Top 10 New Multiplayer Games Of 2020

Looking to enjoy a video game with a friend or online crew? Luckily there are already several video games to keep tabs on for 2020. In this list, we’ll give you heads up on what cooperative focused video games that are slated to launch within the 2020 year release. Likewise, we’ll update this list for future video game announcements so make sure you check back often!

#10 Valorant

  • Developer: Riot Games
  • Publisher: Riot Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

Riot Games may be best known for League of Legends and for good reason too. LoL has been a popular MOBA title for years now, but it looks like Riot Games is wanting to develop something a bit more unique through diving into different genres. One of those genres is first-person shooters with the release of Valorant. The video game is a competitive FPS that blends CSGO and Overwatch into one. With Valorant, players with go through different team matches that play out much like a tactical shooter, but there is a twist in that the roster features heroes with unique abilities and attributes.

From there, players will work together in an attempt to complete tasks. At the moment, this title features a beta where players are going through a match that requires planting or defusing a bomb. It’s proving to be quite a popular video game so far in beta though we can expect the title to really open up when the game launches out of beta at some point this year.

#9 Marvel’s Avengers

  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Eidos Montreal
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, Google Stadia
  • Release: May 15, 2020
  • Co-op: Online 4 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

The developers who brought out the Tomb Raider franchise is working on Marvel’s Avengers. This is a brand new Marvel experience with players controlling various heroes from the Marvel franchise. From the storyline shown off so far, we know that the game will take place after the unveiling of The Avengers new headquarters. An accident causes the headquarters and city to be destroyed which results in Earth banning all heroes. As a result, The Avengers disbanded but a new threat may cause the once-banned heroes to take up arms and save humanity once again.

This is an action-adventure title that will offer not only a single-player experience but a cooperative gameplay option as well. We don’t have too many details about the cooperative game mode just yet, but it does seem that the main bulk of the story is intended for a single-player experience from what we can gather. Sprinkled throughout the game will be co-op style missions which you can join together with a buddy or two, but again, we’re still waiting for more information to be unveiled about the game to really give a full assessment.

#8 Crossfire X
  • Developer: Smilegate
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Yes

Crossfire is a popular FPS that got its start within the Eastern markets. Developed by Smilegate and released in 2007, the title flourished and thanks to the announcement made during E3 2019, we were introduced to Crossfire X. This is also being developed by Smilegate and is heading to the Western markets starting with the Xbox One console first. Likewise, it will still feature two mercenary corporations for players to fight for, either the Black List terrorist-style group or the Global Risk.

This will still be an FPS online video game for players to fight against each other or team up in battle. Likewise, we don’t have a specific release date attached to when the game will release, though we’ll keep tabs on the latest for this game and hopefully have new information soon for future updates.

#7 Chivalry 2
  • Developer: Torn Banner Studios
  • Publisher: Tripwire Interactive
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Yes

The hack-and-slash Chivalry: Medieval Warfare game is receiving a sequel. Chivalry 2 was announced within 2019 and the development studio from Torn Banner Studios is hoping to see it release before the end of 2020 but it will be launching as a timed exclusive for the Epic Games Store. There’s not a whole lot of information though we do know that there is a big focus on multiplayer battles.

For instance, the development studio is doubling the number of players able to take the battlefield which will make it a total of 64 players. Likewise, gamers can even ride horses which will make some battles to be chaotic as you clash your swords into the enemy forces. Most are referring the battles to be like the big cinematic fights found in the HBO show Game of Thrones. Here’s hoping that the game actually delivers and gives us the gritty medieval battle experience.

#6 Dying Light 2
  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Techland Publishing
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online 4 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Dying Light will receive its sequel shortly known simply as Dying Light 2. The video game will retain the same survival horror action gameplay but with a few slight changes. Players will have an assortment of choices to make and each will have a consequence with the story and the in-game world. Traversing the world is also still very much centered around parkour with zombies and factions being hostile obstacles to deal with.

There will be four-player cooperative gameplay but because this game heavily relies on choices, the host will seemingly be in control on the narrative progression. From what the development team has alerted fans so far about the game is that any of your friends can hop into the action. Those that join in will bring over their weapons and upgrades, but the progression of the actual campaign and choices will be determined by the host.