Magicka: Wizard Wars exits Steam Early Access with new game mode

The final version of Magicka: Wizard Wars is out today and Paradox Interactive is celebrating with a new game mode.


The time for Early Access is over for Paradox Interactive's PvP iteration of Magicka. Magicka: Wizard Wars has exited Steam Early Access today and has brought along with it a new game mode and a new trailer.

For those that are unfamiliar with the game, Magicka: Wizard Wars takes the Magicka formula and extends it to 4-on-4 PvP. That means the ability to mix together magic spells, as well as the ability to hit your teammates with them, thanks to persistent friendly fire. Think of it as a MOBA, only without the lanes or the need to level up.

While Early Access focused on the standard competitive team games and the 1-on-1 Duel mode, the final release adds a new mode called Soul Harvest. This mode sees teams targeting an opposing team's magical effigy. Players must collect souls by destroying wandering monsters and opposing wizards, which will allow them to get at the effigy.

Magicka: Wizard Wars is free-to-play on Steam, with premium starter packs also available.

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