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Valve Says No Cost To Play Dota 2
Continuing Valve’s tradition of being awesome, the company announced on the official Dota 2 blog that the game will indeed be free-to-play, meaning all heroes will be available out of the (digital) box. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anybody who follows the series, but it’s nice to know anyway.
In addition to this good news, Valve also revealed the details on the Dota Store. A microtransaction-ran store will offer a broad variety of customizable loot for your hero of choice. Valve assures players that the gear is strictly cosmetic; no buying your way into victory. Click here for a more detailed FAQ if you’re interested.
Valve also dropped some details about how Dota 2 will integrate with the Steam Workshop. Here’s how they explained it:
“If you’re not familiar with the Steam Workshop, it’s a place where fans can upload content they’ve created for a game, and other players can vote and comment on it. The development team then takes those uploads and releases them as official parts of the game itself, and the original fan creator gets a slice of the sales from the in-game store.”
Sounds good to me. If you’re like me and can’t wait to play this game, don’t forget to sign up for the ongoing beta.