Stay Social and Connect with Friends with these Online Multiplayer Games!

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In many places worldwide right now, people are told to avoid each other. Hugs and handshakes are now something we consider a risk. Maybe you’re in a situation where you can’t see your friends or family in person because of recent events. No need to stress too much though! There are several online multiplayer games for you to play with loved ones. This way you can keep busy,  keep on hanging out, inspire some friendly competition, and keep entertained.

PC Games

For many people, the PC was their entry ticket to the world of gaming. Many awesome games are consistently being released for computer. Additionally, many console games are also available on PC. The mouse allows for the fastest reaction times in shooter games while the right monitor and graphics card can give you insanely realistic experiences. The most fun thing about PC gaming is the video calls with friends. Whether you decide to team-up, or challenge each other, it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

League of Legends (LoL)

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In this online multiplayer battle arena game, you’ll play as a ‘Champion’. Each of these fascinating characters has their own special abilities and powers. The goal of the game is to strategically overpower your enemies with the help of your team. The game works with a “freemium” system, meaning you can download it for free and then in-game purchases become available. The LoL community is massive. The League of Legends World Championship had a price pool of up to $ 2,2 million in 2019. It’ll take some time to get the hang of this game so might as well play LoL and video call your friends so you can start planning your future plans as millionaires.

Apex Legends

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Apex Legends is available for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows. It’s a battle-royale, first-person shooter type of game that was released in 2019. The game is free to play. In the game, up to 20 teams of three people battle each other until one remains. Playing in squads means you need to have clear communications to increase your odds of winning the round. At the moment, there should be plenty of people online so no shortage of challengers.

Team Fortress 2

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Team Fortress 2 is a first-person shooter game that is available for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game has a multiplayer option that includes various game modes, usually with the purpose of having two teams battle each other over combat-related objectives. The game is incredibly entertaining in both its simplicities and complexities, and is free to download off of steam.

Smartphone

Smartphone games have become a lot more interesting over time. This is mainly due to the fact that popular console games have now become phone-compatible. A lot of apps are being created every day. Unfortunately, the majority still do not include a good multiplayer games. Here is a list of a couple of apps that you can do together with friends online.

Heads Up!

Heads up is the game that Ellen DeGeneres plays on her popular talk show. The app version displays a card on the screen and requires the player to place the device against their forehead so that only the rest of the group can see it. The goal is that the person holding the device against their forehead manage to guess what is on their card in various mini game-like varieties of the game. Additionally, Psych! is another popular spin-off of Heads Up!, with different kinds of mini games. This app is available for download on iOS and Android.

Black Humanity-Against Cards

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This app allows you and your friends to play the digital version of Cards Against Humanity. It is guaranteed to make you laugh and will be a hit at your online house party.

Houseparty

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Houseparty is a group video chat app that allows you to be as close to face to face with your friends as possible. You can easily see when people are online by the app notifying you that they are “in the house”. With Houseparty, you can chat and call all your friends to organize an actual house party with all the participants being at a different location.

8 Ball Pool

8 ball pool

This simple pool game allows two players to rotate taking shots as in an actual pool game. It’s a fun way to challenge your friends to a low-effort competition. Players can take a certain amount of time between shots so there is no rush to finish each match. 8 Ball Pool can be downloaded on iOS and Android for free and connected to your Facebook.

Golf Clash

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The game is similar to 8 Ball Pool in that players, when it’s their turn, takes a shot at making a hole as soon as possible. This is done by selecting the right club for the distance and deciding with how much power you will fling the ball across the course. The app is available for download on Android and iOS.

Trivia Crack

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Do you love trivia? Then you should check out one of the most addicting multiplayer games on the market! Trivia crack allows you to compete against friends and family to see who really is the most knowledgeable. Categories include entertainment, art, sports, history, science, and geography. The app is available for download on Android and iOS.

Archero

archero

Archero was initially a single player game that requires the player to shoot his way through all sorts of levels. Since March 2020, however, the much requested co-up mode was introduced, allowing two players to work together online to complete the levels. The app is available for download on iOS and Android.

Combos

As previously mentioned, there are many games available for various different consoles. Below you will find a list of online multiplayer games that work on a variety of devices.

Overwatch

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Overwatch is an online multiplayer first-person shooter game. Players are divided into teams of six and are required to select out of more than 30 characters, known as “heroes”. The teams then battle each other in various game modes. Be aware that Overwatch is in fact a paid game, prices vary depending on the device you’re buying it for.

PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds)

PUBG is an online multiplayer shooter game. Players fight each other over a variety of maps. This game will have you and your friends strategizing until late at night. You can expect one hundred players to be battling each other in a race to gather supplies, weapons, and ultimately defeating all the rest. The game is available for PC on Steam, and can be bought for other consoles from their respective platforms.

Fortnite

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Fortnite has been one of the more popular multiplayer games for a while now. The building, looting, skydiving and shooting has become something we have all grown to love. Since the game was originally introduced to the world, many spin-offs have appeared. However, you can still expect the servers to be full of people ready to battle. In the game, 100 players battle each other until one remains. Other game modes are also available including the option to team up with friends. Fortnite is available for free download on most e-shops.

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Sierra has been living and studying in Madrid since 2018. When she's not in class or in the office, you can find her reading in Retiro or enjoying a tapa somewhere in Malasaña.

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