How to Download and Install Dota Underlords / Auto Chess on PC via Steam

Dota Underlords Auto Chess

Dota Underlords, the highly anticipated game by Valve is here! Underlords is the stand-alone version of Auto Chess, the popular Dota 2 custom game that got a lot of buzz in recent months.

This guide will teach you how to download, install and play Dota Underlords on your PC via Steam.

There are actually two ways to play the Auto Chess game on PC right now:

  1. The original Auto Chess custom game from the Dota 2 client
  2. The stand-alone version called Underlords

How to Play Dota 2 Auto Chess

This is the original custom game/mod which can be played in the Dota 2 client.

Dota 2 Auto Chess screenshot

If you don’t have Dota 2, you can download it for free on Steam.

Once you’re on Dota 2, go to the “Arcade” section where you can search and install custom games.

Look for “Auto Chess” and install it. Now you can start playing Auto Chess on your Dota 2 client!


How to Play Dota Underlords

Just as Dota 2 is the stand-alone version of the DotA custom game from Warcraft 3, Dota Underlords is the stand-alone version of the Auto Chess custom game.

Dota Underlords Auto Chess

It was announced by Valve a few days ago and will be released to the public on PC via Steam, iOS and Android.

It is currently on Closed Beta, but Open Beta will be starting next week.

Dota Underlords Closed Beta

You can play the game right now on Closed Beta, but it will cost you a few bucks!

To play Dota Underlords today on private beta, you’ll need to purchase the TI9 Battle Pass for $9.99 in the Dota 2 client.

Purchase Dota TI9 Battle Pass to play Dota Underlords closed beta

The Battle Pass is an in-game item which contributes to the prize pool of The International–the biggest annual Dota 2 tournament.

How to play Dota Underlords Closed Beta Private Beta

Once you have purchased the Battle Pass, you’ll be able to download Dota Underlords on your Steam account.

Underlords Beta Keys

Valve also just announced that they are giving away 3 Beta Keys to all Battle Pass holders!

Valve announces free Dota Underlords beta keys

If you want to get a hold of the game right now, try asking friends or checking on online communities like the r/underlords subreddit and you might just be the next lucky player to get an Underlords key!

Open Beta starts next week

If you don’t have $9.99 to spare, all you have to do is wait for a week!

Dota Underlords will be available free starting next week and you’ll be able to play it on your PC (Steam) or mobile device (iOS and Android).



Dota Underlords (Auto Chess) is an amazing and highly addictive strategy game.

We’ll be posting more guides, tips and strategies on this site soon to help you on your journey to becoming a Dota Underlords Auto Chess Wizard. So stay tuned!


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