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]

New World confirms cash shop items will be cosmetic-only at launch after alpha test storefront worries arise

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New World very nearly doused its own flame before even leaving alpha. With the game's last major alpha update, the devs elected to test...
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Path of Exile promises more aggressive VRAM engine changes to make for a better game experience

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Who wants to learn how VRAM works today? See, Path of Exile is making some changes to how it utilizes VRAM in terms of resource...

Grab a stack of currency and premium account time for Gaijin’s WW2 shooter Enlisted

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Darkflow Software's multiplayer shooter Enlisted burst onto the scene this past spring as one of Gaijin's inCubator games, built on Gaijin's own engine and...

World of Warships spearheads 17-hour international virtual museum hop next week

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If the suggestive World of Warships transmedia synergy we joked about earlier this week didn't grab you, maybe this much more serious and wholesome...

Survival shooter Generation Zero introduces base defense gameplay and new craftable items in the Resistance update

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The co-op survival FPS Generation Zerio has introduced some potentially intriguing features to its gameplay loop, not the least of which is a shift...

Osiris New Dawn’s Discovery update adds new biomes, flora investigation, and space station building

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Most of the time in games, a discovery system usually involves aiming a scanner at something and hitting a button. In the Discovery update...

Destiny 2 brings the Season of the Splicer online with unintentional cross-play functionality

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A funny thing happened on the way to an update in Destiny 2. As the game's Season of the Splicer went live this past...
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Valheim gets a mod to bring the World of Warcraft landscape into the game

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If you've ever found yourself playing World of Warcraft and wishing that it were a little bit more like Valheim, or (perhaps more accurately) wandering around...

Overwatch 2 plans to discuss PvP gameplay in a livestream on May 20 and host an AMA on May 24

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If you've been worried by the abject silence coming out of Overwatch 2, then your worries may be eased starting later next week. The...

Ubisoft’s Skull and Bones has been delayed for at least the fourth time

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Ubisoft's Skull and Bones isn't dead, but it may as well be, given how long this thing has lingered in development. It was announced and demo'd...

Elite Dangerous Odyssey and Horizons PC players won’t be able to share a game session until console launch

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If you have friends who are buying in to the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey expansion and you're going to remain playing in the Horizons base...

Reborn Promisance is a fan-operated version of a turn-based multiplayer strategy MUD from 26 years ago

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If you're looking for retro, it doesn't get more retro than a rebuilt version of a text-based multiplayer online empire strategy game. That's what...

Path of Exile issues a fix-filled patch, talks about the creation of the Trialmaster and game sounds

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Grinding Gear Games is just chock-full of information related to Path of Exile. In terms of game-related details, the game's next upcoming patch will...

World of Warships introduces a limited-time event and special ship packs to celebrate Godzilla vs. Kong

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So what would happen if Godzilla and King Kong didn't slug it out kaiju-to-kaiju and instead joined their country's respective navies and commanded battleships...

Grab a free Super Squad key for this weekend’s closed beta test event

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Is there room in the MOBA genre for one more? Indie devhouse Bad Fox Studios hopes so because it's brought Super Squad to play,...

Monster Hunter Rise fan crafts 1000 items for charity while wishing for ducks from the 2019 MMO

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What drives a man to craft 1,000 Origami Switch Axes in Monster Hunter Rise? Is it for the challenge? For the laughs? Insanity? In...

TitanReach shows off more animals, props, weapons, and koblin animations

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The latest development blog out of TitanReach once more is all about showing off 3-D artwork, so at least players of the game's early...

Conan Exiles thanks its playerbase for three years of support with a blog, video, and fan art

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It's been three years since Conan Exiles made its arrival to the multiplayer survival sandbox scene and the devs at Funcom are feeling particularly...

Stick and Rudder: Phase 4 impressions and overall thoughts on Elite Dangerous’ Odyssey expansion

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Well, the alpha testing has concluded. Frontier Developments have presumably collected all the metrics and opinions they could want, and Elite Dangerous is heading...

The Soapbox: If you want innovation in MMOs, stop worshiping polish

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Gamers often lament that the world of MMORPGs lacks innovation. It's a frustration I share; this a genre that could be much more than...

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