Dota 2 30th May – Item Schema Update

May 31st, 2012 by Cyborgmatt Leave a reply »
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Contents
      1. Item Schema Update
        1. Hero Specific Item Bundles
          1. Axe’s The Axecutioner Bundle
          2. Axe’s The Berserker’s Blood Bundle
          3. Axe’s Defiant Axe Bundle
          4. Axe’s Demon Blood Bundle
          5. Axe’s The Forgemaster’s Tools Bundle
          6. Bloodseeker’s Ritual Garb of the Seeker Bundle
          7. Dragon Knight’s Uldorak’s Hide Bundle
          8. Drow Ranger’s Spikes of Frost Bundle
          9. Faceless Void’s Chronite Defense Bundle - Chronite Defense
          10. Invoker’s The Fires of Exort Bundle - The Fires of Exort
          11. Juggernaut’s Aspects of Beast and Man Bundle - Aspects of Beast and Man
          12. Juggernaut’s The Boar God’s Honor Bundle - The Boar God’s Honor
          13. Juggernaut’s Traveler on the High Plains Bundle - Traveler on the High Plains
          14. Juggernaut’s Of Ivory and Ebony Bundle
          15. Kunkka’s The Admirable Admiral Bundle
          16. Nature’s Prophet’s Master of Beast and Bole Bundle
          17. Nature’s Prophet’s Regal Forest Lord Bundle
          18. Nature’s Prophet’s Heartwood Vanguard Bundle
          19. Nature’s Prophet’s Garments of the Peace-Bringer Bundle
          20. Nature’s Prophet’s Scion of the Savage Bundle
          21. Omniknight’s The Radiance of the Crusade Bundle
          22. Sven’s Flameguard Bundle
          23. Sven’s The Freelancer’s Finery Bundle
          24. Sven’s Mono Militis Bundle
          25. Sven’s Swordmaster of the Vigil Bundle
          26. Tidehunter’s The Pirate’s Booty Bundle
          27. Tidehunter’s The Paleogeneous Punisher Bundle
          28. Ursa’s Garb of the Alpine Stalker Bundle
          29. Witch Doctor’s Wicked Bad Voodoo Pack
        2. Hero Specific Items
          1. Bloodseeker’s Items
          2. Bounty Hunter’s Items
          3. Broodmother’s Items
          4. Dazzle’s Items
          5. Drow Ranger’s Items
          6. Faceless Void’s Items
          7. Juggernaut’s Items
          8. Kunkka’s Items
          9. Nature’s Prophet’s Items
          10. Omniknight’s Items
          11. Pudge’s Items
          12. Sven’s Items
          13. Tidehunter’s Items
          14. Witch Doctor’s Items
        3. Hero Specific Ability Items
          1. Juggernaut’s Ability Items
          2. Nature’s Prophet’s Ability Items
          3. Warlock’s Ability Items
        4. Custom Couriers
          1. Fearless Badger
          2. Morok’s Mechanical Mediary
          3. Enduring War Dog
          4. Mighty Boar
          5. Stumpy – Nature’s Attendant
          6. Tickled Tegu
          7. Trusty Mountain Yak
        5. Misc Items
          1. Battle Bonuses
          2. Description Tags & Name Tags
          3. Dota 2 Access Bundle
          4. Gifts
          5. League Passes
          6. Treasure Caches

The item schema for the internal version of Dota 2 has once again been updated. This week’s schema update is huge with a number of new additions, suggesting that the store may soon? be arriving to the normal client.

Item Schema Update

We’ve a large number of new items, bundles, misc items and more in this schema update. Remember all of the shots seen here are low quality, model viewer shots of the items so some things may look a little bugged (eg Dragon Knight etc).

Also wouldn’t expect all this content to arrive at once and a lot some of it still looks like work in progress.

REMINDER: All of this content is taken from the internal Dota 2 development client, I wouldn’t treat any of this information as concrete, so please don’t go crazy in the comments or I’ll start hitting people with my staff.

Hero Specific Item Bundles

We’ve a number of new hero specific items in this schema update.

Axe’s The Axecutioner Bundle

Which contains the.

Executioner’s Axe:

Executioner’s Cape:

Executioner’s Trophies:

Executioner’s Hood:

Axe’s The Berserker’s Blood Bundle

Which contains the.

Berserker’s Pauldron:

Berserker’s Helm:

Berserker’s Belt:

Axe’s Defiant Axe Bundle

Which contains the.

Pillar of Strength:

Stone Lions:

Stone Guard:

Stone Helmet:

Axe’s Demon Blood Bundle

Which contains the.

Demon Blood Helm:

Demon Blood Armor:

Demon Blood Guard:

The Blood Chaser:

Axe’s The Forgemaster’s Tools Bundle

Which contains the.

