Action-packed PVP battles with your choice of hero. Experience the popular MMO styled skills to fight the opponents to survive in the arena.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (556) - 58% of the 556 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (3,707) - 52% of the 3,707 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 21, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our biggest strength is our speedy development capabilities. There are a number of contents for Shadow Arena that are currently being tested internally right now. Therefore, we decided to enter Early Access so that we can receive suggestions and feedback from our players to create a well packaged product. During this period, we will do our best to communicate with our players to create a better game together.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It’s difficult to say at this point of development, yet our current goal is to officially launch within 2020.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“First off, we plan to add more maps, game modes, and start the official first season at the official launch. However, we plan to release additional heroes during Early Access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Early Access will have one more hero added to the line-up. So, instead of just 9 heroes from Final Beta, Early Access will have 10. There are also plans to release more heroes in the near future.

There are currently six different game modes with Solo, Team, Dueling Grounds, Custom, Normal, and AI matches. The AI match was first released in Final Beta, but we have taken in a lot of feedback from our players and we plan to implement different difficulty levels and improve on this mode further.

Additionally, we plan to start the Beta Season where players’ tiers and rankings will be recorded from ranked matches. There will be rewards for players when the Beta Season ends (please note - this is not an officially ranked season).”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Shadow Arena will be Free to Play for Early Access and for all foreseeable future releases.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are planning to communicate with the Steam community and more, to reach as many of our players as possible. Please use the mode of communication that is most convenient for you to get your opinions heard: Steam Community, Discord, Shadow Arena Support, and others.

Additionally, there are plans to create more opportunity for our devs and players to have open discussion through special events. We will also continue to release new content and analyze our game data to adjust accordingly during the Early Access period to improve the contents and balance.”
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About This Game

Countless will fall and only one will ultimately rise victorious in the Shadow Arena.
In battles that pit 40 heroes against each other in fierce, action-packed showdowns, do you have what it takes to defeat your opponents and become the final survivor, the sole champion?

Hero Action Battle Royale

Experience a new style of PVP action in this fast-paced fantasy arena fighter where the most battle-hardened characters from the Black Desert universe compete against each other until only one is left standing on the battlefield. Playing as one of these heroes, your fight to survive the Shadow Arena will be intense, with opponents coming at you from every direction and the dark fog looming on all sides, threatening to swallow everything in its path.

The Means to Your End

Will you rain steel on your competitors with swords and weapons, or hit them with a barrage of spells? Will you outplay your opponents in direct combat or outmaneuver them with other strategies? How will you survive the arena's giant dragon and the Ancient Ruins Guardians?

Regardless of the choices and moves you make, in the end, there is only one rule in the Shadow Arena: fight until you are the last one standing!

So enter the battlefield shrouded in darkness, where the strong eat the weak.
Because there's no need for the weak.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 / AMD Ryzen 3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 / AMD Radeon 5450 / Intel HD Graphics 4000(Ivy Bridge)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution: 1280x720
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NDVIA GTX 970 / AMD RX 480
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher

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