April Fools’ Day around the MMO world, 2022 edition. In a time before April Fool’s Day was established as an annual holiday in most countries it comes to be known that this is one day when humor and creativity are celebrated without strict adherence to any particular ideology or agenda.
April Fools’ Day is everywhere, whether you like it or not, and it’s expressly designed to frustrate copyeditors who have to correct that darn apostrophe a hundred times. And nowhere is the day more widely observed than in MMOs, where developers relish the opportunity to test your faith in their virtual worlds with pranks. Here are some of the better ones we’ve come across so far in our hunt today!
Guild Wars 2 has basically gone to the dogs. Doggos have taken over Lion’s Arch and are in desperate need of scritches. Yes, there are activities, accomplishments, and minis to do.
Everyone knows that cats are beings of enormous power and unfathomable wisdom, but where should a hero turn when might and mystery can’t soothe their weary heart? You may find the answer in Lion’s Arch…and it would appreciate a scratch behind the ears. https://t.co/xfiTDZOW0k pic.twitter.com/eyYvZIMJa3
— Guild Wars 2 (@GuildWars2) March 31, 2022
The Korean company behind Raiders of the Lost Ark has declared a hard shift to virtual reality!
The Dreaded Mapserver has assembled a violent army of glitches, bugs, broken scripts, and other abominations to attempt to wipe out all life as we know it! “Assembling the most terrifying, under baked, and volatile code it could conjure, the Dreaded Mapserver has assembled a violent army of glitches, bugs, broken scripts, and other abominations to attempt to wipe out all life as we know it! It is up to the courageous gamers of our planet to rise up against the sentient Dreaded Mapserver, drive back its wicked and unstable henchmen, and wipe the fiend’s consciousness clean out with a hard reset!”
Valheim announced a new deer-themed expansion.
— Valheim (@Valheimgame) April 1, 2022
Pantheon announced Graybox Classic, a permanent graybox mode who really need that throwback tester experience.
You asked, and we listened! As classic renditions of MMORPGs become more coveted, we wanted to ensure all Pantheons fans got the quintessential raw experience, so without further ado, introducing Graybox Classic. pic.twitter.com/lDyQnMT5vK
— Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen (@PantheonMMO) April 1, 2022
EVE Online introduced Divinity Social, a new dating app. The video is perfection.
The Basilica of the Perdurable Vaingloriousness raid, Recursive Perpetuity dungeon, and Tinker Leaker class are all part of World of Warcraft’s Patch 9.4: Beyond the End of Infinity: The Final Everything Beginning Forever. Beekeeping is also an option. The patch notes are always worth reading.
SMITE introduced a new battle pass made “entirely with machine learning.” It looks exactly as bad as you’d expect.
After spending 💰trillions of dollars💰 on Machine Learning research and development, we have finally produced our absolute best Battle Pass. We are excited to present it now! pic.twitter.com/UANWxoW6Ka
— SMITE (@SMITEGame) April 1, 2022
The Elder Scrolls Online’s Jester’s Festival has returned.
— The Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) March 31, 2022
Overwatch has resurrected its googly-eye trick, which never fails to amuse.
Zen’s ‘Subaquatic’ skin from Overwatch gets one giant googly-eye haha.
“Everything is going to hell in a handbasket, and Earl the Chickenmancer is clamoring for your assistance!” April Fowls has started, and Neverwinter announces.
Everything is going to hell in a henbasket and Earl the Chickenmancer is flocking to you for help! April Fowls begins this Thursday! https://t.co/XwaO9I0LdE pic.twitter.com/ZbuZPeJ6mg
— Neverwinter (@NeverwinterGame) March 28, 2022
A cool Dune map may be found in War Thunder.
Enlisted encourages you to go to the moon and fight Nazis.
Original-flavor Bristlebane Day is being celebrated in both EverQuest and EverQuest II.
It’s once again time to embrace the silliest holiday in all of Norrath! Let the mischief and trickery begin as #BristlebaneDay returns. Details here: https://t.co/8QmCNS5nfv pic.twitter.com/HLaXDGg4QW
— EverQuest II (@everquestii) March 24, 2022
The Chicken Cow Eggvasion is AdventureQuest 3D’s April Fowl’s Day celebration.
April Fowls: The Chicken Cow Egg-vasion!https://t.co/MCOg8TIIiV pic.twitter.com/VFf4sipxhG
— AQ3D Community (@AQ3DCommunity) April 1, 2022
The pranks that Skyforge does are typically so subtle that it’s hard to tell they’re pranks, but this year’s incorporates a floating, luminous corg that appears like a storage container.
Valorant brought back Widejoy.
She’s back. Did you miss her? pic.twitter.com/WoswpIjwdc
— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) April 1, 2022
Rogue server Star Wars Galaxies Legends says it’s finally solved a bug by deleting part of the game!
— SWG:Legends (@SWGLegendsStaff) April 1, 2022
Guild Wars 2 content creator ThatShaman has outdone his past prank games this year with Flappy Bot!
PlanetSide 2 is selling ridiculous themed gear.
🥸No Joke!🥸 Celebrate #AprilFools with the NS SQU-34K hammer. Be sure to wear your Harlequin Camo while driving into the sunset with Random Roll trails available in the new Jester Bundle. The Jester Bundle arrives tomorrow 4/1. #PlanetSide2 pic.twitter.com/ei5BAqUItJ
— PlanetSide 2 (@planetside2) April 1, 2022
For the weekend, Luxion has returned to Trove.
Prepare for #Bunfest with Bunsly & Flopsy as well as many other gorgeous items! 🎁
https://t.co/4i17ll5v50 for more information
— Trove (@TroveGame) April 1, 2022
Foxbatcon, the worst celebrity hero ever, has once again plagued Champions Online.
New World isn’t doing a hard April Fools’ Day event, but it’s running a character and weapon point-doubling event all weekend. This… honestly may be more useful than most other events.
Make sure you have time off between April 1 and April 3! All earned character and weapon points are DOUBLED this weekend!
Do you have a pal who needs to level up? Put their names in the comments!
📈 https://t.co/nhDpIO8C5J pic.twitter.com/IBzOkTufJY
— New World (@playnewworld) March 31, 2022
We’ve previously covered a couple more events…
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Throughout the day, we’ll be adding additional information. If you see something we missed – and there are likely to be plenty – post it in the comments for everyone to see!
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