When you think of a MOBA, you certainly don't think of a campaign. But why? Regardless of the reason, Valve are adding one. And a co-op one at that.
As each year goes on, Valve introduces a new Battle Pass - a purchase that offers DOTA 2 players a few goodies in exchange for a considerable increase to the International prize-pool. This time, it's offering a co-op campaign.
While news broke of their plans a number of weeks ago now, we didn't really have much to go on. DOTA and MOBAs as a whole have been around for generations. And while they're certainly far bigger now thanks to League of Legends, DOTA 2, Heroes of the Storm and countless others than came both before and after; a campaign has never really been a focus despite the growing lore behind these games.
That changes now as DOTA 2 introduces a co-op adventure for those who pick up the 2017 Battle Pass. Each run through the campaign has the chance of rewarding players with in-game 'artifacts' that can be equipped to alter subsequent runs - similar to when an arcade title makes the jump to a home release.
Originally scheduled to release a week earlier, Valve decided it needed to throw in some finishing touches. With those in place, the Siltbreaker campaign is now live. And it'll cost you a smooth £7.99.