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Valve's Artifact card game will release this November

Expect to see gameplay in the near future

Valve's Artifact card game will release this November

Valve's Artifact card game will release this November

Artifact, Valve's upcoming fantasy card game, is now set to release this November, ending a long period of silence from one of PC gaming's most well-known brands.  

Valve claims that this card game will offer the "deepest gameplay and highest fidelity experience ever in a fantasy card game", promising players more than 280 cards at launch and the ability to buy and sell these cards on the Steam Community Market. Buying and selling specific cards is not possible in competing card games like Blizzard's Hearthstone, making it easier to access specific cards in Artifect. 

The game will release first on Steam and release on Mobile platforms in 2019, with the game coming with an upfront $20 price tag. Cards within the game will be themed on DOTA 2, with the games $20 buy in giving players tow basic decks with 54 cards each (5 heroes, 9 items and 40 other cards) and 10 sealed card packs (each include 12 cards). Each Artifact card pack will cost $2 at launch.  

Artifact will be playable at Pax West, which takes place between August 31st and September 3rd, which means that the public should have access to gameplay soon.  

  
Valve's Artifact card game will release this November  
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02-08-2018, 05:51:52

Warchild
Can't say I have played Hearthstone, but to me it looks like a copy of Gwent. Or at least inspired by it.Quote

02-08-2018, 06:45:42

Peace
In fact, it is pretty clear what you get for your 20$:


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The game maker didn't answer this in its press release, so we reached out to Valve's Doug Lombardi, who broke down the exact package included in that cost: two pre-made "base" decks of 54 cards each ("5 heroes, 9 items, and 40 other cards") and 10 sealed packs of cards, which each include 12 random cards, one of which is guaranteed to be "rare." Additional 12-card packs will be sold directly by Valve at $2 a pop at launch.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/...tarting-at-20/
So another cheeky try of a pay2win-game like Hearthstone... Big naynay in my eyes, especially considering how well Valve is doing...


Don't get me wrong, I do play games with a pay2win factor, like Dragonball Dokkan Battle on my phone and have already spent more than I ever thought I would, but Dokkan Battle is singleplayer only. Hearthstone/Artifact automatically becomes not only pay2win, but even pay2play at some point. This is what I heard and saw on Youtube without having played Hearthstone myself. (Mainly because I think there are better options out there like Infinity Wars on Steam).Quote

02-08-2018, 07:13:36

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Can't say I have played Hearthstone, but to me it looks like a copy of Gwent. Or at least inspired by it.
My advice? don't. I've seen grown men spend many hundreds of pounds on it. Intelligent, articulate people too.Quote

02-08-2018, 07:43:37

WYP
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
In fact, it is pretty clear what you get for your 20$:



So another cheeky try of a pay2win-game like Hearthstone... Big naynay in my eyes, especially considering how well Valve is doing...


Don't get me wrong, I do play games with a pay2win factor, like Dragonball Dokkan Battle on my phone and have already spent more than I ever thought I would, but Dokkan Battle is singleplayer only. Hearthstone/Artifact automatically becomes not only pay2win, but even pay2play at some point. This is what I heard and saw on Youtube without having played Hearthstone myself. (Mainly because I think there are better options out there like Infinity Wars on Steam).
I'll update the article with this info. Thanks.Quote

02-08-2018, 08:06:18

Warchild
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
My advice? don't. I've seen grown men spend many hundreds of pounds on it. Intelligent, articulate people too.
Don't what? I never said I had any intention to play this. I was part of the Blood Brothers 2 app on itunes/playstore. They kicked me off the team when I questioned their reasoning behind the increased pay2win concept, so I know how bad it is.

Was glad to see that game from Dena, cancelled. It was one of the worst I have seen. But also extemely addicitive and competitive being pvp.

At least with these games some cards have longevity.Quote
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