Christmas must have come early because Valve, in a surprise announcement on 26 October 2022, revealed that all Dota 2 players would be eligible to receive three gifts to celebrate "a joyous season of Dota" ahead of The International 2022 Grand Finals.
These rewards include one free Arcana skin from the Dota Store, a Level 1 Battle Pass (or 24 Battle Pass Levels), and a month of free Dota Plus. Accordingly, Valve added that they wanted to focus their attention on "Dota players all around the world" and "not just those competing on stage in Singapore."
How To Get Free Arcana Skin In Dota 2 (Without Abuse)
According to the latest Dota 2 blog post, players can claim three rewards in The International 2022 Swag Bag starting 26 October 2022 until the end of the season in January 2023. Anyone who plays (or has already played) at least ten matches during the Battle Pass 2022 season will be eligible to receive these rewards:
- 30 days of Dota Plus
- Level 1 Battle Pass or 24 Battle Levels if you already own a Battle Pass.
- 1x Arcana skin (of your choice) available in the Dota 2 Store.
According to Valve, the reason for offering Dota 2 players these free rewards is to "harness the excitement of The International Grand Finals and ensure that the days and weeks following the event's conclusion offer fans the very best time to play Dota."
Update from Valve on 28 October: Valve has temporarily limited granting Dota Plus and Battle Passes while they upgrade capacity. "These gifts will still be available once we complete the upgrade," Valve said.
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To the best of our knowledge, the following game modes qualify toward the ten-match Swag Bag progress: All Pick and Turbo; some players report that the Arcana skins are also eligible via Co-Op Bots. Once you've unlocked the gifts, you can choose one of the following Arcana skins available in the Dota 2 Store.
List of All Arcana skins available in TI11 Swag Bag
- Flockheart's Gamble (Oger Magi Arcana)
- The Magus Cypher (Rubick Arcana)
- Feast of Abscession (Pudge Arcana)
- Bladeform Legacy (Juggernaut Arcana)
- Great Sage's Reckoning (Monkey King Arcana)
- Tempest Helm of the Thundergod Bundle (Zeus Arcana)
- Frost Avalanche (Crystal Maiden Arcana)
- Manifold Paradox (Phantom Assassin Arcana)
- Demon Eater (Shadow Fiend Arcana)
- Swine of the Sunken Galley Bundle (Techies Arcana)
- Fractal Horns of Inner Abysm (Terrorblade Arcana)
- Blades of Voth Domosh (Legion Commander Arcana)
- Fiery Soul of the Slayer (Lina Arcana)
Note: Arcana skins earned via the Dota 2 The International 2022 Swag bag are not tradeable (obviously).
Unfortunately, you cannot claim any of the Arcana skins listed below because they are exclusive unlocks in various Dota 2 Battle Passes.
- Benevolent Companion (IO Arcana)
- Planetfall (Earthshaker Arcana)
- The One True King Bundle (Wraith King Arcana)
- The Eminence of Ristul Bundle (Queen of Pain Arcana)
- Compass of the Rising Gale Bundle (Windrunner Arcana)
- Dread Retribution Bundle (Drow Ranger Arcana)
- Phantom Advent Bundle (Specter Arcana)
- Claszian Apostasy (Faceless Void Arcana)
That's everything you need to know about how to claim free Dota 2 Arcana skins in The International 2022 Swag Bag.
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