Dota Auto Chess Custom Mode Is Currently The Most Popular Game of 2019 – IGN Southeast Asia
As of the week of 14 January 2019, the most well-liked and trending sport of the brand new 12 months is definitely a Dota 2 customized sport mode named “Dota Auto Chess”. Created by Chinese builders Drodo Studio, the sport has taken the gaming world by storm with its distinctive addictive gameplay, which had recorded 100,000 participant depend and had achieved greater than 670,000 subscribers within the Dota 2 arcade.
It is insane that Dota Auto Chess at the moment boasts extra concurrent gamers than some of the most well-liked PC video games corresponding to PUBG, Football Manager 2019 and League of Legends.
Now, the essential query right here, except for what precisely is Dota Auto Chess, could be why is it so freaking common? Is this sport actually so good and higher than the opposite strategic sport made by Valve?
Firstly, like Dota 2, the sport is free. So let’s get that out of the best way. Fundamentally, the gameplay revolves round drafting fingers of heroes, pairing them to improve, and deploying them effectively on the board to compete with eight different gamers in a sequence of one-on-one battles.
It is essential to notice that other than the battleground being formed like a 8×8 chess board, it would not actually have a lot to do with a conventional chess sport. Rather, it has extra similarities and parts from tactical board video games like Neuroshima Hex, Warcraft three mods Legion TD, and even the laning side of Artifact.
At the start of every spherical, you’re given a random hand of heroes to draft and buy utilizing gold you earned. You can then use the courier, or the “chess player” within the context of the sport to deploy bought heroes to the grid and perform automated battles in opposition to different gamers. Also, you’ll be able to mix three an identical hero, like Lina the Mage and remodel them right into a stronger model of Lina. If you personal three of a hero sort on each the grid and the bench, you’ll get a passive bonus – three warriors grants you +eight armor, and when you have six warriors you’ll get +10 armor buff as a substitute.
Moreover, every hero additionally has a race, and much like class, when you could have three of a race you’ll be rewarded with a bonus as nicely – three Orcs equates to +250 to all orcs.
Gameplay sensible, the fundamental idea is considerably easy however the course of and execution is extraordinarily strategic and difficult. Remember that the draft has time restrict, you get solely 30 seconds to buy and mix heroes, and deploy accordingly. For skilled gamers, you’ll have to observe what your opponents are plotting as nicely.
One key factor to notice is that, there are solely 20 of every hero accessible in the entire sport, so if different gamers managed to assemble your combo items from the pool earlier than you, you’re primarily screwed.
The sport is extraordinarily addictive as a result of its simplistic idea, however it’s additionally complicated on the identical time, as you’re competing not with one however eight different human gamers. Are your enemies arising with a number of assassins strat? Then you might wish to contemplate putting your Axe on the backline. Facing opponent with chain stun line-up? Consider aiming for Naga Siren to boost your stun resistance.
The goal of Dota Auto Chess is of course to be the final remaining participant, by surviving with a complete of 100 HP. With each spherical misplaced, the surviving chess items will deal injury to your courier. So it is essential to not lose in any respect, when you can.
If you completed the sport as one of the highest three gamers, you’ll be rewarded with some sweet, which you need to use to buy cosmetics within the sport mode. The extra video games you performed, the extra XP you earned, additionally, you will be getting a rating based mostly on chess items, like pawn, knight, or bishop. It’s a strategy to point out your talent ranking and expertise.
Overall, I discover the sport a ton of enjoyable to play, I can positively perceive why and the way it caught on hearth in such a brief quantity of time. So when you’re curious like I used to be, go attempt it now! It’s FREE!
Freddy is the editor at IGN Southeast Asia. He tweets every now and then at @freddytan.