2020 Dota 2 Battle Pass Is Now Live
2020 hasn’t been particularly kind to Dota 2, but the same can be said for other esports as well (if not the world as a whole). The coronavirus pandemic certainly made this year one to remember (for all the wrong reasons), and its effect on the world will long be discussed and examined. A good chunk of the Dota 2 DPC season has been either canceled or postponed, which fortunately didn’t stop Valve from releasing their much anticipated 2020 Battle Pass!
If you’re a hardcore player, then this is certainly a beautiful bit of news. The International itself might be postponed to 2021, but at least players will have an incentive to play and something to indulge in over the coming weeks. Valve has always been incredibly generous with their Battle Passes and this one — even though it won’t be accompanied with the biggest tournament of the year — is no different.
You can purchase the Level 1 bundle for $9.99, the Level 50 bundle for $29.35, or the Level 100 bundle for $44.99. Something for everyone, as they say. As always, 25% of all Battle Pass sales will go directly into the prize pool of TI 10 (slated to happen in 2021).
So, what will you be getting for your hard-earned cash with the 2020 Dota 2 Battle Pass? We’ll highlight just a couple of standout benefits, but the list is long and incredible (as always), so make sure to check out the detailed official page if you’re looking for the nitty-gritty.
- Guilds — You can now play with your friends and level up together, unlocking rewards for everyone in the process. Anyone can join a guild, but only those who have purchased Battle Passes will be able to create them. Daily contracts, guild challenges, and guild points will all give you bonus incentives to queue up as a group and dominate on the fields of battle.
- A special summer event — Valve has something unique in store, a “mystery long lost within the fog of this great war.” Anyone will be able to face this mysterious power, but only those who’ve purchased Battle Passes will “receive special rewards.”
- Weekly bounties, community match predictions, a revamped Most Valuable Player system, interactive versus screen, pause screen playground, updated wagering, kill streak effects, ping cosmetics, consumables, sprays, taunts, emoticons, chat wheel sounds, new couriers, music and announcer pack, etc.
- Personas for Pudge (Level 255) and Anti-Mage (Level 305), Arcanas for Wraith King (Level 375), Queen of Pain (Level 445), and Windranger (Level 575).
As always, this is the best time of the year to queue up and grind to your heart’s content!
Furthermore, the game itself is in a pretty healthy state after last year’s Outlanders update (and many subsequent patches). The competitive side of the game is also insanely entertaining with fan-favorite teams becoming more and more dominant as the season progressed (we’re looking at you, Team Secret).
If you’re up for some top-notch Dota 2, make sure to purchase a Battle Pass and start grinding! In the meantime, we’ll wait for Valve to sound off and show the world what they’ve been cooking during the off-season.