Valve Announces Two New Dota Heroes Coming In 'Dueling Fates' Update


However, it might not be fair to judge Valve and Artifact just because most players were let down by the fact that the new game did not turn out to be Half-Life 3.

"Artifact" is Valve's upcoming card game based on "Dota 2".

Aside from these, not much about the game has been revealed. Valve's Artifact is a digital trading card game much like the Blizzard Entertainment's Hearthstone. This is similar to how the hero, Monkey King, was revealed at last year's global and subsequently released with "The New Journey" update, months later. According to worldwide 2017 host Sean "Day9" Plott, "anything you see in Dota" it's in Valve's Artifact.

Plott said that anyone who has played digital card games in the past will be quite familiar with the way creatures and spells are cast onto the board.

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Using the concept of lanes from DotA 2 and other MOBAs, Artifact will have three boards that players will battle over.

These preview videos generally are representative of a heroes abilities, meaning this now unnamed hero will likely be highly mobile, with the ability to disarm opponents and curl up into a ball, rolling around to initiate or escape. Furthermore, some cards can have persistent effects on the lanes too. Also, Valve has a history of holding a beta for its titles in the past so we are hopeful that there will be a beta for the game given that every major card game released in recent years had closed and public betas.

We get a much briefer look at the second hero. But, until Valve officially announces we can only guess.

Everything else about Artifact, however, remains unclear, including the other gameplay elements, the platforms it will be available on, how its graphics would look like, and if it would use Valve's Steam marketplace.