5 Multiplayer games you should be playing during Lockdown


COVID-19 has pretty much the whole world locked down and indoors, either watching Netflix or playing games on phones, consoles or PCs. While being locked indoors can be boring and mind-numbing for some, for others, being stuck indoors is just where we want to be.

And nowaday’s, streaming and gaming is more ‘social’ and interactive’ than it’s ever been. Picture this, you just sat down, connected to your console and put your headphones on, you find your way to the virtual lobby where you meet up with your squad. Everyone’s prepared and ready to go into battle with a pre-game strategy set up and well thought out – it’s the perfect way to do something interactive while catching up with mates in isolation.

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We decided to share five of our favourite multiplayer games that you and your friends and family can all play -remotely- together. Take a look at our top five games below and read more on the latest gaming news, right here.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile is a mobile version of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground which is a multiplayer survival shooter that originally appeared on consoles. PUBG Mobile is a FREE battle royale shooter that pits 100 players against each other in a struggle for survival. Gather supplies, loot everything and outwit your opponents to become the last person standing, your goal – get that chicken dinner!

African servers for PUBGM were pushed live in the last quarter of 2019, where they have been delivering low-ping optimised gaming experiences for African gamers who have selected to compete on the Europe drop-down. To drive these pings even lower on the African servers, PUBG Mobile Africa encourages all players to invite their friends, create duos, squads and make clans. Once your squad is good enough, you can enter into weekly competitions to win merch and cash prizes with Mettlestate – check it out

Rocket League

If you know us at MyCityByNight, you’ll know we’re massive RL fans. Who wants to lose? Let’s go – any time, anywhere!

Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 in July 2015, with ports for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch being released later on.

In June 2016, 505 Games began distributing a physical retail version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment taking over those duties by the end of 2017. Versions for macOS and Linux were also released in 2016, but support for their online services was dropped in 2020.

FIFA 20

FIFA 20 is a football simulation video game published by Electronic Arts as part of the FIFA series. It is the 27th instalment in the FIFA series and it was released on 27 September 2019 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The game features VOLTA Football for the first time, a new mode that provides a variance on the traditional 11v11 gameplay and focuses on small-sided street and futsal games. The mode is believed to be focused on the former FIFA Street series

Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone is a 2020 free-to-play battle royale video game released on March 10, 2020, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is a part of the 2019 title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare but does not require you to purchase it. Warzone was developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software and published by Activision. Warzone allows online multiplayer combat among 150 players set in the fictional city of Verdansk, which is loosely based on Donetsk city in Eastern Ukraine, on day 96 of Operation Rapid Sunder. The game features both cross-platform play and cross-platform progression between both games.

The game features two main modes, Plunder and Battle Royale. Warzone introduces a new in-game currency system called “Cash” which is used at “Buy Stations” in and around Verdansk. “Loadout” drops are an example of where Cash can be traded for limited access to players’ custom classes (which are shared with Modern Warfare’s standard modes). Players may also use Cash to purchase items such as “killstreaks” and gas masks.

From launch, Warzone allowed a squad capacity of three, so get your squad ready for an action-packed battle.

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 is a fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Running on a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine 3, it is the eleventh main instalment in the Mortal Kombat series and a sequel to 2015’s Mortal Kombat X. Announced at The Game Awards 2018, the game was released in North America and Europe on April 23, 2019 for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Switch version was delayed in Europe, and was released on May 10, 2019.

Upon release, the console versions of Mortal Kombat 11 received generally favorable reviews, which praised the gameplay, story, graphics, and improved netcode, but it received criticism for the presence of microtransactions and over-reliance on grinding.

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