Dota 2's Winter 2016 season is kicking off, and there's plenty of reason to tune in.
To participate in Dota 2 Winter 2016, you'll need to purchase the $8 Battle Pass.
This package, which includes a compendium for the Shanghai Majors, adds a bunch of quests. Pick a "path" (support, carry and solo) before each game and you'll be given a quest. Successful completion unlocks new quests and Battle Points, which in turn unlock various treasures. The final quest of each path unlocks a related Completion Reward unique to that path, each of which is eligible for a style upgrade if enough players achieve the final quest in the same path.
Each week during the season Battle Pass owners will receive a stack of tokens they can use to bet on the outcome of their own matches. Winning tokens in wagers nets you more Battle Points. You can also "tip" your teammates or even opponents with tokens if you like their style.
You can also earn Battle Points by completing a new set of achievements specific to the Battle Pass. Earning Battle Points and raise your Battle Level to receive a variety of exclusive rewards.
Regardless of your Battle Level, the Battle Pass entitles owners to winter terrain, frost creeps and a three month download window on replays.
Visit the Dota 2 Winter 2016 hub for all the details on rewards, the compendium, the tracker and more.