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Master X Master

Master X Master is a next generation MOBA that includes a mix of PvP and PvE content. Players unlock new characters, weapon upgrades, and runes by playing through PvE missions together. Competitive game modes include traditional 3-lane maps and a quicker deathmatch option.

Publisher: NCSOFT
Playerbase: Medium
Type: MOBA
Release Date: June 21, 2017 (NA OBT)
Pros: +PvE missions. +Iconic NCSoft characters. +Swap between two characters. +Weapon upgrades, runes, and other persistent unlocks.
Cons: -Persistent unlocks may discourage competitive MOBA players.

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Overview

Master X Master Overview

MXM: Master X Master is one of the most promising MOBAs of 2015. It's being developed by a big name studio and offers many innovative features including the ability to freely switch between two characters (known as Masters) and extensive cooperative PvE content. Master X Master is currently in beta testing in its home market of Korea and in China. No Western release has been announced yet, but with NCSOFT's large presence in America and Europe it should make it to our shores soon!

Master X Master Key Features:

  • Keyboard Controls – not just another point-and-click MOBA. Players must use the WASD to move and manually aim all skill shots and auto attacks.
  • PvE Missions – explore over 25 maps and dungeons with five difficulty settings to unlock new characters, runes, materials and earn achievements.
  • Tag Team Action – chose two characters for each match and swap between them at the click of a button!
  • Multiple Competitive Game Modes – chose from Combat Training (Team Death Match), Point Control (Base Control), and Ruins of the Titan (Classic 3-lane MOBA)
  • Mini Games – improve your twitch mechanics by playing quick mini-games including Laser Dodging, Bullet Mode, and Racing.
  • All-Star Cast – play as characters from popular NCSoft MMORPGs including Aion, Blade & Soul, WildStar, Lineage, and Lineage 2.

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System Requirements

Master X Master System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
CPU: Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz / AMD A6 6310 2.4 GHz
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT / AMD Radeon HD 4850
RAM: 4 GB
Hard Disk Space: 5 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
CPU: Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz / AMD A6 6310 2.4 GHz
Video Card: GeForce GT 440 / ATI Radeon 5450 HD or better
RAM: 6 GB
Hard Disk Space: 5 GB

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Additional Info

Master X Master Additional Information

Developer: NCSOFT
Publisher: NCSOFT

Release Dates:

Closed Beta: October 2, 2014 (Korea)
Open Beta: May 1, 2015 (Korea)
China: May 1, 2015 (Tencent) [Closed Beta]
Western Release: June 21, 2017

Western Closed Beta: April 6, 2017

Development History / Background:

Master X Master is South Korean MMORPG developer/publisher NCSOFT's first MOBA/AoS title and was likely inspired by Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm. Many of the game's playable "Masters" (champions/heroes) are drawn from other well known NCSoft franchises including Aion, Lineage, WildStar, and Blade & Soul.

NCSOFT has added a few compelling features to help Master X Master stand out including considerable cooperative PvE content and the Tag Team system in which players pick two characters at the start of each match and can swap between them at will.

  • Looks like a Heroes of the Storm approach to the MOBA genre. Blizzard has a way more interesting cast of characters though IMO. Definitely more recognizable at least.

    • jason cabuenos

      Hey atleast theyre trying to be original... *whispers* its a top down smite... but hey its one of the first (Can someone get me a check on that?)

  • greekmaster

    the is only korea server or EU/NA is coming coon 2016???

  • DucturTunma

    Just played it for about an hour... well, the visuals are not bad (that ass) but I just can't seem to get into it at all. I see options to get everything faster by playing. It's another grinding mmorpg. PvP seems like cheap attempt to be a moba, PvE... you could just play any other game for PvE. If they had focused on either PvP or PvE, they might have succeeded. This is another Heroes of storm which is popular only because of recognizable characters

    • John

      really? i think the moba and pve are top notch. also the minigames and events are fun.

      • DucturTunma

        PvE is smashy smash everything and PvP is not bad but other mobas nail it better.

        • John

          smashy smash only? lol. someone played on easy. go try extreme or nightmare and get back to me kiddo.

          • DucturTunma

            still smashy smashy. If I wanted to play PvE, I could choose any other game which nails it better. The same can be said about PvP.
            Also we still can't overlook the grind