Dota 2 cosmetics store released, confirmed to be Free to Play.

Posted by NonActive "Machz" Account at 01 June 2012 06:32
May 31st Patch introduces Dota 2 to Steam Workshop. Dota 2 will be free to play, and contain an in-game store where you’ll be able to buy fancy gear to customize your heroes.

Dota2 Blog- Dota 2 is now part of the Steam Workshop. If you’re not familiar with the Steam Workshop, it’s a place where fans can upload content they’ve created for a game, and other players can vote and comment on it. The development team then takes those uploads and releases them as official parts of the game itself, and the original fan creator gets a slice of the sales from the in-game store. In the first year alone over 3.5 million dollars were paid out to TF2 fans whose creations are now a permanent part of the game.

Oh... Shiny!

If you’re a Dota 2 fan with some artistic skills, here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor of what’s sure to be a vibrant community for years to come, and be able to contribute directly to the game you’re already playing non-stop. If you’re still working on your art skills, you can still contribute massively by looking over the submissions as they arrive, and giving the thumbs up to ones that you’d like to see in your games.

You can see the Dota 2 in-game store next. Each item listed with its own price. Hair styles, armor, weapons and many more are available.

My precious...

Valve considered that there are a variety of smaller details that should be addressed and have decided to put together a FAQ. Although, two important things were mentioned in the blog:

Dota 2 will not be a pay-to-win game. All the items in the store are cosmetic, and don’t affect gameplay.

All of the heroes will be available free of charge. We believe restricting player access to heroes could be destructive to game design, so it’s something we plan to avoid.

Not only cosmetics were added. Cyborgmatt and Cybrogmatt were proven wrong as to which hero would be released this week, and some bug fixes were released.

- Added the Dota 2 Store!

- Enabled Ogre Magi in Captain's Mode.
- Ogre Magi: Fixed Bloodlust autocast interrupting your TP scroll.
- Ogre Magi: Fixed Multicast Fireblast not extending the stun duration.
- Ogre Magi: Fixed Bloodlust being castable on magic immune units.
- Ogre Magi: Fixed Bloodlust Multicast being used up by couriers.
- Ogre Magi: Fixed Fireblast Mutlicast stopping if you die while it is multicast.
-Ogre Magi: Added unique effect for unrefined fireblast
- Outworld Destroyer: Fixed Arcane Orb not working on Illusions recently.

- Fixed losses and abandons not showing correctly on your own profile.
- Kill Cam panel now shows any custom items the killer was wearing.

- Empowering Haste visual no longer shows up on creeps
- Added new effect for unrefined fireblast.

- Fixed bug where bots would run out of their base immediately after teleporting to it.
- Fixed bug that could cause bots to prioritize a temporarily invalid unit (nightmared, reincarnating, etc) over one that is currently valid.
- Fixed case where bots would prioritize other desires over picking up Aegis/Cheese/Rapier.
- Fixed a number of bugs that could cause bots to get stuck near Roshan.
- Easier and Easy bots will now have ability usage lockouts where they're periodically unable to use items and abilities.
- Fixed bug where passive bots would get stuck trying to ward.
- Fixed bug where Dire-side lobby slots would be inaccessible when there were bots in the corresponding Radiant-side lobby slot.

Do you like the cosmetics? Will there be any new heroes next week?
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