Today's update unveils Dota Plus, a new monthly subscription service designed to help you get the most out of every Dota 2 match you play.
Dota Plus is an evolution of the Battle Pass. In the past we released two types of Battle Passes, ones that revolved around the Majors, and one around The International. As a result of the recent introduction of the Pro Circuit, we've replaced the Majors Battle Passes with a new type of service that doesn't depend on a specific start and end date, and one that we can continually add features and content to over time.
This reimagining of the Majors Battle Pass will be an ongoing, uninterrupted service filled with features that provide both progression and opportunities for improvement. Hero Leveling offers you a way to make progress every match while earning Shards, a new currency that can be used to unlock rewards. Test your skills by completing hundreds of new Challenges of varying difficulties. Use the Plus Assistant to help you make build decisions by utilizing real-time item and ability suggestions. These suggestions are based on data gathered from millions of recent games at each skill bracket, ensuring your builds stay current in the ever-evolving meta. Better understand your playstyle by using new graphs and analysis tools both during the match and after it’s finished.
This update also includes the return of the Battle Cup. All Dota Plus members will have free weekly access to play in the weekend tournaments, while non-members can still purchase tickets for $0.99 to participate.
Everything Dota Plus has to offer is available now for $3.99 per month. Receive a discount if you sign up for a six- or twelve-month subscription. Want to gift Dota Plus to a friend? You can purchase gift memberships that will remain active for a fixed number of months.
Check out the Dota 2 store page for more information on all of the features included in your subscription.
Fight Songs, the official soundtrack to Team Fortress 2 as performed by the Valve Studio Orchestra, is now available digitally on Steam! Check out this post for more information on purchasing the physical copies.
Undertake Quests that expand and challenge your Dota skills, win Wagers to add extra Battle Points to your victory haul, and earn Achievements as you complete your objectives, all while increasing your Battle Level to unlock a stream of rewards and treasures throughout the Battle Pass season.
The Fall 2016 Battle Pass includes the following rewards:
Fall 2016 Treasure I Fall 2016 Loading Screen I Seasonal Terrain - Autumn Weekend Battle Cup Entry Ticket
Owners of Resident Evil 6 on Steam are able to select one of four survivors from Left 4 Dead 2s iconic cast Coach, Ellis, Nick and Rochelle when playing PC exclusive mode, The Mercenaries Unlimited No Mercy. Each character will have a special customized weapon load-out created just for use in Resident Evil 6. In addition to the four survivors, infamous Special Infected zombies from the Left 4 Dead franchise will also make a cameo appearance in this mode, relentlessly attacking players regardless of whether a character from Left 4 Dead 2 or Resident Evil 6 is chosen. This new and exclusive content will automatically be downloaded in the background to all owners of the PC version of Resident Evil 6. Have fun!
CS:GO expands on the classic team-based action gameplay that Counter-Strike pioneered. Featuring an arsenal of over 45 weapons, loads of maps, new game modes, new visuals, leaderboards, and over 165 Steam Achievements.
The new free Portal 2 update titled "Perpetual Testing Initiative" is now available on Steam!
The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" allows players to easily create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles. The Initiative comes with a simplified puzzle maker that allows that creation of mind-bending puzzles without ever leaving the game.
The puzzle maker can directly publish maps to the Steam Workshop where users can browse, vote on, and select to play them. Selected puzzles will automatically be downloaded and installed inside Portal 2.
The Razer Hydra motion sensing controller is now available for purchase and shipping via Steam in the United States.
Extend your natural body motion directly into the game and interact with the virtual world in complete three dimensions, as you would in real life.
The Razer Hydra comes bundled exclusively with a copy of Portal 2 and comes with the Portal 2 Sixense Motion Pack DLC. Play Portal 2 like never before with the detailed object manipulation only available with the Razer Hydra. Plus, the Motion Pack includes a set of 10 custom single-player Portal 2 maps that can only be solved with true six degree-of-freedom.