Another big Dota Underlords patch is here with a serving of hot dogs and fireworks, bringing new features, balance changes, and a host of small tweaks. Perhaps the biggest change is a broad rework for both types of streaks that will make chains of wins or losses much less lucrative in the long run.
Previously, lose streaks would indefinitely grant you three gold per turn once you reached seven losses. Now, that bonus is capped at two gold per turn once you hit five gold per turn. Similarly, a win streak would give you three gold per turn indefinitely after seven wins – now, you get three gold on the seventh win, four gold on the eighth, and then your streak resets entirely.
The caps make both types of streaks less viable long-term, and might just kill off ‘open forting’ altogether – a popular but controversial Dota Underlords strategy where you avoid buying units and give up the first few rounds of the game to build up a bunch of money, get interest bonuses, and come back strong at the end.
The biggest new feature is the addition of leaderboards, which will track the top players each season once they’ve surpassed Big Boss 5. (No player has achieved that high of a rank just yet, so the official leaderboards are looking a bit empty right now.)
You can read the full patch notes on the official site.
Read more: Check out our Dota Underlords guide
Next week’s update should be even more substantial, as it’ll give us our first look at the Dota Underlords Battle Pass. It’ll be an early form of the game’s long-term progression, but it will give us a much better idea of what the game’s seasonal structure will look like.