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Dota Underlords introduces a Duos mode, the Underlords, a new UI and more

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Valve just pushed out the aptly named "The Big Update" for Dota Underlords which brings in some huge changes for the free auto-battler game.

The Underlords have arrived, well two of them anyway. Before you begin, you now need to pick either Hobgen or Anessix who will play on the board just like your other heroes. They're the centrepiece of your team and as the game goes on, they will become more powerful as you pick talents for them every few rounds. It's nice, as Underlords has been heavily dependent on RNG so this feels like it gives you at least some kind of real control. They're also quite chatty.

You can also play with a friend in the Duos mode and face off against 7 other teams in an effort to be the last pair standing. It's a proper co-op mode, with you sharing health and you can trade with them too. Another new mode added in today is Freestyle, allowing you to mess around in a sandbox-like environment.

The new UI is live as well with this update, which is a little prettier while not making the game feel so cramped. I think it's a big improvement, although there's a few little issues here and there it's better than the original. You can see it in the below shots (click to enlarge):

New heroes added include Nyx Assassin, Shadow Demon, Dazzle, Magnus, Weaver, Io, Legion Commander, Lifestealer, Bristleback, Broodmother, Faceless Void and Sven. Since they've added in a number of new heroes with this update, they've also added in the Jail. Every 24 hours, a number of heroes will be detained there to not overwhelm players. However, Valve have been careful to ensure every single Alliance can still be completed even when some heroes aren't in.

A very interesting update overall and quite exciting to see how differently it plays. Seems to still work nicely on Linux with my testing earlier too. See the full changelog on Steam here.

Find Dota Underlords free on Steam now.

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1xok 24 October 2019 at 8:52 pm UTC
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I can't get a connection to the game. I started playing Artifact again. A fantastic card game by Richard Garfield and Valve.

But in the end I'm happy that Valve is so successful with Underlords. I like Valve because of the fantastic Linux support.

EDIT: But thank you for keeping us up to date. Maybe I'll look at Underlords again.


Last edited by 1xok on 24 October 2019 at 9:00 pm UTC
DamonLinuxPL 24 October 2019 at 9:48 pm UTC
1xokI can't get a connection to the game. I started playing Artifact again. A fantastic card game by Richard Garfield and Valve.

But in the end I'm happy that Valve is so successful with Underlords. I like Valve because of the fantastic Linux support.

EDIT: But thank you for keeping us up to date. Maybe I'll look at Underlords again.

As for me Underlord is another dead game. Every month player base is smaller and smaller...
Zelox 25 October 2019 at 8:01 am UTC
DamonLinuxPLAs for me Underlord is another dead game. Every month player base is smaller and smaller...

It has around 30k players daily, to me that's a healthy playerbase. Underlords will have more players around updates and it hade alot of players on its release day, like most games. It will probably peak again once its out of early access. It's a casual game and I don't play it myself, but it's far from dead


Last edited by Zelox on 25 October 2019 at 4:56 pm UTC
TheSyldat 25 October 2019 at 11:11 am UTC
The game looks fun and all I just started to play it a little bit...

But it is very involved and information heavy and my fucking god could the game use a big tutorial because wow just wow are things not explained to you at all.

I just started playing today and my gosh is the game information heavy.


Last edited by TheSyldat on 25 October 2019 at 11:11 am UTC
KohlyKohl 25 October 2019 at 1:40 pm UTC
TheSyldatThe game looks fun and all I just started to play it a little bit...

But it is very involved and information heavy and my fucking god could the game use a big tutorial because wow just wow are things not explained to you at all.

I just started playing today and my gosh is the game information heavy.

I played against bots until I could beat the highest level for this very reason.
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