The Battle Pass for The International 2017 — this is the content package that helps fund the multimillion-dollar prize pool for Dota 2's world championship in the summer — will include access to a co-operative campaign.
The Battle Pass went on sale two days ago and already has raised $5.8 million for The International's prize pool (a figure likely to be obsolete by the time this is read). The campaign is called Siltbreaker, billed as a two act journey "into the blackest depths of Dark Reef." Chapter one of Siltbreaker arrives later in May. Act 2 comes in July.
"This all-new campaign calls upon you to party up with three friends or queue-met allies to battle through a diverse landscape of loathsome monsters, cunning traps, and other lethal terrors," goes the description.
Campaign XP will be awarded with each play, with a Desert Sands Baby Roshan as an ultimate prize on the Wheel of Awards. An XP booster is available at Battle Level 165.
Also, Quests this year get team objectives for the entire group to complete over single or multiple games. There are numerous completion goals, all offering rewards.
There is a ton of other content that comes with the Battle Pass; it's best to see the official site for all of the details. The Battle Pass also includes The Compendium, a digital companion to the tournament with predictions/bracket features, a fantasy esports challenge, tournament info and competitor bios.
The Battle Pass is offered at Level 1 for $9.99 and Level 75 for $36.99. Players may purchase additional levels in lots of 5, 11 and 24 for $2.49, $4.99 and $9.99 respectively.
The International 2017 will be held Aug. 7 to Aug. 12 at KeyArena in Seattle.