Just as the name of the mode suggests, this game mode will present the player with a 5 vs 5 matchup, similar to any other mode. However, you will not play along with real-time players but instead, compete against computer-controlled opponents. An AI (artificial intelligence) team automatically driven by the computer will fight against you.
Usually, the VS A.I Mode is used as a training ground to play or try out a new heroes. Since the outcome of a match played in this game mode does not affect your game statistics and you can also earn battle points after the completeion of a VS A.I match. As always, players can invite up to 4 friends to practice together against the computer.
AI:Simple has very easy AI, good for practicing a hero you have just unlocked or are not yet familiar with.
AI:Normal has slightly more advanced AI opponents who can sometimes pose as a threat as they farm, lane, and carefully use skills. This difficulty is a bit more challenging than AI: Simple, and a much better option to practice a hero in an almost-real fight.
- Whenever AI heroes attempt to chase a player, they might sometimes move into a tower's range, even if none of their minion wave is oncoming, or simply drop the chase for no reason.