MMO News

Planetside 2 holiday update adds weapons
Nothing says celebrating the holiday spirit by being able to wield knives in brutal hand-to-hand combat. Well, it does if you love playing the Planetside 2 mmofps where the reason for the season is the application of superior firepower. Players now have additional weapons to arm themselves with due to the release of the latest Planetside 2 update. Some of the features of this update include:Wieldable Knives* Knives can now be wielded by holdi...
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Dec 18 2014
Star Wars: The Old Republic Life Day
Long time Star Wars fans remember when they were introduced to Life Day, the Wookie equivalent of Christmas. Such was the basis for the much-maligned star Wars Holiday Special that was broadcast only once back in 1978 and never allowed to air again. The show has become a cult hit due to numerous convention bootlegs and modern day file-sharing, and it's refreshing to see that BioWare has gladly used the holiday in their mmorpg. Well, players can e...
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Dec 18 2014
steam christmas
It's the most wonderful time of the year. From today, the Christmas Steam Sale will be in full effect, with deals coming in left, right and center from now until January 2nd. The Steam Sale is revered by many as one of mmo gaming's greatest holidays. However, for many, it's also the biggest bane to their wallets. With the alarming news this year that 37% of Steam downloads have never been played, it's no wonder gamers try to tread lightly when t...
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Dec 18 2014
wildstar xmas
It's a sci-fi Christmas miracle! Back in October, Carbine Studios shared the sad news that they wouldn't have the means to support Wildstar's Christmas or Halloween events in 2014, as they were putting all of their development power into their next big gameplay update. With the news of both Shade's Eve and Winterfest being cancelled, many mmo fans were disheartened and voiced their concerns to the studios. Regardless, Halloween went by relativel...
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Dec 18 2014
dragon atlas v1 1 update
Consider this an early Christmas gift. Dragon Atlas is planning to make dragon training and upgrades easier in the v1.1 update dropping on December 18.MMORPG fans will be able to benefit from shortened mercenary skill cooldowns as well as improved PvP and Arena rankings. Developers are probably anticipating a surge of new sign-ups this Christmas vacation, so they plan to streamline the Rookie Progress zone also known as the starter area ...
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Dec 18 2014
siegelord open beta date
That was quick -- a mere four days after entering closed beta, Siegelord will be moving on to open beta on December 20. To be fair, 37Games is spending that limited closed beta period to focus on bug finding. In fact, players who report a bug by sending a screenshot or describing it in the mmo forums are being given a gift pack reward. Only one pack can be earned by a player, which will be sent within 48 hours after the Siegelord open beta ...
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Dec 18 2014
war thunder steel
The introduction of the Ground Vehicles category in War Thunder was something that really set it apart from other military mmofps titles. Now, with the introduction of the War Thunder: Steel Generals update, Gaijin Entertainment are bolstering up their ground support with some serious American muscle. Update 1.45 has been titled, "Steel Generals", in honor of the tanks that are rolling in, as part of the update. The Sherman, Patton, Lee, Chaffe...
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Dec 17 2014
Latest Shadowrun Online patch adds new features
It seems that with every update, the Shadowrun Online mmorpg just looks better and better. Based upon the hugely popular pen-and-paper roleplaying game published by FASA, this online game allows players to adventure in a world where magic and technology have fused together in a world that's totally unique. The latest Shadowrun Online patch overhauls the game and brings a slew of new features to it. According to the Shadowrun Online patch notes, ...
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Dec 17 2014
Firefall Wintertide event begins
Just the thought of Santa being a badass with a huge gun is enough to make most gamers chuckle. Seeing how different online games present Christmas events is always fascinating, and the mayhem that occurs in the Firefall Wintertide event is sure to put a smile on the face of every mmofps gamer. In the Firefall setting, Santa is actually a Reaper bandit who's been stockpiling stolen goods all year long. He then ventures out during Wintertide as Fa...
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Dec 17 2014
trove snowfest
Trove welcomes its annual winter holiday, the Trove Snowfest event, which will run until January 5. Like other mmo games, Trove is now awash in the white blanket of snow, festive garb and decorations -- and presents!To collect the latter, Trove players must vanquish Adventure World baddies and complete high-level Shadow Arenas. These feats will reward you with Snowfest Mystery Boxes from which you can obtain seasonal goodies. Each Box has a...
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Dec 17 2014