Valve has been drip-feeding information on the next big change for Dota Underlords over the past week, and it finally arrived Thursday. It turns out, the so-called ‘Big Update’ really is big: In addition to the new heroes and alliances it introduces, Dota Underlords is getting new play modes, a ‘jail’ system, and the titular Underlords themselves.

To start off, let’s talk about those Underlords. You’ll pick one before each match, and for the time being, there are two: Anessix and Hobgen. They’re key parts of your team composition, because they actually sit on the board and help fight enemy teams. Both have unique buffs and special abilities they can use to help turn the tide of battle, and as matches go on, they unlock more advanced and powerful abilities to bring to bear.

That’s not all, though. As you play more Underlords, you’ll unlock more options for your Underlords to use as they level up. Both Anessix and Hobgen have 11 abilities unlocked each by default, and you can unlock another 11 for both of them through play.

Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/dota-underlords/big-update-launch