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Developer(s): Valve Corporation
Publisher(s): Valve Corporation
Engine: Source 2
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows
Release: Windows, macOS, Linux:
Android, iOS:
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.

Gameplay Summary

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

System requirements

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!)