Before Valve (Dota Underlords) and Riot (Teamfight Tactics) launched their own versions of turn-based autobattlers, there was the Auto Chess mod for Dota 2. That game is now available as standalone Auto Chess, with crossplay linking PC, PS4 and mobile platforms.
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Now developer Dragonest has announced a native PS5 version will launch next week, complete with support for ultra-fast loading using the console’s fast SSD, upgraded graphics, and haptic feedback on the DualSense controller.
We don’t have a lot of detail on how much force feedback players will experience beyond news that you’ll get a “jolt” when you win a battle or defeat an enemy player, but it could be interesting to see what the gamepad adds to a title that wasn’t built with it in mind.
Also new is a PlayStation-exclusive character, Date Masamune, who can be acquired from the in-game store or the PlayStation Store.
This game will support cross-play with all the other platforms, and it comes in just as Auto Chess launches season eleven with new challenges and a “chess pass” of unlockable items.
Separately, the developers have announced changes for the game including a Fragment System to unlock skins for free and a Training Camp mode to help new players pick up the game.
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The second one is the most interesting when it comes to the future of this game and the subgenre as a whole, while some games exploded during our quarantine year, auto battlers seemed to have a lot of momentum but didn’t really take off.
It’s a good time to start your #AutoChess journey in the New Version!
We will release the New Auto Chess Training Camp for beginners!
Complete Missions and Get Rewards. Let’s Learn the Game Quick And Fun🤩🤩🤩
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— Auto Chess (@AutoChess2019) March 20, 2021
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