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The Machines Arena



The Machines Arena delivers a thrilling top-down hero shooter with action-packed PvP and adrenaline-fueled PvE Death Run gameplay.

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The Machines Arena, a sophisticated hero shooter that incorporates a top-down perspective, dynamic PvP battles, tactical team play, and an engaging PvE Death Run mode. The game is designed to be both approachable for newcomers and challenging for experienced players, offering a well-balanced gameplay experience. In addition, The Machines Arena will introduce Digital Collectibles, providing a high-risk, high-reward aspect to the game.

As you explore The Machines Arena, you'll discover a captivating and competitive multiplayer gaming experience that showcases the expertise and innovation of Directive Games. Established in 2014, Directive Games consists of a team of experienced game developers from esteemed companies such as CCP Games, DICE, LucasArts, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Tencent. The studio focuses on creating large-scale, immersive, and competitive multiplayer games that emphasize player agency.

Game Modes

The Machines Arena offers a variety of game modes and maps to cater to both casual and ranked players, with each mode presenting unique challenges and strategic opportunities. Below, we provide an overview of the game modes currently available and those slated for future release:

  1. Death Run (PvE): In this high-adrenaline, race-against-the-clock mode, players must navigate a series of obstacles and enemies to reach the finish line. Along the way, they can earn digital collectibles for their character based on their play style and personality, further enhancing their gaming experience.
  2. Pushback (PvP): In this intense mode, two teams compete to push a payload into the other team's base. Victory is achieved by successfully pushing the cart out of the neutral zone within the designated match time, requiring strategic coordination and teamwork to overcome the opposition.
  3. Detonation (PvP) - To be released: In this upcoming mode, players are divided into Team Defender and Team Assault. The Assault team is tasked with planting and defending a bomb, while the Defender team must prevent the bomb from being planted or defuse it before it detonates. This mode challenges players to adapt their strategies and work together to achieve their objectives.
  4. Skirmish (PvP) - To be released: Another upcoming mode, Skirmish, pits two teams against each other in a fast-paced, 5-minute battle for the highest kill count. Players must balance offense and defense to maximize their score and outperform their opponents.

The Machines Arena's diverse game modes ensure that players of all skill levels and preferences can find a mode that suits their style, providing countless hours of engaging and competitive gameplay.



In The Machines Arena, players can choose from a diverse cast of nine characters available at launch, each falling into one of three classes: Assault, Tank, and Support. Each character brings a unique set of skills and abilities to the battlefield, catering to various playstyles and strategic approaches. Let's take a closer look at these characters:

  1. Devol: A multi-talented engineer and support specialist, Devol enjoys dancing and tinkering with machines. With a knack for fixing things, he can deploy offensive machine-gun turrets and healing beacons, making him a versatile support strategist capable of changing the course of battle.
  2. Bravo Zulu: An ex-military, spec-ops android, Bravo Zulu is all about dishing out damage. Equipped with an augmented machine gun arm, back-mounted missile turrets, and the ability to call in devastating AOE airstrikes, he's a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.
  3. Tesla: A combat medic and sniper, Tesla boasts a diverse skill set that includes precise shooting and healing abilities. With her one-shot healing or damage capability, she can provide valuable support from a distance.
  4. Ozymandias: This mad-scientist-like character has several tricks up his sleeve. Wielding a crossbow that fires DOT-poisoned arrows and psychic bolts for healing allies or damaging enemies, Ozymandias can also deploy poison canisters to create AOE poison clouds.
  5. Pyro: A hot-tempered close combat specialist and tank, Pyro loves playing with fire. Her Inferno power allows her to unleash devastating fire-based attacks on anyone who dares to call her a "Toaster."
  6. Riot: With his sword named Tranquility, Riot is a frontline fighter who can launch an energy shield bubble to protect his team. His versatile sword can also be used to hook and reel in enemies, catching them off guard.
  7. Nightcore: A brilliant scientist and self-modified metahuman, Nightcore's multitasking assassination skills make her a deadly presence on the field. Her quick and efficient approach leaves enemies vanquished in the blink of an eye.
  8. Noble: An android suffering from amnesia, Noble seeks answers to his mysterious past. His unmatched combat skills and close connection to his Spirit Wolves, which he can command at will, make him a formidable opponent.
  9. Daye: Originally designed as a doomsday weapon, Daye's fatal flaw is his love for humans. Armed with a minigun, rocket launcher, and the ability to create a barricade, he strives to protect and care for the people he was meant to destroy.

With such a diverse roster of characters, The Machines Arena offers players an engaging and dynamic gaming experience, allowing them to experiment with various strategies and tactics as they battle it out in a range of exciting game modes.

How to Get Started

To gain access to The Machines Arena's invite-only closed beta, follow these steps to increase your chances of receiving an invitation:

  1. Join the official Discord channel to stay up-to-date on all announcements and updates.
  2. Sign up for the closed beta waitlist to be considered for a chance to experience the high-octane gameplay firsthand.

The Machines Arena is directly available for players to enjoy through the Epic Games Launcher. Once you have a code, you will be able to redeem it and enjoy the thrilling experience.

About The Machines Arena


Directive Games

The Machines Arena

The Machines Arena is a fast-paced hero shooter where players clash in intense battles delivered from a top-down perspective.


Directive Games