Open PvP

Video game concept

At any point, players may be attacked and defeated by other players without prior consent, and there is no way to opt-out of this PvP (such as by selecting another type of server).


Alternate names: Free PvP, Unrestricted PvP

The first video game about Open PvP was released on February 16, 2003.

Namco Bandai, Ubisoft and Mortal Moments has published most of these games

See also: friendly fire
Makes sense only when there's also PvE action going on without entering separate mode.

This is as opposed to having separate PvP areas/instances or having it a voluntary activity (duel requests). Mostly of interest for MMOs as in other types of games Open PvP is the norm.

Should only be used if unusual or unclear otherwise.

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Player versus player


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