5 Best Online Games in 2021

5 Best Online Games in 2021

Online gaming has been popular for quite some time now. However, as more and more people are spending their time at their homes, online gaming has grown substantially.

Better internet connections and systems have allowed people to game from the comfort of their homes easily. There is a wide variety of genres of online gaming, Role-playing games, escape room games, puzzle games, action games, adventure games, and many more.

However, our focus is on the top 5 online games you can play in 2021 with ease and is definitely a must-try.

1. Playerunknown ‘s BattleGrounds

Playerunknown ‘s BattleGrounds

Mostly Known as PUBG, this online game has taken gamers everywhere by storm. The concept of battle royale gaming was relatively unexplored when PUBG was released but has since been over-saturated by developers.

PUBG managed to captivate its crowd with huge maps, interesting weapons and mechanics, and a gameplay system that almost everyone could get used to instantly. The thrill of being the best person among literally 100 others is what drives people to this game.

The game is largely free to play and is available on mobile devices as well. It created a whole genre of mobile gaming. There are a lot of game modes to choose from and a lot of customizable options.

While the game is free to play on a phone, it still costs some money on a PC. Most skins and cosmetic items cost in-game money, which you can either earn or buy through microtransactions.

2. League of Legends

League of Legends

One of the oldest games to feature in this list, League of Legends or LOL is one of the most played and famous online games. Since its release, it has become one of the most marketable e-sports.

There are tournaments, leagues, teams, and prize money worth millions to fight for in this game. No wonder it’s an active player base of over 65 million. The game, despite being released in 2009 has good graphics and interesting gameplay.

LOL is a battle arena style game. This means that most teams fight in a fixed arena with the objective of destroying a specific target, usually inside the enemy base. There are usually two teams battling it out in an arena, consisting of five members each.

3. DOTA 2

DOTA 2

A game that is similar to League of Legends, DOTA has gained its recognition and prestige as a game of its own. With over 10 million active players, DOTA is one of the most popular MOBA-style games.

MOBA or Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Games involve a team of Five going up against another team in a fixed arena. The aim of the game is simple, you need to destroy their base before they destroy yours.

Each player has a role, and thus they choose their characters based on that. While not everyone in a team can fulfill all the functions, it is important to note that it is a team game. The players thus must choose a hero that compliments their team and playing style the most.

4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

This is one of the oldest running series of games.  To this day and age, People are obsessed with this game. The tournaments hosted around this game are super famous, the teams are more committed than ever, and the player base is as huge as ever.

With almost 50 million players actively playing the game, CS: GO is the newest iteration in the counterstrike franchise. The game became popular for its LAN multiplayer but soon, the huge shift to online multiplayer games. There are a number of modes to choose from at this stage.

CS: GO has tons of maps, loads of weapons, and a good skill curve. This is one game where you would actually require a good deal of skill and awareness to be good.  You can buy skins, but the skill gap between the best players and noobs can only be reduced by putting your hours in this game.

The game is free-to-play but requires money to buy the prime status, which will allow you to play in prime lobbies, which are relatively cheat-free. The game also gets constant updates and tweaks.

It is better to play this with friends for maximum benefit. Playing this game solo as a newbie might be stressful. This game does not hold your hands and thus needs to be learned through failures.

5. Apex Legends

Apex legends is another battle royale game that is developed by Epic Games (The ones who developed LOL). It is a free-to-play game that is based around looting, shooting, and surviving until the very end.  The game isn’t huge in player count, as a map only holds around 60 people.

But the gameplay mechanics make Apex Legends a great free-to-play game.  Those who are familiar with the mechanics of the Titanfall series would get used to Apex quite nicely.  With swift movements and positional awareness, Apex is a game that needs practice.

With over 50 million active players, the game is still very much a success and alive. Even as the battle royal genre gets diluted, apex legends have retained their popularity among its player base quite effectively.

Conclusion

Online gaming has become one of the most popular and effective ways to spend time online. It has reduced the need to travel to a friend’s place to play games. With the pandemic going on, it is quite a good way to spend some leisure time and reconnect with your friends.

