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Dawngate is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by Waystone Games and published by Electronic Arts forMicrosoft Windows. It will be a free-to-play game which is likely to be supported by micro-transactions. News about the game began to leak during early-mid April 2013 with few details on mechanics, gameplay, or other elements. It has not yet been announced when the game will open; the closed beta testing period began on May 24, 2013, and the community beta was released on April 9, 2014. The open beta was released on May 19, 2014.
Dawngate is a team-oriented game where a group of five players (shapers) work together to complete objectives and destroy the enemy guardian. Destroying the guardian wins the game for you and your team.
Shapers and their stats can be modified by players by choosing spells and items. Shapers also have access to wards that can be placed to provide vision to areas of the map for their team.
AI controlled minions assist shapers in their objectives. They regularly spawn at the home location, marching down the lanes towards the enemy home. More powerful striders can also spawn.
Dawngate maps contain two lanes. Each lane is controlled by three powerful bindings per side. Lines running the length of the lane inform players of the status of their bindings and enemy bindings.
Surrounding the lane is the jungle, a neutral area containing passive creatures. Just like minions and shapers, these creatures can be killed for vim. The jungle is also a way to cut across the map to other lanes - but players use this area to hunt each other as well.
Within the jungle are four Spirit Wells that passively gather vim for each team. Also within the center of the jungle is the Parasite, a powerful creature that should not be trifled with alone.
When starting the game and formulating a team, players can choose what roles they would like to provide. The role is not dependent upon shaper choice, though some shapers have an advantage in some areas. Role choice will also provide role-specific benefits. Once players have chosen their shapers, final decisions can be made on what player is assigned what role.
When choosing a role, players will also be able to choose a loadout that grants additional passive bonuses.
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