MMOFPS combines the first-person shooters and MMO games. The gameplay of these projects is concentrated on strategic planning and the creation of sophisticated combat tactics. Their main feature is cooperation with other players, usually, you have to team up with three to six people in the squad; also, you're challenged to deal with your enemies in real-time combat, which requires you to think over the tactics quickly. All you need to succeed in this type of games is to concentrate and react quicker than other players because no in-game bonuses nor level of your character influences your play skills.
The MMOFPS games are unique because it's a combination of genres used for their creation — a shooter and MMO. While usual single-player FPS projects provide an opportunity only to fight with computer-controlled enemies, MMOFPS offer you to experience fast-paced real-time combat with characters controlled by other people. Their gameplay is much more complicated and unpredictable than usual because actions of real players are not controlled by AI and not prescripted by game developers.
The gameplay of MMOFPS is concentrated on shooting so that these games have the most sophisticated shooting systems. The significant projects use the most realistic and complicated physics, which provides an opportunity to consider all features of real shooting, such as bullet deflection or effect of the wind speed on projectile wind. Even the smallest and simplest FPS have more or less realistic mechanics because it's the core feature of this genre. Moreover, these feature influences the competitive part of the gameplay, which means that your success depends only on your skills and efforts. Some shooter video games offer simplified mechanics and even auto-aiming feature, but it's scarce, especially for high-quality games.
Usually, MMOFPS offer well-balanced class systems, which helps to divide players with different preferences into different classes. It makes the gameplay process much more complicated and immersive, and it encourages people to gather up and teams and work together to surpass the enemy. However, some MMOFPS aimed only on solo gameplay. These games use different mechanics. For example, they can have fast-speed character development which is starting over in every battle or even no levelling at all.
Multiplayer first-person shooters have the broadest range of weapons, tools and equipment items of all online videogames. Usually, MMOFPS projects feature a vast number of guns for each class. It's made to improve the gameplay for different roles and customize the pace and style of the combat. For example, healer classes have rather weak tools, which are enough only to shoots from enemies until reinforcements come. At the same time, stormtroopers have the most powerful guns, grenades and additional tools. Usually, video games in a realistic setting recreating the existing weapons of all countries and periods. At the same time, sci-fi games create unique guns, which are not similar to real ones.
MMOFPS genre differs from usual shooters with several features; some of them are taken from RPGs and classic MMOGs — for example, these games usually feature character development system, which influences only on cosmetic functions or on skills and matchmaking. It means that you will play only with players experienced as much as you do. The decorative features of character development are influences on the appearance of your character, amount of skins and unique styles, which is accessible only for the longest playing people.
The more you develop your hero, the more unusual items you will receive, and other players will immediately see that you're an experienced and dedicated gamer. Sometimes developers of MMOFPS provide this type of players with an opportunity to get advanced weapons and equipment, which has slightly better characteristics than others. It's one of the mechanics which draws attention to the game and raise the activity of players.