​Valve has unveiled Dota Plus, a new monthly subscription service that is the next evolution of the Battle Pass.

Traditionally the Battle Pass was broken into two types, one that revolved around the Majors, and one that revolved around The International. The recent introduction of the Pro Circuit caused Valve to change the Battle Passes to a new type of service that doesn’t depend on a specific start and end date. Dota Plus will allow Valve to add features and content over time.

The features coming to Dota Plus will include hero leveling, which offers a way to make progress every match, and shards, a new currency that can be used to unlock rewards. The Plus Assistant will also be on hand to help you make build decisions utilizing real-time item and ability suggestions. 

Dota Plus will also see 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 to participate for $0.99. Dota Plus will be available now for $3.99 per month. 

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