With the onslaught of new auto chess games having finally slowed down this last month, it’s clear to see that Tencent’s Chess Rush is one of the big winners. And now, what feels like mere weeks after launch, the megahit auto battler has received a co-op mode.

The new mode is now live for everyone on iOS and Android, and it lets you team up with your friends to battle other players from all over the world in intense 2v2 battles. Four teams in total will face off against one another to be crowned the victor. You’ll have to pull out all the stops and make use of your very best tactics if you want to be in with a chance of winning. There’s also a 4v4 mode which is set to be added on August 15th.

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On top of all that, Tencent has teased some of the exciting features you can expect to see going forward. New characters – the Undead Assassin and Undead Thief – will soon be added, as well as a new mode and the game’s first-ever season. The latest characters will arrive later this month, while the ‘The Rush Begins’ season kicks off on August 8th.

For those not in the know, Chess Rush is a challenging auto battler that tasks you with formulating the ultimate team of heroes. It currently features over 50 characters to pick and choose from, each with their own unique affinity bonuses that allow you to equip powerful items. One of its big USPs is its fast-paced Turbo Mode where matches last only 10 minutes – perfect for on-the-go play.

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If you’ve heard about this “auto chess” thing and haven’t got around to trying it out, you’ll find the free-to-play Chess Rush available now for download over on both the App Store and Google Play. And if that one’s not to your liking, why not try out Dota Underlords instead?

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