Valve Announces Dota Plus Subscription Service

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Can’t get enough Dota? Do you want to spend more on your favorite MOBA? If the answers to those is a resounding “yes,” then Valve has just the thing for you!

Valve has announced “Dota Plus” a new subscription-based service that will “help you get the most out of every match you play.” It’s an evolution of the Battle Pass, but this one is just one kind, and it won’t rely on a specific start and end date.

So how much will it be? It’s set at a reasonable $3.99 per month, and players can receive a discount if they sign up for six or 12-month subscriptions. Just what will you be getting for this sum? There are hero-specific challenges, hero leveling that has new hero chat wheel responses, hero relics, and more! Oh, and there’s a “Plus Assistant” that can offer real-time item and ability suggestions help as well.

Here’s a quick bulletpoint rundown of what you’ll be getting:

HERO PROGRESSION
– Hero Leveling
– Stat-Tracking Hero Relics
– Hero Chatwheel Lines
– Hero-Specific Challenges
– Weekly Victory Reward Shards
– Plus Rewards Store, Featuring:
Exclusive Plus Hero Sets
Select Legacy Hero Sets
Hero Relics
PLUS PERKS
– Free Entry to Weekly Battle Cups
– Access to Current Seasonal Terrain
PLUS ASSISTANT

– Item Suggestions (Data Driven)
– Real Time Comparative Analytics
– Lane Setup Suggestions
– Ability Suggestions (Data Driven)
– Detailed Death Summary
– Dynamic Hero Pick Suggestions
– Post-Game Analytics
– Hero-Specific Global Rank Trends
– Spectator Win Probability Graph
AND
20,000+ FREE SHARDS FOR
FIRST TIME COMPLETION
OF WELCOME QUESTS

Check out Valve’s intro letter for Dota Plus below.

Dota Plus is an evolution of the Battle Pass. In the past we released two types of Battle Passes, ones that revolved around the Majors, and one around The International. As a result of the recent introduction of the Pro Circuit, we’ve replaced the Majors Battle Passes with a new type of service that doesn’t depend on a specific start and end date, and one that we can continually add features and content to over time.

This reimagining of the Majors Battle Pass will be an ongoing, uninterrupted service filled with features that provide both progression and opportunities for improvement. Hero Leveling offers you a way to make progress every match while earning Shards, a new currency that can be used to unlock rewards. Test your skills by completing hundreds of new Challenges of varying difficulties. Use the Plus Assistant to help you make build decisions by utilizing real-time item and ability suggestions. These suggestions are based on data gathered from millions of recent games at each skill bracket, ensuring your builds stay current in the ever-evolving meta. Better understand your playstyle by using new graphs and analysis tools both during the match and after it’s finished.

This update also includes the return of the Battle Cup. All Dota Plus members will have free weekly access to play in the weekend tournaments, while non-members can still purchase tickets for $0.99 to participate.

For the full list of features for the Dota Plus service, head on over here.

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