Underlords Open Beta (Steam/Android/iOS) Battle Buddies

shira

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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.


So how do you play this game?
It's basically match 3 with RNG and card/mahjong/chess/tactics game elements.
  • Each Hero has two or three Alliances.​
    • You can select from 5 Heroes every round​
      • You can pay 2 gold to re-roll your 5 Heroes​
    • Prices vary from 1-5 gold​
      • The higher your Level the more available 4-5 gold Heroes are available and less 1-2 gold Heroes and vice-versa​
    • Available Heroes and Alliances depend on what your opponents pick​
      • There is a limited amount of Heroes in the Hero Pool and if your opponents pick a certain Hero/Alliance there will be less chance that Hero/Alliance will be available for you​
  • Each round you gain 1 Experience (XP)
    • The Experience requirements changes for each Level up​
      • (Level)1-(XP)0, 2-1, 3-2, 4-4, 5-8, 6-16, 7-24, 8-32, 9-40, 10-50​
      • You can also pay 5 gold to gain 4 Experience
  • Match 3 of the same Hero to make it a ⭐ ⭐ hero with upgraded stats/spells.​
    • Match 9 of the same Hero to make super ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ monsters​
  • Match 2x (usually 3x) or more of the same Alliance and your team will have a positive buff or give the enemy team a negative debuff​
    • Neutral Creep Items can synergize or modify your Alliances​
  • Gold can be spent early to get more Heroes/make more Alliances or save for late game to get more powerful/expensive Heroes​
    • You start with 1 gold on Round 1​
      • Rounds 2-4 nets corresponding gold​
      • You gain 5 gold every round after, but can gain 10% interest if you have a factor of 10 or more, so if you have 10-19 gold you will gain 1 gold interest, to a maximum of 5 gold interest for 50 gold and above
        • You can also gain extra Gold from Items and Win/Lose streaks
  • The first 3 rounds are Loot Rounds spent fighting Neutral Creeps and earning Items that will help your heroes​
    • Then rounds 4-9 you face a randomly chosen player and fight their Hero setup
      • If your team loses you lose HP depending on badly they beat you
        • HP starts at 100
    • The Neutral Creep or Loot Rounds recommence at 10, 15, 20. . . etc​
      • Random player fights continue between Neutral Creep rounds​

Useful sites:
https://twitter.com/DotaUnderlords
Official Valve twitter

https://twitter.com/wykrhm
Quasi-official Dota2 & Underlords PR/Community Manger

https://twitter.com/Flargenstow
Quasi-official Valve Dota2 & Underlords team lead

https://old.reddit.com/r/underlords/
Reddit - good for memes & news

https://discord.gg/underlords
Reddit Discord - slightly better for getting fast answers

https://underlordscheatsheet.com/
A nice 2nd monitor database with basic infos available at a glance

https://underlords.gg/
A basic wiki

https://dotaunderlords.gamepedia.com
A little more in-depth wiki

https://underlords.com/updates
Latest patch notes

https://www.underlords.com/
Valve's main site

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shira

shira

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Beat League's version Teamfight Tactics by a whole 5 days
 

Wamb0wneD

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Yeah let's see how this turns out. It already has the better character design than whatever the hell Drodo's is.
I'm really curious how Leagues turns out, too.
 

DSP

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Oct 25, 2017
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The race to clone this game has been insane. Feels bad for the og devs, they didn't get much time to profit from their creation.
 

HylianSeven

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Definitely going to play. I have the battle pass. I loved the mod.

Looking forward to mobile version too, it makes a really good mobile game. I've been playing the Chinese Studio Drodo version and it's pretty good, albeit with bad character designs
 

Kylac

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wow didn't expect it so soon. not going buy a battlepass for a game i don't play but will check it out when us normies are allowed to play.
 

Cirrus

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I have a feeling that this announcement was meant to be at TI but having both League and EGS announcing their own versions forced their hand.
 

Kylac

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Seems like E3 competitor announcements pushed their hand
definitely. 2 weeks before League of Legends autochess is released and before Drodo's autochess on EGS.

also from reddit, Valve employee DanielJ about the closed beta.
Yes, but be aware that after approximately a week of stress testing we’ll transition to Open Beta where a Battle Pass will not be required.
 

MrCibb

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Awesome! I've just claimed it off Dota 2 and will be giving it a try soon. Really looking forward to this. Cheers Volvo.
 

Delusibeta

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Oct 26, 2017
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Yeah, that absolutely does kick the legs out of the AutoChess EGS announcement. Mobile version next week, too. Bravo, Valve.
 

Wamb0wneD

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What I really like though is the fact you always get an item after a creep round and get too choose. There's still rng involved but it's not as crazy dumb like the og game where sometimes you just get screwed by people getting mjollnirs or assault currias while you can't combine a single item.
 

Cirrus

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Oct 25, 2017
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Kripp doesn't even get that his two demon hunters cancel the demon clause. Lol.
IIRC in the mod version you could have 2 of the same Demon as long as it was the same Rank it wouldn't cancel the buff. It was only when they were differnt ranks or different demons then it would cancel.
 

Kalor

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Oct 25, 2017
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I haven't bought the battle pass this year but I'm looking forward to the open beta. I tried Drodos mobile version but it loses something for me without Dota characters.
 

Madjoki

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Valve releasing two games in year? We can't get third any time soon. RIP that VR game.
 

Wamb0wneD

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IIRC in the mod version you could have 2 of the same Demon as long as it was the same Rank it wouldn't cancel the buff. It was only when they were differnt ranks or different demons then it would cancel.
Oh sure. But he has both demon hunters, meaning he can have as many demons as he likes, and he ignores all of them. He could've had multiple 2 stars by now lol.
 

SpottieO

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I’ll play whichever is best on mobile. Currently having a lot of fun with the original version on mobile.
 

corn_fest

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'm curious what this is running on. The fact that there's an iOS and Android version right off the bat makes me doubt that it's Source.