Wands

Top 10 wielders of Season 8

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With Season 8 in the books, we’d like to congratulate all the top finishers, especially after such a grueling, hard-fought, and record-setting season!!

  1. DANY-TANGLE
  2. The_Vampire_King
  3. Carl4D
  4. heetae_son
  5. micael.audet
  6. Aayld
  7. megaseth
  8. jido-genshi
  9. Natejaymusic
  10. Leginigel

Rewards will be given out when Season 9 starts, on May 1, 2019.

  • The #1 player will earn the coveted ‘Season Champion’ title
  • The top 10 will all earn the Incivta wand, and the ‘Season 8 Master’ title
  • The top 100 will all earn the ‘Season 8 Veteran’ title

You can see the full top 20, as well as point totals and other statistics, at the new online leaderboard, by clicking here or by clicking on the ‘Leaderboard’ tab at the top of this page.

Announcing the end of Season 8

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Season 8 will come to an end on April 26th!

For Season 8, wielders will be granted the following rewards:

  • The #1 player will get the “Season 8 Champion” title
  • The top 10 will get “Season 8 Master” titles and the Invicta Wand
  • The top 100 will get “Season 8 Veteran” titles

Thanks to everyone who participated for making this one of the most competitive and hard-fought seasons ever!

You can view the Invicta Wand below

Top 10 wielders of Season 7

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Announcing the top 10 wielders of season 7.

  • For Season 7,  skilled wielders will be granted some very special rewards (titles, wand), see the chart in the image below.
  • View the top 10 wielders below.
  • Season 8 will begin 31st December 9am CET

 

 

Announcing the end of Season 7

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Wielder,

Season 7 ends on December 17th and we’ll announce the winners shortly thereafter.

For Season 7,  skilled wielders will be granted some very special rewards, namely:

  • The #1 ranked will get a completely unique title.
  • The top 10 will get their own unique title and the Invictus Wand unlocked.
  • The top 100 will also get their own title.

You can view the Invictus Wand below.

 

Holidays in The Beyond

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With the holidays approaching, we’re celebrating in The Beyond with several events. One for each day, ranging from December 24th all the way to January the 1st.

This is the perfect time to spend some well deserved time in The Beyond.

2018 Holiday Update

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Hello Wielders,

The 2018 Holiday Update is here, and with it we’re adding a number of improvements to Wands!

First off, there are a pair of feedback related changes that are aimed at helping you keep track of how a duel is going during the heat of battle.

Part one is the addition of a HUD (or Heads Up Display) that will show you your health, mana, and spells, at all times during a match. And part two is a persistent health bar over your opponent, so that its easy to tell how close you are to victory.

Second, we’ve added a new control scheme called PRESS to the Go, Daydream, and MiVR platforms. This control scheme allows you to directly cast a spell by pressing the corresponding part of the touchpad. For example, if you have Hail of Death assigned as your right spell, pressing the right part of the touchpad will cast it. It’s as simple as that!

Third, we’ve made some significant improvements to how long it takes for the game to start up. And, while you wait, there’s now much more information about what’s actually being loaded.

You can find a full list of all the changes, including the balance updates and bugfixes, below.

See you in The Beyond!

-Ryan

 

Join us on Discord to share your thoughts on this update, we’d love to hear your feedback.

 

New features

  • In-Game HUD – Your spells, health, and mana are now always visible in the center of your view while in a match.
  • Overhead Opponent Health – The health of your opponent is now always visible above them.
  • New ‘Press’ Control Scheme – Allows you to cast spells directly with the touch-pad (Oculus GO, MiVR and Google). Teleport by trigger hold/release (Oculus GO, MiVR).

Improved features

  • You’ll now get into Wands faster! We reduced the startup time for the game, and we now give you information about what parts of the game are loading while you wait.