Forgemaster’s Apron:

Forgemaster’s Armlet:

Forgemaster’s Mask:

Forgemaster’s Hammer:

Bloodseeker’s Ritual Garb of the Seeker Bundle

Which contains the.

Habit of the Seeker:

Hlotl-Feather Gloves:

Hlotl-Tusk Headdress of the Seeker:

Hlotl-Feather Necklace:

War Blade (Right):

War Blade (Left):

Dragon Knight’s Uldorak’s Hide Bundle

Which contains the.

Wyrm Helm of Uldorak:

Wyrm Bracer of Uldorak:

Wyrm Skirt of Uldorak:

Wyrm Pauldron of Uldorak:

Wyrm Shield of Uldorak:

Dragonmaw:

Drow Ranger’s Spikes of Frost Bundle

Which contains the.

Ice Burst Bow:

Ice Burst Bracers:

Ice Burst Greaves:

Frost Spikes:

Faceless Void’s Chronite Defense Bundle - Chronite Defense

Which contains the.

Chronite Armor:

Chronite Bracers:

Chronite Scepter:

Voidkeeper’s Visage:

Invoker’s The Fires of Exort Bundle - The Fires of Exort

Cape of the Burning Cabal:

Bracer of the Burning Cabal:

Crest of the Burning Cabal:

Stylish Wizard’s Topnot:

Juggernaut’s Aspects of Beast and Man Bundle - Aspects of Beast and Man

100-Proof Jug:

Fine Bone Bracers:

Prey-Tracker’s Aspect Mask:

Omnishred the Defiant:

Juggernaut’s The Boar God’s Honor Bundle - The Boar God’s Honor

Which contains the.

Three-Fold Mien of the Boar God:

Seven-Sealed the Fur Bracer:

Twelve-Tusks the Cape of Boars:

Four-Fangs the Swordbreaker:

Juggernaut’s Traveler on the High Plains Bundle - Traveler on the High Plains

Stoic Mask of the High Plains:

Wolf Cape of the High Plains:

Aspect Wraps of the High Plains:

Long-Fang the Grey Blade:

Juggernaut’s Of Ivory and Ebony Bundle

Visage of the Ivory Isles:

Kimono of the Ebony Tower:

Bracers of the Ebony Tower:

Defender of the Ivory Isles:

Kunkka’s The Admirable Admiral Bundle

Which contains the.

Gloves of the Admirable Admiral:

Ceremonial Rapier:

Grand Curls of the Admirable Admiral:

Seafarer’s Shoes:

Sword of the Admirable Admiral:

Nature’s Prophet’s Master of Beast and Bole Bundle

Which contains the.

Staff of the Eagle:

Grand Crown of the Gigas:

Druidic Ritual Crest:

Nature’s Prophet’s Regal Forest Lord Bundle

Which contains the.

Runestaff of Verodicia:

Horns of Noblesse:

Luxuriant Chin-Foliage:

Cape of Verdant Dreaming:

Runed Ailettes:

Cuffs of Oak and Yew:

Nature’s Prophet’s Heartwood Vanguard Bundle

Sinorian Sphere Staff:

Diadem of the Goddess Enthroned:

Beard of Cycles:

Flared Wooden Crest:

Guard of the Deep Tribes:

Nature’s Prophet’s Garments of the Peace-Bringer Bundle

Which contains the.

Flower Staff of the Peace-Bringer:

Lei of the Peace-Bringer:

Horns of the Peace-Bringer:

Beard of the Peace-Bringer:

Toga of the Peace-Bringer:

Nature’s Prophet’s Scion of the Savage Bundle

Staff of the Tusk-Bereft:

Horns of the Forest Lord:

Doubly Braided Beard:

Pauldron of Al-Fusha:

Tusked Bracers:

Omniknight’s The Radiance of the Crusade Bundle

Helm of the Radiant Crusader:

Armor of the Radiant Crusader:

Bracers of the Radiant Crusader:

Sigil of the Radiant Crusader:

Hammer of the Radiant Crusader:

Sven’s Flameguard Bundle

Which contains the.

Helm of the Flameguard:

Dressed Pauldron of the Flameguard:

Commander’s Pauldron of the Flameguard:

Skirt of the Flameguard:

Commander’s Skirt of the Flameguard:

Sword of the Flameguard:

Cape of the Flameguard:

Commander’s Cape of the Flameguard:

Sven’s The Freelancer’s Finery Bundle

Which contains the.

Mask of the Freelancer:

Shoulderguard of the Freelancer:

Pantaloons of the Freelancer:

Sword of the Freelancer:

Sven’s Mono Militis Bundle

Which contains the.

