Blog #2: Opening The Books - Campaign Mode & Lore


Hey Heroes,

Welcome to Heroic Dev Blog #2!

First things first: happy holidays to all of you the world over! We greatly appreciate the support and enthusiasm that you bring to the Arena on a daily basis!

The team is hard at work on all the things we mentioned in Blog #1, so if you haven’t already, go and give that a read to learn more about the exciting plans we have for Heroic - Magic Duel in 2020.

In today’s blog, we’re going to be focusing on the ways we’re adding more variety to Heroic going into the new year.

Heroic is a PvP battle game at its core - we all know and love going up against other Heroes for domination over the Arena. We’ve heard from many within the community about building on that core foundation with more variety and depth, and in our big February release, we’re tackling just that.

Over the last few months, we’ve had a lot of fun with different event types, both PvP and PvE. We heard lots of great feedback on PvE elements of the game, like Boss Raid and Survival, and in 2020, we’re going to be seeing a lot more - of both PvP and PvE!

Campaign Mode Coming

We’ve heard from many of you over the first 6 months of Heroic being global about wanting to know more about the characters and the Universe itself. Who are these Heroes? What’s their motivation? What are the different Worlds and how do they interact?

Well, you’ll be able to learn all of that through the PvE Campaign mode that we’ll be adding to Heroic! This will be introduced as a permanent mode which will allow you to go deeper into the game’s lore and help you all to connect with your favorite Heroes.

Heroes will now progress through different chapters, arranged by book. See below for sneak peeks and works in progress!

Playing through the Campaign is where you’ll unlock Heroes and level them up through their first few levels (Boss Raids will be big on the leveling up from there, as they are now), as well as where you’ll partially level up Spells. If you’ve already got them leveled up, don’t worry - there will also be new elements there to unlock and collect - but more on that in a future blog. :wink:

How will campaign battles work? We don’t want to give everything away just yet, but in these PvE levels, you’ll be presented with different challenges and armies of enemies to overcome that will ask you to think outside your typical deck strategy - taking advantage of specific Minion/Spell sets based on the Hero you’re campaigning with and hitting the Arena with a variety of modes to fight through.

PvE will be available all the time, joining PvP battles as a full-time mode. Throw in events and other limited-time challenges and you’ll have a lot of new strategizing and dominating to bring to the Arena in 2020.

Until the next blog, see you in the Arena Heroes!

The Heroic Team