Have you been looking for a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that actually has the “Massive” element in it? There are hundreds of MMORPGs that take place in unique settings, but many of them don’t have very active communities due to the lack of a wholesome experience. The most played MMORPGs of 2022 give you a wide variety of entertaining experiences for long hours of time. We have put together a list of 10 of the most active MMORPGs to try out if you are into shooting, action or roleplaying. These most played MMORPGs are ranked by their daily active users.
Old School RuneScape
The massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Old School RuneScape is developed and published by Jagex. The game is available for Linux, Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS and Macintosh operating systems. The game is set in the fictional planet of Gielinor, filled with multiple environments and climates. The game already has a total of 34,360,750 players among which 1,101,200 are active players.
Lost Ark is one of the best MMORPGs to play. It is set in a 2.5D isometric fantasy theme. Developed by Tripod Studio along with Smilegate RPG, Lost Ark is a quality MMO that combines high-quality content, impressive graphics, unparalleled combat and camera angle.
The game which is available for Microsoft Windows already has 1,626,687 active players.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
The massively multiplayer online RPG, Final Fantasy XIV is developed and published by Square Enix. The game is set in a persistent world where players can interact with each other and the environment. Final Fantasy XIV is available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PlayStation 3. Players can customize the name, race, gender, facial features, and starting class of their character in the game. The game already has 37,626,519 players in total among which 744,000 are active players.
World of Warcraft
Blizzard Entertainment’s massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft takes place in the Warcraft fantasy universe, within the world of Azeroth. The game is available to play on Microsoft Windows and Classic Mac OS. The game has a total of 117,742,703 players among which 1,108,345 are active players. The game allows players to take third- or first-person control of a character avatar, explore the landscape, fight various monsters, complete quests, and interact with other players or non-player characters (NPCs).
The free-to-play, first-person MMORPG shooter game, Destiny 2 is developed by Bungie. The game takes place in a mythic science fiction shared-world environment that has an optimal matchmaking feature “Guided Games”, with which players can search for clans looking for additional players for tasks like strikes, dungeons or raids. The game can be played on Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Windows. The game has a total of 39,644,684 players among which 394,879 are active players.
Grinding Gear Games’ massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Path of Exile is set in a dark fantasy world, where the people of Oriath are exiled to the ruined continent of Wraeclast. The game is available for playing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS, Microsoft Windows, and Macintosh operating systems. The game has a total of 25,871,349 players with 496,350 of them being active players.
Digital Extremes developed and published the free-to-play, third-person shooter MMORPG, Warframe is a collection of diverse Warframes, each of which signifies a great warrior spirit. The game is available for playing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and Series S and Microsoft Windows. The game has a total of 29,808,700 players among which 565,366 are active players.
World of Warcraft Classic
Blizzard Entertainment’s massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft Classic recreates the main version of the game in its state prior to the release of its first expansion. Players can relive the original World of Warcraft experience, though it is integrated with a modern interface and functional enhancements from later expansions. The game available for Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS and Macintosh operating systems has around 25 million players in total.
New World is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game from Amazon Games that requires a steady hand at aiming as it doesn’t involve auto-locked targeting attacks. The game allows players to form groups of up to five members, join one of three factions, craft items and gain control over settlements. The game available only for Microsoft Windows has around 15 million players in total.
RuneScape is Jagex’s massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in a medieval fantasy world Gielinor, divided into different kingdoms, regions, and cities. The game allows players to travel throughout Gielinor through various methods like foot, magical spells, or charter ships. The game is available for playing on Microsoft Windows, iOS, Web browser, Android, Linux, Java and Macintosh operating systems. RuneScape has over 16 million active players.
This is it for our list of the most played MMORPGs and it is fully up to you to decide what to choose. The most common MMORPGs like World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XIV and Old School RuneScape are popular among the gaming community worldwide. Head into a new adventure with these multiplayer games which are sure to get you new friends and, of course, new enemies.