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With spring just around the corner, it’s time to help cast off the mantle of winter with a refreshing influx of new features and content for Dota Plus. Featuring updates to Hero Relics, added Turbo functionality, a seasonal treasure, and refreshed guild quests and rewards, there’s ample for Dota Plus members to explore.

Hero Relics Update
Dota Plus Hero Relics now let you earn bonus Hero XP by increasing their stat values. Each Hero Relic gains a level whenever you reach a certain value for that specific stat. For example, Axe’s “Enemies Culled” Relic will level up every 50 times you kill an enemy with Culling Blade. When a Relic levels up, you will see an in-game overhead toast showing off the stat, and you will also gain Hero XP. Common Relics grant 5 Hero XP per level up, and Rare Relics grant 30 Hero XP per level up.

We’ve also revamped Hero Relic purchasing. You now have the choice to buy random Common Relics for 1,600 Shards or random Rare Relics for 8,000 shards. Regardless of type, you will no longer receive duplicates while purchasing.

Lastly, we’ve done a pass to fix up or swap out Relics that were not functioning correctly due to gameplay changes.

Turbo Update
We know that some players prefer the faster pace of Turbo matches, so we’ve enabled both Hero Relics and Hero Challenges in that mode. Hero Relics will gain progress during Turbo matches at half the rate of normal Dota matches, and players can earn up to 1 star for Hero Challenges.

Dota Plus Seasonal Treasure
The Spring 2021 Seasonal Treasure is here, available for purchase with shards. Exclusive to Dota Plus members, this treasure features all new sets for Bloodseeker, Windranger, Clockwerk, Slark, Lich, Broodmother, Sand King, Drow Ranger, Pugna, Juggernaut, and Magnus. There’s also a chance to unlock the Mango the Newt courier, which comes preloaded with random prismatic and kinetic gems.

Updated Seasonal Quests & Guild Rewards
Today’s update also comes with a new set of Dota Plus quests to help haul in some extra shards for new relics and the Seasonal Treasure — offering up to 115,200 shards over the course of the season.

Rounding out today’s changes, the guild rewards for silver, gold, and platinum tier guilds have been switched for the season.

Guild Tier Rewards
Silver
  • :omgomni: emoticon
  • :diredance: emoticon
  • :swiz: emoticon
Gold
  • “Wyvern Kiss” spray
  • “Bananaphone” spray
  • “Zen” spray
Platinum
  • “Looking Spicy” chat wheel
  • “唉唉唉!唉?唉 …” chat wheel
  • “Это ГГ” chat wheel

Dota Dragon’s Blood
Keep an eye out for the main trailer for Dota Dragon’s Blood releasing later today at 4:00pm PST. We’re excited to share another glance into the Dota universe before the series premieres on Netflix March 25th.

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