Friday, 20 April, 2018


Valve Revamps Dota 2 Battle Pass With Subscription-Based Dota Plus

Dota Plus Valve Revamps Dota 2 Battle Pass With Subscription-Based Dota Plus
Kristine Garrett | 13 March, 2018, 15:53

Described as an evolution of the Battle Pass, Dota Plus is a combination of the existing system involving the unlocking of rewards through gameplay, alongside a new Plus Assistant, created to help players make in game decisions involving item and ability suggestions. The Dota Plus site that describes the Assistant's objective says that it'll suggest items that should be purchased, abilities that should be leveled based on what lane players are in and on the compositions of both teams, and will even suggest heroes for players to pick before the game based on what allies and enemies have already picked.

However it looks like Valve is trying to find new ways of monetizing DotA 2 and have since announced Dota Plus. "In the past we released two types of Battle Passes, ones that revolved around the Majors, and one around The International". Leveling up the hero will unlock different rewards, like badges and a new currency called Shards.

Dota Plus subscribers will also have access to a "Death Summary" screen providing "a second-by-second timeline of incoming damage, stuns, and other disabling effects" in real-time, and a "Lane Strategy" feature with team-wide suggestions for lane configurations.

But perhaps the most interesting new offering included with the monthly subscription is access to the Plus Assistant, an in-game utility that provides players with a more detailed record of their own past play statistics and data-driven suggestions for things like items and abilities mid-match.

Furthermore, Dota Plus grants a new weekly reward of 1,000 shards for winning three games. There will even be graphs that can be viewed during or after matches for checking stats to see how effective a certain build or playstyle was.

The update also includes the return of the Battle Cup, allowing subscribers to participate in weekend tournaments for free, though others can still pay an entrance fee to join. The tickets for non-subscribers are $0.99.

Dota 2 is now available for PC.

Dota Plus is available for $3.99 a month, though discounts are also available for players who want to go ahead and subscribe for either six months or a year.

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