Dota 2: Part II of the Battle Pass is Here and it’s Diretide

It's finally here.
It's finally here. Valve

Once The International is over, a lot of Dota 2 teams start to make changes to their roster and prepare for the new season. For fans, it’s a time to wait for a new update to arrive and see how it changes the meta. This year is different because for some reason Valve decided to release the Battle Pass in two parts.

Part I was released in September and introduced the Faceless Void Arcana; read more about that here. Anyway, Part II of the 2022 Battle Pass is finally here, and it’s about the Diretide. It’s not what you would expect but it is what it is.

Part II of the Battle Pass includes the new Diretide game mode known as Candyworks along with a second Cavern Crawl map. There are also a bunch of new rewards including the Conduit of the Blueheart Crystal Maiden Persona, Immortal Treasure II, custom Versus screens, a Cave Johnson announcer pack, and fresh taunts.

What else can you expect? There’s Sithil and Quirt's Candyworks & Treasure Emporium. Here, you can trade in candy obtained from the Battle Pass, or those that you’ve gained from either playing games or recycling treasures. In return, you get different kinds of goodies from items and couriers to wards and Arcana. Those lucky enough could even get their hands on a custom Roshan skin.

Players can also join Diretide: Season's Greevilings. In this one, they can harness Roshan's strength to destroy the enemy team's Taffy Wells. Just recover Taffy from the taffy thieves, score it at enemy Wells, and watch Roshan rip those buildings to pieces.

You can learn more about Part II of the Battle Pass here.

Technology Updates

In addition to new content, this update also brings support for NVIDIA Reflex on GTX 900 series and above. Reflex can decrease click-to-display latency, especially during situations where performance is limited by the GPU.

It’s also worth noting that this is the last major update for the game supporting OpenGL. This was actually announced in September 2021. For a lot of players, there’s going to be no change even when OpenGL is removed. That’s because they’ve managed to switch to the newer and higher-fidelity renderer. For those who haven’t done so, they need to switch now.

Dota 2 is available on PC.

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