Dataminers Reveal Exclusive Dota 2 Crownfall Updates: Future Release Dates, Aracana Rewards, and More

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Dataminers Reveal Exclusive Dota 2 Crownfall Updates: Future Release Dates, Aracana Rewards, and More

Dota 2 Crownfall Act One has went live a few days back, and now the dataminers have revealed some exclusive information about the campaign 

Dota 2's Crownfall update arrived with a bang, but the first act has sparked mixed reactions. Fans excited for a gameplay overhaul found themselves with a treasure trove of new cosmetics instead. While the visual treats are a hit for some, many crave a deeper impact on the core Dota 2 experience. Will future Crownfall acts address these concerns? While Valve remains tight-lipped, we turned to dataminers to know more about the future of Crownfall. As of this moment, they don’t have a clear blueprint of the campaign as well, but they were able to shed light on some interesting findings. 

Dota 2 Crownfall Acts Release Dates 

Dataminers Reveal Exclusive Dota 2 Crownfall Updates: Future Release Dates, Aracana Rewards, and More

Credit: Valve

Dota 2's Crownfall event launched on April 18th, offering a twist on the traditional Battle Pass. This multi-act adventure unfolds like a mini-game, with four chapters in total. While Valve initially only disclosed the first act's timeframe, dataminers from the DOTA_DM Telegram channel dug out the release dates for all remaining acts. Here they are: 

  • Act I, The markets of Midgate: April 16 – May 14
  • Act II, The Deserts of Druud: May 14 – June 11
  • Act III, The Frosts of Icewrack: June 11 – July 9
  • Act IV, The Spires of Skywrath: July 9 – August 6

No need to rush! You can take your time completing challenges in each Crownfall Act. All acts will remain playable even after their initial deadlines, all the way through to the event's finale.

The Markets of Midgate, the first Dota 2 Crownfall act, picks up where the Ascension Day comic left off. You can explore the bustling city streets and reap rewards along the way. More content can be unlocked with the Midgate Pathfinder Pack for just $15.

How Many Free Arcanas Can You Earn in Crownfall Candyworks Caravan?

Dataminers Reveal Exclusive Dota 2 Crownfall Updates: Future Release Dates, Aracana Rewards, and More

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Sweet rewards await in Dota 2's Crownfall event! The Candy Shop, reminiscent of Diretide's Candyworks, makes a comeback. Here, players can trade their hard-earned Candies for random item sets, with a tiny sliver of a chance to snag a coveted Arcana. Dataminers from the DOTA_DM Telegram channel have even revealed a complete list of 13 potential Arcana rewards! They reportedly are: 

  • Demon Eater (Shadow Fiend)
  • Blades of Voth Domosh (Legion Commander)
  • Feast of Abscession Bundle (Pudge)
  • Tempest Helm of the Thundergod (Zeus)
  • Swine of the Sunken Galley Bundle (Techies)
  • Fiery Soul of the Slayer (Lina)
  • Fractal Horns of Inner Abysm (Terrorblade)
  • Frost Avalanche Bundle (Crystal Maiden)
  • Flockheart's Gamble Bundle (Ogre Mage)
  • Manifold Paradox Bundle (Phantom Assassin)
  • The Magus Cypher Bundle (Rubick)
  • Bladeform Legacy Bundle (Juggernaut)
  • Great Sage's Reckoning Bundle (Monkey King)

How Many Rolls Does it Take for a Dota 2 Crownfall Arcana?

Dota 2 dataminers have unveiled the odds for goodies in the Crownfall Candyworks Caravan! Scoring a coveted Arcana is a rare feat, with a mere 0.315% chance per roll, as per Stepan’s Dota on Telegram. Here are the reported Candyworks Caravan items drop chance and cost:

  • Hero Set (4 candies) — 63.1%
  • Wards (5 candies) — 12.62%
  • Courier (5 candies) — 9.46%
  • Old Treasure (8 candies) — 6.31%
  • Announcer (9 candies) — 4.73%
  • Treasure with Immortal items (12 candies) — 3.15%
  • Event Coins (14 candies) — 0.315%
  • Arcana (16 candies) — 0.315%

While victory is sweet in Dota 2, the Crownfall Candy Shop presents a true test of dedication for Arcana hunters. With a mere 0.315% chance per reroll and a shop limited to 2 items, dataminers estimate it takes an average of 160 wins to secure your coveted prize.

However, there's a silver lining! The event's multi-month duration allows for this grind. Since you can only accumulate 10 rerolls per week, reaching 160 wins translates to roughly 4 months of dedicated play.  For such a rare item, that timeframe becomes more manageable.

The Crownfall Candyworks Caravan holds a hidden upgrade option. While details remain under wraps, speculation swirls around its potential use. Could it unlock additional shop slots, or perhaps introduce new features to the mini-game entirely? We will have to wait to find out for sure. Stay tuned for further information as it emerges!

Dota 2 Crownfall New Features In a Nutshell 

Here are all the exclusive new features Crownfall has brought to Dota 2:

  • A comic strip that unveils the past of the enigmatic Skywrath Mage.
  • Navigate a dynamic map within the main menu. Spend tokens earned through gameplay to unlock new story segments, precious items, and captivating lore.
  • Encounter the eccentric Sithil and Quirt on each map. They'll enhance your map and trade your hard-earned candy for dazzling cosmetics like hero sets, couriers, and wards.
  • Claim 15 free Crownfall Coins, usable for discounts in the Crownfall Shop (think $7 off!).
  • Unwrap 2 free Treasuries, each brimming with unique item sets (24 sets in total!).
  • Earn 14 free cosmetic rewards like loading screens, sprays, emoticons, and character voice lines.
  • Supercharge your adventure with access to 2 exclusive side quests bursting with additional rewards. Gain even more Coins, Candy, Treasures, Styles, a coveted Riki Immortal weapon, and a plethora of other delights.
  • For $34.99 each, transform Skywrath Mage and Vengeful Spirit with the “Devotions of Dragonus” and “The Resurrection of Shen” Arcanas, respectively. Each Arcana boasts unlockable alternate styles in Act IV, extending your customization options.

The Crownfall Craze is Real! Dota 2 Reach Highest Players Since TI11

The Dota 2 Crownfall update has sparked a resurgence in player interest, leading to a significant boost in concurrent user numbers. According to Steamdb, the game's peak online player count has reached its highest level since The International 11 (TI11), with a staggering 874,000 users.

Since the launch of Act I on 18th April, the daily peak player base has consistently hovered around 870,000. A similar spike occurred in August 2023 following the release of the anniversary treasure, but this proved short-lived, lasting just a single day. As the chart below illustrates, the average player base has only seen a marginal increase.

Source: Steamdb

Crownfall is designed to keep players engaged over a four-act narrative spanning until 6th August, has the potential to be the most significant update in recent memory. While some dedicated players have already completed Act I, the casual player base is likely to progress at a more leisurely pace. The next act is scheduled to launch in mid-May.

Dataminers Reveal Exclusive Dota 2 Crownfall Updates: Future Release Dates, Aracana Rewards, and More
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