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]

Today’s Tribes: Ascend patch addresses votekicking and vehicles

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The Tribes: Ascend servers are offline right now for the game's impending 1.2 patch. Of note, Hi-Rez is implementing a new vehicle queueing system and reducing...

Funcom announces Conan Exiles, a multiplayer open-world survival game

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Funcom has just announced that one of the Conan games it's working on is Conan Exiles, a multiplayer, open-world survival game. 'CONAN EXILES' is first...

Star Wars: Battlefront delivers huge nerfs, announces DLC plans

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If you've been playing Star Wars: Battlefront since the series was rebooted back in November, you've probably noticed that a few of the weapons and...
This is the world we live in, etc.

Path of Exile updates players on Ascendancy release dates and staffing changes

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In a development that will no doubt shock and confuse many of our readers, January is almost over. If you're a Path of Exile...

The Stream Team: Heading into HEX’s new PvE tutorial (+ giveaway)

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After her hands-on experience with the new PvE patch, MassivelyOP's MJ couldn't wait to get in and play HEX: Chronicles of Entrath on her own...
Losing in a way that's incidentally the same as not in fact losing at all.

Superdata says League of Legends makes more money than any other game you play

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Let's just get this out of the way: Superdata is a research firm that sells its data analysis. It doesn't disclose its methodology or...

Get ready for The Division’s weekend closed beta test

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With little more than a month to go before its alleged March 8th release date, The Division needs to get some serious testing under...

NCsoft is porting its MOBA Master X Master to the West

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NCsoft has just announced that it's porting Master X Master, its MOBA, to western shores "later this year." https://twitter.com/PlayMXM/status/692347333556715520 The MOBA brings together characters from multiple...

Nosgoth releases Silenced Cathedral map, shows player growth

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If you're a big fan of the Blood Omen and Soul Reaver games, you probably remember the crushing disappointment when Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun...

Diablo III’s renegade wizard joins Heroes of the Storm

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If you love crossovers between fictional universes, then Blizzard's "anything goes" approach to Heroes of the Storm must send you into paroxysms of joy. The...
It wasn't a drill.

Gigantic’s closed beta is now open 24/7

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Do you sit around on your couch, wailing and gnashing your teeth over the fact that you can only play Gigantic's closed beta during...
Happiness is a warm - yes it is - gun!

Perfect World Entertainment announces Livelock, a top-down cooperative shooter

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How do you feel about robots shooting other robots? If you would rate your feelings in that department as "Strongly Positive" or better, you...
Which is good, because we have to justify that Xbox One purchase somehow.

The Division’s DLC is definitely coming out for the Xbox One first

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Back at E3 2014, future players were told that The Division would release DLC as timed exclusives for the Xbox One. Of course, back...

Hands-on with HEX: Chronicles of Entrath’s PvE

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What do you know about HEX: Shards of Fate? If you've ever played it, probably more than me. But what do you know about...

The MOP Up: Metal Gear Online comes to PC (January 24, 2016)

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The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Endemic cheating in CS:GO prompts record number of bans

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In every competitive online game, there will always be people who are willing to cheat to get an advantage over other players and companies willing to...

Path of Exile’s new season gets a bit frosty

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Don't fear the winter -- embrace it! That's the thinking of Path of Exile this month as it prepares to launch a new seasonal...

Diablo III explains damage number abbreviations and colors

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Diablo III is a game that deals in numbers, and given the sheer output of digits that a combat counter can produce, Blizzard's engineers have...

Get your time travel on with Dark Era

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While time travel has certainly been done as part of MMO quests, could an entire game revolve around the sci-fi concept? Dark Era, a...

The Stream team: A Saturday stomp in MechWarrior Online (plus giveaway)

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What to do when a snowy storm rages on out in the real world? How about rage a little yourself inside MechWarrior Online where...

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