Thanks to the annual Battle Pass.
Just a few hours ago, Valve announced the International Battle Pass for this year to coincide with this year’s The International Dota 2 tournament. And as per custom, 25% of the Battle Pass sales will go to The International prize pool.
Keep in mind that the prize pool for The International 8 reached past U$25 million. There’s a good chance TI9’s prize pool would surpass that amount.
So What’s In This Battle Pass?
Here’s what Dota 2 players are getting:
- A couple of game modes called Wrath of the Mo’rokai and Jungle Expedition
- Living towers
- Coach challenges that give you rewards for guiding random Dota squads towards victory
- Consumables & rewards like the custom “Overgrown Empire” terrain, evolving courier, “Majesty of the Colossus” Tiny Prestige Item, “Planetfall” Earthshaker Arcana, and more
- New quality-of-life additions like Party Finder, Avoid Player, Assistant Features (for match & in-game use), and MVP Vote. Returning features include Rank Double Down, Recycling Immortals, Wagering, Ranked Roles, and Arcana Vote.
How Much Do I Have To Fork Out For This “Yearly” Pass?
You can pay US$9.99 for the standard Battle Pass that comes with the aforementioned features. You can also get the Level 50 Battle Pass that puts you at level 50 for US$29.35. The ultimate package is the Level 100 Battle Pass which costs US$44.99 and puts you at, you guessed it, level 100.