced that it was shutting down its MOBA Hyper Universe in Korea, citing poor player turnout. At the time,...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite RPGs for MMORPG fans

This week's Overthinking topic was sent along to us from MOP reader Mordyjuice. This is gonna be a fun one! "I find that I...

Conan Exiles adding Halloween event, offers free week on Xbox One

Do barbarians celebrate Halloween? They can if they are in Conan Exiles. Funcom announced its first spooky holiday event for the survival game,...
Who's down here?

Path of Exile takes a look at the statistics of class picks for Delve league

You may not think of yourself as a particularly dedicated fan of the Delve league in Path of Exile, but the class breakdown...

H1Z1 brings tricks and treats with Hauntfest event

As H1Z1 players await the beginning of season 2 in November, the folks at Daybreak Games are bringing a haunting holiday celebration...
Dragon Age.

The LA Times investigates Riot Games’ ‘boys’ club’ sexism problem, ESPN reports Riot staff ‘departures’

If League of Legends company Riot Games thought that the Rockstar crunch conversation was going to eclipse Riot's sexism predicament,...
It is faintly possible that the developers just don't care much about you.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds offers matchmaking compensation in the form of a hat with headphones

So PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has had a wee bit of an issue with its matchmaking lately, but here's the good news: The development...

More Rockstar devs speak up on crunch as Red Dead Redemption 2 official launch trailer drops

Rockstar is trying to get the Red Dead Redemption 2 narrative back on track this week after one of the company bosses

Blizzard will announce ‘Diablo-related news’ at BlizzCon, but it’s not what you want to hear

Lately there's been a whole lot of speculation surrounding Diablo, with rumors flying left and right about what may be in store for...

Epic Games is suing still more Fortnite cheat creators

Looks like we've got another entry in the seemingly perpetual saga of game developers vs. cheat creators, as
This... should be fine.

World of Warships patch 0.7.1 adds in Halloween submarines along with other tweaks

The spookiest possible thing in World of Warships is the submarine. We already learned quite a bit about these new nautical terrors

devCAT Studio reveals new character trailer for upcoming MOBA Ascendant One

Developer devCAT Studio, creator of Welsh- and Irish-mythology-inspired MMORPG Mabinogi developed under Nexon, has unveiled the first character trailer for its upcoming MOBA...
Yes, she has them.

Here’s how Overwatch’s Pink Mercy charity donations help fight breast cancer

It seems fitting to have used Overwatch's Mercy as the face of a charity for a medical cause, which happened earlier this year...

Tactical space shooter Dreadnought launches on Steam

Developer Six Foot has announced the official launch of its free-to-play space shooter Dreadnought. The game, which includes the new launch update...

Armored Warfare details upcoming improvements as part of its New Horizons project

Last month, Obsidian Entertainment and My.com announced the New Horizons project for their free-to-play tank combat game Armored Warfare, which aims...

Hearthstone aims to balance Giggling Inventor, Mana Wyrm, and Aviana

A balance update is incoming to Blizzard's hit online card game Hearthstone, and it aims to open up the meta a little...
Hooray-ish.

Fortnite offers a new vehicle in Battle Royale and new test options in Save the World

In a move that will no doubt stun and amaze longtime players, the latest Fortnite update actually comes close to having an...

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