Dressed Pauldron of the Mono Militis:

Cyclopean Helm of the Mono Militis:

Sword of the Mono Militis:

Sven’s Swordmaster of the Vigil Bundle

Which contains the.

Tayrnhelm of the Swordmaster:

Girth of the Swordmaster:

Fluted Guard of the Swordmaster:

Grip of the Swordmaster:

Meranth Executioner’s Blade:

Tidehunter’s The Pirate’s Booty Bundle

Which contains the.

Pirate Slayer’s Bracer:

Pirate Slayer’s Tricorn:

Pirate Slayer’s Black Flag:

Pirate Slayer’s Cutlass:

Tidehunter’s The Paleogeneous Punisher Bundle

Which contains the.

Cerebral Support:

Excavator’s Treasure:

Femur Thrasher:

Skeletal Catch:

Ursa’s Garb of the Alpine Stalker Bundle

Which contains the.

Lucky Alpine Stalker’s Hat:

Alpine Stalker’s Scarf:

Alpine Stalker’s Pants:

Alpine Stalker’s Gloves:

Witch Doctor’s Wicked Bad Voodoo Pack

The description of this pack refers to it as a free gift pack.

“item_name” “Wicked Bad Voodoo Pack”
“item_description” “Everyone loves a good support player and now you can provide support in wicked style with this free gift from the DOTA 2 store!
Double-click or right-click this pack from your inventory to unpack a special collection of items for the Witch Doctor.
This pack includes 3 items in the Wicked Bad Voodoo set: a new mask, a new staff, and a new back item.”

Which contains the.

Juju o’ Wicked Badness:

Staff o’ Wicked Badness:

Mask o’ Wicked Badness:

Belt o’ Wicked Badness:

Hero Specific Items

There are also a number of items that are not part of the bundles. Also I’m not 100% sure on who some of the items are for, so some of the things in this list are a guess.

Bloodseeker’s Items

Bounty Hunter’s Items

Broodmother’s Items

A possible WIP set called “Blademother”:

Dazzle’s Items

Trolltooth Necklace:

Drow Ranger’s Items

Cold Case Bow:

Faceless Void’s Items

Timestopper:

Juggernaut’s Items

Fireborn Odachi:

Kantusa the Script Sword:

Relic Blade of the Kuur-Ishiminari:

Kunkka’s Items

Nature’s Prophet’s Items

Omniknight’s Items

Headcrusher:

Champion of Emauracus:

Pudge’s Items

Sven’s Items

Tidehunter’s Items

Witch Doctor’s Items

Hero Specific Ability Items

We’re currently aware of three items that change the abilities.

Juggernaut’s Ability Items

“item_type_name” “Ability Modifier”
“item_name” “Healing Ward of the Kuur-Ishiminari”
“item_description” “The gargoyles and spirit-watchers of the Kuur-Ishiminari craft-clan bear witness to deeds both glorious and profane with never closing eyes of jade.”

Nature’s Prophet’s Ability Items

“item_type_name” “Ability Modifier”
“item_name” “Call of the Dendrochron”
“item_description” “This item changes the appearance of the treant warrors summoned by Nature’s Call. Even the dreaded axe cannot hold their kind in check.”

Warlock’s Ability Items

“item_type_name” “Ability Modifier”
“item_name” “Pact of Gor-Thramak”
“item_description” “In his travels across the Outer Worlds, ostensibly in search of arcane artifacts, the warlock Demnok Lannik has signed many a dark pact. Countless terrible entities owe him their favor. Gor-Thramak, the Sanguinated Fiend, is one such debtor. In a time of dire need, the Warlock might call upon the Fiend’s Avatar – the Rendbeast – to aid in the dubious work of slaughter and mayhem.”

No picture yet.

Custom Couriers

The icons for a number of unreleased custom couriers have been updated.

Fearless Badger

“Of all the creatures of the forest, the badger makes perhaps the finest courier. Fearless and quick, it bends its will to none save those who have earned its trust.”

Morok’s Mechanical Mediary

“Don’t let its metal form deceive you: this contraption is more magic than machine. Fashioned by the Mad Mage Morok who was far too lazy to carry his own spell books and far too cheap to retain hirlings.”

Enduring War Dog

“A dog well equipped to follow its master into war. This beast has witnessed many terrible deeds and grand victories. It hides stoic judgment beneath a painted mask of fine birch.”

Mighty Boar

Stumpy – Nature’s Attendant

“Stumpy isn’t very good in battle, but he’s more than happy to haul around your loot and he’s always there when you need him.”

Tickled Tegu

Trusty Mountain Yak

Misc Items

A number of updates to the misc items/tools, including the removal of the Repentant Souls that would allow users to buy themselves out of the low priority queue.

