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The Witcher MOBA is out really soon

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I'm totally picking the big ass dragon

The Witcher 3 is still a few months away, but it isn’t the only game from the series that CD Project RED is working on. Last year a brand new MOBA set in the Witcher universe was announced, but since then there’s been hardly anything else about the title. That’s going to change though – because the game is out in two days.

The Witcher MOBA, Battle Arena, is being developed by both CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games, and will be a free-to-play title on both iOS and Android. The title is described as a mobile-focused experience, which means it’s going to ship with true mobile gaming mechanics: microtransactions. Players can earn in-game currency by just playing, or fast track it using their credit card.

That’s already a nail in the coffin for most MOBA titles, especially if it affects actual gameplay, but CD Project RED maintains that there are no pay-to-win mechanics in the game. Battle Arena is also meant to cater for new players, offering a gentle learning curve. Expert MOBA players have more complex plays to look forward to, as well as strategic uses of skill-based abilities. So, like a regular MOBA then.

The Witcher Battle Arena sounds like more of a marketing ploy than a serious mobile title, but you’ll have the chance to check for yourself on January 22nd. The game is also still set to launch on Windows mobile and tablets later this year.

Last Updated: January 20, 2015

59 Comments

  1. Ryanza comment in 3, 2, 1…

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 20, 2015 at 11:35

      DON’T SUPPORT DRM!!!!

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      • Ryanza

        January 20, 2015 at 11:36

        Timing. This is not the right time. Witcher Moba shit.

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  2. Ottokie

    January 20, 2015 at 11:02

    Your kidding right…?

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    • ToshZA

      January 20, 2015 at 11:36

      *You’re

      /Grammar Nazi Mode

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 20, 2015 at 11:38

      I hope you are with that spelling… *runs*

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  3. Captain JJ Saga

    January 20, 2015 at 11:05

    So this is how The Witcher dies. Never saw it coming.

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    • Ryanza

      January 20, 2015 at 11:19

      A stupid moba game won’t kill The Witcher. The Witcher liked killed off DRM in a few days. Don’t mess with the power of … enter credit card details for the rest of this comment…

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 20, 2015 at 11:20

        “enter credit card details for the rest of this comment” Bwahahaha!

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      • Captain JJ Saga

        January 20, 2015 at 11:21

        LOL
        You might be surprised how developers change their minds once the money starts rolling in. And it will with a MOBA.

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    • RinceThis

      January 20, 2015 at 11:40

      The first chink in its armour…

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  4. Hammersteyn

    January 20, 2015 at 11:05

    But this wont have DRM?

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    • RinceThis

      January 20, 2015 at 11:21

      Well you have to be online to play? tehehe

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      • Ryanza

        January 20, 2015 at 11:23

        There should be an offline mode and vs bots.

        But Google and Apple – yes DRM.

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 20, 2015 at 11:23

          Offline mode and vs bots. like Evolve?

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          • Ryanza

            January 20, 2015 at 11:24

            Not like Evolve. Like Steam.

          • RinceThis

            January 20, 2015 at 11:25

            Steam is offline?

          • Ryanza

            January 20, 2015 at 11:27

            Still DRM.

          • RinceThis

            January 20, 2015 at 11:28

            Yes, my point…

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 20, 2015 at 11:28

            It can be yes, without problem. But then I can’t access the store to buy MOAR!!!! ;P

          • RinceThis

            January 20, 2015 at 11:39

            or microtransact!

  5. Hammersteyn

    January 20, 2015 at 11:10

  6. Ottokie

    January 20, 2015 at 11:11

    Here is a “leaked” image from the MOBA development department.

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    • b1nd3r

      January 20, 2015 at 11:16

      Yoh they still fresh πŸ˜€

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  7. Ghost In The Rift

    January 20, 2015 at 11:13

    Well i did not see that coming

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  8. RinceThis

    January 20, 2015 at 11:21

    Soooo. Would that be… Witcher and DRM in one sentence? RUNS

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  9. Jaded_Reprobate

    January 20, 2015 at 11:23

    poor Ryanza… could see his heart breaking as he read this article

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    • RinceThis

      January 20, 2015 at 11:23

      lol

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    • Ryanza

      January 20, 2015 at 11:34

      Moba games is not really my thing. So no heart break. Couldn’t care any less. But there is a big Moba following out there for some reason. I’m sure this game is just to get the name Witcher out there in the Moba crowd.
      Witcher Moba. Witcher 3, they say is really good. Let me give that a try as a Moba player. Marketing.

