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 (8,054 reviews)
Release Date: May 27, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

“Greetings Magickans!
We've just hit Alpha with the Wizard Wars, spells are now fully lethal though. During the coming days and weeks we will continue to add features and tweaks together with you. In the main menu there's always a "Feedback" button available which we respond to in weekly updates. If you decide to support us by getting the Founder Wizard or IMPressive Founder Packs we will also discuss changes in depth in the forum with you.

Lastly, any support is welcome, and in the end joining is during Early Access means just that, you get to play and develop the game with us from Alpha. The goal however, is to offer the most fun free to play arena game out there, you just have to let us know when you think we've reached that goal.”
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April 23

Maintenance Complete! Servers Have Leveled Up!

Hi folks,

Thanks for the patience, servers are now live again. Changes made during downtime:

  • Boosted server power/capacity across the board.
  • Prepared South-East Asia region (should come up this afternoon)
  • New servers in Russia (Moscow).

Enjoy!

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April 22

Extended Downtime - 23rd April 10:00 CEST

Hi folks!

We'll have some extended downtime tomorrow to prep our servers for the big launch day next week, we'll be adding new hardware and re-jigging the existing so that we are well prepared for the incoming players.

The number spikes the last couple of days admittedly caught us by surprise as our "go big" date is next Tuesday, but at the same time we are very happy to have so many people enjoying our game!

Servers will come down at 10:00 CEST, downtime is estimated to be two hours. With such a big server restructuring it could well be longer though, hence the advance notice here.

As always, watch the in-game news feed for the latest maintenance information!

Thanks!

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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. Magicka: Wizard Wars will eventually be FREE to play.

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!

  • 2 Game modes, 4-on-4 teamplay and the new 1-on-1 Duel game mode
  • 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
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
392.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Early Access Review
This game is marvelous! You have to actually think here, not mindlessly shoot. All the variety and all the possibilities are so grand that I am not able to express my emotions well.
Yes, there are some bugs, but they are not so important when you plunge into the world of combining elements.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
707.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Early Access Review
I totally recommend this game to everybody. When you play this game I`m pretty sure that there`s no stoping you.
This game is a 99% skill based game, wherein the remaining 1% goes to luck. You need to use your skills in order to win.
The 99% also breaks down to several categories like speed, survivality, offensive, strategy and of course muscle memory.

Speed: The one who is faster has an advantage over the enemy.

Survivality: If utilized well, you will be the first one to enter the battle and the last one to leave.

Offensive: The more pressure you put on your enemy the higher the chance of you winning.

Strategy: If you can outsmart you enemy, you will have an opening for a fatal blow.

Mucle Memory: The ability to adapt and think fast what to do on a particular scenario.

Now, that I`ve got almost 700+ hours of gameplay, I`m still continuing to play it. Probably this is the best game I found so far. I still want to extend this gameplay of mine furthermore so I can exceed my limits and get even more better at the game.

So, what are you waiting for? Stop doubting, grab your mouse and Just hit that "Install Game" button and enjoy!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
597.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Early Access Review
This game is quite complicated, but when you get the hang of it, it becomes hellishly fun. As a veteran of the game I can confirm that you will enjoy this game if you enjoy fast action, a good community, and a healthy sense of humour from the developers.
Definitely merits a 10/10 from me.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
87.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Early Access Review
Behold, the most very super impresive wizard anikilator, you are in front of the very best anger attacks simulator of all times, but wait, there is more, if that is not enough, i say you could even expect some mini heart attacks!!!, yes!! you read it right, if this what you are looking for, wait no more!! and enjoy your heart attack right now!!!.

"This is the best game you will ever have to play if you wanna give me 50 thousand dollars, 100% recommended" Any Cardiologist

10/10 would suffer heart attack again!!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Early Access Review
fun
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
great moba
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
69.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
Im a healing meele thunder-mage.

420/69 Would element again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
terraria but with multiplayer
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Early Access Review
no words can tell you awesome i think this game is
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Early Access Review
its really fun and lots of stratgey
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Early Access Review
Tons of fun, i highly recommand this game, it is free so there is no reason not to give it a try
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Early Access Review
very comedic and perfect for magic lovers, like me with an added bonus IT'S FREE!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Early Access Review
"Free to Play"...These words are well known by us gamers...
Those kind of games tend to ask more money than a full game to be fully unlocked, or even worst, they go WAY TO PIN... sorry *cough* i meant into the "pay to win".

So now when i see free to play i'm like ''meh'', i foresee the poor development and numerous money grab opportunities.
Don't misunderstand me, some F2P games deserves those dollars bills.

So where is Wizard wars in this?

Well... that's one of the most honest F2P game i ever saw in my life.... as in april 2015.

I mean... it's balanced... there is 0% pay to win... i can't believe it myself...

BLAH BLAH BLAH WHAT ABOUT GAMEPLAY?

Oh, well, you got eveything from magicka, but refined, so yea less spells, but more balanced and still fun.

SO I HERD U LIEK + and - ?

