The annual battle pass event for Dota 2s, commemorating the biggest tournament of the year, The International, was released on September 1st, bringing with it a slew of new seasonal features, with some old fan favorites returning. One of the most popular items for many people was the Cavern Crawl side activity.
What is the Cavern Crawl?
Cavern Crawl is a side activity included in the 2022 battle pass as a way for players to boost their battle pass by simply playing games. You will begin off with 12 heroes in a massive labyrinth divided into three sections.
- Carry: This section contains carry heroes, powerful late-game heroes that require a lot of items to be fully effective.
- Utility: This section contains mostly offlaners and soft support heroes, who can turn the tide of battle inherently with the help of their moveset and a few items.
- Support: This section contains hard support and some soft support heroes as well, heroes who are effective at all stages of the game requiring minimal items.
Each section of the Cavern Crawl map begins with four heroes, and winning games with them progresses that section further. Normal or ranked game modes will require you to win two games with these heroes to complete the Cavern room rather than one game.
By completing the Carry, Utility, and Support sections respectively, you will receive exclusive item sets for Juggernaut, Slardar, and Crystal Maiden.
The Cavern is full of obstacles and challenges that you may encounter along the way. Clearing some of them will require the use of special tokens that you will receive while playing through the Cavern itself. So dont worry if you cant seem to cross over a certain section because you may maneuver around it and clear the obstacle in some manner or another.
A Cavern Crawl map in progress looks a bit like this.
As messy and chaotic as this looks, it is a lot of fun. Long-time players might notice that it is somewhat similar to the All-Hero Challenge, but better. There are 53 rewards of 250 Battle Points each, and nine rewards of 2000 Battle Points each up for grabs to level up that battle pass as you play.
When will the Cavern Crawl map be released in Dota 2?
Since the release of the Battle Pass 2022 on September 1, the Cavern Crawl side activity has been playable. You can either purchase the basic battle pass starting at level one, the level 50 battle pass, or the level 100 battle pass to begin your Cavern Crawl journey.
New Arcanas, new Personas, and more are up for grabs on the Battle Pass 2022 page.