DOTA 2, usually a video game about saying mean things to other humans over the internet, is embracing the spirit of togetherness later this year with the release of a series of co-op story missions, part of a campaign called Siltbreaker.
Anyone owning a 2017 Battle Pass will be given access to the campaign, which is broken into two acts, the first of which goes live later this month, the second being made available in July.
The campaign sees groups of four friends (or matchmade strangers) "undertake a cooperative adventure into the blackest depths of Dark Reef", and ask them to traverse a "diverse landscape of loathsome monsters, cunning traps, and other lethal terrors."
Every time you play you'll earn campaign XP, with "an exclusive Desert Sands Baby Roshan" available on the Wheel of Rewards.
Not a terrible way to try and convince people to pick up a Battle Pass for $US10 ($13). I'm sure there'll be those with no interest in DOTA 2 as a whole who will be keen to try out an actual story-driven video game released by Valve.