New Chinese Law Forces Valve to Reveal Dota 2 Drop Rates
A couple of days after the passing of the deadline, Valve has finally released the Dota 2 drop rates for certain rare items in the country of China.
For the time being, the developer has opted to only publicize information associated with the chests obtained from the ongoing Dota 2 Asia Championship. According to Perfect World, the official distributor of the game in the region, there is a two-and-six percent chance for players to get hold of a rare treasure from the championship chests.
It is important to note that the provided Dota 2 drop rates are for only the Chinese servers, and do not represent the game’s presence in other parts of the world. In North America, for example, the drop rates are likely to be very different.
Four months ago, a new regulation was passed by Chinese authorities that forces publishers to disclose the drop rates of items in their respective games.
The ruling was enforced by the region’s Ministry of Culture to make sure that publishers are not scamming players by hiding low, unfair drop rates. Knowing the odds helps the community to decide whether they want to risk spending money on a rare or flashy item.
Riot Games is one of the few major names that did not wait for the deadline of May 1 to pass. Last week, the developer released the drop rates of its Hextech Crafting system in League of Legends for China. Before that, it was the developer of Crossfire that adhered to the regulation by releasing its odds.
We now await Valve to do the same for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Blizzard for most of its games, including Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Overwatch. It also must be brought to attention that Valve has only revealed the drop rates for certain chests. It must now do the same for its other items in the marketplace.