Valve has announced a Dota 2 The International swag bag giveaway to “capture the excitement of The International Grand Finals” by offering fans a fairly sizable collection of goodies. Players of the MOBA game can get their hands on a free Arcana of their choice, a free month of premium subscription service Dota Plus and a free battle pass for the upcoming finals.
Valve describes the free giveaway on its website and explains that you can claim it for yourself by logging in from now on until the battle pass ends. The new two-part battle pass system will include a first installment in honor of The International from Sept. 1 – Nov. 2, and a second installment from Nov. 3 – Jan. 12, ushering in the postseason with the return of the fan-favorite Diretide event.
You must play or have already played a total of ten matches during the Battle Pass season, and the rewards will remain available to claim until the season ends in January. That’s why you might want to hold onto your pick for free Dota 2 Arcana to see if any new offers pop up. If you’re not familiar with Arcanas, they are one of the rarest forms of cosmetics in the game, offering a complete overhaul of a character’s appearance, animations, sound effects, and UI.
In addition, players will get free access to the TI Battle Pass (or 24 levels if you’ve already purchased it) and a full month of the Dota 2 subscription service, Dota Plus. Plus offers a wide variety of additional bonuses to players, including hero progression, statistical analysis tools, chat wheel lines, shards, relics, terrains, and cosmetic items.
Dota 2 The International 2022 Swag Bag Rewards
The full list of rewards offered in the Dota 2 The International 2022 swag bag is as follows:
- One month of Dota Plus.
- A level 1 battle pass, redeemable for 24 battle levels if you already have a battle pass.
- Your choice of one Arcana from any of those available in the Dota 2 store.
While The International 2022’s prize pool started off well, the tournament has since struggled, with fans blaming Valve’s tournament management for lower Dota 2 TI 2022 ratings. The developer hopes this new swagbag bundle will take players back to the free PC game and encourage them to watch the grand finale on October 29-30.