Artifact release date, cost and first public showing
In a recent press release, Valve just announced more details regarding Artifact’s release date, cost and public appearance.
When will Artifact be released?
Artifact will be released on 28 November 2018 on PC, Mac and Linux. Mobile versions for iOS and Android are still expected to launch in 2019.
How much will Artifact cost?
Artifact will be available for $20, and this initial purchase will get you:
-2 PreConstructed decks, each consisting of 54 cards total (5 Heroes, 9 Item Cards and 40 other Cards)
-10 Sealed Card Packs (12 random cards each pack, with the guarantee that one of the cards will be a Rare Card).
Additional card packs (consisting of 12 cards each) are to be sold at $2 per pack on release.
It has been confirmed that there will be only 3 card rarities in Artifact, Common, Uncommon, and Rare, and each card pack will contain a guaranteed Rare card.
First Public Showing
Artifact will make its first public appearance at PAX West in Seattle, Washington, between 31 August and 3 September 2018. Fans of the game and other attendees will be able to complete in a single elimination tournament for the chance to play versus a champion on the main stage (presumably one of the professional gamers who had access to Artifact in Beta).
But even if you’re not confident in your gaming skills, don’t worry, as every participant will earn Artifact merchandise including signed prints of artwork and two free keys to play the game upon release. So if you’re attending PAX and would like to make an appointment to see the game, please email email@example.com