Today, The Outlanders Update dropped for Valve’s strategy battler Dota Underlords. The update adds several new features and content, including the new Spirit Alliance and Void Spirit hero. The Void Spirit is a melee class Spirit Warlock with the ability to create portals and sneak up on opponents. He’s joined in the Spirit Alliance by the Storm Spirit, Ember Spirit, and Earth Spirit who can execute a special ability when on the board together.
Also included in the update is a new member of the Dragon Alliance, the Dragon Inventor Snapfire. This new hero offers ranged support via a shotgun blast. If the Dragon Alliance is active on the board she can do even more with the help of her lizard mount’s fire globs.
Aside from the new heroes and alliance, the update also adds a new mode — Knockout. In this mode, every player starts with five heroes, needing only two to combine. Leveling happens automatically every other round and each player can suffer four losses before being out of the game. All total, a game is expected to last about 10 minutes.
Of course, the update also includes various fixes and tweaks. These can be read about in the patch notes on the game’s site.