Strife® is a truly free to play, competitive, online ARTS / MOBA that features non-stop action and engaging combat. Take control of powerful and versatile heroes, each capable of dominating in unique ways, and exert your will in an epic battle between two teams.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (2,382 reviews)
Release Date: May 22, 2015

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"A MOBA that can be seen as a new Heros of Newerth, this one aims to shake up the genre. Mostly by having an actual story. Free, like most MOBAs today."

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July 13

Season One Is Over!

Hello everyone!

Our first season has come to a close, thank you to everyone who participated! We will be rewarding the players who achieved prizes this week, by the end of day Friday July 17th.

Prizes for Season One are as follows:

Rank 1:
#1 Icon
$250 Gems (7188 gems)
Massive Mystery Cosmetic Item Bundle:
Super Kitty Moxie
Super Kitty Moxie Blue
Ancient Guardian Rook
Ancient Guardian Rook Red
Queen Bee Tinder
Queen Bee Tinder Maroon
Executioner Ace
Executioner Ace Red
Fire Forged Claudessa
Fire Forged Claudessa Pink
Eanu Silver
Rip Pepperoni
Buford Jurassic
Zaku Black
Permanent Account Boost

Rank 2-10:
Top 10 Icon
$50 Gems (1350 gems)
Large Mystery Cosmetic Item Bundle
Super Kitty Moxie
Super Kitty Moxie Blue
Ancient Guardian Rook
Ancient Guardian Rook Red
Queen Bee Tinder
Queen Bee Tinder Maroon
Executioner Ace
Executioner Ace Red
Fire Forged Claudessa
Fire Forged Claudessa Pink
Permanent Account Boost

Rank 11-100:
Top 100 Icon
$25 Gems (666)
Mystery Cosmetic Item Bundle
Super Kitty Moxie
Super Kitty Moxie Blue
Ancient Guardian Rook
Ancient Guardian Rook Red
Queen Bee Tinder
Queen Bee Tinder Maroon
30 Days Account Boost

Earned at least 1000 Points (~143 Games):
Season 1 Contender Icon
$5 Gems (127)
Mystery Cosmetic Item
Super Kitty Moxie
Super Kitty Moxie Blue
14 Days Account Boost

Earned at least 100 Points (~14 Games):
Season 1 Competitor Icon
7 Days Account Boost

Information regarding Season 2 will be posted in the future.

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June 18

Patch 1.0.5

==Patch 1.0.5==

Duplicate Heroes
-Updated 32 hero matchmaking limit (since we added our 33rd hero) to no longer allow multiple Zakus on each team.

Eanu
-Trident Charge - Splash damage only hits Wet enemies.
-Trident Charge - Makes enemies Wet in a 200/300/400 radius.
-Trident Charge - Splash damage properly stacks with charges.
-Tidal Flow - Icon changes based on inward/outward tide.

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Reviews

“Strife: S2 Games’ answer to the toxic MOBA”
Polygon

“STRIFE TAKES AIM AT DOTA 2 AND LOL”
IGN

“Strife is daring to make significant changes instead of just following the usual formula set by Dota 2 and LoL. It’s refreshing to see a new MOBA game escape the shadows of these two giants, and strive for innovation”
GamesInAsia

Strife on Steam Celebration!

To help celebrate the launch of Strife on Steam, we are unleashing 3 Steam-exclusive packs practically bursting with goodies!

Additionally, for the first week only, we will be offering a 10% early-bird discount on Steam purchases!

Don't want to buy anything? That's cool too! All Strife Heroes are free and they always will be! Strife is truly free-to-play.

About This Game

Enter the Hero

In Strife®, you will assume control of a powerful hero. Each hero is uniquely designed to embody a play-style or idea, and heroes are by far the most important aspect of any game of Strife. As a hero, you will decide how the game flows, how quickly it progresses, and whether the outcome is favourable for your team. All Strife heroes are freely available from your very first match!

Community First

How your fellow players behave matters a lot in online multiplayer games. Strife is designed from the ground up to encourage cooperation and reduce toxic conflicts.

Customize Your Armoury

Crafting enables you to change item components and recipes, allowing any item to be part of your arsenal.

Every Hero Needs a Sidekick

A Pet will accompany you onto the battlefield, offering you unique advantages. Play to unlock more pets to expand your options.

Shared Last Hit Gold

Fight your opponents, not your allies. Last Hit bounties obtained from brawler and hero kills are split between contributing teammates.

Out of Combat Regeneration

Staying out of combat for a short period of time will significantly increase your Health and Mana regeneration, allowing you to stay near the action instead of going back to base.

Personal Courier

Each player has an invulnerable personal courier to automatically deliver purchased items.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD at 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or higher, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 2600 or higher, Intel HD 2000 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD at 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or higher, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 2600 or higher, Intel HD 2000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD at 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or higher, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 2600 or higher, Intel HD 2000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Overview

By far, the most fun MOBA I've tried. I only have about 30 hrs on the game as of this review, so this is more first/second impressions than anything in depth. Regardless of it's flaws, it's a heck of a fun little game.

Pros

- Last hit gold gain is shared among your team. No more fighting your own teammates.

- Harsh penalties for leavers, afkers, and anyone with toxic behavior. As a result, what little I've interacted with the community, it seems helpful and nice.

- All heroes/champions unlocked at the start.

- The soft pay walls are solely cosmetic.

Neutral

- You will need to spend some time playing to start to build gear (customize recipes to fit your playstyle) or acquire "pets" (couriers). It doesn't feel restrictive to me. For example, I've played maybe a half-dozen matches tonight learning how to use a new hero--I don't feel like I need specialized recipes at this stage. I'd like to tweak things to fit the hero and how I'm playing him, but it will be a while before I feel like I've learned the hero well. I should have enough materials to tweak recipes then. In other words, the pacing seems right: by the time you feel confident with a hero, you'll have enough materials to kit him out for the most part.

Cons

- It's in beta, or feels like it still is. There are some bugs, frame drops, and sometimes uncooperative servers (which drop you). Thankfully, I haven't been dropped in a week or two, but frame drops still happen.

- Low population playerbase. It will take quite a bit of time to match if you want to play people and not bots. Also, because of the low population, the likelihood of getting skewed matches is higher. From what I understand, they've tweaked the matchmaking to make it the best they can--the lack of people is really the problem.

- Leavers. I'd say maybe half my games have ended 5v5. The most frustrating is when someone DCs before the match can even get underway.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Whatever MOBA game you have played, like LoL, DotA2, Smite e.t.c., you are also going to LOOOOOVE this!!! First of all, this is the most user-friendly MOBA game. I may have only 5 hours of game (currently), a friend of mine that has 100 has seen almost 0 RAGING!!! How cool is that??? People are also very cooperative and are always willing to help. Also, you get 1 Gem at the end of every game, which i thought was good... well, until i saw the skin prices...


PROS: +0 raging
+most user-friendly MOBA out there
+very good community so far
+gives 1 gem at the end of every game

CONS: -skins and chroma packs are really expensive, so you have to save up... A LOT
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
New to moba gaming?
Strife is the game for you!
it is a link between dota 2 and league
it goes quick and is easy to learn and ranking system is valid
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
I think MOBA players will love it. Approved by a dotA player which played it for 9 years. 9/10.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Best moba so far.. I like it more that LoL and Dota 2.

P.S Better play it with friends
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