Hold the phone, Valve has created a fighting game for its DOTA 2 battlepass

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With five playable characters, it's basic, but it's way better than a few skins and currency.

Dota 2 fighting game screenshot Image credit: Valve

This is not a drill, nor a joke. Dota 2 now has a fighting game mode included as part of the recent Crownfall update. Included within the battle pass, it has five characters, dedicated move lists for each fighter, alternative skins, frame data, and more. It's a little cheap sure, and not quite a fully-fledged fighting game, but it's real. Fun too!

This inclusion - titled Sleet Fighter by the way - was a total surprise addition to the game, and has been recieved rather well! Sure, it's purely PvE at the moment, but as far as battle pass rewards go, it's way more interesting than new skins or currency. It's not the first time Dota 2 has included such a mini-mode either. Roughly four years ago battle pass owners were able to play a Dota Underlords-style hero battler.

In terms of other rewards, Dota 2 players get some treasures, candy snacks which can be exchanged for hero sets, couriers, wards and more. There are also Crownfall coins that provide handy discounts for those who collect enough of 'em. All in all, a fairly standard selection of battle pass prizes aside from, you know, the fully functional fighting game.

What's better is Sleet Fighter can also be played multiplayer, opening the door for fun side tournaments for those able to bring enough players together to engage in a bit of competitive action. This works both online and locally too, so all the pieces are there for folks who want to hash it out on the 2D plain, rather than looking down from above.

Have you tried out Sleet Fighter? what do you think! Let us know below!

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