What Does MMO Mean in a Text?

MMO means "Massively Multiplayer Online." It is an online gaming term.

The abbreviation MMO is used to refer to an online game with a large player base. MMO games cover a variety of genres including RPGs (Role Player Games) and FPS (First Person Shooters).

MMO is most commonly seen as part of the longer abbreviation MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Play Game).

MMOs are usually one of the following:
  • Free-To-Play (F2P) . With F2P games, there is no cost to obtain the software, and there is no subscription. However, some MMOs labelled as F2P include microtransactions (see also the Freemium model).
  • Freemium. With Freemium, the majority (or all) of the game is free but players usually pay for additional content such as character customization and added skills.
  • Buy-To-Play (B2P) . With B2P, the MMO must be purchased outright at the start (i.e., there is no later subscription), B2P games often include microtransactions for additional skills.
  • Pay-To-Play (P2P). With P2P, the MMO is usually bought via a monthly subscription. P2P games can also include an initial fee.
Check out our glossary of online gaming terms.

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meaning of MMO

"Massively Multiplayer Online"

Summary of Key Points

"Massively Multiplayer Online" is the most common definition for MMO on online gaming forums.
Definition:Massively Multiplayer Online
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of MMO in Sentences

Here is an example of MMO being used in an online conversation:
  • Jack: I'm playing EverQuest tonight.
  • Jason: What's that?
  • Jack: Are you kidding? It's a top MMO.

Example of MMO Used in a Text

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