Praise Gaben! Valve listened, looked at the data, and fixed it. Now you’ll get more Battle Points just for playing Dota 2.
Ever since The 2022 Battle Pass came out, there’s been the feeling that progress is slow. But Dota 2 players can worry more, as a huge influx of ways to earn Battle Points has been added.
After listening to community feedback, Valve posted a Battle Pass Update in the evening of September 13th, addressing the issues.
In it, Valve explained that after hearing community feedback they crunched the numbers on the Battle Pass. Players felt they weren’t making as much progress as past years, and turns out, they were right.
“With that in mind, we looked at the data for the 2022 Battle Pass compared to The International 10 Battle Pass to see if the data matched this perception. What we found is that even though the amount of points players can potentially earn is similar between the two Battle Passes, the median amount that has been earned is lower in the 2022 Battle Pass.”
Valve even admitted that the new format actively hurt the casual player. So the recent influx or returning and new players the game had seen weren’t getting the benefits of the Battle Pass. As “a hardcore player will have a similar amount of points [as past battle passes], but a more casual player is likely to have fewer points than before.”
Valve changes The 2022 Battle Pass points
With this in mind, Valve has made some major changes. Key to this is matches-played points. Winning a match earns 200 Battle Points, and losing a match grants 100 Battle Points up to a cap of 2000 Battle Points per week. Turbo matches also earn Battle Points, but at half of the normal rate.
On top of this, continuing from week 2, Weekly Quests (currently the only good way of earning Battle Points) ave been changed. For non-Bonus weeks, instead of rewarding 500/1000/1500 Battle Points at 4/9/15 stars, we will now reward 1000/1000/1000 Battle Points at 2/8/15 stars. For Bonus weeks, the first Bonus Week Battle Chest is now available at 2 stars instead of 3 stars.
Since players can go back and change weeks, that means you can get a few more chests and stars now, and not have to worry about missing out on.
Why is this happening?
In our opinion, which we voiced previously, Valve basically made a mistake, by not factoring in the fact they were missing a game mode as well. Since the Battle Pass game mode doesn’t come out until Part II, if you’re a more casual player you’re not going to getting the points for playing a few dozen games a week, and dozen more on the weekend. Hopefully this blanket addition of points will help everyone gain some more levels. Not that any of the Coming Soon™ items have been added in yet…