Dota Underlords

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Dota Underlords
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Developer(s)
Valve
Publisher(s)
Valve
Engine
Source 2
Version
Build Version: 237
Platform(s)
PC, iOS, Android
Release date(s)
June 20, 2019 (public beta)
Genre(s)
Strategy, Auto Chess

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 leveling-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.

History[edit | edit source]

Much like Dota 2, which is a sequel to a popular game mode[1], Dota Underlords started as a modification of an existing title. Auto Chess was released on January 4, 2019 as a a custom game mode for Dota 2[2], playable in the game client through the Arcade feature. The game mode became very popular, and Dota 2 developer Valve reached out to the game mode's developer, Drodo Studio, in hopes of acquiring the rights to the game mode. The two could not reach an agreement[3], bringing about the creation of two stand-alone titles: Auto Chess by Drodo Studio, to be released on mobile devices and through a partnership with Epic Games, and Dota Underlords, developed and published by Valve.

Planned features[edit | edit source]

“We have in our plans:

  • Four Underlords to choose from. Choose an Underlord persona from our ever-expanding roster that fits your play style. With unique gameplay-affecting changes, there's an Underlord for everyone.
  • Ranked Matchmaking. Everyone starts at the bottom, but by playing against other Underlords you'll climb through the ranks and prove you're the right person to rule White Spire.
  • Battle Pass. This will introduce progression, cosmetics, custom boards, and a host of other new features to the Dota Underlords experience.
  • Seasonal Rotations. Every season we'll say goodbye to certain Heroes, Items, and Alliances to make room for new additions that will shape the ever-evolving world of Dota Underlords.
  • Tournament-Ready. Create your own private lobbies and matches, then invite spectators to watch the Underlords' crews duke it out.

PLUS

  • Daily challenges!
  • Levels and rewards!
  • Customizable banners and other flair!

As mentioned above, we will be adding features on a regular cadence leading up to Season One release.”[4]

Game support[edit | edit source]

This wiki does not provide technical support for Dota Underlords. For support, please contact Valve.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://dota2.gamepedia.com/Defense_of_the_Ancients Dota, or Defense of the Ancients, was a mod of Warcraft 3
  2. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1613886175 Auto Chess as it is listed in the Steam Workship
  3. http://blog.dota2.com/2019/05/dota-auto-chess/ Valve's press release about meeting with Drodo Studio
  4. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1046930/Dota_Underlords/