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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 18, 2019 at 07:00.

Dota Underlords' Meta Is In An Awkward Spot

Dota Underlords' Meta Is In An Awkward Spot
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Ideally, Dota Underlords, like its auto-battler kin, plays out as a game of slow-build strategy in which you amass an army of heroes based on synergies between them. Maybe that means a chanting brood of surprisingly survivable warlocks. Maybe that means a beefy team of brawny boys who are even beefier together...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 10:10.

A Guide To Auto Chess, 2019’s Most Popular New Game Genre

A Guide To Auto Chess, 2019’s Most Popular New Game Genre

Over the weekend, Dota Underlords lured 200,000 concurrent players onto its checkered battlefield of swords, sorcery, and slot machines. Meanwhile, Riot’s Teamfight Tactics continued to duel with Fortnite for the Twitch throne. Also, I played Dota Underlords like it was my dang job. If it feels like these Auto Chess games have taken over the world overnight, that’s because they kinda...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 14, 2019.

Valve's Auto Chess Game Is Called Dota Underlords, Open Beta Next Week

Valve's <i>Auto Chess </i>Game Is Called <i>Dota Underlords</i>, Open Beta Next Week
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A few weeks ago, Valve announced that it’d be making its own version of the massively popular Dota 2 mod Auto Chess. Today, it revealed that it’s called Dota Underlords, and it’ll go into open beta in “approximately” one week. And if you’ve purchased the Dota 2 International Battle Pass, you can already start...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 11, 2019. 13 comments

I Wish I Could Play More Wacky Builds In Dota Underlords, But I Like Winning

I Wish I Could Play More Wacky Builds In Dota Underlords, But I Like Winning
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A couple weeks ago, I came across a Dota Underlords video that changed everything for me. In it, a player managed to buff one unit, the self-cloning Arc Warden, such that he was able to spawn nearly limitless copies of himself. The board was a sea of crackling wizards with fishbowls on their heads. I imagined...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 04, 2019. 1 comments

Dota Underlords, As Told By Steam Reviews

Dota Underlords, As Told By Steam Reviews
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Are you someone who still battles in video games by using your fingers to directly input commands, like some kind of barbarian? That’s old hat. Today, auto-battlers are all the rage. Simply buy some guys, arrange said guys, and they (the guys) will do the battling for you. With Dota Underlords, Valve rushed to...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Jun 30, 2019. 12 comments

I Don't Know Where To Put My Heroes

I Don't Know Where To Put My Heroes
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DOTA Underlords is Valve’s stab at the auto-battler genre. In Underlords, just like in Auto Chess and Teamfight Tactics, you place heroes you buy on a board and then they attack other heroes and creatures. And while I understand the...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jun 22, 2019. 18 comments

Valve's New Auto Chess Game Is Already Way More Popular Than Artifact Ever Was

Valve's New Auto Chess Game Is Already Way More Popular Than Artifact Ever Was
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The failure of Dota-themed trading card game Artifact might have left Valve with egg on its face, but the company has now scraped off that egg and made an omelette with Dota Underlords. Valve’s take on the obscenely popular Auto Chess genre hit a peak of nearly 180,000 concurrent players today, almost tripling...

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