Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Valve's pay-to-play 'Dota' card game will be released November 28th

Valve's pay-to-play 'Dota' card game will be released November 28th

Artifact is a card collecting strategy game (CCG) based on Dota 2's world and heroes. Valve is promising "the deepest gameplay and highest fidelity experience ever in a fantasy card game".

Following the PC launch later this year, Artifact is also headed to Android and iOS devices in 2019. While the likes of Hearthstone and Elder Scrolls Legends make their money by locking you down into buying card packs, Artifact will make use of the Steam marketplace.

According to VG247, the $20 version of Artifact will come with two pre-made decks of 54 cards each; each set of 54 cards will include five hero cards, nine-item cards and 40 "other" cards. In addition, players will get ten sealed card packs, each containing 12 cards. Artifact will also be supported as a service through expansions, competitive events, and new features. You will still be able to obtain card packs, but if there is a specific card you want, you'll be able to get it with fewer hurdles to go through. The game was first announced at last year's worldwide major Dota 2 tournament. On one hand, fans of this genre were excited to see Valve back at it making games. The game will launch with 280 cards in total. In addition, the team revealed that the game will be playable by attendees at PAX West from August 31st until September 3rd.

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