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 Daily Grind: Should e-sports players unionize?

MCV reported this week that World of Tanks studio Wargaming plans to help organize a union for pro e-sports players. Wargaming...

What to expect from Atlas Reactor’s closed beta launching today

Atlas Reactor, Trion's turn-based, MOBA-esque PvP game, just finished up its final alpha testing this past weekend, and today, the studio officially kicks off its closed beta....

Paragon’s Iggy and Scorch are an explosive mix

Kids, don't drink and drive. Unless, for some bizarre reason, you end up in a MOBA where you've transformed into an alcoholic gremlin-thing and...

Has WildCard reached a settlement with Trendy? [Update: Probably.]

Is the Trendy versus Studio Wildcard legal sparring nearing an end? A recent tweet from Susan Claire Stieglitz Browning, co-founder and former...

Giveaway: Snag a Stronghold Kingdoms Global Conflict 2 bundle from Firefly and MOP [All gone!]

MMORTS Stronghold Kingdoms is celebrating five million players this week with the launch of an update that focuses heavily on PvP in the...

The Stream Team: Conquering more Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

Now that MassiveolyOp's MJ has tested out all of the available legends, in Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, she can focus on her favorites: the magic-using Ariane...
I guess this is sought.

Overwatch opens up all heroes for final closed beta weekend

Gotta play them all! If you've been itching to try out any specific Overwatch hero, this weekend might be your chance. On Friday...
Sure, who cares.

Like skintone, Rust’s character gender is determined by Steam ID

Remember back when Rust added new skin tones and other secondary attributes that players didn't get to choose? Because the game just implemented...

The Stream Team: Happy birthday World of Tanks!

My, how time flies... or in this case, lumbers by on metal treads! World of Tanks has been letting players steamroll over each...
HO HO HO

CCP’s 2015 finances included year-over-year revenue decline for EVE Online

Hat tip to marketsforISK blogger croda for digging into CCP's 2015 financials, which were released to the public at the end of March. The good...

Giveaway: Grab a Jing Wei unlock key from SMITE and MOP (Restocked!)

SMITE's Escape from The Underworld update just went live this morning, bringing with it new skins for multiple gods, a new underworld arena, and new...
COLLEGE

Arizona State University team wins Heroes of the Storm’s Heroes of the Dorm

Four college teams faced off at the Heroes of the Dorm championship, and now one team has emerged as the winner. Heroes of...
Because of course she's curvy.

Livelock reveals its final character, Catalyst

Livelock has revealed its final character out of its lineup of robots, and she's not going into battle alone. Not just in the...

The Black Death starts Steam early access next week

What imaginative little boy or girl doesn't occasionally escape into the fantasy of being a grubby peasant during one of the worst pandemics in...

The MOP Up: Demons invade Skyforge (April 10, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

H1Z1: King of the Kill adjustments highlight beta process

A new H1Z1: King of the Kill producer's letter is a prime example of how the testing period of development often goes....

The Stream Team: Exploring ARK’s new cave biomes

After taking out the Broodmother, MassivelyOP's MJ and the gang were unable to locate ARK's two new caves. It was probably just as good,...

The Stream Team: Taking on the third Ascendancy trial in Path of Exile

Two down, four to go! MassivelyOP’s MJ has passed her first two Ascendancy trials, and she's eager to finish up more so she...

ARK’s modding contest offers you the moon

Back in January, Studio Wildcard announced a modding contest for ARK: Survival Evolved. Those mods have now been submitted, and it's...

Hear the first music track from No Man’s Sky

Wonder what you'll be hearing while you're exploring the near-infinite universe of No Man's Sky? Work has completed on the soundtrack for the...

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