In honor of those heroes who have valiantly fought the forces of Frostivus Eve to keep their King enthroned, we are extending Wraith-Night through the weekend and doubling the drop-rate for both Shining and Phantom Fragments.
If you happen to be just “this close” to collecting the fragments you need for completing a Wraith-Night Relic or Offering, you now have a chance to close the gap faster than ever.
While Wraith-Night ends on January 6, you will still have the ability to redeem your prized fragments for gifts through the end of the month. In addition, any time remaining on your Wraith King’s Favor will be converted into 80% Battle Point Booster time.
So give your thanks to the Wraith King for his double-edged generosity, and prepare to receive his puzzling gratitude as he rises and attempts to slay you for a few more nights.
Merry not-Frostivus! Though the Wraith King may have risen, the clueless creep hordes still seek to destroy his royal Altar. That means Wraith-Night continues, and to help ensure the Altar sees the light of dawn, five more heroes have entered the battle: Elder Titan, Queen of Pain, Storm Spirit, Templar Assassin, and Witch Doctor!
It seems a few of you have earned the Wraith King’s Favor and amassed a pile of Wraith-Night Ossuaries and Relic recipes, and now sit upon an oceanic treasure hoard of valuable Shining Fragments. Did you know you can exchange your Shining Fragments for Phantom Fragments in the “Redeem Fragments” menu? Don’t let a single Fragment go to waste. Tis the season to pry open Wraith-Night Reliquaries, and stuff your chainmail stockings with even more Frozen items!
Need more reasons to get back out there? We’ve crammed in a few new rewards to whet your appetite for more Wraith-Night carnage. Now you can put your hard-earned Fragments toward the new Wraith-Night Feretory, which contains a fresh handful of exclusive items, or pick up the recipe to craft the Evergreen Stalker treant for Nature’s Prophet. So grab your sword, your bow, your staff, or your hand-energy thingies, and make Your King proud!
With Wraith-Night now well underway, we want to put out a call to any artists who would like to participate, through the Dota 2 Workshop, in our next big event. A new event is coming to Dota 2 at the end of January, and we are looking for submissions that draw on visual themes from the Chinese New Year, Chinese history, and springtime. Be sure to mark your submissions using the “Spring2014″ tag when placing your items on the Workshop. For everyone else, the best way to help is to visit the Workshop often and vote for which items you’d like to see in Dota. All submissions must be on the Workshop by January 15th. Good luck, and have fun!
For the past several months, access to Dota 2 has been granted through a queue system that gated entry into the community. We’ve used this system to gradually increase the size of our playerbase, as we ramped up our infrastructure and improved the experience for new players. As we have recently completed a set of server management upgrades as well as released a huge number of enhancements to the new user experience, we’re going to remove all restrictions to playing Dota 2.
Signups are no longer required to access the game, and we encourage everyone to join the 6.5 million active monthly users currently playing Dota 2. If you have a friend who hasn’t tried Dota 2 yet, be sure to take advantage of the new recruitment feature to get additional bonuses for both you and your friend.
To download and start playing Dota 2, you can head to the Dota 2 Steam page and click the green ‘PLAY GAME’ button. We hope you’ll join the Dota 2 community.
Your benevolent King has declared this coming December 12th an official holiday with the introduction of the Wraith-Night. A great and prosperous time is guaranteed for the entire family with festivities like the Harvesting of Souls. The little ones will especially enjoy playing in the snow while our Great Leader watches over from his Altar.
We love our King and are happy to provide souls for his Second Coronation. Remember, kill as many enemies as possible to hurry the return of the Great One.