June 23, 2023

The 20 Best PvP MMOs In 2023 

19. Conqueror's Blade 

Territory Wars are considered the end-game PvP content. Houses and alliances fight to claim land that can ultimately be upgraded. Territory Wars take place twice a week. 

18. Camelot Unchained 

Camelot Unchained is currently in development by City State Entertainment. Camelot Unchained will be the spiritual successor to DAoC.

17. Star Wars: The Old Republic 

SWTOR does also feature some pretty good PvP gameplay, and has several PvP game modes including 8v8 Warzones and 4v4 arenas. 

16. Old School Runescape 

Also known as PK (player killing), the act of ganking fellow players takes place on dedicated servers.  

15. Lost Ark 

Lost Ark is an action MMORPG with a focus on PvE combat, but the game has some very engaging PvP content as well.  

14. Black Desert Online 

Open-world PvP in the popular Korean MMORPG BDO is WoW's war mode with a twist. Players can flag themselves for PvP and gank each other to their hearts' content.  

13. Gloria Victis 

Gloria Victis is built from the ground up to be a PvP MMO. The PvP system is centered on a three-nation conflict where players compete for territories and resources.  

12. ArcheAge 

ArcheAge features a unique sandbox style of gameplay that gives players a lot of freedom to do what they want. 

11. Planetside 2 

Planetside 2 is a 2012 MMOFPS by Daybreak Games. It has a Guinness World Record for hosting the largest FPS battle with more than 1,100 players on a single battlefield.  

10. New World 

Early in development, New World was going to be a hardcore PvP MMO but Amazon Games shifted the focus onto PvE before release. The PvP system is still very good though. 

9. World of Warcraft  

WoW has numerous ways to participate in PvP. Whether you are a retail or Classic player, WoW offers so much in terms of PvP.  

8. Mortal Online 2 

Players can and should join up to have a chance at surviving in this harsh open world, which will of course result in some large scale battles between groups of players. 

7. EVE Online 

The game is known for its large-scale long-lasting PvP wars. Learning how to PvP in EVE Online takes time and a stable group of like-minded players that help each other. 

6. Blade and Soul 

Open-world has no penalties so it's a gank fest. Arenas support team-based PvP fights. PvP in Blade and Soul is fun because the game's combat system is action-based and fast-paced.  

5. Elder Scrolls Online 

The three-alliance war takes place in Cyrodiil, a zone that becomes available at level 10. Players that enter Cyrodiil before max level gain temporary attribute boosts.  

4. Dark Age of Camelot 

Dark Age of Camelot has been around for over two decades and is considered one of the true classic MMOs when it comes to PvP and especially large scale realm vs. realm combat. 

2. Guild Wars 2 

Hands down, Guild Wars 2 has one of the best - if not THE best – PvP MMO systems, with a fantastic tab-target / action combat hybrid system. 

1. Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning 

Considered one of the best PvP MMOs, Warhammer Online features large-scale realm versus realm PvP. It's a complex system that  includes battlefield objectives, siege weaponry, and keeps.