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Here are all the popular online games you should be playing with friends instead of watching the news during 2020.

The most popular online games to play with friends in 2020

Want some distraction from 2020 and the current U.S. election? We don’t blame you. Sometimes it’s best to dive into some hobbies to avoid bad vibes. COVID-19, politics, and drama have been running rife throughout this year. It’s time to focus on more important matters and that involves hours of gaming!

Want more insight into the most popular online games this year? You’re in luck! Here are all the games you should be playing with friends instead of watching the news.

Among Us

InnerSloth’s Among Us became 2020’s most popular indie game. The aim? Determine who’s the impostor & who’s an innocent crewmate. Complete your tasks – but watch your back, because your fellow crewmate may not be who they appear to be.

Among Us is available for free on mobile devices and $5 on your PC using Steam. You’re also able to purchase add-ons including hats, skins, and a variety of pets. 


Ah, the blissful cube world known as Minecraft brought to us by Mojang. The aim of the game is simple and involves a lot of building & surviving. Create your own tools with resources you’ve found, build shelter, and kill the ender dragon. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, you’ll also encounter monsters so be careful and watch your step!

Minecraft is available on your PC, mobile, and Xbox consoles. Get crafting, mining, and hunting . . . good luck!

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Fortnite’s superior cousin, PUBG is another first-person shooter with mobile, console, and PC versions available. While the mobile version is the only free version, it’s a great way for people unfamiliar with first-person shooters to get used to the genre of gameplay. 

Another battle royale style game, you can go in with your friends on a 100 person game, or make a game between just you and your friends. It’s more focused on the shooting aspect, for people who like to be more competitive. Enjoy playing this game online for hours with your friends.


Fortnite is a gaming phenomenon that took the gaming world by storm. While many prefer PUBG, Fortnite is still extremely popular! With weekly updates constantly adding new locations, weapons, skins, challenges and so much more, you never really know what you’re gonna get.

Kids already love the game. It’s also a great way for them to play with their friends, who they can’t see right now due to social distancing measures. You can enjoy Fortnite on your PC, mobile, and gaming consoles. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Do you know what’s the best medicine for this mess of a year? Cute Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. What do you have to do? Create an idyllic island with charming residents by completing tasks! It’s definitely a better alternative than facing our own world.

As time goes on, you’ll need flowers, wood, iron nuggets, bamboo, and even gold to build what you need. Plus, your island will grow from tents to houses, and gain a shop, museum, clothing store, and a more formal town hall. Get out your Nintendo Switch and enjoy some peaceful island time!

Call of Duty

Activision brings us this gaming franchise which continues to reign supreme. Call of Duty can be enjoyed online as you play with friends from around the world. In 2020, sometimes fighting against your enemies is the best medicine for all your built-up anger. Fight in a variety of maps alongside your friends or enemies in this online multiplayer.

Whichever game you enjoy, Call of Duty provides some much-needed therapy during these troubling times. 

Which popular online game will you be playing this 2020? Let us know in the comments.

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