Valve's long-awaited Artifact card game won't be free

12 March 2018
As many may have heard, last year at the tournament The International on Dota 2, was announced a new card game from Valve. Finally, Gabe Newell - the head of Valve, told some details about the expected novelty. First of all, we should note that the game will be available only in multiplayer mode. Players will have to compete with each other in battles "1 on 1. Unlike a number of competitors, such as Hearthstone, the action will take place on three "lines", each of which contains a tower. To win, all you have to do is destroy two of them. To do this, players will be able to use five heroes from the Dota 2 universe, divided into several classes. Each of them will have slots for equipment, as well as a number of abilities, to use which players will need the appropriate cards.As in Dota 2, players will be able to acquire artifacts for gold. It's interesting that this resource will be the same for all user heroes. Also, the game has a second resource - mana. In contrast to the gold, each line will have its own mana scale. Another curious difference between Artifact and its competitors is that when a hero card dies, it is not dropped from the game, but is gradually "reborn". Unfortunately, the game will not be free. On the other hand, users will not have to purchase rarer or more powerful cards to be able to fight on equal terms with other players. If desired, cards can be purchased or sold on the Steam trading platform. In total, the game is announced 240 cards and 44 heroes. It is interesting that not all of them are currently present in Dota 2, but they are likely to appear in the "Dota" later. It is expected that the game Artifact will be available for PC users in late 2018. Android and iOS gadgets owners will also be able to try out the Dota 2 card game, but only later - in mid-2019.