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Valve Introduces Dota 2 Subscription Service Called Dota Plus

Valve Introduces Dota 2 Subscription Service Called Dota Plus

A post from Valve on the Dota 2 blogs detailed the objective behind the new subscription while drawing comparisons to the Battle Pass system that Dota 2 players are likely familiar with. There are also Dota Plus exclusive challenges that players can take part in, a chat wheel for hero phrases, and weekly Shard rewards for winning matches.

Valve has unveiled a new subscription-based Dota 2 service called Dota Plus, "an evolution of the Battle Pass" that will replace the Majors Battle Passes with an ongoing service that will be regularly updated with new features and content.

Dota Plus is a subscription service that features a variety of perks, some of which stem from what you'd expect to see in a Battle Pass. And now players, as well the hero played, will be earning experience for each match played. "You can unlock Relics for any hero by using Reward Shards, and when you unlock multiple Relics, they all track simultaneously".

Typically, Dota 2 has monetized through the sale of optional cosmetic skins, announcer voices, or new characters so the addition of an optional paid subscription to the longtime free-to-play game is a notable change. It will also grant subscribers access to weekly Battle Cups.

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Another new feature, the Plus Assistant, can help players by offering advice on picking certain skills or items that may be more effective. One of the ways it'll do this is through Hero Leveling alongside various Challenges and a Plus Assistant that'll help players make the best decisions possible by "utilizing real-time item and ability suggestions" based on data from millions of games.

The Battle Cup will give subscribers free weekly entry into the weekend tournaments. With the game being a popular eSports title, the tournaments are a great way to get into the more competitive side of Dota 2. Non-subscribers will still be able to participate, but will have to purchase tickets to be able to do so.

Dota Plus is now available and will cost $3.99 per month, with discounts being offered by signing up for 6 or 12 month plans.

Despite having only just been announced, Dota Plus is already available.


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