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Artifact: The Dota Card Game

A collectible card game set in the universe of Dota 2 and created by Valve company. Like in other games from the genre, the players construct decks using cards from their collections and then face each other in duels.

Logic | fantasy | card games | elements of strategy | multiplayer | for 2 people

Artifact cover

developer: Valve Corporation

publisher : Valve Corporation

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-2

game release date:





Artifact: The Dota Card Game is a virtual card game developed by Valve company for PC, iOS and AND.


Artifact: The Dota Card Game uses the universe created for Dota 2, in which civilizations are built around magical stones that let them use magic and even resurrect dead. However, the story doesn’t play any major role, acting solely as background for characters and items.

Game mechanics

Gameplay wise Artifact: The Dota Card Game for PC, iOS and AND mixes collectible card game like Hearthstone or Gwent with features of Dota 2. Each player has his own collection of cards, from which he creates a deck used in duels against other players. The board is made of three lanes on which heroes are placed, each with unique abilities based on their Dota 2’s incarnations. Additionally, removing opponent’s heroes and creatures (the latter controlled by artificial intelligence) awards players with gold, which can be spend on item cards that enhance power of heroes equipped with them.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

Minimum: Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 128 MB Intel HD 520 or better, 7 GB HDD, Windows 7

Android OS

Additional information (AND): Internet connection is required.  

Apple iOS

Additional information (iOS): Internet connection is required.  

Artifact Guide

game guide 12 July 2018

Artifact Guide is a detailed collection of tips for this card game based on the world of Dota. Here, you will learn how to choose cards for your deck, which figures are the strongest, and, of course, how to win.

Artifact - Valve Lays Off Two Lead Designers

News 09 March 2019 21:00

Artifact's situation is getting progressively worse. As it turns out, the title has lost its two lead gameplay designers, Richard Garfield and Skaff Elias.

Artifact Players are Abandoning Ship

News 04 March 2019 12:20

Artifact The Dota Card Game from Valve keeps losing players. In the last month, the game had as little as 700 simultaneous players and the number is constantly dwindling.

Artifact loses 75% of players just two weeks after launch

News 13 December 2018 16:48

The Dota card game from Valve is going through a rough period right now.

Artifact owned by nearly a million players

News 06 December 2018 16:11

Valve's card game found almost a million buyers within the first week. However, the game's reception from the players is mixed, mainly due to the unusual business model.

Artifact in reviews: decent, but not for everyone

News 29 November 2018 14:23

First reviews of Artifact – a card game from Valve, set in the universe of the popular MOBA Dota 2 – appeared on the web. The reviews are generally positive, but the game is not for everyone.

Artifact: Valve's dota card game launches today

News 28 November 2018 14:42

PC version of Artifact - the card game from Valve, authors of the iconic FPS series Half-Life, debuts on the market today. The title is available on Steam.

Valve releases a new game this November

News 02 August 2018 13:59

Artifact, a Dota 2 card game, is launching November 20, 2018, Valve confirmed. You'll also be able to test the game out earlier, a fact which has nothing to do with preorders.

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