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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Defiance unveils the Event Horizon event (on the horizon) along with the Engineer

The upcoming Event Horizon incident in Defiance 2050 is going to require some adjustments to standard player operating procedure. It's pitting players against...
It couldn't happen to a game more... this.

Tencent gives up on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds being approved in China

Tencent has been waiting a long time to release PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China. For more than a year, the game has been in "testing" whilst...

Destiny’s latest update nerfs the Hunter Spectral Blades attack and adds a hidden Exotic quest

Update 2.2.2 of Destiny 2 -- which appropriately sounds a bit like you're saying "pew-pew-pew" when you read the version number aloud --...

MMO Business Roundup: Bonfire Studios’ new multiplayer game, EA Access on PS4, and Pokebrains

Welcome back to another quick roundup from the land of games industry business... Remember in 2016 when former World of Warcraft lead designer

Overwatch brings its new Havana escort map online

If you didn't get enough of the location during the Storm Rising event in Overwatch, then you're in luck. The new Havana...

US Senator takes aim at lockboxes and pay-to-win with ‘Protecting Children From Abusive Games Act’

The gamblebox issue isn't dying down any time soon, it appears. As Kotaku first reported, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has announced he plans...

Anthem intentionally removes special loot chests and accidentally removes boss loot drops

At this point, the clownshoes are designer label; the most recent update to Anthem removed a special loot chest with unique cosmetics as...
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EA sees quarterly and yearly revenue dropoffs, plans to port Apex Legends to mobile

Activision-Blizzard wasn't the only company to see a weak start to 2019: EA also saw a drop off in revenue for Q1 2019,...

Last Oasis explains the importance and the danger of the game’s sun

Most of the time we consider the sun to be a beneficial thing, and by and large that is the case. The upcoming post-apoc...
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KurtzPel addresses issues with the game’s free-to-play balance with a new development letter

It turns out that converting a game from a buy-to-play model to a free-to-play one is somewhat harder than it looks. That's one of...

Riot Games developers did indeed walk out in protest last night over the ongoing labor and lawsuit fiasco

On Friday, we reported that Riot Games' latest efforts to stave off a walkout at the popular League of Legends company were likely to...

The Stream Team: Hoping for a Path of Exile hideout

In all her Path of Exile, playing Massively OP's MJ has yet to actually get a hideout. MJ, without housing?! Yes, we know it's...
This is what you asked for with another Fallout title, guys. This is what your hands have wrought.

The Internet Historian video lays out the sad saga of Fallout 76

As we well know by now, one of the more exciting and promising developments in the MMO space last year ended up being an...

World of Warcraft’s Anduin Wrynn brings his pretty face to Heroes of the Storm

Of all the fictional authority figures in the World of Warcraft universe, King Anduin Wrynn is easily one of the prettiest. At least...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Mordhau, Dransik Rebirth, Aberoth, Star Sonata, and Kicks Online

Welcome back to another roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent online multiplayer games you've probably never heard of - or have totally forgotten about. Up first:...

Japanese naval vessels are coming to War Thunder

As part War Thunder's effort to include every single combat vehicle ever designed by every major nation in the entire world, another research...
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Over 777,000 Apex Legends cheaters have been banned as Respawn cracks down

In last week's Apex Legends developer blog, Project Lead Drew McCoy said that the Respawn Entertainment team has been hard at work...

The Stream Team: Exploring Astroneer space

Last time Massively OP's MJ was exploring in Astroneer, she went to the center of the planet. Now, she wants to go to...

The Stream Team: Filling Warframe’s Void

TennoCon is creeping closer and closer, and Massively OP's MJ still has a way to go to catch up in Warframe's story. Tonight, she...

Elder Scrolls Blades releases fresh early access trailer and patch

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is having a bit of a rough release, what with the endless string of criticism over its business model...

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