How to Play the Dota Underlords Private Beta

Here is a simple way to get access to the newest Dota Underlords mod for Dota 2 while it's still in the closed beta stage.

Dota Underlords is a spin-off mod for Dota 2, which was recently released by Valve for the purposes of server stress testing. The current beta version of the game is a closed one, although it is expected to enter the open beta sooner rather than later.

If you want to be the first one to try out this new popular mod-turned-game, below you will find brief instructions on how to enter the private beta of Dota Underlords. For some who participated in the Dota 2 beta way back when, one part may be very familiar.

Step 1: Purchase Battle Pass 2019

Dota Underlords private beta is available only to owners of The International Battle Pass 2019 or those granted a beta key from a Battle Pass owner.

If you don't own the Battle Pass, then you can purchase it on the official Dota 2 store page, which costs $9.99. The Battle Pass expires on 9 September 2019, and it gives you access to the Wrath of the Mo'rokai game mode, as well as a Jungle Expedition.

Then, you need to make sure that your Battle Pass has been activated. For this you need to restart your Steam client and Dota 2 client. If you've done everything correctly, then you will see the Dota Underlords icon in your Dota 2 client.

Step 2: Install Dota Underlords

Click the "Add to Steam library" option under the Dota Underlords icon, and open your Steam client.

Go to Library and select Dota Underlords from the list. Click on the Install button and wait before the game downloads.

If you got the beta key from one of the owners of the Battle Pass, then you can do the following to activate your key:

  1. Open your Steam client
  2. Go to Games in the upper menu
  3. Select Activate product on Steam
  4. Insert your beta key
  5. Press Next and Install

Remember, that every owner of the Battle Pass has three extra keys to spare before the official release of Dota Underlords.


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Jun. 24th 2019

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