Battle Bonuses

The drop rate boosting souls have been renamed to “Battle Bonuses”, which makes sense seeing as the newest revision of the dashboard UI refers to your profile’s level/xp as Battle Points, suggesting that the higher level you are (eg the more you play), the higher chance you have of items dropping for you.

“item_name” “50% Battle Bonus (3 Days)”
“item_description” “Use this item to increase your rate of earning Battle Points for 3 days by 50%. Additionally, everyone else in games you play receive 10% extra Battle Points (this bonus stacks).”

“item_name” “50% Battle Bonus (6 Days)”
“item_description” “Use this item to increase your rate of earning Battle Points for 6 days by 50%. Additionally, everyone else in games you play receive 10% extra Battle Points (this bonus stacks).”

Description Tags & Name Tags

The description tag and name tag system from TF2 looks to make a return in Dota 2.

“item_description” “Double or right-click this tool and use it on an item in your backpack to give the item a customized description.
Description Tags are consumable items, and may only be used once. A described item can be reverted to its original state by right-clicking the item in the backpack and pressing the ‘Restore’ option.”

“item_name” “Name Tag”
“item_description” “Double or right-click this tool and use it on an item in your backpack to give the item a customized name.
Name Tags are consumable items, and may only be used once. A named item can be reverted to its original state by right-clicking the item in the backpack and pressing the ‘Restore’ option.”

Dota 2 Access Bundle

Another new addition to the schema update is a “Dota 2 Early Access Bundle”, which provides you with a Dota 2 Early Access Pass, a Mighty Boar courier and a full set of items for Sven and Axe. I think it might be potentially a way to buy yourself into the beta for those of you not already in it. Again that’s just my speculation, all of this content is coming from the internal client so I wouldn’t treat any of it as concrete information.

“name” “DOTA 2 Access Bundle”
“item_name” “Dota 2 Early Access Bundle”
“item_description” “This bundle includes a tradable Dota 2 Early Access Pass, a Mighty Boar courier, and a full set of items for Sven and Axe! Use the Dota 2 Early Access Pass from your Steam inventory to unlock the game.”

Also it has a sweet looking icon:

Gifts

The gifting system works very similar to the TF2 one, a player who has the gift item activates it and depending on the type of gift they have either one person will get a random gift or everyone will.

“name” “Gift – 1 Player”
“item_name” “Shopkeeper’s Surprise”
“item_description” “When used, this Action Item gives a random item drop to a random person on the server (not you). You can use this item by equipping it as an action item and then activating it during a match.”

“name” “Gift – 9 Players”
“item_name” “Legendary Largesse”
“item_description” “When used, this Action Item gives a random item drop to up to 9 random players and spectators on the server (except you). You can use this item by equipping it as an action item and then activating it during a match.”

“name”: “Gift – 25 Players”
“item_name”: “Breathtaking Benefaction”
“item_description”: “When used, this Action Item gives a random item drop to up to 25 random players and spectators on the server (except you). You can use this item by equipping it as an action item and then activating it during a match.”

League Passes

We saw the first references to a league pass in the 23rd of May patch, there doesn’t seem to much detail regarding this yet but at a guess it sounds like an in game league system, with viewer passes being sold or handed out by the “Pass Admin”.

“name” “League View Pass”
“item_class” “tool”

“name” “League View Pass Admin”
“item_class” “tool”

Treasure Caches

It looks like the treasure caches are going to be series based similar to TF2 except they will be more tailored towards a specific hero, with the actual chest being designed in an art style similar to that of it’s heroes.

Juggernaut’s Chest:

Nature’s Prophet’s Chest:

And you’ll need something to open them, I suggest using a key:

“item_name” “Treasure Key”
“item_description” “Used to open locked Treasure Chests.
Double click or right-click the key in your backpack and select the chest you want to open.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/legend89757 Hendy Tio

    that is soooo … WOW

  • F2yK

    I really don’t like cow boy Ursa, It does not fit with the hero I think. But other things seem to be good. I’m not fan of buying stuff but Valve need that to make monney so we have to accept.

  • Mathiesen

    Can’t wait :O

    And to all the haters; Even with a full bundle on it isn’t hard seeing who that hero is.

    • Retard

      yea ” Whos that? DIES* OMG WTF unfair! I tought it was Tiny, didnt regonize windrunner with that the red cape… i better uninstall this shitty  p2w game”

  • http://twitter.com/rtsdealer RTS Dealer

    Hopefully, Valve does not go overboard with Dota 2′s cosmetic items like they did with TF2.

    Dota 2 has a huge potential to become Valve’s biggest earner yet.

