Updates

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World of Warcraft: Europe’s anniversary, Patch 8.1.5 details, and Arena championships

While World of Warcraft officially turned 14 years old last November, astute historians might remember that it wasn't for several months after that...

Black Desert: Xbox One beta preload, market value doubling, goldseller crackdown, and Dark Rifts event

Usually Black Desert does its big drops on Wednesday, but we've already got a pile of BDO news growing that just can't wait. For...

SWTOR’s Wretched Hive update sends players into the lair of the Geonosian Queen today

The latest update for Star Wars: The Old Republic, GU 5.10.1: The Wretched Hive, is live today, bringing with it a brand-new lair...
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Final Fantasy XIV releases Hydratos in patch 4.55 and updates its conduct rules

It's time to finish up Eureka in Final Fantasy XIV, as today marks the release of the fourth and final area, Hydratos....

Warframe maps out Weekend Wars, teases new Hildryn and Wisp ‘frames

Move over, Valentine's Day, a bigger event is on in Warframe: the Weekend War, in celebration of the game's sixth anniversary. Since...

DC Universe Online’s Justice League Dark episode launches March 28

Even if you're not a big fan of DC or superheroes, as an MMO fan you've got to be secretly pleased that DC...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s pre-Shadowbringers roadmap

We're almost done with the fan festival hype cycle, and to be honest, that's kind of a relief. Not that I don't enjoy looking...
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Heroes of the Storm devs emerge with plan to make all collection skins buyable with gems

With the threat of mass layoffs now hanging heavy over Blizzard, you might have forgotten about the doom that befell Heroes of...

Shroud of the Avatar’s cash shop is now dispensing buffs when you buy stuff

Shroud of the Avatar players dipping their toes into Release 62 for the first time might want to take a peek at the...

Travel to Bespin in one Star Wars Galaxies emulator… eventually

One of the things I always wish SOE had done more of with Star Wars Galaxies was add planets. Yes, it added Kashyyyk...

The MOP Up: Warframe brings Fortuna to Nintendo Switch

Are you jamming with Warframe on the Switch? If so, then this past week you had an extra reason to jam hard, as...
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EVE Online moves cynosural fields to a separate overview filter with its February update

If you have never wanted to see a cynosural field in your overview in EVE Online, the game's February patch will take care of...

More MMO Valentine’s Day events: Black Desert, EverQuest II, Destiny 2, MapleStory 2, Revelation Online, and Wizard101

Hearts and chocolates and flowers continue to invade MMOs all around us. Bree here, reporting from the front lines of the invasion. Here are...
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Final Fantasy XI’s February update brings substantial improvements to Red Mage

It's been a long time since Final Fantasy XI made Red Mages happy. The job has languished for a long while with most of...

Monster Hunter World’s Witcher 3 Wild Hunt crossover is live today for console players

If crossovers don't just flat-out make your brain hurt trying to make the dissonance of the lore make sense, then you might love this...

Art curation MMO Occupy White Walls 2.0 adds collaborative art galleries

The game we called the most bizarre MMO of 2018 (in a good way) has taken another big step this week. Occupy...

Interview: Black Desert’s Pearl Abyss on battle royale design, metrics, cron stones, and future content

Black Desert has had a wild ride over the last year, as has its home studio, Pearl Abyss. Not only did PA...

The first of Ultima Online’s planned 2019 high seas updates has hit the test server

At the start of the new year, Ultima Online did its level best to disrupt my plans to take a break from subbing...
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Star Wars: The Old Republic’s creative director talks about the characters of Jedi Under Siege

The latest update for Star Wars: The Old Republic brought a lot of characters around. It brought major characters back, it brought new characters...

Path of Exile previews its spooky haunted hideout

You've bought player housing in MMOs, you've even been assigned an apartment or two, but have you ever just... stumbled across an interesting abode...

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