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]

A new medical research paper attempts to set health guidelines for collegiate esports players

One of the refrains bleated by those who dislike esports is that competitors are not "real" athletes. This appears to be a similar idea...

Daybreak’s Z1 Battle Royale is sunsetting its South American servers, canceling Showdown event

April's been a rough month for fans of Z1 Battle Royale, the PC version of H1Z1. Developer NantG laid off a...
You say that like it's a bad thing.

Heroes of the Storm player arrested for making terrorism threats in chat

On today's episode of Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes, a Heroes of the Storm player has been arrested and charged with making...

Grim Dawn previews Shattered Realm tweaks, old-school gear revamps in latest dev blog

It's been a few weeks since Grim Dawn's latest expansion, Forgotten Gods, hit the proverbial shelves, which of course means it's time for...

Lawful Neutral: Is it safe to play on City of Heroes’ inevitable rogue servers?

You CAN play on the City of Heroes rogue servers you're about to see springing up. But should you? Our law columnist looks into the legalities of the City of Heroes emulation situation.

Fortnite and PUBG are banned by the Iraq parliament

Yet another country has decided to ban online games over fears of addiction and negative influence on youth. The Iraqi parliament voted this...
We'll find it eventually.

No Man’s Sky has a community devoted to transportation via black holes

In real life, as near as we can tell from the science, the only place you get transported to when you enter a black...

Overwatch teases Havana map, breaks down Storm Rising event

Earlier this week, Overwatch cracked open the vault and let players dive in to the Storm Rising mission. In typical form, game...

Burnout Paradise’s online mode downshifts into the sunset

Wait, there was a Burnout Paradise? And it's shutting down? Don't feel silly if this title escaped your notice, because it probably did a...

Dauntless outlines progression, hunt, and reward changes coming in the Path of the Slayer update

Dauntless is preparing another big shift to its major systems in just under a week. The Path of the Slayer update is imminent,...
Please let this stay far away from Rowling's endless retcons.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is in beta down in New Zealand

Love Pokemon Go but hate its relative lack of British wizards? Then Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is for you. Especially if you're in New...
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Apex Legends patch hardens its large lads while making long-range gameplay more viable

Poor Caustic, Pathfinder, and Gibraltar in Apex Legends. They were just trying to run around and not get shot, but they're dummy thicc, and...

Sea of Thieves previews fishing and cooking in new Hunter’s Call update trailer

Avast, mateys, what's that on the horizon? Could it be Sea of Thieves' anniversary update, The Hunter's Call, poised to hit the high...

Overwatch assigns a new co-op mission today, code-named Storm Rising

Despite what you may think, Overwatch's heroes aren't always at each other's throats while endangering the populace around them. Not always. Once in...

Path of Exile plans a melee system rework for June’s 3.7.0 expansion

One of the biggest endeavors in Path of Exile's recent Synthesis expansion was making massive rebalancing adjustments to the game's spells, and Grinding...

Conan Exiles’ new season pass includes multiple DLC starting with today’s Treasures of Turan

The elephants are on parade in the new Conan Exiles DLC Treasures of Turan. Sure, it's more than just elephants, but "elephants,...

The Survivalist: Why I love survival games but refuse to touch Atlas

I love survival sandboxes. They give me that virtual world experience I'm missing from most MMOs. And I can build! So, why won't I...

The Stream Team: Icy titan bloodbaths in ARK’s Extinction

Massively OP's MJ and her team were barely able to poke into ARK's ice cave last time and instead were sidetracked by taming...

The Stream Team: World of Tanks’ 8th anniversary rolls in

Today is World of Tanks' eighth anniversary! And now Massively OP's MJ will help the WWII-inspired game roll out of its eighth and into...

Brave the Sunken City to confront a Great Old One in Conan Exiles’s latest update

Eldritch horror appears to be the flavor du jour in the latest test server update to Conan Exiles, which has opened up the...

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