Dota Underlords is joining the auto-battler scene

by Sammy Chan
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In the beginning there was Dota Auto Chess and then, Riot joins the battle with Teamfight Tactics. Today, Valve is coming in hot with Dota Underlords. Here’s what we know about the game so far.

What is Dota Underlords?

Well, as mentioned above, it’s practically Valve’s official entry to the auto-battler genre. You will fighting against seven opponents to become the champion of White Spire. There’s leveling up, building and combining to do! They didn’t divulge much detail about Dota Underlords but it does sound quite similar to Dota Auto Chess.

Dota Overlords gameplay preview (Source: Valve)

When can I play?

Do you have a Dota 2 Battle Pass? If not, you can consider getting them here from SEAGM! Why? Because with a Dota 2 Battle Pass, you’ll get to access the beta of Dota Underlords. You’ll get to help stress test the game before it hits open beta. In the close beta preview version, you’ll be able to play against seven other players, practice offline against bots and party up with bots or other players to play together. The difficulty setting for the bots is adjustable ranging from easy to hardcore.

So get a Dota 2 Battle Pass now and jump in game! If you already have a pass, there will be a link to add Dota Underlords to your Steam library on the Dota 2 dashboard.

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When is open beta?

According to the blog post from developers, they’re aiming to transition to open beta after approximately a week of stress testing. During the open beta phase, the game will be available on more platforms and not just PC. Valve is looking to release the open beta to Linux, macOS, iOS and Android.

Finally, here’s where, in my opinion, Valve manages to one-up Riot – cross-play support. You’ll be able to play Dota Underlords on any supported devices with your friends. There’s also ranked matchmaking and all progression is will be shared across all devices.

The developer urges player to help with honest feedback during the preview and open beta period using the ‘Submit Feedback’ button present in the game. This will be a great help towards the effort of polishing out the game.

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