Dota Underlords official artwork and logo

[Update]: Dota Underlords has entered Open Beta and can now be played on both PC and mobile for free.

In a stark departure from their usually glacial speed, after a small leak Valve has recently come out to officially announce their Dota Auto Chess variant - Dota Underlords. Even more surprisingly, they have now straight up released the entire game for owners of Dota 2's The International 2019 Battle Pass!

However, if you don't play Dota 2 and you don't feel like purchasing anything just yet, there is no need to worry as the Open Beta will be coming in the near future. No official release date has been announced as of right now, but according to the announcement it's likely to arrive at some point next week.

Shenmue 3 official but early artwork for Shenhua

Back in 2015, long before the Epic Games Store was even a thing, Shenmue 3 was Kickstarted with the promise that backers would either receive a PlayStation 4 copy or a PC key. While a Steam key was not mentioned during the campaign itself, a follow-up email (including one that arrived relatively recently) explicitly stated that the PC version will be coming via Steam. As it turns out, that is now no longer true as Shenmue 3 has officially become an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC.

"Development for Shenmue III has been moving forward using Unreal Engine and the support we have received from Epic has been excellent," reads the official update. "But most importantly, in looking for the most enjoyable experience on PC, it was decided together with Deep Silver after much discussion that the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option."

Apex Legends screenshot of Octane and everything exploding around him

[Update]: Respawn has now released an updated list of bugs and gameplay problems they're currently working on fixing.

Apex Legends' most recent major update has brought in a variety of challenges, new cosmetics to collect, the rather exciting Elite Queue, as well as a variety of balance changes and quality of life improvements. However, as is tradition, the update has also brought with it quite a few new problems.

Respawn is thankfully well aware of these issues and have already posted an official list of bugs they're currently working on squashing. Better yet, rather than simply talk about it, they have now also released the first of the bug-fixing updates in order to sort out some of the more problematic ones!

Overwatch screenshot of the new replay system

[Update]: The replay system has now arrived to the live servers alongside a whole bunch of other changes and bug fixes.

A little while ago Overwatch has introduced the very first version of the replay system. However, while the replays themselves work perfectly fine and are actually quite educational, the whole system was a little bit limited given that you could only watch your own replays.

Thankfully, this is no longer the case! After the most recent update, the replay system has now been extended to the current season of the Overwatch League. So if you ever wanted to see what exactly your favorite pro does at every moment of a match, or even how the battles as a whole play out from a different angle, you now have a chance to do just that!

Spyro Reignited Trilogy official screenshot of Spyro up close

While this announcement shouldn't come as too much of a surprise given the recent leak, I am still happy to say that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been officially announced for PC! You can expect to see it arrive this September 3rd alongside the freshly revealed Nintendo Switch version.

Whether there will be any sort of PC-exclusive features or options, nobody currently knows. However, given that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy has only just released on consoles, I doubt we're going to see any sort of massive improvements. On the positive side, the games themselves already seem to be highly polished and without too many issues, so a straight port should still be pretty darn good.

World of Warcraft: Classic artwork for the Alterac Valley battleground

Out of all the battlegrounds in the current and original World of Warcraft, none are as infamous as Alterac Valley. It was the only battleground where you could spend an entire day smashing through enemy ranks, go to sleep, and then come back next day to a battlefield that has remained pretty much exactly the same!

If you would like to give this piece of World of Warcraft history a try for yourself, you might be glad to hear that Alterac Valley will be coming to the World of Warcraft: Classic beta tomorrow, on June 14th. It will only remain active until June 17th, however, so if you're curious do make sure to jump in as soon as possible.

Vermintide 2 screenshot from the newly announced Versus mode

Out of all the potential features for Vermintide 2, the one I've seen the most excitement for has definitely been the Versus mode. So much so that there was even a community mod in the works that intended to make it the whole thing a reality!

However, while the mod unfortunately ended up getting canceled early on due to technical reasons, I am delighted to say that the PvP dream is not dead as Fatshark has now announced an official version - a fully-fledged 4v4 Versus mode! Here's a small teaser of what it looks like in-game: