Strife Hits Open Beta

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor August 29, 2014
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S2 Games has announced that the launch of the global open beta for Strife. The Heroes of Newerth creators' new MOBA "features deep, collaborative gameplay" and offers "a more accessible MOBA with a high skill ceiling."

Strife's heroes lead their pets into battle, and, unlike many other MOBAs, there's no "last hitting"; gold from a kill is shared by teammates. In another twist, you won't have to pay to unlock Strife's heroes, as they're all available for free. There are currently 20 on the game's heroes page, but you can be pretty sure that more are on the way. The game primarily plans to make its money through cosmetic skins for both heroes and pets.

Finally, Strife aims to "tighten" up the battlefield, making it easier for players to get back into the battle, all of which lends to a faster-paced, more accessible game. If you haven't checked out Strife yet, you might as well do it now!

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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 (16)

Fedek 7 years ago
Im a dota 2 player, but surpass LoL?, look at that player base, also most popular E Sport, like it or not


Neither Dota, nor Strife, nor Smite is the LoL killer


Heroes of the Storm has a chance tho.

ContraQ 7 years ago
Didn't like this game, it feels way too team oriented, I had no purpose at all, I don't need to farm or kill anyone, for 28 minutes we were poking our opponents and they poked as back, noone was killed in 28 minutes and besides need to buy items noone even went back to base as we got infinite HP and mana. This game is really childish and peaceful.

LordHikaru 7 years ago
Played a match yesterday to see how it was like... and I actually had a bit of fun. And that's saying alot because I typically don't even last a match in these games because of the other players. This might be one I can get into.

Dub 7 years ago
Other MOBA exactly what we need

Mizhun 7 years ago
Actually it was/is refreshing after LoL and smite, last time i had such fun with Torchlight 2 release.

Tyson 7 years ago
Strife is for the sissies who can't handle the shit on a real MOBA. It's the wimpiest game ever released.

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Trenix 7 years ago
Finally a MOBA that attempts to fix many of the issues that the other MOBAs are prone with. Since many people don't tell you what you should expect that's different from other MOBAs, here is a list. It can save you the trouble from downloading the game or will give you a reason to download it.

Pets - Basically act as your summoner spell, but still pretty cool.
Gold Sharing - Everyone gets gold from your last hit.
No Kill Stealing - There are no assists, if you helped with a kill you and the other player both receive the kill and same amount of gold.
Out of Combat Regeneration - Get out of combat and heal while you're on the battlefield, no reason to go back to base.
Free Personal Couriers - Couriers are free, buy items for you and then drop them off to you. They're also not attackable.
No Wards - You instead take over points that provide your team brief vision over part of the map.
Tons of Customization - Altering item recipes, enchanting, ect.

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Trenix 7 years ago
I still found out before you guys told us, but at least you managed to tell us and even on the exact day that it was released! Nice improvement.

fkthepopo 7 years ago
yay more mobas


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