Today’s update brings new ways to earn Compendium Coins and Levels.
The Ten Hero Challenge returns from last year, and gives all Compendium owners the chance to earn additional Compendium Levels by winning matchmaking games with a selection of heroes. The Ten Hero Challenge can be completed up to three times with a different selection of heroes for a total of 450 points (4.5 Levels).
We’ve also brought back Item Recycling. Whenever you recycle any 10 items, you’ll earn 25 points toward a Compendium Level as well as a Charm of the Crucible Jewel II. There are also three Compendium Achievements for Charms to help you earn more Compendium Points. If you have extra TI5 Compendium Immortals, you can consume them to gain two Compendium Levels by right-clicking on them in your Armory.
All Compendium owners will now have an additional slot for hero-specific challenges in their list of in-game challenges, which will award both Compendium Coins and points toward Compendium Levels when completed.
Now that Team invites are out, don’t forget to vote for your favorite players to participate in this year’s All-Stars event. Completing this task will grant you 50 Compendium Points.
The International prize pool is already halfway to the 15 million dollar mark in just 10 days, with 90 days to go. We’re still working on building the second set of Immortal items, but they’re not quite ready yet. We know the most important aspect of these Immortals is their quality level, so we are also planning on spending some extra time polishing them rather than releasing them quickly.
You’ll still see an update to the Compendium this week though. Included in that update you’ll find new challenges, the Item Recycling system, and new ways to earn Compendium Points.
As we have just passed the 6.5 million dollar stretch goal, with today’s update Compendium owners will find an eerie new ward and a treasure containing many new taunts in their backpack.
New for this year, these taunts are able to be used while your hero is moving. The Manual of Fearsome Moves contains taunts available for the following heroes: Magnus, Batrider, Rubick, Clockwerk, Zeus, Luna, Shadow Fiend, Troll Warlord, Tidehunter, Skywrath Mage, Gyrocopter, and Sniper.
Also, with invitations now complete, we’ve just finished giving out the prediction rewards, so open your Compendium to see how many you got right.
The time has come to announce the teams that will be competing at The International and its Regional Qualifiers. We’ll be revealing this year’s teams progressively over the next couple hours. If you want to follow along as it happens, go to our announcement website.
We’re also excited to introduce a new component to The International, the Open Qualifiers. Now, you too can battle to earn a place in Seattle this summer for a chance to compete against the best teams in the world. FaceIt (Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia) and Perfect World (China) are organizing four Open tournaments (one per region) each crowning a champion that will receive an invite to their associated Regional Qualifier. Register your team by following the links at the bottom of the announcement page.
Good luck. Have fun.
To celebrate today’s release of the World Chasm Artifact we’ve put together a comic about Enigma and his new bracers.
The prize pool for The International keeps growing and as it does more rewards are unlocked. As part of this update all Compendium owners will receive their own Effigy Block of The International. Increase your Compendium Level to receive a Reforger Pack, allowing you to rebuild an effigy, and gives you the chance to earn a rare Golden Effigy Block of The International.
Today we’re also releasing a handful of other stretch goal rewards including a HUD skin, Loading Screens, Emoticons and the Arcana Vote.