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DOTA 2’s getting a co-op campaign mode in 2017 season

by Joey Davidson | May 5, 2017May 5, 2017 1:30 pm PDT

DOTA 2 is, if you aren’t already aware, one of the MOBA genre’s leading titles. Defense of the Ancients, what DOTA is an acronym for, is actually a Warcraft III mod that was one of the (if not the) original MOBAs.

MOBAs don’t normally have fully fleshed out story campaigns. DOTA 2 is getting one with its 2017 season. Anyone who buys the International 2017 Battle Pass will get a bunch of fancy, in-game loot. They’ll also get the keys to the upcoming campaign mode called “Siltbreaker.” Act I will arrive this month, while Act II will come in July.

The campaign is co-op, and players will either be able party with friends “or queue-met allies.” Each team needs four champions.

Isn’t cooperative DOTA basically Diablo?

I’m looking at these screenshots, I’m considering the nature of a four-person adventure through monster-filled locales and I’m thinking, “I’ve done this before.” I have, right? This is essentially the recipe for Diablo, though Diablo has the fantastic loot drops. DOTA 2 apparently has Campaign XP, and that earns players a chance to spin the Wheel of Rewards.

$9.99, no matter how you slice it, is a pretty low barrier for entry on something like this. Any takers?


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...