Valve have announced that Dota Underlords, their auto-battle strategy game will get the first proper Season by the end of February, which means it will leave Early Access.
However, they still have a lot coming. There's at least one more update coming before this, with one more Underlord coming as well. The bigger stuff sounds like it's coming with the Season 1 update to end Early Access with their official Battlepass, City Crawl game mode, Hero / Item rotation and UI updates.
Underlords has continued to lose players over the last few months, although still quite popular with it regularly getting over ten thousand players the drop has been quite dramatic even over the last two months. Across December it was hitting over sixteen thousand regularly, now it's getting close to being below twelve thousand and shows no sign of slowing.
The playerbase might become a bit more stable when the full update is out, since they've been changing the gameplay quite drastically in the last few updates, it's hard to stay connected to it right now even if you do enjoy it. Personally, I'm keen to see what City Crawl actually is. It seems to be some sort of single-player adventure campaign, so that by itself could be a lot of fun. Once it's confirmed, we will let you know.