Dota 2 Battle Pass 2020 surpasses records amid bug infestation
The highly-anticipated Battle Pass 2020 for the International 10 was released on May 26. Yet, it didn’t take a day before the prize pool surpassed 8 million dollars. Effectively, this broke previous year’s record which the DOTA2 community never thought was possible. Unfortunately, the DOTA 2 update shipped with a horde of bugs. Battle Pass buyers claim that, “it is literally unplayable”.
Guilds are great, however…
The return of guilds was celebrated pleasantly by many players. Players who never had friends to play with, can finally feel like they belong in a family for once.
However, the guild feature posed a new abuse. Several DOTA celebs such as Johan “N0tail” Sundstein and Artour “Arteezy” Babaev, had their account overwhelmed by guild invites from strangers.
Hey @valvesoftware ? Can we please implement a way to block @Dota2 guild invites from non-friends or something? I don't appreciate getting sent photos of dicks disguised as guild invites while I'm streaming.
— Moxxi (@MoxxiCasts) May 26, 2020
DOTA 2 caster, Michelle “Moxxi” Song, took it to Twitter to ask DOTA2 developers to implement a function to block DOTA 2 guild invites. Not only were the invite spams are irritating to decline manually, but guilds are uploading dick images as their guild photo. For streamers, that could lead to getting banned for sexual content.
While the developers have not added a proper setting to disable guild invites, a quick fix was suggested. Typing command “dota_guild_ignore_invites true” into the console will do the trick.
Battle Pass Pay-to-Win Feature?
One of the best perks of owning a Battle Pass is for its cool new skins and taunts. These days, there’s no regards to glance value as skins are made to be flashy with shiny particle effects.
For instance, the ultra-rare immortal item, the Abscesserator, is a new hook skin for Pudge that customizes his first skill, Meat Hook. The item itself has a much larger model than its default, so this may become difficult for enemies to avoid the hook. I mean, it’s a mechanical arm as large as Pudge itself!
When buffed with auras such as Ogre Magi’s Blood Lust and activating BKB, the hook increases in size along with the hero model. Now that’s a horrifying sight for enemies as they watch a giant arm heading towards them!
As player count surged, the servers are once again having a difficult time coping with the sudden increase. Many players have reported that their DOTA 2 client could not connect to the game coordinator (the server). Others who are fortunate enough to find a game, are instead greeted with DOTA 2 experience in slideshows.
Official team OG streamer, Janne “Gorgc” Stefanovski, played a ranked game at 1 frame per second. What baffles his viewers is that he played the game for a whopping 40 minutes.
Then, there are also reported cases of the “FIND MATCH” button disappearing altogether. It didn’t take long before Wykrhm Reddy shared a solution to the bug using console command. Nevertheless, players are disappointed with the various bugs that ruined their gaming experience after just days since the battle pass released.
Let’s just enjoy the content
The bugs and initial troubles that came with the battle pass were definitely troublesome. However, most players are just happy that the battle pass is finally here after weeks of boring #stayathome orders. Frankly, the bigger concern that most of us cared is how to earn battle pass points effectively.
Besides the quests, the side shop doesn’t offer battle pass points at all. However, it is possible to play it effectively. Instead of going for the long shots of earning blue gems, just go for the normal red gems instead. Red gems comes in larger quantities than blues.
Use red gems to redeem consumables bundle and you would have better luck earning points from portals in-game. Enjoy the Battle Pass 2020.
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