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]

Red Dead Redemption 2’s trailer is finally here, still launching on console spring 2018

It didn't quite make summer, but close enough: Rockstar has finally rolled out the new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2....

Diablo III will get absolutely no announcements at this year’s BlizzCon

Blizzard really cares about the Diablo III fanbase and the overall Diablo franchise. So what if it gets less attention than other franchises?...
A win, sort of.

Fortnite’s F2P Battle Royale draws 1M players in spite of PUBG, PvE criticism

If the developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was hoping that Fortnite's new battle royale mode would flop on impact, then it is sorely...
Bad taste?

SuperData August 2017 revenue report: PUBG bumps WoW, disrupting PC market

SuperData's August 2017 global revenue report confirms what anybody even casually watching PUBG already knows: The upstart game that's kicking butt on Steam...
Please don't disappoint everyone.

Check out the central player hub for Monster Hunter World

If you haven't guessed this from the title, Monster Hunter World is about hunting monsters. On a world. Exactly what it says on...

The Stream Team: A look at Amazing Eternals (plus giveaway)

Massively OP's MJ has been looking forward to showing off The Amazing Eternals since she played it at PAX West. And now...
Car fights.

Armored Warfare deep-dives the role of Armored Fighting Vehicles

The latest development diary on the Armored Warfare site is trying to answer a remarkably unclear question: What are Armored Fighting Vehicles?...

EVE Valkyrie’s Warzone overhaul nukes VR requirement, adds capture-the-flag mode

EVE Valkyrie's Warzone overhaul is live today for those with $29.99 rattling around in their space piggybanks, unless you already own the...

SMITE’s Journey to Asgard, Hand of the Gods’ Hindu Pantheon, and The Caster reality show

It's patch day in SMITE, as I remembered this morning when my husband logged in and saw the new "Belly Ache Ymir"...

LawBreakers hosts free-to-play event this weekend

By most accounts, LawBreakers is having a rough go at breaking into the shooter market, with even CliffyB admitting last week that his...

The Daily Grind: Where do you stand on the Fortnite-vs.-PUBG feud?

Ever since Bluehole threw down a gauntlet at Epic's feet over the similarities between PUBG and Fortnite's battle royale mode - or more...

PUBG dev argues Fortnite spat is about Epic and Unreal Engine’s conflicts, not about owning the battle royal genre

Last week, following Epic's announcement that PvE-centric Fortnite would be getting a PvP-centric battle royal mode its paying PvE players apparently didn't want...

Elder Scrolls Legends nerfs its Twitch ‘drops’

Earlier this year, popular streaming platform Twitch - with whom we are a partner - introduced what probably ought to have been a controversial...

Permateam aims to reduce toxicity by avoiding random grouping in games like Overwatch and League of Legends

Players feeling the frustration and sting of random grouping in Overwatch and other e-sports games might have a new ally in the form...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Savage Hunt – Dragon’s Prophet, Ironsight, Until None Remain, and Battlerite

Welcome back to our intermittent series on MMOs and other multiplayer games you you've never heard of! Today we have four fresh titles...

Red Dead Redemption 2 kicks the can on its ‘summer’ announcement

Rule lawyers, please advise: Is it fulfilling the terms of a verbal contract to have promised more details on a delayed game by the...

This week in survivalboxes: Valnir Rok, Hellion, Next Day Survival, and ARK

It’s time for another survivalbox roundup! What's new in the world of eternal building, unbuilding, ganking, ganking buildings, and consuming adequate food and...

Dauntless gets better at dodging monsters, not its community’s feedback

With a ways to go before its launch, multiplayer boss slayer Dauntless is trying to use the time afforded to it by...

Snail Games is launching ARK Park for PSVR in December

ARK Park has a release date. Well, a release month: December. Yep, it'll be out by the end of the year. "We have just...

PUBG ‘contemplates further action’ against Epic’s Fortnite battle royal mode

Remember that whole ordeal earlier this week when Epic announced that next week's Fortnite patch will be a free-to-play PvP-centric battle royal mode?...