Looks Like Guilds Are Here To Stay In Dota 2

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Here to stay. Valve

When Valve released this year’s Battle Pass for Dota 2, they introduced Guilds. It was a way for players to get together, complete contracts, and earn both Guild Points and Battle Points. When The International 10 Battle Pass season ended, there was, of course, the expectation that this feature would end as well.

It came as a surprise to some when they found out that Guilds have been still available. In a post, Valve shared that they “were happy to see how many players participated in Guilds and shared their feedback with us.” This means that indeed Guilds are here to stay. However, Valve has reworked this feature so that it can be enjoyed even without the Battle Pass.

One big change is that there’s no longer going to be a Guild level. Instead there’s going to be a weekly leaderboard of guild points that are earned in a given region. Once a week, guild members get their new guild rank and earn corresponding rewards in shards. Those who have a Dota Plus subscription get double the amount of shards.

The current set of perks based on leaderboard position are:

  • 0-24th Percentile
    • Bronze Tier
  • 25th-49th Percentile
    • Silver Tier
    • 250 Shards per week (500 for Dota Plus)
    • 3 Guild Emoticons
  • 50th-74th Percentile
    • Gold Tier
    • 500 Shards per week (1000 for Dota Plus)
    • Three Guild Sprays
    • Includes Silver Tier Emoticons
  • 75th Percentile or higher
    • Platinum Tier
    • 750 Shards per week (1500 for Dota Plus)
    • Three Caster Chat Wheels
    • Includes Silver Tier Emoticons and Gold Tier Sprays

At the end of week, all existing guild points are going to decay by a percentage. According to Valve, the reason for is to make sure “that new guilds have a chance to catch up to existing guilds; however, they’ll naturally have to work hard to catch up to the leaders.” The point, Valve said, is that they “want this feature to reward active and engaged guilds working together week-by-week to gain points – so with that in mind we’ll be monitoring and adjusting the weekly decay to achieve that goal.”

With the change, contracts in the Guild now give players guild points and shards. All players get access to one contract slot each day. However, Dota Plus members get an additional slot. What hasn’t changed is that Guild challenges still need at least three guild members in order to be completed.

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