Best Wccftech Multiplayer Games 2022

The year 2022 has seen the release of many multiplayer games – too many in fact to count. Quantity isn’t necessarily a good thing, but this year online gamers have been able to dive into plenty of quality games as well. Our list includes shooting games, online multiplayer games, fighting games, and role-playing games. Keep reading for our picks!

Also on Wccftech’s Best Games of 2022 lists: Shooters, Fighting, Platformer, Adventure, Indie, Action, and Horror

Missing coffin

The MMOARPG developed by Smilegate RPG has finally made its way to Western shores thanks to publisher Amazon Games. It was a big debut, too, as the game soon catapulted it to #2 all-time on Steam for concurrent online players.

In March, one month after the Western release, Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games revealed that the game had surpassed 20 million players globally, more than half of whom were signed in from the newly added regions of North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. .

Lost Ark is unique in its combination of a Diablo-like hack-and-slash experience with deep MMORPG elements like dungeons, raids, and PvP. It also includes a veritable treasure trove of content developed over the years by Smilegate RPG, ensuring Western gamers will have something to do for the long haul (speaking of which, here’s a peek at our early roadmap for 2023).

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II / Warzone 2.0

If anyone thought Call of Duty would continue the downward trend among multiplayer games seen with Vanguard, Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare II / Warzone 2.0 combo quickly puts that idea to rest. The premium offering, Modern Warfare II, broke the previous sales record set by Black Ops II. MWII earned over $1 billion in worldwide sales within its first ten days of release; In the same time frame, gamers have already spent more than 200 million hours across 1 billion matches. Shortly thereafter, Warzone 2.0 (also developed by Infinity Ward with the same engine and gameplay mechanics) logged more than 25 million players in just five days since its debut.

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Between the two titles, Call of Duty now offers something for everyone: single-player campaign, co-op multiplayer (Special Ops and even Raids), PvP multiplayer, Battle Royale multiplayer, and extraction-type multiplayer (DMZ). The breadth of content, coupled with Infinity Ward’s signature shooter gameplay, ensures that Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 will remain at the top of the charts for a long time.

Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3

The polar opposite of Call of Duty in the shooter genre is undoubtedly the colorful and whimsical Splatoon. With the third installment, released on September 9 exclusively for Nintendo Switch, the developers at Nintendo EPD have arguably made the best Splatoon game yet, as stated by Nathan Birch in his Wccftech review.

Splatoon 3 may be the series’ best entry yet, featuring some great gameplay tweaks and new weapons, an expanded and polished story mode, and more unlockable content than its predecessors.

In less than a month after its release, Splatoon 3 has sold nearly eight million copies, making it the franchise’s fastest-selling entry to date. It’s also one of the most fun multiplayer games you can play on Nintendo Switch, or anywhere else for that matter.

Elden ring

Even though the Elden Ring can be played entirely solo, FromSoftware’s latest installment still deserves a place among the best multiplayer games of 2022. After all, the studio’s Souls games have gained a cult following thanks to online communities that band together to help fellow gamers. The Stained Ones / The Ashen Ones / The Chosen Undead / The Needy Hunters or to invade their worlds and cause untold mayhem at exactly the right moment. It is no coincidence that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the only single-player game in the group, has proven to be no less popular.

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The Elden Ring is not unlike the Dark Souls and Bloodborne games in this regard. Its online functionality has recently been expanded with PvP Colosseums, but the pinnacle of the Elden Ring online experience is only available on PC thanks to a Seamless Co-Op mod that removes all default restrictions placed on co-op PvE. With the mod, you can now play together across the entire game world while using horses and defeating bosses one by one. The creator has increased the maximum number of cooperative players in a single session to six.

MultiVersus

There’s even a fighting game on this year’s best multiplayer games list, and it’s from a brand new franchise (albeit made from very well-known franchises). MultiVersus, a crossover fighting game that includes characters from several Warner Bros.-owned IPs, was a hit. Discovery, has made its massive debut, attracting more than 20 million players in less than a month across all its platforms. In a Wccftech impressions article, Francesco De Meo praised the Super Smash Bros.-inspired gameplay formula but criticized the monetization scheme.

MultiVersus has the potential to become one of the most popular platform fighters of all time, thanks to its solid gameplay and impressive roster, but the game’s monetization scheme could have an impact on its popularity in the future, though the most important content (characters) is free with some effort. .

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As mentioned above, there were a lot of memorable multiplayer games released in 2022, such as:

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