    As long as all the hundreds of Dota 2 cosmetics stay true to the Dota 2 aesthetic and style, it’s all good.

    Yes, I’m looking at that ridiculous Ursa bundle.

    • Idgashit

       Do you see anyone really taking a stand to avoid that? People want DotA 2 to be TF2 2.0, if you say that Ursa or Brood set looks ridiculous people hop on valve dick with such a speed that would make F1 look slow motion, everybody is so hysteric to be a drone that wont even try to fight to avoid the game being a tradefest like TF2.

    • WithOutNam3

      they will overboard it with cosmetic cause simply they will implent STEAM Workshop.

      so we cant avoid that.

  • Zero

    Nice work Cyborgmatt, gee they focus a lot on Axe don’t they. :C

  • 54

    fking TF2 items system. It will ruin the game. I hate Valve for it

    • Guest

      You can turn them off. PLUS you always have the option of NOT using them.
      Is that so hard?

      • Guest

        If by turning off you mean mess with your client to remove them then yes, you can “turn them off”.

    • Mark’Oh!

      oh so dramatic… play with your like-minded friends: problem solved.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vitor.bortolettojunior Vítor Bortoletto Junior

    Really cool!

  • Sparks

    searched for the original thread and found it…these items look amazing..and can’t wait to buy/earn them….it’s gonna be awesome:D

  • guest

    You guys do know you can turn them off for yourself right? so you can’t see anyones cosmetic items?

    • Loveless

      This. A thousand times this.

      Yes, I think that Ursa’s set looks ridiculous, but we all know there is still some 10-20% of weirdos that will enjoy robot spiders and cowboy bears. 

    • Anonymous

      You can’t do that in TF2. Proof that you will be able to do so in Dota 2?

  • Nathan Williams

    I can’t be the only one who thinks this is really fucking awesome

    • FOREBILDEN

      ITS AWESOME! :D

  • Julliants

    Everything is fucking brilliant, except for the cowboy Ursa. I hope they don’t keep that. As long as it fits the medieval fantasy theme I’m fine with cosmetics. Don’t want to see clown Pudge, nurse QOP or Anti-mage with an afro.

    • Qwe

      It’s not a cowby, it’s an Alpine Stalker, which fits the fact that he’s a bear.

      • tvf

        yeah you are right a bear wearking pants boots and a hat totally fits this game

        • Qwe

          Dude don’t even go there, you will get lost, a game with fairy dragons and talking bears, you’re issue is him wearing pants?

    • Hon>Dota2

       this?

    • Haroldinium

      It’s lederhosen, not cowboy. And I think Ursa looks fantastic in it. The colour pallet works wonderfully. The concept may be a bit outlandish, but it’s fun! I want this on my Ursa so bad! I don’t want the few vocal haters to ruin this for the quieter types that really want this stuff.

    • Thebaw

       DUDE, i want to see nursa QOP, and some sexy lina and WR
      they give me bonners already when playing, just think about the disguses!

    • Thebaw

       DUDE, i want to see nursa QOP, and some sexy lina and WR
      they give me bonners already when playing, just think about the disguses!

      • Rakanichu

         You are the cancer. There are free porn sites for you to visit instead of touching yourself to a videogame. inb4 fan made hentai of all these.

      • K0n

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^ DO IT VALVE. QUEEN OF LOVE

    • http://www.facebook.com/irvingu Irving Ubri

      agreed
      no cowboy ursa

    • Keshave

      But I want to see a nurse QOP?

  • here_soon

    cosmetics are spices, they will not ruin the game.

    • Hatze

      As long as ist remains as cosmetic items its okay. But adding stats that will change gameplay, valve will destroy a Good concept game.

      • Forebilden

         how can u even say that? Its prettty clear that it will be only cosmetic items?  stat changing items doesnt even make sense in a Dota game. “god i hope they dont add killstreak bonuses like in cod”  STUPID PPL PLEASE STFU!

        • Klemen1702

          tf2 started with only hats than pretty soon it was weapons that give you 10%dmg -10% attack speed

          if this happens game like tf2 will bekome broken no matter how hard they try to balance it 
          hpe they stay at cosmetics like lol (if lol can survive on only skins how will dota not be able on all this shit cmon)

        • Klemen1702

          tf2 started with only hats than pretty soon it was weapons that give you 10%dmg -10% attack speed

          if this happens game like tf2 will bekome broken no matter how hard they try to balance it 
          hpe they stay at cosmetics like lol (if lol can survive on only skins how will dota not be able on all this shit cmon)

          • demoknight

            ^ LOL tf2 weapon is part of gameplay…the weapon has charasteritic depend how you will play…. TF2 weapon is not cosmetic…but a new weapon which affect gameplay

          • Forebilden

             thats not true, Tf 2 started with new weapons for pyro. unlockable by achivments.  And later down the road came hats, i’ve played tf 2 since the beta in 2007  :P

  • Bob

    Can we use them now, in the beta?

