We’re taking a look at how you can get into the Dota Underlords Open Beta and start playing early! There’s two ways currently, and one has you spending a bit of money, but the other is totally free (however, a bit delayed). Dota Underlords is Valve’s official stand-alone version of the popular Dota 2 mod Auto Chess.

Update: Dota Underlords is now available on multiple devices via a free Open Beta:

How-to Get Into the Dota Underlords Open Beta

There’s two ways you can get into the Open Beta, but if you want to play right now there’s only one. The first is to purchase the Dota 2 Battle Pass for the season (unless you already have one, if so, you can play now). This gets you immediately into the game for their stress testing process. This version of the game features the following:

  • Play online against seven other players.
  • Practice offline against our lineup of advanced bots (from easy to hardcore difficulty).
  • Party up and play together against bots or other players.


The link to the game is found in the Steam library on the Dota 2 dashboard. The Battle Pass for Dota 2 will cost you $9.99! If you don’t want to pay, you’ll have to wait at least a week for the full Open beta!

More Great Underlords Content

  • Dota Underlords Proto-Battle Pass Guide – Challenges, Rewards
  • Dota Underlords Positioning Guide – How-to Position Your Units!
  • Dota Underlords Ranks System Guide
  • Dota Underlords Beginner’s Tips Guide – Learn How-to Get Better!
  • Dota Underlords: Hotkeys & Shortcuts List

The full Open Beta will be totally free, and is set to release in “approximately” a week. There could be delays or whatever, so you will be waiting a bit if you don’t want to put forth some money right now. The open beta will include a release onto Steam, Android, and iOS. When the full open beta goes live, the following features will be added:

  • Ranked matchmaking.
  • Cross-play across all devices.
  • Rank and progression shared across all devices.


Those are currently your two options! If you’ve got the patience, it’s best just to wait for the full Open Beta. However, for the die hard Auto Chess players out there, $9.99 isn’t too bad to start playing a week or so early.

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