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]

The Stream Team: More adventuring in Astroneer

During her first look, Massively OP's MJ just barely scratched the surface of Astroneer. And there is so much more planetary destruction she...
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Anthem’s early access launch is already suffering from connection issues

Raise your hand if you're surprised by this: BioWare's much-anticipated online shooter Anthem went live for Origin Access subscribers earlier today, but...

Anthem’s live-action video Conviction is serious business

BioWare's been teasing a new live-action short for Anthem all week, and it's finally dropped. It's called Conviction, and it's credited...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

Roblox appears to have banned PewDiePie’s name

You probably already know of Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie. If you don't... well, PewDiePie exists, he shrieks a lot while playing video...
Hey, I duped that fair and square!

Fallout 76 is nuking duped items with today’s maintenance

We can all agree just from observation over the past couple of months that Fallout 76 has a variety of issues, but the preponderance...

Nintendo unveils Tetris 99, wraps up the battle royale genre

Apex Who? Fortwhat? PUBWhere? Forget those amateurs; there's only one real battle royale game that you should be concerned with, and...

The Stream Team: A first look at Apex Legends

Massively OP's MJ may not be stellar at battle royale games, but that doesn't mean she won't dive in and play! A new team-based...
On the other hand, it's possible that this is the price you pay for playing Fortnite

Epic Games files to dismiss rapper 2 Milly’s Fortnite dance lawsuit

Epic Games has taken its next step in its legal tango with the growing list of artists who have filed lawsuits over the...
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Red Dead Online’s next beta update will make life a little more difficult for outlaws

The wild west is about to get just a little bit wilder with the introduction of bounty hunters, posse-wide parleys and feuds, and changes...

The Stream Team: A first look at Astroneer

With Astroneer now launched, it's a perfect time for Massively OP's MJ to dive in and check it out. Between exploring and excavating, there...

Not So Massively: SMITE’s 6.1 update, RUST minicopters, World War Z’s launch date, and Battlerite’s F2P trailer

The Not So Massively games are piling up, so let's knock 'em out real quick here with the return of our old NSM...

H1Z1’s third season brings FFA deathmatch, ranked leaderboards to PS4 on February 21st

Although Apex Legends is currently dominating the battle royale scene, genre-progenitor H1Z1 is still looking to keep itself fresh and exciting as...

Hearthstone previews the Brawl of Champions as the Season of Rastakhan draws near

Although things might not be looking too great for Activision-Blizzard as of late, it would appear that it's still business as usual...
Yay, sort of?

Apex Legends grows to 25 million players, announces exclusive Valentine’s Day loot

It wouldn't have been unreasonable to think that Apex Legends had hit its stride a few days ago when it announced that it...
All is well.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds wins Game of the Year in the third annual Steam Awards

It's like a law of nature when you're connected with video games: You need awards, and something needs to be the game of the...
This is love.

Fortnite unveils its Share the Love event, account linking, and Season 8 teases

Love is in the air for Fortnite, and not just from the Share the Love event running right now. Sure, that's fun in...

Online shooter Blacklight Retribution is sunsetting its PC servers in March

If you can squint back about seven years, you'll remember when Blacklight Retribution was a going concern on the pages of Massively-that-was as...
Simultaneously a peak and a nadir.

Heroes of the Storm devs emerge with plan to make all collection skins buyable with gems

With the threat of mass layoffs now hanging heavy over Blizzard, you might have forgotten about the doom that befell Heroes of...
This is neither fine nor not fine.

EA stock recovers from loss on the back of Apex Legends’ launch

After the release of the third-quarter results for Electronic Arts on Tuesday, the company experienced a nasty dip in its stock value, dropping 18%...

PlanetSide Arena’s latest build comes to the closed beta test

A huge patch is coming to PlanetSide Arena's closed beta servers, and Daybreak is hoping that the changes therein will make this battle royale experience...

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