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]

Das Tal recaps recent balance changes, previews upcoming ideas

When a game is in development like Das Tal, sometimes it can be difficult to keep up on all the changes. As such, the...
Yes, this is harder than having a fortress.

H1Z1: Just Survive outlines upcoming experimental servers and improvements

Your goal in H1Z1: Just Survive is stated right there in the title, but survival is pretty easy when you have a well-fortified base...
Try try try.

Ubisoft says it’s heard Division players’ anger over cheating ‘loud and clear’

Ubisoft has addressed the ongoing cheating concerns in The Division with a blog post to players today. "We have great plans for the future...
Yeah, it doesn't say anything good.

Hearthstone announces 50 million registered players

The latest Hearthstone expansion release coincides with another bombshell for the game, with an official announcement from Activision Blizzard boasting that the game has...

Get free premium time in World of Warships’s big balance update

World of Warships' recently launched update 0.5.5 is a game changer, both in content and in optimizations. By reducing the number of files players'...
Under the city.

The Division’s cheating plague may be a result of its bad network model, consultant argues

The Division just can't catch a break. Glenn Fiedler, a former lead network programmer for Sony and Respawn and current games tech consultant, says that...
I thought she was a puppy.

SMITE’s Spring Fling charity stream raises money to help sick e-sports caster

SMITE developer Hi-Rez Studios embarks on its second Annual Spring Fling charity livestream today, and this year's event is dedicated to fundraising for a...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World survival game

I've been thinking. (A dangerous pastime, I know!) And I think I have come up with a solution to a number of the things...

The Stream Team: Path of Exile’s third act is a charm

Act III contains Path of Exile's last three Ascendancy trials, and MassivelyOP's MJ has finally found each one. Now she must face them and emerge...

Master x Master details the game’s tag system

No matter how many different characters you have unlocked in a given MOBA, you're usually stuck bringing just one of them into battle with...

Survival sandbox Fragmented launches in early access

Out of the wreckage that was The Repopulation's 2015 has arisen a champion to help sustain interest in the project and serve as a...

Hearthstone’s Whispers of the Old Gods means never having to say you’re ‘sorry’

Hearthstone's Whispers of the Old Gods expansion launches today. First teased via Brooklyn mural last month, the update includes new game formats, friendly challenge meny...
The first dozen of cuts are all equally deep, really.

PAX East 2016: Hands-on with NCsoft’s Master x Master

Master x Master might very well be the MOBA that I learn to love in spite of any and all preconceptions. I am not, categorically,...

Take a look inside Paragon’s $59.99 Essentials Edition

Paragon's insane take on the MOBA field is set to go wide when the game hits open beta this summer. The specific date for...

Diablo III shows off the rewards for the newly arrived Season 6

It's time to get up and start earning rewards for Diablo III's Season 6! "Now now," you whine. "I have to go to work...

The Stream Team: A first look at Fragmented

If you were following The Repopulation, you might be interested in checking out the survival sandbox spinoff that Above & Beyond has introduced. MassivelyOP's MJ...

World of Tanks to become a Dark Horse comic

What happens when you combine a horse and a tank? A comic book! Wargaming has partnered with Dark Horse to produce a comic series...

Grim Dawn to unveil modding tools this week

For some players, enjoying the original game itself is only the first step on a larger journey that leads to modifications galore. Grim Dawn...

The Repopulation distributes Fragmented and lifts NDA

Good news, everybody! Fragmented, the spin-off from The Repopulation, should now be in the hot little hands of all owners of those who ponied...

ARK: Survival Evolved will soon incorporate player-made mod content

Big news for ARK: Survival Evolved today on multiple fronts. For starters, the game now claims more than a million Xbox One copies sold...