Dota 2 players are rejoicing following the release of the game’s new International Battle Pass.
The news was announced by Valve on Sunday with esports organisations responding positively.
There are three levels to the International Battle Pass with 25 per cent of sales going towards the prize pool of The International 10, which is one of the biggest events in the esports world.
It remains unclear when The International 10 will take place as the tournament was postponed from its original scheduled date later this year due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Dota 2 players can get the International Battle Pass from just $9.99 for a level one bundle. The level two bundle is priced at $29.35 while it is $44.99 for the top tier that is available.
“The International Battle Pass is here to help fill this unique summer season with the epic trappings of Dota that we all know and love,” said a statement. “Loaded full of new features and legendary rewards, the Battle Pass is your portal to unexplored riches and endless wonders as we celebrate the game and the global community that continues to help it thrive.”
What does the International Battle Pass mean for Dota 2 players?
The return of the skeleton king is one of the main headlines from the International Battle Pass. Sanctums of the Divine is a new terrain that Dota 2 players will look forward to exploring too.
There are also all-new guilds – which only Battle Pass owners can create – as well as a pool of daily objectives.
Developer Valve has also confirmed there will be a special summer event launched soon, with Battle Pass players able to get extra rewards if they join in.
The launch of the International Battle Pass was met with a strongly positive reaction from the Dota 2 community.
Writing on Twitter, Team Secret said: “This is the best Battle Pass EVER.” LGD Gaming added: “EMPTYING MY SAVINGS.”
Dota 2’s The International Battle Pass 10 is available to purchase until mid-September.