Valve has unveiled a new subscription service for Dota 2, and they call it Dota Plus. It costs you $3.99, with discounts if you choose to subscribe for six or twelve months. It offers a bunch of perks for subscribers, including hero leveling, plus perks, and plus assistant.
Dota 2 is no stranger to subscriptions, also known as Battle Passes. There are two types of Battle Passes; one was all about the Majors, the other about The International. Now, Valve is introducing a new subscription service, called Dota Plus. According to the announcement, Dota Plus will be “a new monthly subscription service designed to help you get the most out of every match you play.” It will replace the Majors Battle Passes. Basically, it’s doing away with a specific start and end date with “one that we can continually add features and content to over time.”
First off, let’s go over the price. Dota Plus will cost you $3.99 a month. If you sign up for six months, you can save 6% on your subscription. If you sign up for a whole year, you’ll get 12% off. What do you get for your money? Well, “an ongoing, uninterrupted service filled with features that provide both progression and opportunities for improvement,” of course. Sarcasm aside, let’s go over what Dota Plus has to offer real quickly. For a more detailed approach, you can check out the Dota Plus section of the website.
First off, there’s hero leveling. It offers you a method to make progress with every game of Dota 2 you play. You’ll earn shards, which is a new currency for unlocking rewards. Also, you’ll be completing new challenges. Second, there’s the Plus Assistant. This is a pretty expansive feature that seems to be incredibly useful. What it does is give you build advice with real-time ability and item suggestions. It gathers data from “millions of recent games”, making sure that the suggested builds are in line with the current meta. Lastly, we have the Plus Perks. You’ll get free weekly access to weekend tournaments, and access to current seasonal terrain.