Dota 2 Receiving First Co-Op Campaign in May

Dota 2's The International 2017 Battle Pass is now live

It's a two- act campaign called Stiltbreaker, and it'll be available to anyone who's purchased the Dota 2 Battle Pass (proceeds of which go towards The global prize pool). The first act, The Sands of Fate, is coming later this month.

The main theme for the pass this year involves aquatics, and it centers around a four-player campaign called "Siltbreaker".

Not a bad way to try and convince people to pick up a Battle Pass for $US10 ($13). And it's looking like the best-assembled digital guidebook we've seen in the last few years, bolstered by the news that Dota 2 is getting its very own multiplayer campaign. As you make your way through the area, you'll fight many enemies and some tough bosses as well.

The annual Arcana vote is back too, along with token wagering and Battle Cups, and players who finish at least three games per week will be placed into weekly, community-wide drawings for Relics that will last until next year's worldwide. Each time you play the campaign, you'll earn experience points. Get enough of those, and you can spin the "Wheel of Rewards," which will give you a chance to win an exclusive Desert Sands Baby Roshan.

There are numerous additions to the game with new quests, prestige towers, queue trivia, relics, token wagering and much more.

Will you be picking up the Battle Pass? "Reach Battle Level 165 to unlock an XP booster", the company added. If you prefer to increase your Battle Level with real money, you can buy 5-, 11-, or 24-level increments for $2.50, $5, and $10, respectively.

The DOTA championships, also known as The International, will pull in a massive prize pool for players who achieve glory in the tournaments.