Magicka: Wizard Wars is a Spellcasting Action PvP game with the humor and the dynamic realtime spell system of Magicka. Players form teams of four and blaze their way across the battlefield, combining magical elements on the fly to create hundreds of spell combinations with wildly varying effects.
User reviews: Very Positive (9,428 reviews)
Release Date: May 27, 2014

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"It's Dota 2 where everybody is Invoker. In all seriousness, takes the Magicka formula but makes it competitive. An acquired taste w/ a learning curve."

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July 1

Game Update -11:00 CEST

Hi folks!

Servers will come down for patching at 11:00 CEST, just under 1 hour from now. Patch notes are below!

Bugfixes:

- Gear selection now saves correctly while entering a game.

- Display the “Match Point" message only once in Team Deathmatch.

- Correct spectator messages in Team Deathmatch.

- Fix for rare crash when a player disconnects from a Team Deathmatch.

- Fix for a rare Revive bug in Team Deathmatch.

- Fix for annoying spawnpoint bug.

- Fix for loud iCraft imp death sound.


UI:

- Less intrusive forfeit UI.

- If a player is AFK, a confirm forfeit is triggered automatically.

- Ping on map works as expected even when HUD interaction is turned off.

- HUD interaction can be turned on/off in the settings screen.

- Keybindings for show score screen and select Magicks.

- Changed z-layers of some HUD elements so they end up on top of floating unit names.

- Proper z-layer for custom match Leader icon.

- Now possible to report more than one player at end of round screen.

- Correct positioning of portraits based on team and team slot.

- Scoreboard now sorts by score and fallback to sort by team/slot.

- Less intrusive Emote button in the front-end.

- Removed back to menu button from training grounds (no-one used it!).


Crafting:

- New craftable Melee weapons.

- New craftable Ranged weapon.

- New craftable Robe!

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June 25

Patch Notes 15-06-25 | TDM, improvements & more!

Here's the patch notes for todays update!

* New Gamemode - Team Deathmatch
Very simple rules: 2 teams of 4, no respawns, first team to win 3 round, wins the match. (Similar to Duel.)
Rate of focus gain is increased and players maintain focus between rounds. Super intense.

* Queue to multiple 4 vs 4 game modes
There's checkboxes (all filled in by default) that enable you to select which 4 vs 4 gamemodes to queue to.

* New crafting recipies
New Ranged Weapons, Trinkets, Imps and really cool Staffs.
You can also purchase scrolls for magicks you already own.

*Quick Select Magicks
Holding a customizable key (default space) brings up a full menu of all magicks, select the ones you want quickly. Hence, quick select.

* Zoom in the Mastery Tree
Mouse scrollwheel zooms in/out in the mastery tree for easier navigation and discovery. Zoom!

Minor things:
* Levels of all players are visible in the score screen ingame.
* New epic loot in the treasure chest.

And a bunch of Bugfixes and minor tweaks of course. No game balance changes.

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Reviews

“Wizard Wars’ strength is that it’s chaotic duels are immediately fun…”
PC Gamer

“I don’t think anything else has quite gripped me in the same way this year.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“THE GRIM REAPER’S HERE!!! OH GOD!”
Yogscast

About This Game

Magicka: Wizard Wars is a Spellcasting Action PvP game with the humor and the dynamic realtime spell system of Magicka. Players form teams of four and blaze their way across the battlefield, combining magical elements on the fly to create hundreds of spell combinations with wildly varying effects.

Each player can personalize their wizard with unique gear and Magicks, complete with tongue-in-cheek references to popular media and current events.
 
With friendly fire, short rounds and unpredictable strategies, Wizard Wars gives both novice players and experienced MOBA veterans a unique tactical depth in every encounter.

The time is now to get up, gear up and go to war!

  • 3 Game modes: 4-on-4 team play, 1-on-1 Duel Mode, and the brand new Soul Harvest mode that allows 4-on-4 team play with base defense and NPC battles.
  • Fight intense battles - Co-op spellcasting, wielding fire and dragons as your weapons.
  • Show your skills in fast-paced action, dynamically choose your spells on the fly to counter your opponents’ attacks.
  • Friendly fire is in full effect, staying true to the Magicka tradition of “accidentally” killing your friends.
  • 100 Robes, Staves, Skins, Weapons and your Humor of choice, 100s more to come – Be the Wizard you want to be!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater OR on-board (integrated): Intel HD 3000/4000 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb Nvidia GeForce 440 / AMD Radeon 5670 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
A different approach to Online Battle Arenas. Instead of choosing characters with predetermined skill-sets you play as a Wizard, combining various spell powers such as ice, fire, rock, etc. to take out your opponents. It is a very fast-paced edge of your seat type of combat. Often leaving you to rethink your strategy as some spells are more useful in some situations it forces you to quickly adapt to face different opponents.

The gameplay is a solid 10 out of 10.

As with most Free to Play games there are in game transactions, mostly for various items which have a more-or-less equivalent item available to purchase with the in-game currency. There is a nifty daily chest which increases in value as you play for the day until you open it (honestly, most times I launch this game all I do is open the chest, partially due to the bad matchmaking).
BEWARE the Experience Boosting items and the insanely lengthy matchmaking queues, The Experience Boosts countdown starts as soon as purchased and will deplete even when offline.
I would certainly recommend this game to everyone that is looking for a great online gaming experience.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
I often play diablo or league of legends for hours on end and this game gave me carpal tunnel on the first day.

10/10
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
814.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
This game was at some point really promising but the more I play, the more I see people abusing broken mechanics and inconsistencies since developers can't just get those EXTREMELY LITTLE THINGS fixed properly.
Also you can get launched into space with fairly easy combo.. (15 times reported, "fixed" or ignored, still counting)

Patches are generally quite fine but always there's more bugs than actual improvements included + all the USELESS stuff nobody never asked for are implemented way too often (can't exit lobby was a frickin' useless change since there is sometimes this bug where matchmaking fails to find the last player etc)

In the beginning the game was awesome since you could actually get good enough to take down 2 or more enemies alone but now it's just made impossible since every single noob can spam lightning or other stuff that goes through walls or storms RANDOMLY which causes me headache.

It's worth trying out but honestly, the learning curve is so mad you gotto be prepared to spend 100 hours before you're getting anywhere, also do the damn tutorial even if it's not a MUST-COMPLETE (which it definitely should be)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
244.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Awesome game, i really like the skill cap of this game while still being alot of fun.
Also the community is really kind and helpfull you'll find people to play / practice with in just a blink of an eye!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
444.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Jazzy Hands
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