Attention all strategy fighters, a new challenge awaits you. The highly competitive online strategy game Auto Chess will be available for free on PS4 on January 27. Prepare to test your tactical skills as well as your every wit as you take on opponents from around the world in Season 10.
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But before you take to the battlefield, check out our must-have tips and information to help you gain the advantage against your latest wave of new opponents joining the cross-platform battle.
First of all: the controls. Playing on PlayStation gives you a unique way to approach Auto Chess. With this simple layout, you’ll find learning the controls easy, allowing you to focus on the real challenge of developing and mastering your own personal style and strategy.
Now hold your controller firmly. Let’s jump into the world of automatic chess!
Explore the land of Rune
You will find yourself fighting through Rune. After several wars, the citizens of Rune finally live in an era of relative peace. The warriors you will encounter from each race are the ones who brought Rune out of the dark days of war. These same legendary warriors will be the chess pieces at your disposal as you fiercely fight for victory in Auto Chess.
And with the advent of Season 10, a whole new race has entered the battlefield: the Pandaman. Get ready for three Pandaman heroes to join the battle in their quest to protect homeland and families.
Fight like a warrior
In each battle, you will fight against seven other opponents as well as monsters. Just maintain your HP while taking out other opponents and the victory will be yours. How do you do this exactly? Well, let’s cover five essentials to get started, including chess pieces, their races and classes, the basic alignment mechanic as well as gold, synergy, and items. After this crash course, you’ll be fighting back in no time.
1. Upgrade the chess pieces
The starting level for a chess piece is 1 star. The best level is 3 stars. You combine three 1 star chess pieces to upgrade a 2 star chess piece. And it takes three 2-star chess pieces to upgrade to a 3-star chess piece. Each upgrade improves the skill of this piece and makes it a more powerful chess piece in your roster.
Gold can be used to buy chess pieces for improvement. Gold can also be used to purchase experience for the chess player, which allows you to place more chess pieces on the battlefield.
2. Activate synergies
Activating the synergy bonus effects can help give you tactical advantages, the trick is knowing the right time. You can decide to activate it in the early stages for an early lead, or you can choose to wait until it has an even stronger effect to be a game-changer in the final stage. However, if you care more about the attributes of your line-up, you can upgrade a chess piece and make it the key part of your strategy instead. The choice is yours.
3. Acquire items
From the start, you will get basic items that will come in handy during your fight. Items are also dropped in creeping towers. As you play, you will learn the most important item combinations that will improve them and make them much more powerful.
Always remember that strategy is the key to this game, so think about your roster in the next rounds and never forget to save your gold and experience.
4. Analyze the line-up
To ensure victory in battle, you will need to focus on your lineup as well as the lineups of your opponents. Since the chess pieces are all drawn from a shared pool of pieces, it can be difficult to form a dream lineup if your opponent is pursuing a similar strategy. A few tips for staying alive: Position chess pieces tactically, handle gold at all times, and make sure you take full advantage of the creeping round for extra goodies.
5. Manage gold
Gold is as rare as it is important. You are given a certain amount of gold when you start out and you can get more interests, streak wins as well as losses. The interest you earn is based on the amount of gold remaining at the end of each turn, the maximum being five. You get the same amount of interest from a losing streak as a winning streak, but of course winning streaks are always more fun.
Exclusive PlayStation Plus content
Auto Chess hasn’t forgotten you, PlayStation Plus members. Awesome (and exclusive) chess player Chiyome Mochizuki will be free to all PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation Store. And that’s not all. Once you visit the Auto Chess in-game store, you’ll find it filled with even more exclusive content like chess players Matryoshka and Yi Sun-sin as well as Goblin Workshop Chessboard. Matryoshka, Yi Sun-sin and the Goblin Workshop Chessboard will be available for purchase by all PlayStation players starting on official launch day on January 27!
It’s time to join the battle
That’s all you need to know to start your journey and become an Auto Chess Champion. All that’s left to do is make sure you download Auto Chess for free when it releases to PlayStation Store on January 27.
And if you want to get the edge right off the bat, make sure you get the valuable Auto Chess: Founder’s Pack before the game is fully released. You’ll get exclusive in-game items and a whole bunch of legendary content that will be disappearing soon, so act fast! The last chance is January 27.
Now is the time to join the battle, dig deep, and get involved in in-game championships and international tournaments. See you on the battlefield.