First spotted by reddit user MSTRMN_, Valve have appeared to register a new domain known as www.underlords.com. Currently the website leads to nothing outside of the words “File not found.” in the top left, but the same reddit user did some digging and spotted that Valve owned the website among their other known domains like Steam.
We aren’t 100% sure, but the general consensus is that the name is likely the name of a standalone version of Dota Auto Chess, the community mod turning the game into a round based, real time strategy game.
The evidence for this claim from a blog post a few weeks back by the Dota 2 team titled “Dota Auto Chess” where they stated the following.
As for us, with Drodo’s blessing, a group of people here at Valve are currently working on a standalone Dota version. We’ll share more information about this soon.-The Dota 2 team
We likely won’t be seeing much more information about it than this for a good while since the team likely hasn’t been developing the game for a long time yet, but it definitely is a reason for fans of auto chess to be excited. Let us know about what you think of Dota Underlords.