+Magicka universe
+Balanced, gear will give you equal bonus and penalty, avoiding any power creep, if you have a 10 fire damage bonus, you got a 10 death damage penalty
+BEST DUEL GAMEMODE EVER THANKS GOD I CAN AT LAST PLAY 1v1 NO MORE TOXIC LOL PLAYERS TO SCREW MY GAMES YES, YES ,YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
*cough* *cough* pardon me
+Money will only get you....cosmetics? You can also have weapons with money, but as far as i saw... it's not a huge problem.


~ What is that? Well.... it's friendlyfire
Both a good and a bad thing, good and funny if you are with good players or friends...
Bad, if you got a troll in your team.


- The only downside for me... yes it's hard to believe, but there is a downside, but wait hear me out...
In the original Magicka, you could combine more than 3 elements, this allowed you to have more spells.... a ♥♥♥♥ ton of spells, i understand they reduced it to make the game easier and more easy to balance, but they also cut down the complexity of the fights, i would hope they go back to 4 elements, thus boosting the game to the level of the original.
But well... it's still good, i just miss some spells from the original... *cough* ice spikes...*cough*

Anyway here is my note: -10/-10 IGN
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
You can almost Kamehameha. 9/10.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Early Access Review
Insane game!
Quick paced game!
Matches last about 5mins!
Awesome art and humour!
Found some bugs but nothing serious...
All in all great game to play with friends if you don't have alot time!
7/10 Sandy
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126 of 159 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Early Access Review
Quas Wex Exort! Oh, wait. Wrong game.
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44 of 49 people (90%) found this review helpful
692.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Early Access Review
This is by far the best PVP game I've ever played. And I do mean "ever". Upon first glances it might seem to one that this is a MOBA. It definitely has those characteristics, but I'd go so far as to classify this is an "unconventional" fighting game.

Like a fighting game, you have to know and master your character's abilities--attacks, defenses, counters, etc. Like the original Magicka, you are using 8 keys (QWERASDF) to create DOZENS of spells on the fly, although in this one there is only three slots for each element. Also similar to a fighting game is the fact that there is telegraphing. Each spell queued up is visible to your opponent for a split secdon, so he/she will be able to react accordingly. This leads to extremely fast gameplay that requires some really good reflexes.

The downside is that this game is has a VERY high learning curve to anyone who never played the original Magicka. You will need to devote as much time and effort to learning the spells and casting them (which just means you have to learn to type FAST) as you would any "conventional" fighting game. This has turned off a lot of new players (just look at the steamcharts) because they either become frustrated or just don't have the interest in devoting that much time to a game.

HOWEVER, to anyone who has taken the time to learn this game throughout, it becomes very apparent that the developers of this game are GENIUSES and that this really is one of the best most action packed 100% skill based PVP games that he/she has ever played.
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
704.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Early Access Review
After more than 620 hours on record, this game is still incredibly fun. The last title to grip me this much was Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory I believe, and we're talking about 2 different worlds here! What I'm saying is it doesn't matter if you're more into FPS, RTS, MMORPG or friggin' bread simulator games - this one can hook anyone and is worth checking out either way!
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
722.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Early Access Review
Highly competitive fast pased action game, probably one of the best arena team games on steam along with dota 2.
It plays almost like a fighting game during duel mode because its 1v1 bo3, using mix ups, corner pressure, combos to punish your opponent, reads and defense with rock paper scissors, but the difference is everyone is in the same boat, with access to the same spells, the only difference is knowledge, speed, counters, damage combos and position and there is always someone better than you to verse. The skill ceiling is quite high you need to practice your muscle memory, and spell rotations in training mode, and to constantly think about how to punish your opponent for their mistakes, its very challenging and really fun.

The other mode is warfare which is basically the meat and potatoes of the game, its the team portion of the game and is played 4v4, the objective is to stop the opponents from respawning and kill them one last time, this is done either by reducing the tokens to 0 by capping spawn points, killing enemies and letting the tokens drain by maintaining spawn points, or to capture all the spawns on the map in your teams favor and killing them, because without it they cannot respawn. There are a few different maps, maps with 3 spawns, or maps with 4 spawns, as well as some with teleporters to move around the different sections of the map. Its rather simple, but like all good team games, there is lots of depths due to how you position around the map, and how you control your opponents. You and your teammates can come up with different ways to win, maybe by holding more spawn points, and pushing the enemy into an area of the map where they are trapped, or maybe you want to use your healing spells to push through and try to capture somewhere else, by rotating differently everytime, it can get quite complex, but it is really fun and i cant wait to see how the game shapes up in the future, with more maps, more magicks to use (which cost meter by killing people, capturing spawns and slowly going up over time by itsself).

There are different robes to customise your wizard with, and some are quite cool, and the rest rather funny, its Magicka after all. You can also team kill your teammates, which can be funny, and there is a time and place for it. Though it does help with the competitive nature of the game, because you have to be careful and to judge if its best to use particular spells or not.

The community is awesome for the most part, everyone of all levels if you stick around will become invested, and will get to know people who are serious about getting better at the game, or having fun (though this can be seen as negative because the community is so small with a lack of much growth at the moment)

Pros :
8 different spells to master different combos
individuality with the weapons and robes
funny magicka humour
competitive
refreshing new type of f2p game on the market
great community
high skill ceiling

Cons :
high level of entry (you need to invest lots of time to get comfortable)
bad netcode
higher skill cap that most games
small community

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46 of 58 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
64.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
Invoker PvP !
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