Auto Chess is a Dota 2 mod that has been very successful for being fun, innovative and extremely addictive. The game mixes elements from various genres and offers a unique experience that stands out completely from Dota. Check out everything you need to know to play Auto Chess in Dota 2!
How to install Auto Chess on Dota 2To install Auto Chess mode, simply access the Dota 2 menu via Steam, select "Community Center" and then "Workshop". Then, type "Auto Chess" in the search field and access the first result, as shown in the image below. Finally, just click on the “Subscribe” button. Auto Chess will be installed and available on the Dota 2 home.
How to play Auto Chess - General rulesIn Auto Chess, matches are played between 8 players and the last player alive is the winner. The disputes take place on chess boards where the pieces are heroes of Dota 2. The rounds are made in 1x1 and each player faces all the others. Each round the opponent changes and the line moves until only one player remains. The first three rounds (and some rounds in the mid and late game) are played against creeps, that is, against the machine. When the rounds start, the units move automatically and perform actions according to their own characteristics and according to their position on the board. The player who loses all his units loses the round and also a portion of HP that varies according to the number of live pieces of the opponent. Thus, the more opposing units are alive at the end of the round, the more damage the loser will receive.
Preparation phaseAt the beginning of each round there is a preparation period in which players must choose their pieces according to the desired strategy and the money available. Units must be purchased from a random set that appears at the beginning of each round, and have different costs according to their strength. If you don't want any of the pieces in this set, you can spend 2 gold to reroll and generate a new random set. In addition, you are not required to buy pieces at the beginning of the round. The pieces available at the beginning of the rounds are random. The chances of each one appearing in the set varies according to their level according to the table below:
|Level||Common ($ 1)||Uncommon ($ 2)||Rare ($ 3)||Mythic ($ 4)||Legendary ($ 5)|
General rules of combatAfter the preparation phase, the fighting will take place automatically. The units will carry out actions according to their characteristics and their positions. When all of a player's units die, the round will end and he will take damage proportional to the opponent's number of living units. Auto Chess matches are always 1x1 and a losing round does not mean the end of the match. It is necessary to lose several rounds until the HP runs out. During the course of a game you will face the same opponents several times as the queue moves.
General unit rulesPrice of the pieces : each piece (unit) has a specific cost that varies according to its strength. Prices are:
- Common parts: 1 $
- Unusual pieces: 2 $
- Rare pieces: 3 $
- Mythical pieces: 4 $
- Legendary pieces: $ 5
- 3 Axes = 1 Ax of level 2 (2 stars).
- 3 Axes of level 2 = 1 Ax of level 3 (3 stars).