Valve Quickly Responds to Artifact Complaints With Beta Update
Valve quickly releases a batch of beta updates for Artifact in response to community feedback -- focusing on Drafting adjustments and duplicates
Recently after the NDA for Artifact was lifted from beta players, many swarmed to the internet to voice complaints, specifically the payment model. In fact, the top post on the Artifact subreddit calls to players to cancel their pre-orders to force Valve to resolve these complaints.
Well, Valve listened and is now pushing for a beta update that looks to resolve these issue:
We’ve been reading a lot of feedback and have made changes in response. Our plan is also to launch the beta later today. (We’re smoke testing the release candidate as we tweet.)https://t.co/nONrZfcwx2
— Artifact (@PlayArtifact) November 18, 2018
To highlight some key points, players can expect to see changes including a model that allows duplicates to be recycled into event tickets. Players can also participate in a Casual Phantom Draft gauntlet mode. This mode will allow players to practice drafting without spending any event tickets.
Lastly, players can draft with friends in the Call to Arms Phantom Draft mode in any user-created tournament. Casual Phantom Draft and Call to Arms Phantom Draft modes will be available later today, Valve says. The duplicate recycle option will be implemented at a later beta update.
This is a great initiative on Valve’s end to respond to the community. Hopefully, this is a glimpse of Artifact getting future support and adjustments from Valve in a timely manner.
You can pre-purchase Artifact now on Steam for $19.99.