Valve is set to increase Dota 2 Battle Pass leveling speed after community feedback

Valve is planning to make some changes to Dota 2’s The International 10 battle pass after a series of complaints from the community.

The prompt response is set in place only just under a week after actively considering feedback from players.


The changes focus on giving out more rewards for playing and leveling up the Battle Pass.

This includes increasing the Guild contracts, general battle point rewards, and Sideshop gold.

Listed below are the exact changes that Valve implemented in the game’s latest update:

  • Wagering battle point rewards are now increased by 50 percent.
  • Guild contract battle point rewards are now increased by 100 percent.
  • Sideshop gold for Recycling is increased by 65 percent.
  • Sideshop gold for Guild contracts and upgrades are increased by 100 percent.

All these updates are effective as of writing.

Community feedback

Developers revealed that they seriously take into account the feedback they get from their community to improve everyone’s over-all gaming experience.

“We’ve read feedback from the community that leveling feels harder this year.”

For this year, grinding for battle pass levels seems to be harder than last year’s.

Valve even ran some numbers to see how many levels can a player earn without purchasing Level Bundles.

Though the number is considerably up overall, a change is still needed to be set in place:

“We looked into how things compare so far to last year. For battle pass players of all levels, on average players have earned 1.95% more free levels than last year. If we consider only players who after a week were below level 200, on average they have earned 7.91% more free levels than last year. However, we recognize that players still feel that they wish playing granted more…”

Due to the pandemic, gamers around the world now have more time to play DoTA 2 and grind for the pass.

But, even if the numbers of gamers are increasing by the day, it doesn’t mean grinding a little too hard just to get levels is rewarding.

Main complaint

The community’s main complaint about this year’s Battle Pass is the lack of rewards in every level. Compared to previous years, which has been a bit more generous.

Sure, there’s a lot of content included in the BP but since it’s been spread out — players are required to unlock more levels just to get rewards.

These contents are packed together at much lower numbers in the past.

Regardless, many players seem to be satisfied at Valve’s decision to issue a prompt response to the issue:

“Holy crap valve listened AND did something in a timely fashion. This year is really something else!”

“Omg you guys are actually listening community, despite of some negative critics i personally think you guys are trying your best for this game and its players”

“This is a good customer retention plan right here.”

Now that Valve is taking community feedback seriously, more updates may make its way into the game soon.

Read more about the full update on the Dota 2 blog post here.

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