Dota 2 Auto Chess is the most popular arcade game in Dota’s history. Even though Drodo Studios are currently trying to make a better version of their mobile game, Dota 2 Auto Chess still continues to get regular updates. In fact, today’s update is probably among the biggest ones yet.
As of today, every Auto Chess player will have the chance to purchase a custom pass, which will activate premium content and support the creators of the game.
You will also get a golden border of your avatar, golden paint of your chat message and golden effect of your damage projectile.
The first win of the day will grant 5 bonus candies for your first top 3 and 5 for the first top1. In addition, you will also get the chance to vote for the special chess pieces. They are going to be either new or chess pieces that need to get rebalanced.
Last, but not least, you’ll also get a Baby Roshan courier as your chess piece on your first purchase.
It’s important to note that unlike the Battle Pass, the Custom Pass will expire 30 days after purchase. Nevertheless, it seems to provide a lot of bang for the buck, considering the fact it costs only $0.99 USD a month.
New Hero & More
Apart from the Custom Pass, the new update also features some other crucial stuff.
- First, there is a new piece to the game – Winter Wyvern. It will be a Dragon Mage that costs $1.
- Are you getting annoyed when you don’t get any droppable item from killing neutrals? As of today, if you didn’t get any of those items from 5 consecutive neutral kills, you’ll get a consumable item instead.
- There is also a new mechanism in the game called target change. This means that if the current targets are physically immune while alternate targets are present in the attack range, the chess pieces will now consider attacking them instead.
- Sven’s God’s Strength bonus damage has been balanced and now is 200%.
- If you wish to uncheck the Bullet Chat it only affects players chat. However, the combination info is always sent in Bullet form.
- Io will no longer benefit from Auto Combination when he’s on the bench.
- Some of the heroes have been redecorated, according to the latest TI 9 theme cosmetics.
- Bug fixes.
The future of Auto Chess seems to be very bright, especially after the latest news about Valve. As soon as they release their title, there will basically be three different types of Auto Chess games available. Until then, you can either play the title in Dota 2 itself or on your mobile device.
There are some rumors on Reddit about a big event coming soon. However, we do not have any official information about it yet.