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]

Rapper T-Pain goes to bat for Apex Legends devs who are facing harassment

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Earlier in the week Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment openly spoke out against the toxic portions of its playerbase, outlining a zero tolerance policy...

Skull and Bones has been delayed into 2023 – its fifth major public delay since 2017

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Stop me if you've heard this one: Skull and Bones is being delayed. Again. Ubisoft made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon, saying that feedback...

Genshin Impact opens new Sumeru regions, adds three new characters, and launches events with version 3.1

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Genshin Impact is nowhere near done playing in the desert. The multiplayer RPG's latest version update is live, bringing more regions of Sumeru to...

Overwatch 2 plans to combat player toxicity and secure accounts with a ‘defense matrix’

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Wrath what? Blizzard doesn't have time to think about the immediate past when it has another launch coming right around the corner. Next week,...

The Cycle Frontier offers up the patch notes for its upcoming new season

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The cataclysm has fallen upon The Cycle: Frontier, meaning the first season is over and the second season is coming tomorrow, September 28th, but...
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Valheim brings out its crossplay patch ahead of its arrival on Xbox Game Pass

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Why shouldn't Valheim have crossplay? Vikings don't care about platform distinctions. They care about conquest and crafting and beating bosses with campfires. That's what...

Hearthstone releases its new mini-set and updates Battlegrounds and Mercenaries in latest patch

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The time for Maw and Disorder is now in Hearthstone's newest patch, which brings on the titular mini-set the CCG unveiled last week -...

Massively on the Go: October brings new treats to Pokemon Go

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Pokemon GO's Season of Light continues into October, and while a lot of the announced content looks as familiar as that candy corn you...

MultiVersus doubles the XP required to max out character mastery to ‘make it a bit more of a journey’

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There's a new patch out for the multiplayer character brawler MultiVersus! There's cute outfits for Reindog! How adorable! Rick Sanchez was added to the...

First impressions: Touring the features and firepower of Foxhole’s Inferno update

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After five years of development, the large-scale milsim Foxhole is going to be launching out of early access later this week on Wednesday, September...

Wolcen Lords of Mayhem moves to a new backend this week, plans more controller features and balancing

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This week, the multiplayer ARPG Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is making a big move. A new in-house backend solution has been developed, and the...

NetEase’s heavy armor battler Tank Company soft launches on mobile

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Do you have what it takes to be an authentic tanker? No? Well... um... do you at least have a phone? Oh you do...

Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff revamps magic, opens Windless Woods in newest patch

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The multiplayer RPG Swords 'n Magic and Stuff has magic in it - it's literally in the title - but that doesn't mean that...
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Apex Legends draws a line in the sand over increased developer harassment

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We all get mad at games, and some of us even get mad at game studios. However, when that anger boils over into harassment...

E3 2023 will host an industry-facing event on June 13 and a general public convention on June 15

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Gamers and game devs all know that the ESA was vowing to bring its E3 event back in June 2023 after the show was...

The Stream Team: Hitting the open beta arena of Omega Strikers

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It's another Sure, Why Not Sunday edition of OPTV as MOP's Chris decides to take a look at Omega Strikers, the 3v3 high-octane soccer...

US Department of Homeland Security issues a nearly $700K grant to research extremism in gaming

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There are toxic people in games chat, and then there are people who use video gaming platforms as a ways to encourage extremism and...

The Stream Team: Another Astroneer EXO F.A.R.M. event

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It's the return of Astroneer's Fuel Acquisition, Renewal & Maintenance event! The sturdysquash are in season again and Massively Op's MJ is ready to...

Multiplayer 4X RTS Dune Spice Wars introduces the House Corrino faction in latest update

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Dune: Spice Wars, the early access 4X RTS that recently introduced multiplayer to the mix, has now added something else new to its melange:...

Omega Strikers is an open beta 3v3 game of high-speed soccer from former League of Legends devs

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Are you ready for some football? Or soccer? Or a 3v3 game with some extremely colorful characters that runs at a speed that's much...

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