PvE stands for player-vs.-environment, where environment is generally taken to mean the world, NPCs, and AI.

DC Universe Online’s new episode, Brainiac Returns, is live now

What's a good metric for a threat in the world of DC Universe Online to be taken seriously? How about when it brings the...

PSA: Skull & Bones will be free-to-play for a week starting on May 30

While much of the focus out of Ubisoft's piratical multiplayer title Skull & Bones has been about May 28th's Season 2 release and all...

Destiny 2 outlines Final Shape’s armor and ability updates and a new Pathfinder UI

Destiny 2 continues to unleash a torrent of hyper-granular details about its Final Shape expansion this week, with dev blogs, weekly newsletter information, and...
All over again.

WoW Factor: Story Difficulty is a bad idea and a good idea all rolled into one

Back during Wrath of the Lich King, I remember people asking for a story difficulty for raids in World of Warcraft because if the...
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Co-op raiding roguelike Rabbit & Steel celebrates passing 100,000 copies sold

When you're a solo indie developer, it's hard to know when a game is going to resonate with a potential audience, especially when that...

Elder Scrolls Online deep-dives Gold Road’s Lucent Citadel raid and Mirrormoor Incursions

A week and a half out from the launch of Gold Road on PC, ZeniMax Online Studios is previewing the big group content en...
Yay, a thing we didn't want.

Overwatch 2 is killing its Hero Mastery Gauntlet PvE mode at the end of season 10

Blizzard is apparently taking an axe to yet another PvE-esque mode in Overwatch 2 as it winds down Hero Mastery Gauntlet for good at...

EverQuest launches Teek and Tormax, a new pair of time-locked expansion servers for subscribers

The O.G. EverQuest is at it again, as the classic MMO launched a pair of highly anticipated new time-locked progression (TLP) shards this week...

World of Warcraft will finally implement story mode raids starting with The War Within

It's taken a mighty long time to get here and years upon years of players begging for it, but come this fall, World of...

Tarisland talks up its ‘misc PvE gameplay’ content in latest video

Many of the previews coming out of Tarisland recently have often pointed to the MMORPG's raiding as the pinnacle (and arguably primary) activity. However,...

Embers Adrift previews new dungeons, new raid, and a beetle creature arriving May 28

It's said that April showers bring May flowers, but in the case of Embers Adrift, the month of May -- specifically May 28th --...

Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones plans season 2 endgame revamp with two new solo PvE modes

Last week, we got a bit of a tease from Ubisoft's Skull and Bones as it wound down its first quarterly season of play,...

Legends of Aria Classic lays out massive June overhaul patch, postpones subscription

Legends of Aria Classic is squarely in the "a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one" tier for 2024 as its original developer...

Escape from Tarkov studio offers special edition compensation in the form of a single-use $50 coupon

Escape from Tarkov developer Battlestate Games just can't stop shooting itself in the foot over its PvE mode debacle. As a refresher, the studio...

Lost Ark’s May update, Chaos Rising, is live today with the Hanumatan trial guardian raid

If you feel chaos rising today, don't worry - it's just Lost Ark's May update. Chaos Rising is lighter on content, owing to the...

33 Immortals preps weekend closed beta for the ‘distillation of the MMO raid experience’

Thunder Lotus' MMO-inspired multiplayer raiding roguelike 33 Immortals is barreling onward toward its May 24th closed beta, with more info now being dispatched to...

Tarisland says male mages and female paladins are the next step in gender-unlocking

We're down to the last of Tencent's announced dev blogs for Tarisland focusing on how the studio has tweaked the game between the last...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Previewing Guild Wars 2 Secrets of the Obscure’s final chapter, The Midnight King

It's strange to say it after just one year, but Guild Wars 2's Secrets of the Obscure era is drawing to a close! Don't...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs are more about PvE than PvM?

We don't talk about PvM vs. PvE all that much in the MMORPG genre, but we should. Maybe we like a PvE vs. PvP...

Embers Adrift discusses quest design, player feedback on trade systems

Embers Adrift is talking questing and player trading this week, as the MMORPG's recent developer stream brings in one of its quest makers to...