Battle Pass for The International 2018 Finally Released
Valve released a long-awaited Battle Pass associated with The International 2018. As always, it includes almost endless amount of new content, including new game features and various cosmetics. The main features of this year’s Battle Pass are listed below.
New Game Mode – The Underhollow
Battle through a labyrinth filled with monsters, marvels, and many other three-player enemy squads as you search for Roshan's rarest cheese and work to be the last team standing. You'll need to navigate carefully to earn the XP and Gold needed to destroy your opponents. But don't take too long—Roshan's cheese frenzy is causing cave-ins as he moves towards the center of the Underhollow. Soon enough there will be nowhere left to run. Note: the mode is currently unavailable.
New Quest Chain – Cavern Crawl
Descend into the caves beneath the riverlands and battle your way to fortune and glory. Just win games with designated heroes in your normal Dota matches to explore deeper parts of the battle cavern. With exclusive item sets, bonus Battle Points, and even a cosmically rare Jade Baby Roshan at stake, each game is another step towards riches.
New Game Mode – Mutation Mode
The magic of the Ancients has gone haywire, and the laws of existence are under siege. Queue up for Mutation, an unranked game mode played with a random selection of gameplay modifiers ranging from global Rupture events to the ability to resurrect your teammates. With a new set of modifiers in effect each day, you'll need to be on your toes to destroy the enemy Ancient and stop the mutation madness.
Role-Based Matchmaking Queue
Now Battle Pass owners can set their Lane Preference before they even enter the queue. Just match into the new Ranked Roles mode with a lane selected—either Safe, Mid, Offlane, or Support. The matchmaker will build a complete group, and show each player’s position to your team during pre-game. You can still choose whichever hero best fits your needs, but now you'll be able to build your strategy knowing exactly which roles your teammates want to play.
Pro Circuit Predictions
Want to flex your powers of prognostication? Battle Pass owners can now use a web browser or mobile device to predict the outcomes of Pro Circuit matches for a chance to earn extra Battle Points. Start making predictions for matches beginning with the MDL Changsha Major, then sit back and prepare to watch those Battle Levels rise.
In addition to the features listed above, Battle Pass 2018 also introduced sprays, custom models for lane creeps, improved system for in-game tipping. Level 1 Battle Pass will cost you 10$ and will immediately provide one immortal treasure of each three tiers, music and cursor packs, special courier and ward set. Level 75 Battle Pass is available for 36$. As always, 25% of all Battle Pass sales go to the TI8 prize pool. You can learn more about Battle Pass and buy it on its official page.