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]

Always the same.

How Diablo III’s set dungeons are built

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There's a new kind of challenge in Diablo III with the advent of Set Dungeons, specific challenges with pre-determined sets. The latest entry on the...

Today’s World of Warships Super Bowl XP promo begins at 6:30 p.m. EST

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If you're more a warships person than a football person -- or maybe just a football-and-warships person -- then today's World of Warships promotion...

Teleport into multiplayer Portal Knights this month

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If you've been keeping your eyes peeled for more sandboxes and you don't really care how massive they are, there's a new one on...

The Stream Team: Three’s company on ARK’s Gallimimus

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Riding dinos in ARK: Survival Evolved is fun enough, but who wants to be the driver all the time? How about riding shotgun? MassivelyOP's...

Armored Warfare’s open beta struggles with exploits

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Exploiters in Armored Warfare's open beta are finding out their activities aren't welcome this week. My.com Content Manager Silentstalker says that "a bug on ...

The Stream Team: Date night with HEX PvE

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Ahh, Friday night -- the quintessential date night. And MassivelyOP's MJ has one all lined up that she's been looking forward to for weeks!...
H1Z1

H1Z1 is splitting into two games, landing on consoles this summer

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Daybreak has just announced that H1Z1 is splitting -- "evolving" is the precise word -- into two games. H1Z1: Just Survive is a persistent, open-world...

The Stream Team: Entering Eternal Crusade’s early access (+ giveaway)

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What's the deal with Eternal Crusade? Massively OP's MJ aims to find out. And from what she hears, aiming appears to be a bit...
It's a mess out there.

The Division’s skills trailer might make your beta wait easier

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Are you in Division withdrawal, as one YouTuber put it, while you wait for the rumored open beta later this month? Maybe this new...

DayZ’s forums were hacked back in January

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DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive told users last night that its forums had been hacked. Actually, it was hacked well over a week ago, which...

Crytek’s online FPS Warface gets new Earthshaker co-op mission

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While developer Crytek is well known in the MMO world for developing the engine that powers games such as ArcheAge and Star Citizen, the studio has seen a...
Whether or not, etc.

The Division’s first legit player mods are graphics shaders

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Put down your pitchforks, anti-damage-meters zealots: The first mods for The Division are for graphics, at least if you don't count the gameplay hacks...
Well... huh.

World of Tanks’ PS4 userbase swells to one million in five days

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World of Tanks has just announced that it's amassed a million PlayStation 4 users since its launch on the platform last week. "It's barely been...

Giveaway: Stronghold Kingdoms Island Warfare promo keys [All gone now!]

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MMORTS Stronghold Kingdoms is getting a massive expansion today in the form of its Island Warfare update. The lords of Stronghold Kingdoms can now turn...

Build a stronghold to keep the monsters out in Fortnite

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The world has ended... somehow. And you're among the few human survivors in a sea of disagreeable monsters. What to do other than to...

Overwatch’s beta revs back up next week

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It's been a long while since fans have been able to duke it out in Overwatch's beta. The game's test went offline on December...

The Stream Team: Paladins patch means game modes galore!

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As developing games are apt to do, Paladins has put out another patch since MassivelyOP's MJ last played. This one, called the "Chicken Patch"...

Buy Wargaming goodies with Bitcoin

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If you have virtual pockets overflowing with Bitcoin (or maybe you find some in your virtual couch cushions), you now have a new place...

CS:GO grey hat hacker tricks thousands of cheaters into bans

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Tired of cheaters in your online games? One Counter Strike: Global Offensive player took justice into his own hands. Redditor AndroidL says he released fake...
This is the way the world ends.

SMITE rolls out Season 3 with a new map, new skins, and new mechanics

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The third season of SMITE has begun! Will Brad reveal his love for Dylan? Will anyone realize that Rachel is carrying Simon's child? Does...