Frostivus is here, and it brings a massive amount of content for Dota 2.
Frostivus 2023 is here, and it brings a massive amount of content for Dota 2. Here’s all the new stuff broken down and how players can join the holiday festivities.
This year's International was a bust for most casual players, but Valve has decided to make it up to them with Frostivus. The update may be the biggest seasonal event in Dota 2 history, with several ways to get flashy new skins, a brand new Arcana variant for Wraith King, and a gigantic patch in 7.35.
Here’s all the fun stuff now available in-game:
Frostivus 2023 adds free chest with Personas and Arcanas
It wouldn’t be Frostivus without a bunch of new cosmetics, and Valve is using the opportunity to bring back fan-favorite sets from previous Frostivus celebrations. All players now have a Frostivus Spirit Meter that fills up with each win. When full, it grants a Frostivus 2023 chest. Keys cost $2.49 with no apparent way to get them for free. The chests contain four tiers of cosmetics with a Cosmically Rare Gingerbread Baby Roshan courier. Other big ticket items include Persona variants for Crystal Maiden and Pudge as well as several new Immortals and Immortal sets.
In addition, each chest opening has a chance of granting an Unusual variant. These add special particle effects to the item, or in the case of a full set, one of the items in the set. The odds of opening an Unusual variant is 1 in 300, so best of luck. The trade-up feature from Dreadd Reckoning is also back, so players can trade up their chaff for higher-rarity sets.
Filling up the Frostivus Spirit Meter also grants a guaranteed free cosmetic in the form of a sticker, emoticon, or ward skin. Considering there’s no way to open up chests for free, this is a nice nod towards free-to-play grinders.
Lastly, Valve has added a few ways to celebrate the season in-game. High-fives have been replaced with offering your fellow player a nice warm mug of hot cocoa complete with whipped cream and candy cane. Heroes can also put on Santa hats. Heroes with multiple heads like Jakiro and Ogre Magi get a pair, of course. Consumables like snowballs are also completely unlimited this year, so feel free to spam them in lane.