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]

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Rumor: Riot is working on an anime and digital card game based on League of Legends

Are you ready to explore the rich lore of Runeterra? Because you - wait, what do you mean "what the heck is a Runeterra?"...

Blizzard solves its ‘one company, two policies’ problem by hiding pro players and canceling an event

While many gamers are now looking ahead to BlizzCon for its reveals after the Hearthstone Hong Kong esports fiasco, I'm far more curious about...

The Stream Team: The opening of Act VIII in Path of Exile

With the race to finish the story before ExileCon, Massively OP's MJ is cracking open Path of Exile's Act VIII. She has no idea...

Apex Legends will open up the training grounds to let players get used to characters and weapons

Seeing as how Fortnite is all slurped up into a black hole, perhaps it's time to consider other battle royale news stories like...

Sea of Thieves goes over quality-of-life improvements coming with Fort of the Damned

Just because an update has a rather imposing title like Fort of the Damned doesn't mean that everything about your life in Sea...

Fallout 76 prepares to get in to the Halloween spirit with the Mischief Night event

Just because you're living in a post-nuclear wasteland doesn't mean you can't mark the seasons with your favorite holidays. Case in point, the upcoming...

Not So Massively: The Blizzard I loved is dead

This week's Not So Massively column was supposed to be a wishlist of things I want from an announcement of Diablo IV....

Fortnite literally vanished into a black hole, and the internet lost its mind

In what's being called one of the most-watched gaming events in the west ever, Epic Games trolled Fortnite players hard yesterday afternoon...

The Stream Team: Taking another crack at hatching PixARK dino eggs

The last time Massively OP's MJ tried to breed and raise baby dinos in PixARK, it didn't turn out too well. She vowed...

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse just rolled out a much smaller PvP map for testing

Ashes of Creation's battle royale-cum-testing ground Apocalypse kicked out an update yesterday that, among other things, offers a new place for players to...

The Stream Team: Dare you do the Debaucheries of Derketo DLC in Conan Exiles?

Have you been to the Relaxing Rhino Inn? Maybe you've heard of it called the Raunchy Rhino instead. That sounds like just the place...

Blizzard finally addresses Hong Kong esports fiasco, reducing bans and reinstating prize money

All week, we've been covering the absolute chaos surrounding the punishment of pro Hearthstone esports player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung, whom Blizzard...

League of Legends tells casters and pro players to avoid ‘sensitive issues’ at the World Champs

So Riot's not having a good week with the whole China thing either. While the League of Legends studio was able to successfully fend...

Destiny 2 kicks off Nightmare Hunts, tweaks 3v3 matchmaking, and counts PC as its biggest platform

Destiny 2 has had a pretty big few days on account of its Shadowkeep launch, so naturally things will keep on changing and...

Stardew Valley’s lone developer talks about self-publishing, patch 1.4, and multiplayer for Xbox One and mobile

Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone seems to be the Trent Reznor of gaming development in that he works better either by himself or with a very...

Monster Hunter: World Iceborne adds Rajang hunt and new endgame content today, details future updates

It's all about the new hotness for Monster Hunter: World Iceborne, which might sound contradictory considering the expansion's subtitle until you realize that...

Steam’s Remote Play Together will let local multiplayer games go global

If you've ever had a game that worked only with local multiplayer and you had to either do some fast-hacking or just give up...
Monsters.

Temtem shares the first backer-created creature design process

The critters of Temtem are the center of the action, being as the title is a Pokemon-inpsired game which funded last year. This is...

The Division 2’s Title Update 6 brings new missions and a new specialization starting on October 15

Title Update 6 of The Division 2 is now more visibly on the horizon and also has unleashed a number of new details...

Funcom roundup: Secret World Legends’ Samhain, Moons of Madness’ launch, and Tencent

Funcom is up to some stuff this week! For starters, Secret World Legends is patching in Samhain today. One of the better...

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