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]

Make My MMO: Star Citizen’s dazzling CitizenCon

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Star Citizen wowed audiences in Austin and at home with its annual CitizenCon event, plus CIG rolled...

The Stream Team: A real ARK: Aberration egg run

Last week was just practice! That's what Massively OP's MJ keeps telling herself about the comedy of errors that was her last attempt to...

The Stream Team: Conan Exiles brings on the pets and the Picts

As cool as the trees and ruins are in the swamp, this latest update is likely Massively OP's MJ's favorite. Why? Easy, it brought...
Oh, well this is fine.

Betawatch: Fortnite begins true Android open beta

Fortnite rolled into a true open beta for Android this week, allowing everyone a chance to get in there and die on...
It couldn't happen to a game more... this.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds addresses ongoing matchmaking problems

Matchmaking in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is, not to put too fine a point on it, completely screwed at the moment. The patch designed to...

The Stream Team: Making the most of Warframe melee

Massively OP's MJ has been really enjoying melee with Chroma Prime and her gram prime sword. Crazy, right? It's like she's practicing to...

MMO Business Roundup: Bethsoft Moscow, A:IR publishing, OSU esports, SpatialOS, and Square-Enix

Business business business numbers, is this working?! Let's dip into some of the scattered online gaming business tidbits of the week that might...
Not so hype.

The Korean edition of Hyper Universe is shutting down on November 15

When a Korean title shuts down in its home nation, players know that its time is probably limited over here as well. To be...
GOTH GOTH GOTH GOTH

Diablo ‘Reign of Terror’ merch in Blizz store revives speculation on Diablo IV

Set aside your French history knowledge for a sec and consider the phrase Reign of Terror in a new light: a light that also...
Dang it, Bobby.

West Battle Royale is a battle royale game in the wild west, quelle surprise

Yes, you read it right. West Battle Royale is exactly what it sounds like. It is a battle royale game, as the name...

Sea of Thieves’ new cargo run mission system is live

Sea of Thieves has just pushed live the latest patch to Forsaken Shores, and this one is all about people who love to...

Stardew Valley’s iOS version is coming soon – but without multiplayer

October 24th. That's pretty much all you need to know if you're (a) an owner of an Apple device, (b) have a fondness for...
Evacuating the dance floor just means losing faster.

Fortnite’s latest patch adds in an epic dance fight

The newest limited-time mode in Fortnite does not allow you to do the safety dance. In fact, you will be explicitly doing the unsafety...

Fortnite announces Deep Freeze Bundle coming to retail stores

The folks at Epic Games have announced that they're partnering with Warner Bros. Interactive to bring their popular battle royale title Fortnite...

Overwatch’s Halloween Terror 2018 event is now live on all platforms

It's already Halloween in Overwatch: Blizzard barfed pumpkins, skins, and creepy crawlies all over its team shooter this afternoon. "Welcome back to Overwatch Halloween...

Conan Exiles’ pets update is fully live today as the Savage Frontier DLC launches

We teased Conan Exiles last week for splitting up its Pets Update but not actually putting the pets into the first half...
Oh, this... keeps my feelings where they were before, really.

New partnership for CD Projekt Red hints that Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer may still be on the table

We learned a lot about Cyberpunk 2077 back in June, but one of the things we learned was that the multiplayer components...

Riot issues warnings and fines to pro League of Legends players for toxic behavior

The folks at Riot Games have brought down the hammer on numerous professional League of Legends players, issuing fines to four players...

The Daily Grind: What’s the goofiest currency in all of MMO land?

So then, MMOs and online games. We've got gems, crystals, shards, marks, tickets, tomes, lumps, keys, tokens, commendations, shells, scraps, favors, coins, orders, fragments,...
This is perhaps more than a tease.

Heroes of the Storm announces the arrival of Mal’ganis

Characters from the Warcraft franchise make up the lion's share of the heroes in Heroes of the Storm, but there are still some...

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