|Platform(s):|| Microsoft Windows
|Release:|| Windows, macOS, Linux:
|Genre:||Digital collectible card game|
Artifact is a digital card game developed by Valve. It was announced on 2017-08-08 and was released for Steam on 2018-11-28 (Windows, macOS, Linux).
With your inital purchase of the game (currently $20 USD), you will get the following:
In addition, 15 more Card Packs and 15 additional Event Tickets can be unlocked via a progression system.
Additionally, you can purchase Card Packs (containing 12 Cards) for $2 USD each.
In Artifact, two players face off against each other on three separate Lanes, matching the 3-lane setup of Dota 2. Each player brings three pre-built sets of cards to play: a Draw Deck, an Item Deck, and five Heroes.
The game starts by playing the first three Heroes of each player into random lanes and dealing a starting hand to each player from their Draw Deck. A series of phases are played out in each lane one at a time, with both players having the chance to play cards down into that particular lane, culminating in a Combat Phase once both players have passed.
Each lane has two Towers, one for each player. If a Tower is destroyed in any lane, it will expose that player's Ancient, which is twice as tough as a normal tower. If a player loses their Ancient or loses a second tower, the game ends and their opponent is awarded victory.
For more detailed information, see Game Phases
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
|Windows||Mac OS X||SteamOS + Linux|
|Operating system||64-bit Windows 7 / 8 / 10||Mac OS 10.13.6 or newer||Ubuntu 16.04 or newer|
|Processor||Intel i5, 2.4 Ghz or better||Intel i5, 2.4 Ghz or better||Intel i5, 2.4 Ghz or better|
|Memory||4 GB RAM||4 GB RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Graphics||Integrated HD Graphics 520 w/128 MB or better||AMD GCN-based GPU, Nvidia Kepler-based GPU or newer, Intel HD 4000 or newer (requires Metal)||Vulkan-capable GPU from NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel|
|Network||Broadband Internet connection||Broadband Internet connection||Broadband Internet connection|
|Storage||7 GB available space||5 GB available space||5 GB available space|
|Soundcard||DirectX Compatible Sound Card||OpenAL Compatible Sound Card|
- Artifact is not one of the valve's three fully-fledged VR titles, but it is unknown if VR support will be available.
- Workshop integration is confirmed.
- Spectating and Match stats are already available, Replays and player stats are said to be available. (Any source for this info will be appreciated, Contact us!)