Dota Plus Subscription Service Revealed For Dota 2

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It offers a bunch of perks for subscribers, including hero leveling, plus perks, and plus assistant.

However it looks like Valve is trying to find new ways of monetizing DotA 2 and have since announced Dota Plus. It's priced at $4 per month, with some small discounts available if you lock in a subscription for six or 12 months.

Valve's DotA 2 is completely free to play where players get to enjoy all of the game's features without having to shell out a single cent. Valve is obviously not a charity organization which means that they still need to make money, and this is done by selling in-game items such as skins which in no way affects the gameplay. "In the past we released two types of Battle Passes, ones that revolved around the Majors, and one around The International". Dota Plus will be replacing the Battles Pass from now on. Dota Plus will allow Valve to add features and content over time. According to the announcement, Dota Plus will be "a new monthly subscription service created to help you get the most out of every match you play". Teammates of Dota Plus subscribers will also be able to see lane strategy suggestions that help create plans for how players will go about their laning phases.

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Called Dota Plus, the service is being touted as an "evolution of the Majors Battle Pass". Each character now gains XP and can level up across games, granting Reward Shards and responses for use with the new Hero Chat Wheel.

But perhaps the most interesting new offering included with the monthly subscription is access to the Plus Assistant, an in-game utility that provides players with a more detailed record of their own past play statistics and data-driven suggestions for things like items and abilities mid-match.

More information on Dota Plus, including fees, can be found on the service's official website. You'll earn shards, which is a new currency for unlocking rewards. It gathers data from "millions of recent games", making sure that the suggested builds are in line with the current meta.

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