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 to 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.
“Loaded full of exclusive features and legendary rewards, the Battle Pass is your treasure map to mythic fortune and glory as we journey to the conclusion of this year’s Dota Pro Circuit.”
Things will run differently this year, as delays mean that we have no concrete on when TI10 for DOTA 2 will be kicking off in 2020.
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.
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.
Without a firm schedule to follow, fans will want to keep an eye on the official DOTA 2 social media feed for the rest of the day.
While the DOTA 2 Battle Pass includes a lot of cosmetic items, it can also include plenty of new features to use during The International events.
A few highlights from last year’s DOTA 2 International 2019 event and Battle Pass can be found below:
NEW PARTY FINDER
Party Finder helps you create a pool of fun teammates without worrying about expanding your Steam Friends list. Just add teammates you like playing with after a match to include them in your pool. Then when you want to play, toggle the Party Finder option to invite everyone in your pool to join. You can also add existing Steam Friends to your pool so you can send an invite to everyone you like at once with a single click.
NEW AVOID PLAYER
Not all players and playstyles work well together. To help keep your team chemistry balanced and fun, we’ve added an experimental Avoid Player list that guarantees you won’t match with a player again. Designate players to avoid on the post-game screen to filter them out of your matchmaking pool.
NEW MVP VOTE
Every matchmade game this season offers a chance to cement your status as the Most Valuable Player. After an Ancient falls, every player in the game can vote for an MVP from the winning team. The chosen player will be featured in the post-game screen, receive a mention on their friend feed, and be recognized during the pre-game of their next match. Battle Pass owners that win enough MVP awards will unlock Achievements that snag special infusions of Battle Points.
NEW AVATAR BANNER
Remind your enemies exactly who owns the battlefield by planting an Avatar Banner of your hero’s image for everyone to see. Raise your Battle Level to upgrade your banner’s style and to show your Steam Avatar.
NEW HIGH FIVE
Celebrate the thrilling highs and silly lows of each game with the new High Five action. Just throw your hand or handy appendage into the air at any time. If you see a teammate—or an enemy—waiting with hand raised, raise your own to reciprocate…or just leave them hanging. Raise your Battle Level to upgrade your High Five effects.
NEW VERSUS SCREEN
Now players can show off their skills even before heading into the lanes, with the introduction of a reimagined Versus Screen. Each team receives a collective moment in the spotlight, and one member of each squad gets a special callout to highlight a few noteworthy Dota accomplishments. Recent performance, Battle Pass Levels, Dota Plus Hero stats, and cosmetics increase your chances of appearing.
Published at Mon, 25 May 2020 17:20:00 +0000