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]

3v3 arenas are live this week in Apex Legends’ Legacy update

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Apex Legends is sparkling this week with a big update and 3v3 mode. The Legacy release adds the new mode, new legend Valkyrie, the...

Destiny 2 brings new activities, the Vault of Glass, and armor transmog with Season of the Splicer on May 11

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Next Tuesday, May 11th, will introduce yet another season to the multiplayer looter shooter of Destiny 2. This season is known as the Season...
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Stadia’s vice president and head of product quietly leaves Google

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It would seem that things over in the world of Google Stadia are continuing to look grim. In the wake of Stadia game studios...

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2021 financials: Blizzard has lost almost 29% of its overall active playerbase in three years

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Welcome back, my friends: It's time for another Activision-Blizzard investor report, and we're expecting this one to be a ride. Readers will recall that...

League of Legends is getting its own animated series on Netflix this fall

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If you're the sort of League of Legends fan who enjoys the game's animated cutscenes and promotional videos, then you'll likely love the news...

Blizzard and Fox are headed for a trademark fight over the Diablo name

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I have to sometimes wonder if trademark lawyers claw their faces when they see certain case files cross their desks. Take, for example, an...

Mechwarrior 5 Mercenaries fully launches on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox X/S May 27

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The Mechwarrior franchise has been back in MMO news a bunch lately, first with the revitalization of the MMO Mechwarrior Online and second with...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming charity endeavors support vets, autism, and AbleGamers

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While still sneaking some spring snow in (bad weather!), April also showered us with some uplifting moments and goodness. Warm fuzzies are far better...

The Stream Team: Being bolder in Path of Exile’s Ultimatums

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Path of Exile's Ultimatum challenges seemed relatively tame at the beginning, but they quickly became much more intense! Massively OP's MJ barely got a...

Warframe brings a new Frame, new Kuva Lich content, and new rewards in the Sisters of Parvos update

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Have you ever wanted to control a jellyfish-styled robot suit? You'll get your extremely creature-specific chance when Warframe brings out its Sisters of Parvos...

Valorant will soon record and evaluate voice comms as part of efforts to fight harassment and abuse

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If you play Valorant and are an unmitigated asshat to people over voice chat, believing you're safe from being found out in player reports,...

Destiny 2 discusses the Vault of Glass raid launch and weapon changes, confirms collection of transmog feedback

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The usual weekly newsletter for Destiny 2 has a number of nuggets for players to chew on in anticipation of the game's next season....

Fight or Kite: Foxhole is the ideal sandbox military war simulator for MMO gamers

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I have played a ton of games that attempted to capture the effort and feeling of playing in a virtual war, but none of...

Star Citizen dates its next free-to-play Invictus Week event, talks about Theaters of War progress

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Star Citizen is a project of multiple game modes. There's the Persistent Universe (the MMO mode), Arena Commander (the space combat arena mode), Star...

Dual Universe talks up its community as players hold an in-game sci-fi convention

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Dual Universe is feeling particularly appreciative and thankful to its community in the game's April newsletter, which circled back around articles and postings from...

Chronicles of Elyria dev answers backers’ Kingdoms of Elyria questions

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"Having been closely following your feedback via email, as well as across social media, it's clear there's plenty of questions still surrounding Kingdoms...

The Stream Team: May Day mayhem with Valheim’s Moder and Yagluth bosses

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Why slaughter just one boss when you can slay two? Well, because Massively OP's MJ is the one most likely to be slaughtered in...

The Stream Team: Continuing Warframe’s Call of the Tempestarii

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Last time, Massively OP's MJ got a glimpse of the ghost ship Tempestarii as she played Warframe's newest quest. She learned enough to know...

Elite Dangerous player manages a 64,000+ light year trip without needing to scoop fuel from stars

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While a great deal of attention is being paid to Elite: Dangerous' Odyssey alpha, there's still adventures being had in the base game as...

Why I Play: Monster Hunter Rise is still worth it one month later

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It's been over a month since Monster Hunter Rise was released to the public. I was feeling good about the game during the press...

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