Valve's pay-to-play Dota card game 'Artifact' drops Nov 28

Artifact is a trading-card game in the world of Dota, with Valve to release it on November 28.

Published Thu, Aug 2 2018 11:35 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

Valve is getting closer to launching its new trading card game 'Artifact' with a release set for November 28. Digital card trading games have been doing quite well recently, but Valve will be charging real life money for Artifact.

Valve's pay-to-play Dota card game 'Artifact' drops Nov 28 |

Artifact is a Dota-based trading card game that will see Valve selling a pair of 54-card starter decks and 10 x 12-card booster packs for $20. Additional cards will cost more money, with booster packs setting gamers back $2 a pop. You can even sell unwanted cards through Valve's own Steam Marketplace. The company has expansion packs coming as well, with modes tied to card-pack types.

It sounds like Magic: The Gathering in a big way and that is meant to be, as Magic: The Gathering game designer Richard Garfield is leading Artifact for Valve. The game itself will run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. PAX West attendees can even score themselves two free keys to the starter set for Artifact, too.

Valve has teased a mobile version of Artifact for 2019, which we'll keep you updated on as news arrives.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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