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DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2020: The International Battle Pass price and Steam release news

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UPDATE: The Dota 2 International Battle Pass has been revealed by Valve today, along with the first details of the 2020 Battle Pass Price and the return of Guilds.

A message from Valve adds: “The International Battle Pass is here to help fill this unique summer season with the epic trappings of Dota that we all know and love. Loaded full of new features and legendary rewards, the Battle Pass is your portal to unexplored riches and endless wonders as we celebrate the game and the global community that continues to help it thrive.”

The International DOTA 2 Battle Pass price is as follows: 

LEVEL 1 BUNDLE – PURCHASE $ 9.99

LEVEL 50 BUNDLE – PURCHASE $ 29.35

LEVEL 100 BUNDLE – PURCHASE $ 44.99

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Details on what is included in this year’s DOTA 2 Battle Pass can be found at the bottom of this article and includes the confirmation that 25% of all Battle Pass sales go directly to the prize pool of The International 10.

ORIGINAL: For many MOBA fans, The International will be the big tournament of the current Pro Circuit year, and the DOTA 2 Battle Pass will be a big part of that. As in the past, Valve is expected to make 25% of the proceeds of all Battle Pass sales go directly to The International prize pool.

This will be a process that lasts months and could see records broken yet again by enthusiastic gamers.

A message from last year’s DOTA 2 Battle Pass announcement explains: “The International Battle Pass is here to blaze a trail into the heart of the Dota summer season.

Perhaps we will learn more today, which is expected to be the release date of the DOTA 2 International Battle Pass.

THE DOTA 2 BATTLE PASS RELEASE DATE

According to a very short message posted on the game’s official Twitter page, the DOTA 2 Battle Pass release date is happening on Monday, May 25, 2020.

The message itself just says “Tomorrow,” and is accompanied with the ever-changing International logo.

The downside is that we don’t know exactly when the big news will be shared by Valve, but we can make a prediction.

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With most big DOTA 2 updates going live in the evening, we can expect news regarding the DOTA 2 Battle Pass to be shared from 9pm GMT onward.

For gamers in the US, this means that Valve could drop its big announcement between 3pm PT and 6pm PT.

There’s also the chance that Valve will share the news 24-hours after its original Twitter message was posted, which would mean at around 8pm GMT.

DOTA 2020 BATTLE PASS FEATURES 

GUILDS

There’s nothing more satisfying than smashing an Ancient with a great group of friends, and then doing the same thing again and again. With the introduction of Guilds, you can join a community of like-minded players to ensure that you always have the right team at your back on that road to victory. Work together to level up your guild and you’ll also earn rewards for yourself and fellow members.

Anyone can join a guild, but only Battle Pass owners can create them.

DAILY CONTRACTS

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Claim a Contract from a pool of daily objectives. Complete the objective and hang on for victory, and you’ll be in line for an infusion of Guild Points for your mates and Battle Points for yourself.

GUILD CHALLENGES

Each week your guild will have four challenges available, each unlocked upon completion of another—along with Guild Points and Sideshop Gold. Party up with 3+ guildmates in order to have your progress count.

SKIN IN THE GAME

Once you’re in a guild, every match you play will earn Guild Points. Party with your guildmates and queue for games to earn even more. No matter which way you play, you’ll be helping your guild.

GUILD REWARDS

As you grow your guild, it’s only fitting that your accolades increase to match. Increase your Guild Level by participating in activities, either alone or with your guildmates. You can earn points by completing Contracts and Challenges, and unlock collective rewards like emoticons, bonus challenges, in-game Guild Banner upgrades, Battle Pass bonuses, and more.

A SPECIAL SUMMER EVENT – COMING SOON

This summer, a mysterious power arrives to disrupt the war of the Ancients, and no one—god, mortal, or monster alike—can resist its terrifying pull. Step away from the battlefield and into a labyrinth of trials and horrors. The one to master it all… could be you.

THE LABYRINTH AWAITS

Wade into a four-player maze of madness and mayhem—exploring with friends or queue-met allies—to uncover a mystery long lost within the fog of this great war.

CHOICES OF LIFE OR DEATH

Work as a team to choose your path. Behind every door awaits a new surprise, and no two adventures will go the same. Those who prove worthy can unlock an even greater challenge—and of course a commensurate reward.

BATTLE PASS BLESSINGS

Any Dota players who want to try their hand are welcome to join the fray while this special event is active, and Battle Pass owners will receive special rewards for their play.

NEW CAVERN CRAWL – NIGHTSILVER & FOULFELL

Explore the moonlit forest of Nightsilver, where the goddess Selemene reigns and the veil between worlds shimmers in every glade. Win a game with any hero that blocks your progress in order to clear a path and continue your search for exclusive item sets, Battle Points, and special tools that will help you on the way. Venture deep enough, and you might even discover the path to a second map—Foulfell, where even more riches and dark terrors await.

NEW BATTLE GAUNTLET

Prove your battle prowess through consistent victory in the all-new Battle Gauntlet, an even more competitive twist on your daily Dota experience. To accept the challenge, just lay down your entry ticket—you’ll get a handful to start and can get more in the Sideshop—and join the Gauntlet queue by yourself or with friends at the appointed daily time for your region.