    • Mark’Oh!

      no, it will probably be released tomorrow in the test client. and a day later in the beta… but no confirmation on that :)
      they just said, something “bigger” would be coming.

  • JC

    I think people are pretty damn dumb to think Ursa is wearing a cowboy hat. Education system is a failure. TF2 has a cowboy hat, and yet they mistake Ursa’s hat and clothes as a cowboy? What the hell is wrong with people? Again, edcuation is failure for these people.

  • Bthammer10

    You guys understand that its all cosmetic and has no pass on the gameplay.

    Ill take goofy ursa over having to unlock all the heros any day.

    • Guest

      you’ll probably have to still unlock the heroes because there was an item to upgrade your trial account

      fucking gaben

      • Mark’Oh!

        I don’t think, that means you have to unlock heroes.
        Like in TF2, a limited (=free) account has a reduced drop rate, no trading ability and other really minor stuff…

      • guest

         It is probably a backpack size increase like TF2

      • J0n4sk

        Unlocking Trial Account. An item you buy one time.

      • Sroek

        And how exactly does that entail that trial accounts have hero limitations?

        • Pyrotix

          ALL HEROES ARE FREE 

          It is important to Dota’s competitive design that all
          players have access to all Heroes and that players can’t purchase a
          competitive advantage. We solve that in a simple way, the game is
          free, all the Heroes are free, and items are earnable in-game. That
          means, you’ll never have to pay to play and win at Dota.Taken from http://www.dota2.com/spoilsofwar/?l=english

          • Guest

            ZOMG tell us something we havent fucking known since Icefrog told everyone he was going to make a dota game at Valve. He knows the game and community far to well to do something stupid like that.

            It does seem however that Valve is gonna use the community as a copout to sell whatever the fuck they please and say well zomg the community wanted to pay for it so qq we want moniesz. At least thats what the faq seems to indicate to me, if the community wants it its probably gonna end up in the game. Which means bring on the fucking clown suit cosmetic vomit, regardless of it makes the game look moronic.

          • Rustyshackleford

            GOD DAMN GAME CHANGING COSMETICS RUINING MY DOTA

          • Lawngnome

             Why on earth were you expecting otherwise? Did you really think Valve was helping Icefrog make this game out of the kindness of their hearts? Of course they’re trying to make money, they’re a company, its what they do. Feel fortunate that the worst thats happening is cosmetics and that it doesn’t become another LoL or HoN in which you need to unlock all the heros.

      • Bunker Buster

        Except Gaben said specifically that that’s not how they’re going to do it.  Try again.

  • Randomguy

    no new hero? :( i wanted chaos knight

  • Nerdstick

    It pains me to see multiple bone helmets on display and none of them belong to Bane. That with the eyes from the concept would make me very happy.

    And if we can forgive a single non-fitting item, a santa hat for Pudge.

  • mattlight07

    i love these a lot. so long as they remain in sync with the hero’s overall color scheme, silhouette and the game’s art style, i would love to see these in-game.

  • Guest

    DOTA 2 CONFIRMED FOR DEAD

    TIME TO WAIT FOR BLIZZDOTA

    • Vivek

       suck dick faggot

  • Alfred Nonymous

    I truly hope it remains purely cosmetic,
    I would rue the day valve adds items that actually change the abilities function.
    Also, I sincerely hope they don’t stray from the art style.

  • Vatsch

    ““name” “DOTA 2 Access Bundle”

    “item_name” “Dota 2 Early Access Bundle”

    “item_description” “This bundle includes a tradable Dota 2 Early Access Pass, a Mighty Boar courier, and a full set of items for Sven and Axe! Use the Dota 2 Early Access Pass from your Steam inventory to unlock the game.” ”

    I so hope thate they impliment this feature soon. It would end this Dota 2 key trade and garant that the people working on the game, get the money for it.

  • Guest

    I’m honestly reading some pretty stupid comments.You’ve known cosmetic items were going to have been in the game since the start. You don’t have to use them. They’re why you don’t have to pay to play. Be glad it isn’t pay to win like League/HoN buying characters or Nexon’s.. any game at all.

