Free-to-playThis is one of the main competitive advantages of MOBAs. While you cannot get a new shiny PC or console title without spending $60 or more, nothing stops you from downloading a MOBA game to see how it plays. If it is not your poison, then just delete it from your drive for good. Or continue playing for free if you enjoy it.
Easy to startIt takes a few minutes to get into the main mechanics and rules, and you are good to go. Sure, mastering any competitive game takes years of practice, but not everyone aims to be a cyber-athlete. MOBA games are perfect time-killers as they don’t require regular gaming sessions and spending hours on them. It is a nice choice to pass the time after a long day at school or work.
Constant developmentIn order to stay relevant and interesting for the audience, MOBA games have to evolve and bring something new to the table. While the core gameplay elements remain the same, the developers create new characters with original abilities, organize events, and add new equipment and other content to feast on.
Gameplay varietyModern MOBAs know how to make every battle exciting: different character picks, enemy hero bans, various equipment combinations, and so on. There is no such thing as a matchup in most games. If you have more than a hundred characters to choose from, calculate the number of unique team compositions for 5v5 battles, and you will be amazed. Battle experience also depends on the synergy between chosen champions, tactics, meta-strategy for the game, and pure skill, of course. That is why each new game is different from the previous.
League of LegendsIf you are looking for the classic MOBA experience, then League of Legends is what you need. Traditional three lanes, five roles, and ten players are key components of the recipe for the world’s most popular MOBA. Although the game is 13 years old, the developers from Riot Games are doing their best to keep it fresh and enjoyable.
DOTA 2Every genre has a beginning, and MOBAs began with Defense of the Ancients as you already know. DotA is the story of a truly creative mod for Warcraft III that was eventually reborn years later as a fully-fledged sequel by Valve. Just like League of Legends, DotA 2 is a titan of the genre though they are two different birds.
Heroes of the StormBlizzard’s answer to the MOBA genre is far more accessible than DotA or LoL. HotS is stripped from unnecessary stuff like runes and equipment systems instead of providing you with a linear talent tree. It super flexible and easy-to-use mechanic that won’t require careful planning or strategic preparation, so it is kinda another MOBA game type.
League of AncientsIt is a Mobile MOBA NFT inspired by League of Legends and DotA2. LoA combines free-to-play mechanics with play-to-earn, which means that players can profit by playing the game or selling in-game items. League of Ancients features three game modes: standard match, NFT battle, and tournaments. Take it as classic unranked games for practice, a season of competitive play, and a tourney with prizes, respectively. The prize for winners is LOA tokens. The game is not ready yet – it is in the early stages of developing NFT and LOA tokens. The open beta is expected this summer. The release is scheduled for the 4th quarter of 2022.
League of Legends: Wild RiftSo you want to play League of Legends on the couch or on the go? Riot Games has got you covered with their latest title – Wild Rift! It is almost impossible to believe that a complex MOBA can be packed neatly to work on mobile devices comfortably. But somehow, they managed it. The developers have made tons of adjustments to make the game feel natural on a new platform. Easy ability management, gold looting without last hits, and minor reworks for some abilities – other than that, it is still good ol’ LoL.