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  10. hairyknees

    January 20, 2015 at 11:26

    Meh I gave it a bash at Gamescom. It seems meh compared to Vainglory. Will give it another bash though

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 20, 2015 at 11:26

      You bash every MOBA that’s not DOTA πŸ˜›

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      • hairyknees

        January 20, 2015 at 11:35

        Not true πŸ˜› I’m actually very open minded! I play League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, AND Vainglory now and then. Dota 2 still remains my fave though πŸ™‚

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        • Captain JJ Saga

          January 20, 2015 at 11:36

          I don’t know if you’ve heard the stories, but there are other genres of games also ;P

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          • hairyknees

            January 20, 2015 at 11:38

            I know πŸ˜› been playing Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X-2, Super Smash Bros.

            Recently finished Valiant Hearts and currently busy with Child of Light as well πŸ™‚

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 20, 2015 at 11:42

            Oh man. Valiant Hearts and Child of Light. Two of 2014’s best games. Some seriously good stuff.

            I only played the original Warcraft DOTA mod, but wasn’t much my thing. Love the whole Warcraft universe though, even if it is a ripoff of Warhammer πŸ˜‰

        • ToshZA

          January 20, 2015 at 11:37

          I need to get back into HotS >_<

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          • hairyknees

            January 20, 2015 at 11:39

            Haven’t played it for a while myself πŸ™‚ I like playing it now and then.

        • RinceThis

          January 20, 2015 at 11:41

          Yeah but you have absolutely no taste in games *RUNS

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          • hairyknees

            January 20, 2015 at 11:43

            *insert “at least I have a soul” retort here* πŸ˜›

        • Guild

          January 20, 2015 at 12:18

          Ya I noticed the now and then with Vainglory πŸ˜› I’m still playing it every day.

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  11. Captain JJ Saga

    January 20, 2015 at 11:33

    The Witcher is a story rich, and story driven game. This is a cash-in.

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    • Ryanza

      January 20, 2015 at 11:52

      Ok let me try and spin this.

      CD Projekt RED games has so far just been single player games. This Moba game could just be a small scale attempt at multiplayer action. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming and if the game is just single player that would be fine. But with a shooting game with some added multiplayer would be nice, if they can get it right. Added multiplayer would also help promote and keep people using their DRM-FREE client called Galaxy.

      Cash-in or testing out multiplayer on a small scale.

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      • Captain JJ Saga

        January 20, 2015 at 12:01

        Good point there. Imagine that Witcher 3 map to explore with a friend. That’s some multiplayer or co-op that I can do.

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        • ToshZA

          January 20, 2015 at 12:03

          how would you co-op those 18+ nekkid scenes?

          With tissues? πŸ˜›

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        • Ryanza

          January 20, 2015 at 12:03

          Do you want to play as Ciri or Yennefer?

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          • Ryanza

            January 20, 2015 at 12:06

            I wonder between Ciri, Yennefer and Triss, who has the most eyeliner.

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 20, 2015 at 12:07

            Me

      • Kensei Seraph

        January 20, 2015 at 12:37

        The Witcher Adventure Game was a pretty good multiplayer game and is already out.
        http://www.gog.com/game/witcher_adventure_game

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  12. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 20, 2015 at 11:35

    NO!!! STOP IT!

    I SAY 7 TIMES! STOP IT!!!!

    Mobas need to die! I hate MOBAS!!!!

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    • hairyknees

      January 20, 2015 at 11:36

      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 20, 2015 at 11:37

        You shut your MOBA loving mouth! πŸ˜›

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        • hairyknees

          January 20, 2015 at 11:39

          So much hate for the genre :'(

          That being said, I also feel it is getting flooded. EVERY COMPANY IS MAKING A MOBA!

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          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 20, 2015 at 11:41

            Hehe. Ok let me be calm. The genre can be cool. There are some that do really well, but I hate this bandwagon thing going on. Every company is doing it πŸ™ Next you know Nintendo are going to release Pokemon of the Forrest MOBA (POF for short)

          • ToshZA

            January 20, 2015 at 12:02

            with just over 700 pokemon to choose from, and the way everything can be counter-picked by default would make that the worst moba in history.

  13. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 20, 2015 at 11:42

    What will the MIcrotransactions be? Pay $1 to unlock naked woman in pool for your starting location?

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    • Captain JJ Saga

      January 20, 2015 at 11:44

      Sounds like the Witcher.
      You’ll need to pay a dollar for every bit of clothing you DON’T want.

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 20, 2015 at 11:44

        Whahahahahaahhaahaha. Talk about pay-to-unlock

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  14. Ryanza

    January 20, 2015 at 12:00

    Anyway fuck this Witcher news. Last week there was a press event held in Poland to give press hands-on time with The Witcher 3. Another press event is planned for this week in North America.

    So from Monday (26th) onwards is when the press can start posting about their hands-on experience with The Witcher 3. Word is that it’s good.

    Don’t Support DRM. The Witcher 3 is coming.

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    • Ryanza

      January 20, 2015 at 12:01

      Was Lazygamer invited to one of these press events?

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