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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Warframe’s latest development stream shows off the Wisp and the new Garuda Deluxe skin

The developers behind Warframe love showing off new frames and new skins, and the most recent development stream involved both. The Wisp...

Latest Division 2 update adds unwelcome nerfs and accidentally limits signature ammo drops

It would seem that there's an unwritten law that a multiplayer game's first major update has to bellyflop; the recent Battle for D.C. content...

Roblox grows to 90 million players, does a crossover with WWE for some reason

Sporting a player population that Fortnite and League of Legends could only dream of attaining, global game platform Roblox announced

The Stream Team: Launching into a new Rend

With Rend recently launched (and on sale!), now is a great time for Massively OP's MJ to jump back into a new world with...

Fallout 76 is introducing controversial repair kits to the in-game store after promising no P2W

Back in October 2018, Bethsoft's Pete Hines verbally pounded on the desk stating that Fallout 76's in-game store wouldn't feature pay-to-win items....

The Stream Team: Eyeing Warframe’s big Plains of Eidolon refresh

Warframe dropped a pretty hefty patch this week, and part of that was a Plains of Eidolon beautification project. And by beautification, we mean...

Cool your jets: Destiny 2’s ‘Crucible isn’t going anywhere’

We've never known the internet to take things to extremes. I have only ever know the internet to be a measured and thoughtful place,...
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NantG says it’s handing Z1 Battle Royale back to Daybreak – it’s not sunsetting, but there were layoffs

Yesterday, we broke the news that Z1 Battle Royale looked to be in serious trouble based on developers stating publicly that they'd been...

Lawful Neutral: The future of MMO game design in a streaming gaming world

It’s been an interesting few weeks for gaming. We saw the announcement of Google’s game streaming service, Stadia, and then Apple’s subscribe-to-access game...

The Division 2’s Invasion: Battle for D.C. is live with the new stronghold and world tier

The Division 2's first big thing has arrived today with the formal launch of Invasion: Battle for D.C., which is live for...

Warframe gives its Plains of Eidolon open world zone new content and better visuals

Why not take a good thing and make it even better? That's the attitude that Digital Extremes has in regards to one of...

The Daily Grind: Where do you stand on difficulty modes in MMOs?

There's a meta discussion happening across games Twitter and elsewhere over the last week or so thanks to Sekiro: Shadows...

Rumor: Z1 Battle Royale, H1Z1’s PC version, seems to be in big trouble as devs confirm layoffs

Note: We'll be updating this piece at the end with the latest, and we've also put out a second piece here with NantG's...
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Fortnite updates competitive play fans on the state of competitive development

Tournaments are generally rather straightforward affairs in which people compete, someone wins, and then everyone goes home. But why can't you have a...

SMITE’s Darkness Falls update buffs new player experience, reworks assault map

It's lights out in SMITE as its Darkness Falls update has gone live, bringing with it some changes to the new player experience,...

Wandering Wraeclast: A class guide to getting started in Path of Exile

Just because Path of Exile is more than five years old doesn't mean the influx of new players has dwindled. In fact, for...

Equinox Prime and ongoing Riven changes arrive to Warframe

The rotating stock of Prime 'Frames in Warframe continues its carousel. Players who buy in to Prime Access can now get their hands...
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BioWare internal memo vows to address studio disarray, says Kotaku’s Anthem exposé was ‘traumatizing’

On Tuesday this week, Kotaku published a devastating exposé of BioWare, interviewing 19 people in the know to reveal a state of "crisis"...

Dreadlands ventures into the turn-based apocalypse with ‘online elements of an MMO’

When the world comes to an end, we'll just have to take it in stride -- one turn at a time. It's certainly been a...

Closers says hello to Bai April 23

There's some new content arriving to Closers, which generally translates in to a new character addition to the roster. The upcoming April 23rd...

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