It’s that time of the year again as Dota 2 players count down the days till The International, the biggest esports competition for the MOBA in the world. The 2018 International Battle Pass is thus available and it offers a range of different rewards and unlocks. While last year’s pass offered a co-op PvE campaign, this year’s is even crazier with The Underhollow. The best way to describe is as Dota 2’s take on Battle Royale.
The official site says, “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.”
Combined with being the last team standing and moving closer to the centre of The Underhollow due to cave-ins forcing players together, this certainly sounds a lot like Battle Royale to us. Interestingly, other features in the Battle Pass include Cavern Crawl mode, a new Mutation mode, the Emerald Abyss (a reward terrain which will never be available outside of the Battle Pass) and much more.
More information about The Underhollow, when it goes live and how long it will be active for will arrive later. Count on it being available once The International 2018 is in full swing. As always, proceeds from the Battle Pass will go towards The International 2018’s prize pool.