These 5 best online games in 2021 will keep you occupied for a long time to come. It is important to note that gaming is a big industry, and if you don’t find your favorites here, you will find them somewhere else. But definitely try these beloved games.

 

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Tip of the Hats Raises Over $125,000 for Charity in One Day

Tip of the Hats, the annual charity stream run by the community of popular first-person shooter Team Fortress 2, is already off to a great start with well over $125,000 raised for the One Step Camp charity.  Since its founding in 2013 by Sean “seanbud” Stradley, Tip of the Hats gathers several notable TF2 players every year for a full weekend of streaming various events and raffles all to raise money for One Step Camp, a non-profit charity organization that raises money to send children with cancer to camp.  Events for the stream include 6v6 competitive matches, 1-on-1 duels, surf and jump maps, and chances to play the game on-stream alongside popular Youtubers like Star_, Jerma985, and tagg.

Even before broadcasting had started this year, donators had already sent the campaign a cumulative $30,000.  In the first eight hours of the broadcast, Tip of the Hats had broken its personal record of $108,000 set last year.  At the time of writing, this year’s campaign has raised exactly $129,664 and there are still 24 hours left to go.  If you want to help contribute to the Tip of the Hats campaign, you can check out their stream at tipofthehats.org or on their Twitch channel where they’ll be streaming all throughout Sunday, September 20th.  They accept either cash donations or in-game items for Team Fortress 2 or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that they can then raffle off.  Donating at least $20 over the course of the campaign will get you an exclusive TF2 cosmetic item, the Jaunty Pin.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Brings Back New Train Map, Other Changes

Counter-Strike

Although I no longer have as much time as I’d like to have for playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it remains one of my go-to titles when I want to blow off some steam and relax a bit because this old nerd still has some skills. I am also extremely happy to see that I’m not the only one who cares about this game, too: a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive patch has been launched and it brings a bunch of changes and improvements, as well as a brand new Train map for us to master.

The main change is clearly the new Train map which looks pretty much like something else: the tunnel in the yard is no longer there, new elements have been added and some have been removed, the bomb site A has been completely changed and things look a lot better now. You can actually check out a complete official blog post about all the changes and improvements brought by the new Train map in CS:GO.

Or you can check out the presentation video below of the new Counter Strike: Global Offensive Train map:

But this patch brings us even more and below you can check out the complete change list of the latest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update:

[GAMEPLAY]
– CZ75-Auto adjustments
— Magazine size has been reduced to 8 and reserve ammo is now 16 (3 mags total).
— Damage has been reduced slightly.
— Firing rate has been reduced slightly
— The CZ75-Auto takes nearly twice as long to draw, and has an updated draw animation.
— Kill reward is now 1/3.
— Updated the weapon description.
– Increased price of M4A1-S to $3100
– Reduced price of Desert Eagle to $700
– Updated the Tec-9 firing sound.
– Fixed M4A1-S muzzle flash showing through smoke.
– Fixed not being able to defuse the bomb in some cases where it was planted on a ledge and the player attempting to defuse was standing next to it on the ground (e.g. the fountain in Cobblestone).
– Fixed a case on community servers where a player would get income after the first round when they should not.

[UI]
– Team equipment value now correctly accounts for cost of CZ75-Auto and for two flashbangs.
– “Assists” on teammate kills no longer get counted in scoreboard.
– Added some new holiday freeze-cam borders and the holiday cheer has been re-enabled – Happy holidays!

[MISC]
– Gifts have been re-enabled.
– Released a new set of stickers (available now as offers), and put some music kits on sale.
– Fixed a few localization errors
– Fixed a typo in the game mode descriptions.
– Fixed several exploits in the engine.

So there are really few things that can be made to improve a nearly flawless game, but as I said in the intro, I am happy to see that the devs are doing their best to keep things as balanced and as good looking as possible. And if you’re wondering how to get the patch – simply restart your Steam client and it will be automatically applied if it hasn’t been already.