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]

Apex Legends devs and gamers clash over Iron Crown monetization

Wanna know how not to put out a dumpster fire? Pour some gasoline on it! That's the lesson we'd like to think was learned...

The Division 2 is seeking applicants for an Elite Task Force to improve the online shooter

It worked out for the last game apparently, so maybe it'll work for this one too: The Division 2 is looking to form...

PUBG’s test build of Update 4.2 brings bad weather to Erangel and various quality-of-life improvements

Storm's comin', and not just the storm of painful blue jelly that makes up the closing walls of the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds zone of...

Diablo III’s 18th season arrives on August 23 and StarCraft II opens its BlizzCon 2019 War Chest

The lesser-loved Blizzard titles are back in our spotlight. Regrettably, I'm not talking about The Lost Vikings, but instead I'm referring to Diablo...
No fighting.

PlanetSide 2 updates players on future plans like a social hub and mandates

There's more development arriving for PlanetSide 2, and one of the plans includes a version of Sanctuary to serve as a social hub....
Guns and funs.

Fortnite addresses the importance of the B.R.U.T.E. and its actual impact

The latest season of Fortnite has added a big stompy mech in the form of the the B.R.U.T.E., and some people are really...
WHAT THE NOW

Lawful Neutral: The long fall of Project Copernicus’ 38 Studios

There are some MMO stories that are just unbelievable. They are so warped convoluted and confusing that we think there's no possible way it...

Bungie’s weekly update touches on Destiny 2’s Armor 2.0, cross save, and ‘Dresstiny’

When you look good, you feel good, and no more is that true than playing dress-up with your favorite MMO avatar. The folks at...
Let 'em all go to Hell except Cave 76!

Fallout 76 shows off its upcoming Vault 94 raid

It's hard to know how to feel about the preview of Fallout 76's upcoming raid on Vault 94 as a long-time MMO player....
We never claimed to be saints.

Anthem and BioWare lose lead producer Ben Irving

Man, it's not been the best year for Anthem, has it? BioWare's multiplayer shooter certainly underperformed and seems to be slipping into obscurity...

Leaderboard: Does the ESA’s new transparent lockbox policy go far enough?

Last week, just as the FTC's video games monetization abuse investigation got underway, the ESA announced that many of the major and minor games...

Uproar over a reskinned Fortnite pet that costs 1000 V-bucks causes Epic to issue refunds

This is where we're at now: companies attempting to sell barely reskinned content at a higher cost and people getting mad at a digital...

No Man’s Sky promises updates to move Beyond bugs

With virtual reality and much larger multiplayer functionality than before, No Man's Sky Beyond should be the toast of the town right...

The Stream Team: A first look at Pagan Online

Are you interested in a first look at the new OARPG Pagan Online before it leaves early access in a couple of weeks? Massively...

Submarines are slinking their way into World of Warships

All of the threats in the oceans of World of Warships have been on the surface of the water. If you're being damaged,...
Sure. That sounds right.

Diablo III is going to do more themed seasons and more short test sessions moving forward

If you weren't a fan of Diablo III going the themed season route with its last update, we're sorry to inform you that...

Destiny 2 talks sustainable development, cheese content, and monetization

One of the prevailing assumptions that came to many minds when Bungie decided to go "indie" was that communications between the devs and...

Borderlands 3 drops new trailer, details, and preorders ahead of September 13 launch

September 13th will be here sooner than you think, and Borderlands 3 is making sure everyone is reminded of the date as the...

Wandering Wraeclast: A guide to gear at a glance in Path of Exile

In Path of Exile, don't despair if you feel like a beginner for a while -- the more you play, the deeper it...

Apex Legends launches the Iron Crown event and provokes riot over monetization

So there's a limited-time event going on in Apex Legends right now, which normally would be a cause of generally happy reactions. However,...

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