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The MOBA spin-off Auto Chess is coming full circle with its own MOBA game

By Tim Augustin - on 20 Jan 2021, 4:38pm

The MOBA spin-off Auto Chess is coming full circle with its own MOBA game

Image: Drodo Studio

From one MOBA to another. 

Developer Drodo Studio have announced that their game Auto Chess is getting a MOBA spin-off, similar to other games like League of Legends and Dota 2. This brings the developer full circle, considering that Auto Chess began as an incredibly popular mod for Dota 2, before Drodo Studio decided to make a standalone version. 

Drodo’s new MOBA sounds pretty standard for the genre. All heroes will be free in the interest of fairness, as Drodo believes that players having different pools of heroes isn’t fair. There will be no paid runes, but there will be a day-and-night cycle and the ability to destroy objects in the environment. Of course, the heroes you play will take inspiration from Auto Chess characters. Those Auto Chess characters take inspiration from Dota 2 characters. Don't think about it too much. 

The auto battler genre really took on a life of its own after the creation of Dota 2's auto battler mod. Valve created its own version of Auto Chess called Dota Underlords, while League of Legends’ Riot Games released Teamfight Tactics. Auto Chess is the closest you’ll get to playing an auto battler from the creators of the Dota 2 mod, however. At this point, the MOBA genre has certainly outlived auto battlers in popularity, which is likely why Drodo Studio is going back to create one of their own.

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