Valve has released the Battle Pass for The International 10 Dota 2 tournament despite the competition being delayed into 2021.
The Battle Pass launched today at a price of $9.99, with 25 per cent of all sales going into the prize pool for The International 10, the annual Dota 2 world championship. The first notable feature is the implementation of the guild system. To put it simply, anyone playing Dota 2 can join Guilds now to partake in quests while earning rewards. However, only Battle Pass owners can create a guild. A completely new game mode is also expected to come in near future, similar to the likes of Underhollow in last year’s Battle Pass .
The International Battle Pass is here! https://t.co/ccUPd5UBzb
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The MVP system has been revamped. It will now operate on an internal algorithm rather than by voting among the players like previous year. Another attractive feature is the ‘Pause-Screen Playground’ which will enable players to enjoy mini-games during game pauses. Previously, we could only read tips in the pause-screen which was often considered boring because after a point the tips would repeat themselves.
The wagering system has been upgraded to include streak bonuses, and the assistant which comes with the Battle Pass also includes improvements to aid players better on the battlefield.
There are also a host of other in-game items tied to the various Battle Pass levels players can unlock. You can get your hands on immortal items through treasure, updated sprays, new taunts, chat wheel sounds, Brightskye evolving courier, special seasonal effects, vials to change the effects of the river (blood effect!), and even Battle Pass Tributes.