Game balancing

  • Mana regen rate increased to 10/s (from 8/s) during normal play, and 15/s (from 12/s) during the final minute
  • Decreased Phoenix’s max damage from 30 to 25, decreased min damage from 15 to 10, added constant splash damage of 10 and decreased damage increase per second from 5 to 3
  • Decreased Chilling Clutch’s fire rate from 5 to 2 per second
  • Reduced Hail of Death’s accuracy from long range; increased its accuracy from short range

Bug fixes

  • Improved the targeting behavior of The Vale’s crystal and addressed an exploit
  • Hail of Death and Blood Bolt can no longer fire two projectiles at once
  • You’re now correctly sent back to the workshop after losing your connection in the lobby or an arena
  • It should now be much less likely for more than 2 players try to connect to the same match
  • Daydream players can no longer prevent the countdown from starting

 

Top 10 wielders of Season 7

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Announcing the top 10 wielders of season 7.

  • For Season 7,  skilled wielders will be granted some very special rewards (titles, wand), see the chart in the image below.
  • View the top 10 wielders below.
  • Season 8 will begin 31st December 9am CET

 

 

Announcing the end of Season 7

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Wielder,

Season 7 ends on December 17th and we’ll announce the winners shortly thereafter.

For Season 7,  skilled wielders will be granted some very special rewards, namely:

  • The #1 ranked will get a completely unique title.
  • The top 10 will get their own unique title and the Invictus Wand unlocked.
  • The top 100 will also get their own title.

You can view the Invictus Wand below.

 

Wands is now available on Xiaomi Mi VR

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We’re excited to share that Wands is now available on Xiaomi Mi VR. The Chinese equivalent of Oculus Go. Easily enter the beyond in Wands with no PC or wires attached.

Wands is a first person VR experience that offers fast paced magic duels against other players online. Equip your wand with a wide variety of spells and battle other Wielders for fame, power and glory in the realms of The Beyond.

Wands is available for Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Mirage Solo with Daydream, Google Daydream, HTC Vive (Viveport), Steam VR (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive), Pico and Xiaomi Mi VR.


Andreas Skoglund, CEO of Cortopia Studios:

“With the success of Wands on the Oculus GO we always knew that the Mi VR was a platform we wanted to be on. And Xiaomi has demonstrated that they understand what is needed to push the VR technology forward and make it more available and enjoyable. We are very excited to keep bringing our games to the players together with Xiaomi.”

 

About Cortopia Studios

Built by the original team behind WANDS, award-winning Cortopia Studios is based in Stockholm, Sweden and is led by CEO Andreas Skoglund who joined the company earlier in 2017 after previously having worked at DICE and Electronic Arts as a producer on the Battlefield and Battlefront franchises. The hero title, WANDS is a key focus – but the studio has also hinted at plans to use the company’s unique position to drive innovation for VR and AR technologies.

http://www.cortopia.com

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Now live: Update 1.4.2 – VOIP

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With this update we’re introducing cross-platform VoIP, something that’s been a major request from our players. We’re also launching on one more platform.

New features

  • Cross-platform VoIP is now a thing in Wands and we’ve taken our time to make sure it’s a grand experience.
  • VoIP can be enabled on the blackboard. Make sure to allow microphone access rights for Wands.
  • We’re releasing Wands in China on a second platform, this time it’s for Xiaomi Mi VR. Available now.

Game balancing

  • Removed Armor buff for Blood Bolt, it now has a consistent cost of 2 hp / bolt.
  • Reduced Chilling Clutch debuff duration from 10 to 5 seconds.
  • Removed cast cost for Dragon’s Breath and increased mana cost per second from 10 to 15.
  • Lowered Lightning Strike charge cost from 15 to 10 mana.
  • Blazing Meteor now deals 12.5 splash damage, regardless of distance to target.

Bug fixes

  • Some animations in the workshop were wrong, they now should look amazing.
  • We resolved some problems with the internationalized versions of Wands.
  • Fixed issue where Twins would cause freezing at the start of a match.
  • Fixed issue where you could add spells to a closed wand in the Workshop.
  • Ortus signs are now correctly rotated.
  • Warden animations now sync properly for both players.
  • Reflected Lightning Strikes now deal damage to their own caster.
  • Dealing damage to a Twin can no longer deal damage to their caster.
  • GearVR/GO: Coordinated app launch now works as intended.
  • GearVR/GO: Invite friend now works as intended.