Valve has released the Dota 2 Battle Pass for The International 2022, where proceeds from sales will go towards the highly regarded tournaments' prize pool. However, this year's Battle Pass contributions look to be falling behind last year's.
Fans have expressed their displeasure at the Battle Pass's content. Particularly there was concern about the look of the Void Arcana, how immortal tressures were handled, and the absence of a custom terrain skin. With the Battle Pass also being split into two parts the second being released in November, much is still unknown about what will follow. Many sections of the Battle Pass have a Coming Soon banner that does not offer deeper insights.
Despite this, Dota 2 saw a surge in player numbers over the weekend, reaching a milestone of 870,000 concurrent players, a high the game has not seen since mid-June 2019. However, if Valve wants to expand their record-breaking $40 million prize pool for The International 2021, a few adjustments might have to be made. The community isnt happy at this time.