Mirage: Arcane Warfare goes free for a day and sees a 1,438,300% increase in players

Mirage: Arcane Warfare is alive, rising like a phoenix from the ashes, thanks to a recent promotional event which made the game temporarily free forever if downloaded during a 24-hour window.

This experimental limited-time-offer attracted a lot of attention, and caused Mirage to jump from a monthly average of under four players (not even enough to fill out a single match) to just over 10,000 players as of writing this article, with a 43,000 player 24-hour peak.

Does Mirage have a future? 

We’ve previously discussed Mirage: Arcane Warfare’s tragically dwindling player base, but for those unfamiliar with the game Mirage is a magic themed smash ‘em up that runs in a similar flavor to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, albeit with its own unique feel and aesthetic.

Until now Mirage: Arcane Warfare never saw the same player numbers Chivalry boasted in even its darkest days. Things looked especially grim a few weeks back when we compared it to LawBreakers, when we used it as a baseline to establish when a game was dead and buried. It looks like that diagnosis might have been a bit premature now that the game is rocking over 10,000 active players.

The team behind the game is surely hoping these numbers will continue to grow as friends invite friends, and Torn Banner steadily releases new content

For those of you that missed out on your chance to get Mirage: Arcane Warfare for free, the game has also slashed its price down to $10.