Valve's CCG Artifact Public Beta Begins This Year, Will Not be F2P

Artifact, which was first revealed at last year's Dota 2 tournament "The International" finally released some information. The game will be launching in some public beta by the end of this year and will have its first major tournament in Q1 2019. Unlike Hearthstone, Shadowverse, and other digital CCGs, Artifact will NOT be free to play. The game's core mechanics will also be substantially different than other CCGs as it will feature multiple lanes, respawning heroes, and more. Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic the Gathering, also assisted in the game's design.

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