Giveaway: 10,000 Duelyst Closed Beta Keys

Duelyst [official site] raied double its modest Kickstarter target early last year, and impressed us in June when Marsh tried the free-to-play game’s closed alpha. He thought it a “whip-smart mixture of card play and turn-based tactics.” If you’d like to try it for yourself, we’ve got 10,000 keys to giveaway for the game’s ongoing closed beta.

The widget below will dispense your key in exchange for one of four actions: following us on Twitter, following our Steam group, subscribing to our YouTube channel, or visiting our Facebook page. The latter should work without requiring a Facebook account and whether or not you’ve already Liked the page previously.

Duelyst Closed Beta key giveaway

Once you’ve completed one of the above actions, hit ‘Continue’ in order to make the key appear. The keys are limited to one per user and the widget above will close automatically when all the codes are gone. The keys won’t expire, and once registered your account won’t either.

How to redeem your code

1) Download the game launcher
2) Create a free account – it’ll ask you for your email address and to set a password.
3) You’ll be prompted for the code once you’ve created the account. Enter the invite code you got from the giveaway widget above.

There are recommended and minimum specs for the desktop client on the Duelyst site here, but you can also try running the game in your Chrome browser here by similarly signing up/logging in and, if you haven’t already, entering your invite code.


  1. nebulae says:

    Did 2 out of 4, just for the hell of it, downloaded game launcher .. code invalid = not amused.

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      Graham Smith says:

      Hey nebulae! Sorry you’re having problems. Can you email me with your code to and I’ll see if I can work out what’s wrong?

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        Graham Smith says:

        Just for anyone else reading this: all your keys should now work. Please try re-entering them into the client. Thanks!

  2. elderman says:

    Wasn’t this supposed to have a Linux version?

    Hmm… yes. The FAQ says coming during the winter this year.

  3. Macott says:

    I did the steam version but my web navigator (opera, but I’ve tried it with Chrome as well) only says the following when I press “continue” : “sorry we cannot check private or limited profile”.
    Sooo, what should I do ?

  4. EhexT says:

    It should be noted this doesn’t let you choose your install location. SSD users beware.

  5. neoncat says:

    Oh dear, they opened the servers to the hordes. >_<

    But anyways – I would recommend Duelyst as an excellent, quick tactical combat game. There's slightly less RNG than in games like Hearthstone, and it's much less grindy now that they fixed rewards for the beta.

    The rarest cards are still a little bit too powerful, and the factions aren't entirely balanced, but it's fun for a quick romp.

  6. NecroKnight says:

    There doesn’t seem to be much interest for this game, usually all the keys are taken before the next day.

  7. King in Winter says:

    Had a look at this, and at least on my short run found it interesting, as a fan of turn-based combat such as Final Fantasy Tactics and the likes. It also reminds me a little of Archon (though combat was not turn based in that), especially Archon 2 where you had to summon all your forces. Of course I have no idea how P2W it is.

  8. Starayo says:

    This is cool. Always a fan of these grid-based tactical games. I like the graphics style (even if I like the actual drawn style a little less) and the gameplay is fast and fun. Had a great showdown against another player where we were both Abyssian and they had me on the ropes for most of the game, taking me down to 6hp before I turned it around and pulverised them with some well-timed combos.

    Definitely enjoyable. Whether it has staying power and balance is another matter, but it is of course still in development. Pricing for the boosters seems pretty decent, too. Only downside so far is that it’s been a little buggy occasionally, but that’s to be expected. :P

  9. magogjack says:

    This the witcher 3 and Pillars of Eternity are my three main games right now.

    I love it. Abyssian and Ventruvian main although I want to add Magmar.

    This games grind is not bad at all I made two good competitive decks in about 10 hours of play (which let me try all the factions to pick the ones I liked) I have made rank 16 out of 30 I am 18 know but about to fix that !

    also matches are nice and quick 10 to 20 mins 15 is average.