PROGRESS

Win three games before you lose two and you’ll score a boon of 1500 Battle Points, a Battle Tier upgrade, and 200 Sideshop Gold. You’ll start in Tier 1, 2, or 3 based on your skill bracket, but the finest warriors could reach the heights of 10.

THE SIDESHOP

The sideshopping business is tough these days. Some might even say non-existent. But for Sithil and Quirt, that’s all about to change. Because they’ve got a line on a mythic prize so rare it’ll fetch almost any price—the Emblem of Divinity. All they need is a little help finding it. So hire some heroes and sell a few sellswords to a couple old sword sellers. As the most important link in the chain, you’ll be sure to get your cut of the action.

EARN GOLD TO RECRUIT HEROES

Gather gold from your Battle Pass Rewards, your Guild Rewards, or recycling. Then add heroes to your roster. Heroes won’t join for free, so make sure to keep your winnings coming.

UNDERLORDS STYLE

Recruit three of the same hero to create a 2-star version. Collect three 2-stars to create a 3-star version. Then sell when you’re ready for a payoff. Rare and high-tier heroes guarantee a better return.

CLAIM THE REWARDS

Selling your heroes’ contracts will grant gems you can exchange for a host of special rewards on the secret gem market. But let’s just keep that last part between the two of us.

BOUNTY KILLING

Each week you’ll receive Bounty Tokens used to place bounties on enemy heroes. Your teammates will see the bounty notice and a timer. If someone kills the target before time runs out, they’ll earn 200 Battle Points. But the player who sets the bounty cannot be the one to complete it. Their reward comes only from savoring proper execution of the task. Increase the number of tokens you receive per week by raising your Battle Level.

THE GIFTS OF GIVING

Everyone knows that generosity is its own reward. But with the new Gift-a-Battle-Pass initiative, generosity can also have a real reward. All you need to do is gift Battle Passes to your friends. You’ll get the satisfaction of your kindness plus the public recognition such magnanimity deserves—namely in the form of special titles attached to your name on your profile and the Versus Screen. Gift a single Battle Pass to be known as “The Selfless.” Gift three to be recognized as “The Benevolent.” Gift five to be respected as “The Wise.”

COMMUNITY MATCH PREDICTIONS

Each day we’ll select one recent community match that all Battle Pass owners can see and vote on. You’ll see the heroes, lane assignments, and skill bracket for the match. Make a prediction on which lineup triumphed and then check back the next day to see the results. With Battle Points rewarded for accurate predictions, there’s nothing to lose apart from a guessing streak or two.

NEW TERRAIN – SANCTUMS OF THE DIVINE

Step into a domain ruled by creatures of divinity. Light or dark, good or evil… these things matter not. Only power—and those bold enough to wield it—can stake a claim here.

LEVEL 160 – PUDGE PERSONA

Feared most amongst all fluff-stuffed denizens of the toybox, The Toy Butcher stalks the corners and shadows of the bin, always on the hunt for his next kill. Every toy knows that once the butcher has his hooks in you, your stuffing and your life are forfeit, left strewn about the jungle as the plushy monster jaunts away from your ragged remains.

LEVEL 255 – ANTI-MAGE PERSONA – THE DISCIPLE’S PATH

From the ashes of the Turstarkuri faith, the world sees a new lineage rise. Trained in the lost ways by her adopted mentor the Anti-Mage, the disciple Wei has been called upon by the Tyler Estate to put her practice to the final test—and find out if she’s truly ready to face the world of magic and bring the wizards of these realms to their vile knees.

LEVEL 375 – WRAITH KING ARCANA

In an age lost even to his own memory, Ostarion fed his lust for eternal life not with spectral essence, but a nigh-unending harvest of bone. The walls of his palace were formed of fired bone; the streets paved with bones of every sort of creature and every enemy. And those of the flesh who entered this domain took great care, for the King was first and foremost a collector, and nothing moved in the Empire of Bone without summoning the gaze of his unblinking eyes.

QUEEN OF PAIN ARCANA – EMINENCE OF RISTUL

Content for so long exploring the playground of the mortal realm, Akasha returns now to the Court of Ristul, where her star has fallen in her time away. But the Queen above intends to claim as well the throne below. Striking a bargain with an exiled demon prince, Akasha has seized a new measure of power, and her fiendish plans are at last set to begin.

LEVEL 445 WINDRANGER ARCANA – COMPASS OF THE RISING GALE

Not even Lyralei herself understood the true extent of her connection with the guardian wind. With no knowledge of her forebears, or memory of her first days, she could but listen for the truth in the whispers of sun-dappled trees around her, or the howling storms that keep even daylight at bay.

LIVING TOWERS LEVEL 200

Unlock the ‘Declarations of the Divine’ living towers as you level up your Battle Pass. Each side of the divine divide influences the mortal realm in its own way. With unique towers for both Radiant and Dire, each featuring custom models, animations, and particles, the lighter and darker sides of divinity, and their influence on the war of the Ancients, will be on full display.

NEW KILL STREAK EFFECTS

Strike fear into the hearts of your enemies and instill courage in your allies with the all-new seasonal Kill Streak effects for your hero’s top bar and portrait. You can even unlock improved versions on your rewards line to ensure your murderous rampages are as fancy as possible.

NEW PING COSMETICS

Add another weapon to your communications arsenal with seasonal Ping Cosmetics. You’ll unlock custom ping effects along your rewards line to customize your wheel and make sure can always get your point across.

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