Yes. The word “Arena” in the game’s title does signify that it’s a MOBA. Crytek is ready to take its version of the 5v5 classic MOBA formula into closed beta and sign ups have already started. Players at Gamescom will be able to get their hands on the current version of the game to take the free to play title for a test drive.

In Arena of Fate, you won’t be choosing a hero based on gods from the real world or characters created from a developer’s imagination. Instead, you’ll be choosing from characters pulled right out of history or famous fictional characters. Want to see Robin Hood, Nikola Tesla, and Jack the Ripper square off? It’s likely that you’ll see those exact types of match ups in Arena of Fate.

Crytek’s Vesselin Handjiev, Managing Director of Crytek Black Sea, said: “As die-hard MOBA enthusiasts, our team has worked hard to create a truly original experience for players. We can’t wait to see how the game is received during Closed Beta testing, and will put all the feedback we receive to good use as we further refine Arena of Fate ahead of its launch.”

Matches in Arena of Fate are inspired by the competitive spirit and last-ditch drama of real sports, adding a unique twist to the MOBA genre as players fight to claim victory before a 20-minute time limit ticks away. Every point is precious, and the final score will be determined by each team’s ability to work in harmony as they unleash the distinctive skills of their heroes.

You can sign up for closed beta on the Arena of Fate website.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. Matt on August 8, 2015

    Nice we going to get another moba…How about announcing CBT for Hunt:horrors of Gilded Age ? That game was far more original and unique for this market…Crytek you are doing stupid decisions…First with Warface and that terrible Random grind then this…Its a shame really

  2. Curst on August 5, 2015

    Great. Another MOBA. Yea, sure, this is going to work out so well for them. What could go wrong, right? >_>

    • Eviil on August 6, 2015

      Not so well for a Crytek game, its too generic. Overhead cam with lots of clicking.

      • Curst on August 6, 2015

        “Did I ever tell you what the definition of MOBA is? MOBA is making exact same generic fail of a game over and over again, expecting things to change.”

  3. Customer on August 5, 2015

    I cannot wait to play this truly original and innovative experience, with all of these creative and new characters we have never seen before.

  4. MuggyGorb on August 5, 2015

    Wish I had a key dammit! T_T