Dota 2 treasure chests no longer hold duplicate items | PCGamesN

Dota 2

Dota 2 treasure chests no longer hold duplicate items

Valve Dota 2

Don’t you hate it when you’ve spent weeks tracking down a treasure chest, cursing the drunken pirate who inaccurately scrawled an ‘x’ on your laptop screen when you showed him a Google Gaps view of the area, only to find it contains a Tigger mug - the exact same Tigger mug you already owned!

Valve hate that, too. That’s why they’re changed the chests in Dota 2 to stop them giving duplicate rewards. Plus, there are lovely bonuses thrown into the mix.

“From now on, you will no longer have a chance to receive a duplicate item from opening a treasure multiple times; each time you unseal a treasure, you will find a different item,” wrote Valve.

“In addition to ensuring you won’t receive the same item twice, each time you unlock a treasure you will also have a chance to obtain bonus rewards. Bonus rewards are granted in addition to an item found inside a treasure, and some treasures feature multiple bonuses. This means you could gain two or more items each time you open a treasure!”

This could have a bit of a knock on effect for the Dota 2 marketplace, though. Usually you’d simply take a duplicate item over to the store and sell it there to make a little cash for your Steam Wallet. Now, with every item being unique compared to what you already own, the collector in you may want to keep a hold of what you found.

That might be just me, though. I’ll never part with my Winnie the Pooh mugs. Never.

Login or Register
1
+1
-0
Shykonn's picture
121

Ahh about time! I used to hate gettng doublers of items =/

2
+2
-0
Digitenor's picture
14

Kind of makes you think 'meh' though. All those times you had a leap of faith, bought a few keys to try for an unusual courier, or Kunnka's blade - and got 3 of the same 'rare' items. Money down the toilet - nad only now they do something about it :p

1
+1
-0
Shykonn's picture
121

I never bought keys aha ^^

1
+1
-0
Digitenor's picture
14

*sigh*

Just me then :/

Try these free to play games
?

These are affiliate links - clicking them and playing the games directly supports PCGamesN

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are bigger than Steam was two years ago, and they're still growing...

Dota 2

Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are bigger than Steam was two years ago, and they're still growing...

Dota 2's Compendium expands with new ways to earn points and levels

Dota 2's Compendium expands with new ways to earn points and levels

Tune into the Red Bull Battle Grounds Dota 2 finals: Team Secret vs Invictus Gaming

Tune into the Red Bull Battle Grounds Dota 2 finals: Team Secret vs Invictus Gaming

If you're good enough, you can play at this year's Dota 2 International 2015

If you're good enough, you can play at this year's Dota 2 International 2015

Watch the Red Bull Battle Grounds Dota 2 playoffs live

Watch the Red Bull Battle Grounds Dota 2 playoffs live

The Dota 2 International 2015 prize pool hits $5 million dollars in just over two days

The Dota 2 International 2015 prize pool hits $5 million dollars in just over two days

NewBee wins the 2014 Dota 2 International

Dota 2

NewBee wins the 2014 Dota 2 International

Valve clarify Dota 2 gifting restrictions;

Valve clarify Dota 2 gifting restrictions; "we didn't have a better solution"

All bets are on: the Dota 2 International 2015 gets its crowdfunding Compendium

All bets are on: the Dota 2 International 2015 gets its crowdfunding Compendium

Watch the Red Bull Battle Grounds NA Dota 2 qualifier today

Watch the Red Bull Battle Grounds NA Dota 2 qualifier today

Dota 2 patch 6.84 tops up the toybox with eight new items

Dota 2 patch 6.84 tops up the toybox with eight new items

Valve massively revamp competitive Dota 2, announce Dota Major Championships

Valve massively revamp competitive Dota 2, announce Dota Major Championships

Dota 2 International main event: Day Two

Dota 2

Dota 2 International main event: Day Two

The Red Bull Battle Grounds Dota 2 China qualifier kicks off tonight; LGD vs IG rematch confirmed

The Red Bull Battle Grounds Dota 2 China qualifier kicks off tonight; LGD vs IG rematch confirmed

Red Bull Battle Grounds Dota 2 regional qualifiers start next week; 20 will become 5

Red Bull Battle Grounds Dota 2 regional qualifiers start next week; 20 will become 5

Dota 2 player recreates Valve's

Dota 2 player recreates Valve's "failed" Faceless Void concept in-game

Dota 2 International tickets go on sale next week in two batches

Dota 2 International tickets go on sale next week in two batches

Red Bull Battle Grounds adds a Dota 2 tournament circuit; grand final kicks off on May 10th

Red Bull Battle Grounds adds a Dota 2 tournament circuit; grand final kicks off on May 10th

Dota 2 International main event: Day One

Dota 2

Dota 2 International main event: Day One

Dota 2's Faceless Void gets a facelift; see Valve's hilarious

Dota 2's Faceless Void gets a facelift; see Valve's hilarious "failed" concepts

Vote goat: Goat Simulator developers want to put their goat in Dota 2

Vote goat: Goat Simulator developers want to put their goat in Dota 2

Valve vow to

Valve vow to "do a better job of walking people through what we're doing"

ESL increases prize pool for ESL One Dota 2 series to a million dollars

ESL increases prize pool for ESL One Dota 2 series to a million dollars

Steam racks up 125 million active accounts, with help from Dota 2 and Counter-Strike

Steam racks up 125 million active accounts, with help from Dota 2 and Counter-Strike