How to claim Dota 2 Twitch drops for The International 2021

Kenneth Williams • October 7, 06:56

Looking for more The International 2021 Lineage Treasures? Sit back, relax, and chuckle at all the people spamming “!drops.” 

Valve re-enabled Dota 2 Twitch drops at the last minute before TI10. Viewers can earn special drops by spectating the event on Twitch, which was a common feature before the Dota 2 Reborn update in 2015. Getting Dota 2 Twitch drops is the easiest it’s ever been, as long as you know the rules.

To earn TI10 Twitch drops, viewers just have to watch one hour of content on an official Twitch stream. The drops are completely guaranteed with no limit, so every Dota 2 fan can get some free TI10 watch rewards. Watch time is accumulated between all official streams, so make sure to check all six group stage channels. The timer only tracks one channel at a time though, so don’t open each one in a tab and walk away. 

As of day one, there appears to be issues with tracking view time. The only way to guarantee Twitch drops is to watch matches through the in-game client. This issue will probably be resolved within the first days of the event.

It’s not entirely clear if TI10 Twitch drops reset at any point. For the moment, players can only earn one. Drops may be given out on a daily basis or could reset once the group stage transitions to the playoffs. Either way, Dota 2 fans are guaranteed to enjoy a little bonus for watching The International.

What are the TI10 Twitch drops?

For The International 2021, Dota 2 Twitch drops only include The International 2021 Lineage Treasures. The TI10-exclusive cosmetic chest contains remixed versions of previous skins in stunning black and gold. The very rare reward is a regal recolor of Luna’s Redemption of the Raidforged Rider.

For previous The International Twitch events, fans could receive individual skins marked with the unique “Heroic” quality. The feature was removed during Dota 2’s transition to the Source 2 engine, along with several other mechanics. While it’s currently just limited to TI10 treasures, this system could give away other goodies during the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit.

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