Part of the balancing beta is the opportunity to introduce and experiment with new game modes!
The development team has listened to community feedback and analysed game data to devise some new modes that aim to:
- Reduce match queue times
- Reward play with a wider variety of cards, and encourage experimentation with different card combinations
- Provide a way for players to showcase skillful play
- Introduce new prizes and ways of unlocking XP
The end result is a variety of static and rotating game modes. Here’s a quick overview:
These are your traditional bread & butter modes that will always be available to players.
Constructed: build you own deck from core and Genesis packs or use a starter
Solo: Vs AI
These modes will be rotated daily every 5-hours* in order to minimise queue durations:
- Quick Sealed & Ranked Sealed
Sealed Rules: Open a pack and build your best 30 card deck from 35 cards.
Unlike draft, there is no elimination process.
There will be a ranked version (see below) that appears on rotation several times a day.
- Quick Draft & Ranked Draft
Draft Rules: Players pick 5 cards out of 10 each turn.
Repeated until 35 cards reached. Deck refined down to the best 30.
Similarly, there will be a ranked version on rotation.
- Weekend Ranked Draft (coming soon)
Weekend Rules: Same as Constructed, however, now there is a “weekend rank” which updates each match.
At the end of the weekend players get bonus prizes based on their level of growth over the course of those days. I.e. The higher the rank, the higher the reward.
*Be sure to check the blue countdown timer under the mode title to see how many hours before rotation
So that’s a super quick intro on the new modes – go and check them out! Have a great idea for a new mode that you’d like to see in the game? Drop us a message on Discord!