Valve returns with another game, but this time it’s different. The new game, Dota Underlords has no resemblance to the previous Valve card game.
Dota Underlords is an Auto Chess clone
Originally it is a community mod created for Dota 2. For now, Dota Underlords is still in beta.
But, Android and iOS users can try Dota Underlords for free through the Play Store and App Store. Interestingly, the game supports crossplay, which means you can start the game on your PC and finish it on your mobile or vice versa.
Launching Phone Arena on Saturday (6/22/2019), each player’s Dota Underlord profile is shared on all devices. So whatever they play, players keep making progress. To be more interesting, Valve introduced Battle Pass, which can add development, cosmetics, custom boards, and a number of other new features.
As is known, the Dota universe has many heroes, even for Underlords. Therefore, Valve will play certain heroes, items, and Alliances to make room for new additions that can make players grow.
Valve intends to replace Dota Auto Chess with Underlords. When he first announced Underlords, Valve was called to have a meeting with Drodo to discuss cooperation.
The two studios decided to separate from collaborating on Auto Chess. After Auto Chess is independent, the Dota 2 mod will likely disappear. Underlords will eventually become the only mod similar to Auto Chess on Steam.
Polygon reported Dota Underlords is more competent than the Auto Chess game. The player migrates to Underlords because it is easier to compete, not because Valve improves the formula.