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]

Fallout 76 fan discovers Vault 63 as more game copies are demoted to gifts-with-purchase

A wayward Fallout 76 player stumbled into yet another secret location in Bethsoft's beleaguered survival MMO this weekend. A Redditor who goes by...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO or other online title you won’t let your kids play?

So it happened last week: My kid told me I was mean because I wouldn't let him play Fortnite when all his friends...

The MOP Up: Warframe brings Fortuna to Nintendo Switch

Are you jamming with Warframe on the Switch? If so, then this past week you had an extra reason to jam hard, as...

Make My MMO: You can’t launch people from catapults in Ashes of Creation, but you can attend a play in Shroud of the Avatar

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Ashes of Creation posted up a sizable Q&A on Reddit, telling its community that it's still working...

The Stream Team: Timber goes the ARK forest titan

Last time on Live and Die with Dinos, Massively OP's MJ experienced summoning the giant green forest Titan on ARK's Extinction map. Now,...

Activision Blizzard expected to slash jobs after flat sales, loss of Destiny 2

Storm clouds are gathering above Activision Blizzard, a portent of bad sales and dire predictions: The publisher is expected to cut "hundreds" of jobs this...

The Stream Team: Beating back bugs in Warframe’s Fortuna

Last time Massively OP's MJ ventured out on the frozen tundra of Warframe's Fortuna, her mission bugged out and she was never able to...

Blackwake brings an indie pirate experience to your computer screen

Between last year's Sea of Thieves and this year's upcoming Skull and Bones, is there any room left in the pirate naval...
Cool times.

Paragon Chat hosts a winter formal in City of Heroes on February 9

Hang out with your fellow heroes, dress up, and enjoy a celebration of winter in Paragon Chat this Saturday with the winter formal!...

Monster Hunter World’s Witcher 3 Wild Hunt crossover is live today for console players

If crossovers don't just flat-out make your brain hurt trying to make the dissonance of the lore make sense, then you might love this...

Leaderboard: Are you concerned about the health of the games market right now?

In the last couple of weeks, we've been posting what seems like an endless list of bad news from gaming companies insofar as their...

The Division 2’s private beta test is underway through next week

You've heard of an open beta, you've heard of a closed beta, but what the heck is a "private beta?" Sounds a little iffy,...

Apex Legends continues to grow, reaching 10 million players in 72 hours

Newly released battle royale title Apex Legends announced the other day that it had amassed 2.5 million players and hit 600,000 concurrent...

Project Winter thwarts group survival with dastardly traitors

Tell us if this sounds like a game you've played before: You and a handful of comrades are stranded far from civilization and must...

H1Z1’s PC team makes the game look more old-school than ever before

While it will never be mistaken for the ultra-colorful and cartoony Fortnite, H1Z1 -- sorry, Z1 Battle Royale -- is doing what...

MMO Business Roundup: The Fair Play Alliance, Warface splits from Crytek, ESA expansions, and WoW esports

We're back with another quick roundup of MMO industry news! Remember the Fair Play Alliance? It was supposed to be a group of major...

Riot Games says it’s really, truly not working on a League of Legends MMO

Remember last summer when Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill teased Twitter by asking whether the company should make an MMO? Then, just as...
Guns!

Red Dead Redemption 2 leads the charge in Take-Two’s unexpectedly successful third quarter

It's been a good third quarter for publisher Take-Two, which posted $1.57 billion in net bookings, $1.248 billion in revenue, and $350 million...
This town is honestly bigger than it needs to be and we shouldn't be there.

Fortnite’s newest patch adds in bottle rockets, campfires, and the wild west

Do you have a deep and unsatisfied need to tell your opponents in Fortnite that this municipal collection of residents lacks sufficient size for...
THIS WOULD BE EASIER WITH MORE PEOPLE

Sea of Thieves kicks off the Friends Play Free event today

The old aphorism is that there's no honor among thieves. But there can be honor, companionship, and even just good old-fashioned friendship in Sea of...

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