Valve Confirms Dota 2 Will be Free

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Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has confirmed that Dota 2 will be a free to play game, as expected, but also mentioned the payment structure will "have some twists." This information came out of a podcast with <b><a target="_blank" href="http://www.sevendaycooldown.com/site/episode001/" target="_new">Seven Day Cooldown</b></a>. <br/><br/>No specific details were given beyond that, but Newell did hint that whatever payment structure winds up being incorporated could somehow separate well-behaved, skilled players from skilled total jerks who spam chat channels with foul language, insults and irritating nonsense.<br/><br/>Newell also mentioned that aside from Valve-produced content in Dota 2, the game will very likely include community created items in the way that Team Fortress 2 does, as well as potential items like a Skyrim mount as a Dota 2 item courier. The Skyrim mount was just a hypothetical example provided by Newell, but wouldn't be all that surprising &#x2013; Team Fortress 2 already incorporates numerous item crossovers with other Steam titles.<br/><br/>Dota 2 still has no release date and is currently in closed beta testing.<br/><br/>&#169;2012-04-23, IGN Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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