Giveaway: 10,000 Mirage: Arcane Warfare beta keys

Mirage: Arcane Warfare [official site] is the new game from the developers of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, trading that game’s team-based sword-fighting in favour of team-based sorcery-fighting. The game launched into beta earlier this week ahead of a planned May 23rd release and we’re giving away 10,000 keys to the beta below.

Expect fire spells and elemental birds. In fact, if you want a preview of the kind of spells and combat on offer, we spoke to the developers last year about the design of its magic and how they communicate what wobbly particle effect is doing what to whom in the midst of frantic multiplayer battles.

Or here’s a beta trailer if you want to see it in action with your eyeballs instead of your wordballs:

That widget below will dispense your key in exchange for one of three actions: subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting our Facebook page. The latter will work even if you don’t have a Facebook account, but you can follow us to hear first about future giveaways.

RPS Giveaway: 10,000 Mirage Arcane Warfare beta keys

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.

How to redeem your code

1. Download, launch Steam and create an account.

2. Once logged in, go to the ‘Games’ dropdown menu at the top, then click ‘Activate a Product on Steam’.

3. Enter your key when prompted. Download and play!

14 Comments

  1. sickre says:

    HOLY HELL THIS IS AMAZING! THANKS RPS!

    • sickre says:

      So, I just tried out the beta for 11 minutes. 6 vs 6 is a big disappointment. I’ve been playing some epic 64 player games on Chivalry earlier this week, and to come to this was a let down. Its a shame, because the game looks and plays pretty well fighting wise.

      • sickre says:

        Update after some more play – the maps could easily fit 10v10, perhaps more. Why they are limiting it to 6v6 is baffling. It seems to be a big point of contention on the Steam forums also.

      • anon459 says:

        I prefer smaller numbers. I’m sure I’m not the only one. 6v6 is plenty, and I hope the game does well in 1v1 ’cause that’s where the real competition is in Chivalry.

        Especially with all the physics-based magic and projectile junk going on in this game, 10v10 seems like it would be a chaotic mess, and a low-framerate one at that.

        • TheKruxed says:

          1 – There already is 10vs10
          2 – This is beta(hate it when people say it but you clearly haven’t bothered to even read anything) and from the same guys who allow 64 player custom servers, infact it took me 30 seconds to find a dev saying they will support 32vs32 so no, its not a big point of contention.

          This is why mass giveaways are bad, place becomes populated by fake news spreaders. Seems I replied to wrong person because I’m also a moron

          • anon459 says:

            Ah, cool. Gives that other guy what he wants and I get to stick to my 6v6 servers. Everyone wins :)

        • TheKruxed says:

          Yea choice is key, personally I like the idea of 6vs6 but its always nice to go crazy and jump into a 32vs32 slug fest every now and then

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    Drib says:

    Neat, free stuff. That’s always a nice thing to get. Thanks, RPS.

  3. Viral Frog says:

    Got my key. Question: does it remove it from the pool of keys given out right away, or do I have to redeem it first? I’m about 7 hours away from being able to go home and redeem the key and would hate to lose it because of that.

  4. anon459 says:

    I like that RPS does stuff like this so regularly. I missed my chance to play in the alpha so this is great :)

  5. Amlethus says:

    Dang, those went fast.

  6. yer taffin me says:

    Missed it. Were the keys exclusive to RPS or more widely known elsewhere?

    I’m just wondering why out of 10,000 readers, only one or two “thanks” here? If I was in charge of Steam, I would do a similar giveaway like this with one caveat; Make it a hidden test with a timebomb in the code. The test is that if you don’t say a simple thanks within 24 hours of claiming it, your account is automatically deleted!

  7. Zubei says:

    Seems strange that 10,000 keys were given away and yet there were only a few full servers last night. The same as the night previous.

  8. MisterFurious says:

    Yeah, screw those widgets. I did a couple of them recently and have since been bombarded with spam e-mails.