Dota 2 artwork for Wraith King's Skeleton King Arcana set

While the fate of Dota 2's massive The International tournament is still up in the air due to the ongoing pandemic, you might be pleased to hear that the accompanying Battle Pass has now arrived. It brings with it the ability to create guilds and undertake group assignments, a variety of quests and bounties to complete in exchange for Battle Pass points, as well as a ton of new cosmetics like custom terrains, voice lines, and fun new animations.

Perhaps most importantly, at least as far as blinging out your hero is concerned, this year's Battle Pass is bringing five new major and Arcana tier skins! Pudge has been transformed into an adorable stuffed toy, Anti-Mage has turned female and grown an amazing set of hair, Queen of Pain and Windranger have received a straight up upgrade to their original style, and most importantly of all, Wraith King has finally been given a cosmetic that transforms him back into the Skeleton King!

While these are certainly exciting items, it is also well worth mentioning that it's highly, highly unlikely you'll be able to get them by simply playing the game and leveling through the Battle Pass tiers. Just as an example, the adorable Windrunner Arcana is unlocked at Battle Pass level 575, and there is basically no way you're getting that high without spending a considerable amount of money along the way.

Dota 2 Windranger arcana artwork

The Windranger Arcana really is adorable though!

Whether you consider it worth it or not, that I'll leave for you to decide, but it's one of those things you should definitely keep in mind before grabbing the Battle Pass itself. On a purely positive side, 25% of all purchases will also be going towards The International's prize pool, so there's at least some additional benefit to showering Valve with money should you decide to go for the higher levels.

Have fun with the new Battle Pass, and if you're curious about what exactly you'll be able to get, you can find the full list of unlocks and rewards over at the official website.