Auto Chess, the famous custom game in Dota 2 is finally coming soon as a stand-alone game on Steam and mobile!
In a recent blog post, Valve announced Dota Underlords, a stand-alone game that “pits you against seven opponents in a battle of wits that will have you building, combining, and leveling-up a crew in a battle of dominance for the city of White Spire.”
Dota Underlords follows the same mechanics in the popular Dota 2 mod “Auto Chess”—a strategy game where “victory is determined not by twitch reflexes, but by superior tactics.”
If you love strategy games like Hearthstone, Clash of Clans and MOBA games like Dota and Mobile Legends, then you’ll surely love this game!
To start testing their servers for Open Beta, Dota 2 Battle Pass owners will be able to join the Closed Beta.
To quote Valve in the blog post:
With your help, we’ll be stress testing our servers as we prepare for our Open Beta. In the preview version, you’ll be able to:
- Play online against seven other players.
- Practice offline against our lineup of advanced bots (from easy to hardcore difficulty).
- Party up and play together against bots or other players.
Battle Pass owners can find a link to add Dota Underlords to their Steam library on the Dota 2 dashboard. After approximately a week of stress testing we’ll transition to Open Beta.
When can we play Dota Underlords?
The game is currently available for Closed Beta (see above). Open Beta will start real soon but we don’t have a date yet. (We’ll update this post as soon as we get it!)
Here’s an excerpt from the blog post:
Once the open beta begins, Dota Underlords will be available to everyone for free on Steam (Windows, Mac, and Linux), Android, and iOS. In addition, the team will be enabling the first set of new features, including:
- Ranked matchmaking.
- Cross-play across all devices.
- Rank and progression shared across all devices.
Because the game is in active development, both the Preview and Open Beta have one important thing in common: we’ll need your help to make the game the best it can be as we work towards Season One.
We can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on this amazing new strategy game. Stay tuned as we post more guides, strategies, and references on this website soon!