Unusually close to our bedtime, Valve has launched
's microtransaction shop as it formally declares the game free to play. Click here to read the fancy
Dota 2 Store
We expected Dota 2 to be a free-to-play game—that's barely news. But more noteworthy is the confirmation that all of the game's playable heroes will be free with no limitations, that Dota 2 will utilize
, and that, like
, the Dota Store will be putting player-made items on sale.
are in Dota 2's section of the Steam Workshop now, and almost 200 are in the
Dota 2 will release on PC later this year, Valve says. Expect a big coming-out party for the game during
at PAX Prime.