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]

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Fortnite patches in a chilly new panel and the Soaring 50s limited-time mode

The latest Fortnite patch is here, and it invites you to chill out. We're sorry, there's legally no better way to discuss...
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Overwatch teases its upcoming LEGO sets, players decry Pharah’s nerfs

She's weathered a lot of updates without being significantly changed, but Pharah is finally getting some big changes with the next Overwatch patch......

BlizzCon 2018: Blizzard reveals key panels for Diablo, WoW Classic

We're just a month away from BlizzCon now, and as it's the biggest last gaming con of the year that we focus on,...

Lineage 2 Classic launches in NA today as Lineage 2 Revolution teases Batman collab and Lineage II Dark Legacy hits mobile

The Lineage franchise is working overtime this week. For starters, Lineage II Classic launches for North America today, after a successful run in...

Ubisoft previews The Division 2’s overhauled weapons systems

In all the buzz around Destiny 2 and Anthem, you'd be forgiven for having forgotten that The Division 2 is still on the...

MMO Business Roundup: FIFA lockboxes, anti-swatting policy, Fortnite on SNL, Free Guy, UO postmortem

Whenever our newsroom gets overloaded with weird industry-related articles that nobody feels like writing, another edition of the MMO Business Roundup gets its...
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Anthem will have matchmaking for raids but no loot trading

It's hard not to compare Anthem to Destiny 2 just by the nature of what both games are trying to be. More...

Mojang reveals multiplayer dungeon crawler Minecraft Dungeons

File this one under multiplayer: Mojang is having another go at Minecraft offspring, this one in the forum of classic dungeon crawler. It's...

Overwatch’s Halloween Terror begins October 9, but don’t expect ‘dramatic new game modes’

Overwatch has joined the short list of online games prepping their Halloween events nearly a month in advance: Blizzard announced this morning that...

‘Shave, bathe, or don’t – it’s up to you’: Red Dead Redemption 2’s latest gameplay trailer arrives

Rockstar's just pushed live the second of its teasery Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay videos, this one filled with gunfights, explosions, and a...
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Mark Kern’s crowdfunded MMO shooter Em-8ER has ‘nearly’ finished its demo characters

It's been a while since we checked in on Em-8ER, Mark Kern's frustratingly named "massive planetary wargame," so we're rectifying that today. MMO players...

Vehicular-combat MOBA Heavy Metal Machines enters full release

Yesterday, developer Hoplon's free-to-play, vehicular-combat-based MOBA Heavy Metal Machines put the pedal to the metal and zoomed out of Early Access and...

The Survivalist: Will ARK Survival Evolved’s Conquest be PvP salvation or ultimately a clustercluck?

If you want to get into ARK: Survival Evolved's PvP scene, aren't willing to deal with the mega tribes and rampant cheating found...

The Stream Team: Checking out Warframe’s Chroma Prime

Are you interested in seeing what what Warframe's new Chroma Prime can do? Massively OP's MJ is, especially since she is so fond of...

The Stream Team: Bright lights, broken ARK

After spending time recently in the deserts of Scorched Earth, Massively OP's MJ has returned to the darkness and luminescence of the broken ARK,...
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Guns of Icarus patches in a new map and Kickstarter rewards for hamster fans

Congratulations, Guns of Icarus players, the latest patch will allow you to get rewards for backing the Hamsterdam Kickstarter. If you're...

Paladins’s 1.6 update, Dark Tides, introduces a new champion, a new event, a new map, and more

Yesterday, Hi-Rez pushed out the Paladins 1.6 update, adding a new champion, a new in-game event, a new map, new cosmetics, and...

Grand Theft Auto Online introduces the Mammoth Patriot SUV and the Chariot Romero Hearse

The folks at Rockstar Games have added some sweet new rides to Grand Theft Auto Online with its update this week: the...
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Magic: the Gathering Arena is now officially in open beta

It turns out that people are very excited to play trading card games in digital format. So why not play the original trading card...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Conquest Resurgence Within, Rohan Mobile, Drawn to Death, El Somni Quas

Welcome back to our intermittent series on MMOs and other multiplayer games you’ve (probably) never heard of! Let’s run down a few more that...

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