Valve’s official Dota-themed AutoChess game will hit Open Beta in the next couple of weeks

By Joe Robinson 14 Jun 2019 0

Yeah, yeah, I know; another AutoChess-related story. Look, it’s pretty good, ok? Just… play it. Or if you’d rather not play AutoChess itself, you won’t have long to wait for Valve’s officially sanctioned version that they’ve been developing themselves.

AutoChess began life as a DOTA 2 mod, so given how popular it became it was inevitable the Steam owners would be keen to make their own version, and last night they revealed that DOTA Underlords would be it.

It’s currently only available to anyone who owns the Battle Pass on PC, but sometime soon – we’re thinking either this time next week or early week after – it will transition into Open Beta for everyone across PC, Android and iOS. Here’s their official blurb:

Dota Underlords is a new stand-alone game that pits you against seven opponents in a battle of wits that will have you building, combining, and levelling-up a crew in a battle of dominance for the city of White Spire. In this game, victory is determined not by twitch reflexes, but by superior tactics.

At the moment, Underlords allows you to fight against seven opponents, whether they be real people online, offline play against AI (of various difficulties), or some combination of both with a pseudo-‘co-op’ mode, as the official blog post explains. When the game hits open beta additional features such as Ranked, and cross-platform play.

It feels like they’re releasing this earlier than they’d like, but then the battle for the AutoChess throne is already well underway. The Mod’s official mobile version is available on all platforms already, and they’re bringing a souped-up PC version to the Epic Play store, not to mention all of the other clones and me-toos that have already started to crop up in places. Even League of Legends is getting involved.

We will let you know more as we get it, and I’ll definitely be taking it for a spin myself when it lands.

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