Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Auto Chess 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
Despite many interactions being based on luck or automation, as a player, it is your job to weigh choices based on the odds you're presented. Will you accept defeat to save your money? Or will you invest in order hopes of stopping your opponent?
In a single-player game, you will face opponents many times with each encounter only lasting a few seconds. It is your job in these interactions to see who your threats are and prioritise how you can adapt to defeat them while not creating new weaknesses for the other players to exploit.
While the game has a steep learning curve for ranked play, the basic interactions are simple and the game is able to walk you through basic formations and strategies, reducing the barrier of entry.
Auto Chess goes by two different names:
- Auto Chess: Origins (Mobile)
- Auto Chess (PC)
Despite the different names, Auto Chess provides cross-play between the PC and mobile versions. A PS4 version was scheduled for an October 30th release but has been delayed with no new date.
Single-player may be offered through user-generated content, however, user-generated content is not representative of the official game.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Account RatingYou don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
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- In-Game Loot Boxes: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. These include in-game purchases of random items (known as 'loot boxes') that offer a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.
- In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
Auto Chess provides a variety of in-game purchases both individually and as a part of a battle-pass (called the Chess Pass). However, all of these purchases are cosmetic and do not provide players with an advantage.
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