    • Klemen1702

      how is geting a cham paying to win? you still need to play him good 

      and also tf2 got very weird after 1000 hats and 2000 weapons with stupid balance issues we are just worried its going to go the same way fr dota 
      if its just hats and armor no stats its cool but if the armr gives you like 2% magic resist and a hat 4% armor thats not cool

    • Klemen1702

      how is geting a cham paying to win? you still need to play him good 

      and also tf2 got very weird after 1000 hats and 2000 weapons with stupid balance issues we are just worried its going to go the same way fr dota 
      if its just hats and armor no stats its cool but if the armr gives you like 2% magic resist and a hat 4% armor thats not cool

  • stranger

    no need for this update. later on dota 2 will not be beta anymore. everyone can play. please. for the sake of community. just update the hero. dota 2 is for improving skills to the hero. not for designs,customs,etc. 

    • Myroulettearmy

      said guys who played it  for free

  • Mr Wiggles65

    OK GUYS PICKING SNIPER BECAUSE I BOUGHT AN ITEM BUNDLE FOR HIM!

  • Nardus Cronjé

    Why don’t they just sell the game?

  • Brayanborse

    So no new hero today   :(  …. !!!!

  • Aiacossaiyar

    I hope there is an option to make the items not gonna visible in game….
    I wouldn’t recognize heroes if this things keep on coming

  • Eriktoro94

    All of this stuff looks just great and i am loving it but…. i also dont really care because we are going able to get them with real money and not in game currency….. i at least hope that u can get with game money but with high price or something!

  • VII.

    Please, please keep the cosmetics subtle and decent….nothing out of character (like that LoL garbage). I think that Ursa skin is borderlining the ridicule!

  • antha

     i left tf2 after they exaggerated with their stupid hats and new weapons and shit and now they are after me in dota 2 :((

  • Respiro

    jugger looks like Sabaku no Gaara with that pumpkin :D

  • hurrdurr

    And where are the Furion Sunglasses? :(

  • CyrusTheV1rus

    HI,Cyborgmatt i want to ask you is it possible somehow to turn on the fire in the MAIN MENU that is burning in the background? Coz when the new patch was added i had a huge lag in the MAIN MENU from the fire in the background. Low PC Performances i got ;(

    • Cyborgmatt

      Yeap.

      You can use the command dota_embers 0 or delete the “Steamsteamappscommondota 2 betadotaresourceflash3dota_embers.usm” file. 

  • WithOutNam3

    ok cmon guys iam a hardcore dota gamer for 5-6years now in the start i waS hating the cosmetic items and i wanted dota to be pay2play 
    cause i was thinking: wtf??we wont know what hero we have in our lane unless i click on him.>
     yea thats what i was saying but now i can see that this is not like skins(=change all the hero) u just change parts of the hero so u can recognize him and since we dont have to buy all heroes and it dont affects gameplay iam ok with it. (i didnt like the ability modifiers though.)and iam telling u for sure dota depends on the counterpicking they cant lock the heroes if they do its like throwing the game away for the money (wich many companies do)Lets hope VALVE wont

    • Vasil Nikolov

      If they don’t sell something there wouldn’t be any new dota. It’s just how it works, so no one forces anyone to buy something. But they have to make money from somewhere as everyother game to support it self. Or you think to make this dota 2 is cheap :) ?

      • WithOutNam3

        y thats the point they have to find a way to make money but dont destroy the gameplay.

  • Typhox

    No cosmetics for OD?
    How lame – -

  • DarkPhoenix

     Well i just hope they will not do that TF2 crap where you “Buy Crysis 3 – get laser pistol for windrunner” or other idiocy that brings items styled for another games to DOTA2.

    And if they do not do like Super Tidehunter Rocky Camuflage skil that makes him look like Tiny or something like that.

    • Deadpool

      You realize that TF2 is that type of game, what they do with here will probably not involve that as they do want to stay true to the original concepts.

  • Vasil Nikolov

    I don’t mind any of this stuff as long as they don’t sell actually “Power”.

    • WithOutNam3

      dis yes +1 and aslong we can recognize every hero easy. cause dota needs fast mind and fast recognizetion.

  • Megamanwj

    As long as I don’t have to buy or unlock heroes. I’m cool with it.

  • Zelda

    AWWWWW YEAH DAT BROODMAMA STUFF

    • Zelda

      Oh, and my friend said the Cowboy Ursa looked like Alistar from LoL. VALVE IS MAKING A PEACE OFFERING THE ONLY WAY THEY KNOW HOW: HATS.

  • Lackin

    OMFG MY NIGHTMARE HAS JUST MADE TRUE

    THE FUCKING HAT PEST IS BACK, AND HAS INFECTED DOTA 2 AS WELL

    GOOD BYE SHUDDERING LOOKING-LIKE DOTA 2, HAIL TO THE RETARDFUCK HATS AND SHIT MADE FOR KIDS AND MENTALLY CHALLENGED PEOPLE

    • Guest

      If that faq is any indication this is probably gonna end up happening now.

