Warcraft Arclight Rumble: Blizzard reveals an action strategy mobile title based on the Warcraft IP

Disappointing to say the least.

A while ago, the first rumors of Warcraft Arclight Rumble, a mobile game set in the Warcraft universe popped up, promoting a lot of debate and creating a lot of hype. Although most players were eagerly waiting for a full-fledged MMORPG experience or something similar, during the game’s reveal live stream, the story changed quite a bit, with the game being an action strategy game with a really casual look to it instead.

The live stream showed off the official trailer along with some information about how the game works by Adam Kugler and Justine Hamer, who’ve been a part of the development team of the game.

Warcraft Arclight Rumble is nothing like other titles under the Warcraft IP

In Warcraft Arclight Rumble, collectible Minis are controlled by the player in PvE and PvP battles in a top-down perspective (similar to something like Clash of Clans or Clash Royale). Set in Azeroth, the game features well-known heroes like Jaina Proudmoore, Grommash Hellscream, and other and also older enemies. Warcraft Arclight Rumble comes with six game modes, 70+ maps, over 60 collectible characters, and a whole new Warcraft experience on mobile.

Now, this is quite different from the other experiences offered by other titles under the Warcraft IP, which are more serious MMOs like World of Warcraft or CCGs like Hearthstone. Such a casual-looking experience wasn’t exactly expected. That being said though, as of now only the game’s Android page is up (although it would be coming to iOS too) and pre-registration is open. 

Warcraft Rumble Gameplay
Image via Blizzard Entertainment

Warcraft Rumble system requirements

To play Warcraft Rumble or Warcraft Arclight Rumble iOS devices will require iOS 6S and above and Android devices will require Android S7 and above.

Fans are disappointed with Blizzard for coming up with this type of game

To say that fans were upset by this announcement would be an understatement. As soon as the actual gameplay was revealed, views for the live stream tanked as excitement turned into disappointment and negative comments berating Blizzard for coming up with a game like this started pouring in.

The game honestly looks like something you’d see coming from a studio like Supercell but it doesn’t really sound too good for a Warcraft title and Blizzard seems to have made a big mistake here. 

If you’re still interested in the game though, then you can pre-register for the game on Android, check out the official website for more info, and wait for an upcoming closed beta that was announced during the live stream too. 

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