S2 Games' "Second-Generation MOBA" Strife Enters Closed Beta

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor December 18, 2013
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If you liked the sound of Strife from our PAX East write-up, you'll be pleased to know that S2 Games' newest MOBA enterprise is entering closed beta, giving players the chance to try and test the game for themselves.

According to the press release, the makers of Heroes of Newerth are "Determined to create a more connected multiplayer experience, Strife is focused on giving players an environment where they’re competing with enemies, not their own teammates." That keeps in line with our experience, where the game seemed better geared to more team-based, rather than team-competitive, gameplay.

Beta signups are not region-locked, so players from around the world can mix and mingle and mash each other into paste. Sign up via the link on the game's official site.

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In this article: Heroes of Newerth, MOBA, Strife, S2 Games.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (17)

Kax 8 years ago
Well I just need a key now lol, would be nice to see if mmobomb could reach the devs to grab some keys for us ;)

Ken 8 years ago
sumbody have beta key on this? pls give me one..

Guinhs 8 years ago
Just League of legends clone, as Dawngate. Graphics, style, animation. Nothing new.

Bleh! 8 years ago
Strife is so cute, so funny so amazing <3
i looooooved!
But, im waiting for matchmaking,cause its so sad n boring to play looking for rooms, can be too long!

i got the reason 8 years ago
bah GARBAGE !!! , GO play SMITE if you want a cool moba

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ThcMonkee 8 years ago
"Strife was created from the ground up to eliminate many frustrating elements common to the genre. It's a MOBA that is much easier to get into and have fun while still keeping a high skill ceiling that experienced players enjoy."


I copy-pasted that from their webpage and that sentance, in my opinion, sums up why they feel they earned the right to call it a second generation MOBA. They learned from previous MOBAs, and they upgraded the formula by adressing both the immediate flaws and those that only really get apperent as time goes on, like the toxic community of every single MOBA out there.

I always felt that is what LoL did with Dota. Every single change that Riot made to the formula, I personally approved and found necessary. I would have called LoL to be second generation but then Dota 2 came out and all that became rather blurry.

Im not saying that Strife is or isn't a "second generation", im just saying that once you use the formula to learn from it rather than just coping it, it becomes debatable if you are bringing the formula to the next level.

Either way, that "second generation" title is certainly first and foremost a selling point.

gdfgdfg 8 years ago
HOW IS IT 2ND-GEN?? Just wondering.

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Treemanic 8 years ago
Another MOBA to test out. But to be honest, only newbies in MOBA don't know what to do and actually compete with their lane partners...

Kingmode 8 years ago
Mounted gg wp bitches <3


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