New Dota 2 features with the Winter Battle Pass release
One month ahead of Shanghai Major, Valve introduces us to the Winter Battle Pass, basically a bundle with a few new features and the Winter Compendium that comes with quest lines, a wagering system, top notch treasures and a winter season map.
Similar to the Fall Compendium, the Winter season one has a multiple ways to be leveled up but all of them have been reworked.
Choose Your Path
The daily quests are now designed to suit all player styles; support, carry and solo mid. Each quest line will reward you with an item set according to your option, but keep in mind that you can complete all three paths. Even more so, you can change your selection during the picking phase depending on what the team is in need of.
The wagering system is quite similar to the Fall Season one; each week you get 1,000 tokens to bet on your games. Victories will double your wagered amount and you can convert tokens into battle points to level up your Battle Pass.
What changed is the fact that you may now tip a player for his effort. If you win a game, after the enemy Ancient is destroyed you can reward either one of your teammates or an enemy player.
Three months trading ban is no more
As you level up your Battle Pass you will receive treasures containing items sets but what’s more important is that Valve decided to lift the three months trade ban for the items gained via Battle Pass treasures. With the levels growing you will also receive a winter season courier, frozen effigies, special in game effects for Euls Scepter, Forcestaff, blink, teleport and fountain healing. Also, Venomancer and Undying received a taunt that you can get via level up.
Winter Battle Pass brings a feature that we all were waiting for, for a long time. The Conduct Summary will now tell how many abandons, reports, and commends you received in your past 25 games. The conduct summary updates itself every other 10 games, or immediately after you received a low-priority penalty.
Inside the Shanghai Major Compendium you will find short recaps of the games played in the tournament, the full English, Russian and Chinese talent desk and - soon to come - teams attending the event's profiles.
The Winter Battle Pass costs $7,99 and can be purchased from here.