The anticipation surrounding DOTA 2 The International event is once again upon players as they eagerly wait for Valve to release the newest Battle Pass. The annual Battle Pass brings a plethora of rewards in the form of cosmetic treasures, emotes, skins, voice lines, and more.
Last year, DOTA 2 saw two of these passes, Nemestice Battle Pass 2021 and Aghanim’s Labyrinth Battle Pass due to the rescheduling of The International in 2020 thanks to the global pandemic.
Fans of course expected to see something regarding the release date of the Battle Pass 2022 around June, especially with patch 7.31d coming soon. Although the mechanic was not released, Valve did provide information regarding the plans they had for the DOTA 2’s 2022 Battle Pass and when it will be released in the game.
In a blog post regarding the latest patch update, Valve voicers expressed that they wish to focus on the period after The International is over, when players just want to go and play some more DOTA 2. For this objective, they have decided to restructure the overall Battle Pass.
This is the main information found within the blog post:
“To capture this excitement from current and returning players, we’re structuring the Battle Pass a little differently this year: we want to make the time right after The International concludes the best time to play Dota.”
“To do this, we’re going to adjust the timing of the Battle Pass release to be later in the year than in previous years — that way the Battle Pass will run both throughout the event, and for a significant amount of time afterwards.”
The International and the Battle Pass in Valve’s biggest game yet mark a period of fun and excitement when even older players return to enjoy the experience.
Thus, the company’s decision to have a prolonged period of the Battle Pass and continue with it beyond the annual event will keep players interested and involved within the game even once The International has passed.
It is likely that the 2022 Battle Pass will appear in late August given that The International 2022 will take place around the month of October. It will also most likely continue until December since Valve wants to capture the period right after the end of their biggest annual event.
Although there is no exact official information regarding what is going to be provided via the pass, there have been a few leaks suggesting two Arcanas are probably appearing within DOTA 2. Fans have been asking for a Faceless Void Arcana since he was runner-up in the Arcana voting. Based on leaks, this year might just be it.
Fans, as usual, will be eagerly waiting for further information regarding Battle Pass 2022 over the next couple of months. Given the unique structure of the same this year round, it will be interesting to see how it plays into the extra prize pool presented by it for The International.