  • Z13J

    Love Axe’s Executioner bundle, not a fan of Drow’s bundle, and Ursa’s bundle is too ridiculous to be discussed without flaming.

  • Baneador

    Come one people, its only cosmetic, you can play without hats and others and please, you can’t recognize a hero only because he has a new armor or a hat? its silly, look the animations, look the spells, look when the player pick the hero, the voice of the hero, etc

  • Ballegg

    Hey Matt, any indication they can be disabled somehow?

  • Klemen1702

    i jus hope they dont go the tf2 way and adding weapons with +% this -% that if this happens i stop playing :( HOPE IT DOSEN’T

  • Klemen1702

    i jus hope they dont go the tf2 way and adding weapons with +% this -% that if this happens i stop playing :( HOPE IT DOSEN’T

  • Guest One

    Team Fortress 2 number 2

  • Guest One

    Team Fortress 2 number 2

  • Milos

    I don’t like that bundles and other stuff, it should be just really simple on the looks. :/

  • Milos

    I don’t like that bundles and other stuff, it should be just really simple on the looks. :/

  • http://gigacake.tumblr.com/ Gigacake

    Lovely stuff here, especially the alternate NP horns. :D
    Some of it looks a little silly, but nothing outside of the DOTA 2 atmosphere.
    Can’t wait to see more!

  • spycrabz

    something whispering me ….Hats….hats…hats…

    okay i ready to sell my tf2 stuff for dota2 :D

  • Gustav

    Yeah…Looks like I’ll be going back to good old DotA…
    I’d rather very much pay 100 bucks for the Dota 2 like it is now(except for the Yu-gi-oh! hero card bullshit) than having a game full of shit for casual players like TF2.

    • Yoooman

      That’s always been the option.  What did you think Valve was sitting in an office meeting one day and said “We really should update Dota graphics because Gustav on the cyborgmatt forums would enjoy that”

      They have seen the success of their model with TF2.  They have seen the success of this genre as a F2P with League of Legends.  They want to take those things and Valvify them.  How this is a surprise to anybody is simply beyond my comprehension.

      So yes that is your option, play the valvified version of dota or play the WC3 mod.  Aren’t options wonderful?

  • Dave

    This is what they worked on all week instead of giving us Chaos Knight or Mortred? Come on Valve, this stuff can wait till you guys are ready to release the game.

    • Guest

      If youve been paying attention to updates since early this year its been obvious that theyve been spending more and more time on cosmetic and cash shop stuff and less time on actual hero stuff. Obviously they want the game out ASAP and that they probably dont care if they release it with all the heros as long as there is plently of cosmetic and cash shop stuff available when it goes live. Which makes sense since its gonna have to be there eventually for them to make money and having all the heros in isnt that huge a deal since people just wanna play.

      I also think its likey we see a release around The International because otherwise you would think they would be putting more effort into having more heros ready for that event than working on cosmetics that they could just put a bunch of time into after it. Especially since, imo, theres quite a few heros that could easily see some play like KotL, TB, Naga, CK, Visage for obvious push/counter push/imbalanced reasons then you got Wisp, Tusk, Mag, NA, Disruptor, Rub, and maybe Dirge, BB, Dusa after recent buffs.

  • mwellsie

    this is all incredibly exciting to my brain

  • PMXR

    Notices about the new patch? nothing?

  • POO

    Dota 2 should be kept as Pay2Play.
    Only reason i stopped playing TF2 was bcause they added all that random crap and cosmetic items and also making players who pay the most have the most advantage in game.

    • POO

      For all those that will say “cosmetic items dont give any advantages”, i mean as in weapons. just praying they only keep it as “cosmetics”

  • http://twitter.com/usmolya Yura Smolynski

    Please Valve, stop giving vodka to Drow Ranger
    her alcoholic face reminds russians

  • NarroW

    i cant wait for the update to come out :D

  • Ads

    trololo so bad

    rip dota2 2012-2012

  • Qualia Noire

    Guys, just look at the LEFT BOTTOM of this page picture, it shows PA and CK’re running away, LOL!

    http://www.dota2.com/spoilsofwar/

  • Fel

    So far I REALLY like these cosmetics, because they keep the theme of the game. Except Cowboy Ursa, ofc. But I have a bad feeling about this… 

  • ANNONNY

    The day DOTA became god damn LoL…

  • http://www.facebook.com/korchaves Zaijian143

    please post a facebook profile of a good dota player, i really need a good mentor

  • http://twitter.com/Swampsteel Nathan Almirall

    Runestaff of Verodicia covered in Hebrew letters :p I see Tzadei, kaf, then alef from top to bottom! MY NATIVE TONGUE! lol