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 (3,193 reviews) - 77% of the 3,193 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 22, 2015

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September 8, 2015

Patch 1.0.8

Patch 1.0.8 takes a broad stroke to the game’s balance based on community feedback. So thanks to you guys!


Increased Minerva Q cooldown from 5 to 6 seconds
Decreased Minerva W damage from 85,120,155,190 to 85,115,145,175
Decreased Minerva R damage from 150,200,250 to 150,185,220

Reduced Jin She W mana cost from 70 to 55,60,65,70
Increased Jin She W damage radius from 375 to 420

Increased Chester Q projectile speed
Increased Chester Q cooldown from 11,9,7,5 to 12,11,10,9
Reduced Chester W cooldown time from 23,20,17,14 to 18,16,14,12
Increased Chester E illusion damage multiplier from 0.2,0.25,0.3,0.35 to 0.45,0.5,0.55,0.6
Reduced Chester R damage reduction from 40% to 30%
Reduced Chester R duration from 10 seconds to 8 seconds

Reduced Ace W cooldown from 18,16,14,12 to 13,12,11,10
Increased Ace W jump speed


Reduced Eye of Tempra range from 1200 to 1000
Reduced Eye of Tempra projectile speed

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August 22, 2015

Patch 1.0.7

Patch 1.0.7 brings the nerf bat to Aemon plus other minor UI improvements.

==Balance Changes==


Consecration (Q): damage reduced from 20,30,40,50 to 10,20,30,40

Hope (W): heal reduced from 10,15,20,25 to 5,10,15,20

Justice (R): back attack damage reduced from 30,50,70 to 15,25,35

Justice (R): Spheres are no longer visible in brush


Added more Russian translations.

Fixed the ‘New’ icon in the hero pick screen. Removed from previous heroes and added to Aemon.

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


“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”

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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • 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
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • 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
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
102 of 132 people (77%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2015
This game is truly dead, don't bother downloading.

They even set up a poll for people to voice their opinions:

well at least 11 people said something (probably mods)

is this enough to down s2? probably not, but save your disk reads for a different game people and remember, Time is not refundable.
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48 of 67 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
399.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
It's really not a game for everyone, even those new to MOBA games. The current situation is that what little developing team that S2 has left for this game is shipping themselves to help with the Chinese client, so there's little care for the EU and NA scene. The game mechanics themselves are pretty standard, but teams compositions can be incredibly flexible and there's gold sharing. It does have a nice art style too, if you're into a semi-cartoony sort of thing. What my main gripe is, is the toxicity and the game client itself. You will often find ragers, people who ruin games and those who simply do not connect to the game, forcing unfair matches (4v5, 3v5, etc). ALSO the client and many of its features are bugged, including spectator mode. The client itself is in poor condition that certain features may fail to load for you, or that the client itself won't load properly. I have one little story about the game client crashing on me, then when I load to reconnect to the game and avoid leaver status, none of the windows or buttons will load and i'm stuck looking at the background splash of the client.

If you're looking for a nice and friendly MOBA, this might be your thing. But if you want consistency, stability, an active playerbase, a caring development team and all that other stuff, you need to run for the hills because Strife IS NOT the MOBA for you.
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51 of 85 people (60%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2015
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Tl;Dr: You're better off installing Heroes of the Storm if you're looking for a fun MOBA, low toxicity, and a casual threshhold.


  • The game runs.

  • I lagged quite a bit, but that may have been problems on my end.

  • It's "playable".

  • Graphics are decent for what they are.

  • Game suffers from lack of good gameplay

    I'm going to make this review short and quick, unlike the match I just got out of.

    Strife is a Free to play MoBA game that has no place in the current MOBA genre. While we have top tier games such as League of Legends and Dota 2 leading the way for Esports and Competitive gaming, there are also games that are casualized for the average player such as Heroes of the Storm.

    Strife WANTS to be a MOBA. It wants to join daddy and mommy up on the big screens. It fails to do so in so many aspects.

    The game's beta was released in February 2014. Off to an already shakey start the devs also started hiring famous youtubers to play the game and advertise it. At that time I decided to check it out.

    I am a Diamond player in League of Legends and a ~4000 mmr player in Dota 2. I've also put countless hours into the Dota mod for Warcraft 3, put in about 50 hours into Heroes of Newarth, play Heroes of the Storm occasionally. I am a MOBA player. I've played the failed Infinite Crisis (DC MOBA) and am currently testing Arena of Fate (crytech moba).

    However, I have never come across a game as atrocious as Strife.

    Strife suffers from many, many, many, things. Mainly...

    The Player base

    Strife promised players a toxic free moba. A casual MOBA to enjoy with your friends. With a low skill threshhold and intuitive fun.

    It delivers on none of those objects, except the low skill threshhold that players STILL can't reach.

    Let's be honest here. All MOBAs have toxicity. But if I have to say anything on that subject it would be, creating a toxic free zone. Is impossible. In the match I just got out of, I had an extreme lead on everyone, (at least 20 kills). Now, in most MOBAs that would mean, since I am skilled enough to aquire myself 20 kills, I would also be stronger than the enemy team. However, the game is very unbalanced in the fact that I found myself (literally) facerolling on my keyboard and doing better than the rest of my teammates. I tried this tactic a few more times. Same results.

    Which brings me to my point. The player base.

    I have never, seen a game with online competitive multiplayer, be filled with players who can't reach the low skill threshhold of this game. At times it was simply pathetic how bad my teammates were. And not only teammates. I have seen enemy players run straight at me only to get obliterated because of how fed I was. And they did it again, and again.

    Strife promises that it's easier than other mobas and you'll have fun. YES, it's easier. NO, if you're coming from any other MOBA you're not going to have fun, unless you're really wasted with friends. Or hell, with friends.

    At the time of writing, there are 48 players online. 48 players. Just to give you a taste of what that number means, in the month of August 2015, there were an average of 38 players playing BADRATS. Yes, ♥♥♥♥ing BadRats.

    When approaching the in game general chat about the low player count I was met with defensive cries and telling me to go back to League.

    In the end Strife is a dying game. It has been dying since release and will continue to lose players/not gain players. The only people left playing at this point are devoted fanboys.

    I'm not a biased MOBA player, I don't prefer Dota 2 over League or Heroes of the Storm over SMITE. All these games are unique, fun, and intuitive in their own ways. Strife merely takes a little from each game and tries to make itself a thing but fails in that aspect. It is what happens when a company tries to rush out a Frankenstein's monster of a game by cramming in things from other games, pointless pop culture (There is a character that literally says "I'm sexy and I know it"), and low player count.

    Would not Reccommend

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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2015
If your wanting to get into Dota and lol then have a look at this. This was my first venture into this genre of gaming and i have to say its been a very pleasant one. The controls are simple and the ui is great for begginers. There seems to be a lot of "Heroes" to choose from and almost everyone is different to the others. Battles usually around 30 minutes which isnt so long and the time flies. At first, if youve never played this genre, its quite challenging but once you get used to it, its a very rewarding game that rewards teamwork for sure

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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
Strife is a GREAT moba game i would recamend it to anyone looking for a casual moba
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