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]

Star Citizen shares some new armor concepts and another preview of the Orison landing zone

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This week's Star Citizen video has a couple of advance looks at what the devs at CIG are cooking for the game's alpha, leading...
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Fallout 76 makes plans for adding the Steel Reign update to the test server in May

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The last update for Fallout 76, Locked & Loaded, just arrived on the live servers, but that doesn't mean that the update train has stopped...

10-year-old World of Tanks has finally landed on Steam

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Hey, did you know World of Tanks wasn't on Steam? I always assumed it was, but nope - until Wargaming's move today. "Wargaming is pleased...

Path of Exile’s upcoming patch addresses several bugs and makes some Ultimatum adjustments

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It's time for another round of early patch notes for Path of Exile, and as is often tradition, this upcoming patch features a number...

MMO Business Roundup: Nexon’s bitcoins, Fortnite’s tiny iOS playerbase, and GDC’s State of the Industry

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. GDC's State of the Industry: GDC's annual survey of game developers offers an array...

Starbase dates early access for June 17, shows off capital ships, and shares a new roadmap

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Back in March, the spaceship building sandbox Starbase said that it would confirm a date for its early access in April and was eyeballing...

Atlas’ Tradewinds sailing routes patch has been delayed to this evening

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So Atlas' big early access Tradewinds update was supposed to launch last night. You'll notice it didn't. Wildcard and Grapeshot announced last night that...

Google Stadia hypes up the addition of a search bar and other quality-of-life additions coming soon

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At long last, users of the Google Stadia for Web can find the games they're looking for without the agony of scrolling manually through...

Black Desert welcomes May with tulips on PC, awakens the Sage on console, adds the Kunoichi to mobile

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Every version of Black Desert has seen an update of some sort this week, which means that not only is there a whole lot...

Not So Massively Roundup: Valorant’s Breeze, Apex’s Olympus, Runeterra’s expansion, and Jeff

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Welcome back to another roundup of news for Not-So-Massively and MMO-adjacent games in the MMORPG orbit! Valorant: Riot's Valorant has rolled out the Breeze map...

Super Mario Party expands its online multiplayer offerings in latest update

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Yes, we know, Super Mario Party is not an MMO. Here's your celebratory basket of onion rings for pointing that out. For everyone else...

Elite Dangerous launches Odyssey alpha phase 4, affirms improvements to its final build in livestream

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Today is the last day for PC-playing Commanders in Elite: Dangerous to kick the tires of the Odyssey expansion as the fourth and final...
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Former Marvel Heroes developer Brian Waggoner is now working on Marvel’s Avengers

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Remember Marvel Heroes? You probably do! It was a pretty popular game, after all, and as we noted last year it was ultimately the implosion...

Riot Games’ demand to shut down a fan-run 10 year-old League of Legends build causes a community uproar

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Riot Games is back in the news for yet another unsavory reason as the League of Legends developer has acted against a fan-made emulator...

Monster Hunter Rise unleashes Apexes and crossover with Monster Hunter Stories 2

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Hold on to your butts: Monster Hunter Rise is letting the current Apex monsters out of their rampage cages and into the wild. Capcom's...

Neople opens a teaser site for its new game Dungeon and Fighter: Overkill

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In a story from the tail end of last year (and in coverage from a year before that), we cast our eyes on Neople's...

Multiplayer PvPvE shooter Scavengers enters early access April 28, floats 9000-player-and-bot mode

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This past March we got a look at Scavengers, a multiplayer PvPvE survival shooter where up to 20 teams of three players are tasked...

EA insists it’s focused on ‘engagement,’ not monetizing FIFA players into gambleboxes

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Yesterday, Canadian outlet CBC published a massive Electronic Arts document leaked by a supposed "gaming insider" that seemingly confirms what you already thought about...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons announces content-light updates until June

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Nintendo just announced that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is expected to get some new content for the next several months, starting with a May Day event...

Survival shooter Vigor adds a new weapon and more loot events in Season 8 update

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The multiplayer survival shooter Vigor continues to cross our news desk like a whack-a-mole. This time around there's word of a new season for...

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