With a lot of the world’s cities going into quarantine/lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, possibly one of the most safest ways to entertain yourselves with friends is by playing multiplayer video games. Having said that, MP1st has rounded up what we consider to be the best multiplayer games to play while you’re on lockdown.
This is in no particular order, and most of the games have worldwide pandemics as the theme as well (think of these titles as games where you can actually fight back to whatever’s causing the world grief). Ready? Read on and see if you agree with our list.
Best Multiplayer Games to Play While Stuck at Home:
The Division 2
Given the crisis the world is going through now, there’s not a game more apt on this list than The Division 2. While this might hit too close to some, the game’s overall gameplay and loot system should be a good distraction. This game is particularly fun when played with friends, as there are a ton of activities to do outside of the main campaign.
By now, everyone should be familiar with Bungie’s Destiny 2. It’s an expansive looter shooter that has captured the hearts and minds of millions of Guardians across the world. There are weekly events, seasonal events, and lots more being introduced to the game every time. And the fact that it’s now a free-to-play title. it means you won’t run out of people to play with.
Call of Duty: Warzone
Just released this month, Call of Duty: Warzone is Modern Warfare’s battle royale component, though with one major selling point: it’s free for everyone! You can play Warzone even if you don’t own Modern Warfare! It offers crossplay too so you can play with pals even if they’re on different platforms.
Judging from the reception so far, Warzone is here to stay and could possibly be the the king of battle royale games when all is said and done.
Who doesn’t want some good ol’ fashioned chaotic multiplayer, right? For that kind of carnage and mayhem (organized mayhem, in fact), there’s none better than the Battlefield franchise! Battlefield V is still roping in a ton of players on a daily basis, and DICE has been steadfast in their post-launch support when it comes to content, bug fixing and more.
From the makers of Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment), is Apex Legends, one of the most successful free-to-play titles around. It’s battle royale but mixed in with heroes that have special abilities on their own. There are seasonal events pimped out for the game every month, and more.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Of course, this list won’t be complete without the latest Call of Duty title included. Modern Warfare brings the franchise back to its boots on ground roots, though one with a slightly slower experience. Infinity Ward has been consistent in updating the Battle Pass, and free content drops, and we don’t expect it to stop anytime soon.
This is one $60 purchas that’s well worth the price if you’re a Call of Duty fan.
Left 4 Dead 2
The “oldest” game in the bunch, Left 4 Dead 2 is still as fun today as it was years ago. While we’re not in any kind of zombie apocalypse, it’s always fun to bash zombies’ heads in, right? And add in friends, and it’s a ton more fun.
World War Z
If you want something more recent when it comes to your zombie games, maybe World War Z by Saber Interactive will tickle your fancy. It has classes, different weapons, stage and more. It will even offer crossplay starting on March 24, 2020 as well, so you can play with your zombie-killing pals regardless of their platform.
Possibly the least known game in the lot, Dead Nation is a top-down shooter developed by Housemarque (Resogun). Players can kit their character out with different weapons, armor pieces and more, and the level of challenge in completing each stage is excellent.
Who doesn’t want a shooter where you can not only play with friends, but obtain a ton of different loot, too! This is where Borderlands 3 comes in. Gearbox is back and once again brings their own zany take on violence and mayhem. There are different classes that should fit the playstyle you prefer, there’s co-op, and there’s loads of guns to be discovered! Oh, did we mention that Gearbox is supporting it with seasonal free content as well? Yep, they are.
Escape From Tarkov
Escape From Tarkov is an indie, Massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS) developed by Russian studio Battlestate Games. It’s set in a fictional part of Russia, where a war between two private military companies is happening, and players can choose which side to fight for.
The game still isn’t in its final version though players can play it in beta form.
The Last of Us
Yeah, we’re kinda cheating with The Last of Us since it’s known more for its single-player than its multiplayer. But hey, you can play both, right? Enjoy the compelling campaign, and stay for the gritty multiplayer which is still up and running today.
Well, there you have it! Obviously, we can’t include each and every multiplayer game imaginable but figured the titles mentioned here should hold people over until they’re ready to step outside. If you got any recommendations of your own, feel free to share them in the comments below.