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Enter to win a MapleStory Pathfinder leveling pack in honor of today’s Pathfinder launch!

Classic MapleStory is launching a big update today for the Pathfinder class, the game's equivalent of a legendary arcane archer. And to celebrate the release, Nexon has granted Massively OP a stack of Pathfinder Leveling packs to distribute to our readers! Here's what's in 'em: ● Hyper Teleport Rock (map and buddy teleport, 30-day duration) ● 1-day 2x EXP Special...

Tamriel Infinium: Getting the most out of your Elder Scrolls Online box and sub in 2019

One of the most confusing things about any game that chooses a hybrid business model is figuring out what you need to buy in order to play the game or to enjoy the game to its fullest capacity. Since it offers both a purchase and subscription option to players, The Elder Scrolls Online is no different. Despite ZeniMax's...

Project Gorgon’s June update tweaks unarmed, gardening, sonic damage, and footsteps

Hey Project Gorgon, what are you up to this summer. Oh, you've got a new patch? And it's got a bunch of random stuff? But I'm gonna like it? Sweet. Yep, Elder Game's early access MMO sandbox has rolled out a patch today with a bunch of weird additions. There are new war caches, there's an upgrade...

Nexon’s stock dips following rumors that its massive buyout has been canceled

After many months of speculation on who exactly would be allowed to bid on Nexon by buying out its founding family's controlling stake in the company (worth around $11B), we thought we finally had our answer at the start of June. Both Kakao and Netmarble submitted bids, along with private equity firms KKR & Co., Bain Capital, and...

Black Desert’s new Shai class (and her donkey!) has officially launched today

If you rolled a Shai during her preview week in Black Desert, then good news for you today: You can actually play her now, as she's just gone live as the game's 18th class and first focused specifically on support and lifeskilling. In other words, she's perfect for you folks who like to look adorable while healing...

Anthem begins testing Cataclysm changes, but players aren’t satisfied

Amid fierce criticism from the Anthem playerbase and EA's attempt to cast a few crowd control spells to calm the furor, BioWare has begun to test the next patch for this multiplayer shooter. This isn't a chunky content update but rather adjustments and fixes primarily to the game's fairly new Cataclysm event. Players jumping on to...
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Final Fantasy XIV releases its patch notes for the Shadowbringers expansion

It's time for patch notes! Sure, players still have a couple of days before Final Fantasy XIV throws wide the gates for early access into the Shadowbringers expansion, but the patch notes are available right now in... well, some of their glory. Seriously, these are the preliminary notes with certain things specifically not listed; we all know...
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Fallout 76 adjusts Nuclear Winter balance, squashes a whole bunch of bugs

Fallout 76's recently introduced Nuclear Winter battle royale mode graduates from pre-beta to beta today as Bethesda rolls out the game's latest patch, which brings with it a handful of Nuclear Winter balance adjustments as well as an extensive list of bug fixes for both of its game modes. With the update, Nuclear Winter contestants can now...

The Daily Grind: What should Funcom do with Secret World?

Whenever I think about Funcom and Secret World, my blood pressure goes up. Here we have not just one of the most unique MMOs ever but one of the most unique video game stories ever devised, and the studio is letting it rot after rebooting it into a second version that it supports even less than the first...

Wurm Online is tweaking legendary monster spawns, resetting a server, and adding new shadows

Wurm Online's regular community newsletter has the usual sweep of different topics for fans of the sandbox MMORPG to look over. In this edition, we've got some noteworthy tweaks to legendary creature spawning, preliminary word on the voted-for Elevation server reset, and a look at some crispy new shadows being added to the game. On the topic of...
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Fortnite unvaults the revolver, tweaks gun balance in latest patch

The latest Fortnite update is live, and it brings back from the vault everyone's favorite big iron, the revolver, and continues the ongoing 14 Days of Summer event, on top of vaulting and unvaulting a handful of other weapons and making a variety of balance adjustments to a number of others. In addition to doing business with...
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Hearthstone is removing Vanish and Mind Blast to reinforce class identities

Class identity is kind of a big deal in Hearthstone, since the decks that any given class can field are limited by a class's card selection. This also means that sometimes cards might make sense for a given class based on what happens in World of Warcraft, but they actually futz with the class weaknesses that are...

EVE Online kicks out a QoL update for June that brings repairs to high sec and optimized character rendering

We all love those big ticket, marquee game features when an MMO updates, but sometimes it really is all about the little stuff. The stuff that you overlook. The stuff that, when you see it added, suddenly makes you wonder why it wasn't a thing sooner. EVE Online has gotten a small update today with some of these...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 226: On the cusp of FFXIV’s Shadowbringers

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, WoW Rise of Azshara, SWTOR, Camelot Unchained, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on XIV's endgame.

Star Trek Online rescinds plan to use controversial audio emote in summer festival

A brief kerfuffle over an emote planned for Star Trek Online's Risian Lohlunat Festival has already come to an end. As players on Reddit pointed out, PWE and Cryptic had signaled their aim to use a clip from the song Dixie as an audio emote reward in STO, prompting complaints from members of the community...

The Stream Team: A first look at Astellia’s closed beta

Astellia devs have issued a challenge: "CBT players will be working to break the server." There's no way Massively OP's MJ could pass this up; she was made for this! She's hopping into this new MMO when the closed beta doors open to check things out --and maybe break a thing or two. Join us live at 3:00...

The MMOs of the Steam Summer 2019 Sale

Valve's summer Steam sale is once again upon us, this year with a cute racing theme and minigame for folks into that. Here's what's notable in the pile this year and a bit beyond Steam too, assuming you can make it through all the "bad gateway" errors. You've got until July 9th to fill your cart and make...
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Final Fantasy XIV offers a Shadowbringers-themed physical security token

Do you love having an authenticator but hate putting it on your phone? Because the Square-Enix account authenticator is coming back, but now with a fresh new skin for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. Yes, it's all ominous and purple, while fulfilling the same basic security token function of an added block before logging into your account....

Conan Exiles’ Warmaker’s Sanctuary dungeon patch has launched on PC

Conan Exiles' next big thing is here in the form of a new patch launching on PC today (and consoles later). It features the new Warmaker's Sanctuary dungeon, along with new craftables, updates to multiple locations and NPCs as part of the ongoing "population revamp," tweaks to the sandbox's temperature system, and adjustements to survival and...

Choose My Adventure: Getting to the group stuff in TERA

My final week in TERA saw me hitting the ground running, looking to utilize whatever means I could to chow through the levels, get to some group action, and just play the game. Basically, act like a normal person would, so to speak. Which was a good thing, actually, because focusing down on advancement really does need one...

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