This year’s Collector’s Cache is finally available, but only for a limited period of 30 days! The 18 exclusive skins won’t be available anywhere else.
It’s the year 2020 and the Dota 2 Battle Pass is already out for some time. The season wouldn’t be complete with some of the exclusive skins provided by the Collector’s Cache. For anyone unfamiliar it’s a special treasure containing limited-availability skins, the sales of which will also go towards building up the prize pool of The International 2020. The visuals in question were made by the community and picked by the community thanks to a popular vote. Valve’s official announcement was released today on the Dota 2 blog website.
The final votes have been tallied and The International 10 Collector’s Cache is now available, loaded with the top 18 eligible item sets as voted on by the Dota 2 community. Unboxing 15 treasures will automatically grant you 36 Battle Levels, and the odds of receiving a bonus rare item will increase with each treasure you open. You can also recycle any unwanted items for 2 Battle Levels.
The International 10 Collector’s Cache is available for $2.49 and will only be on sale for 30 days. This will be the only way to acquire these exclusive items, except for the ultra rare Mirana item, which will be marketable sometime after The International 11 concludes. Each purchase of this treasure contributes 25% of sales directly to The International 10 prize pool.
We once again thank the community artists who tendered submissions for this year’s treasure, as well as the entire Battle Pass community for casting votes in support of their favorite item sets. We look forward to seeing your top selections in the lanes.
As it becomes clear from the post, the only marketable skins from the bunch will be the ultra-rare one for Mirana. Putting it on the market will be as early as the end of The International 11, which might happen in August 2021 or later. That’s a lot of time. If you get this treasure you’re buying it purely for yourself, as none of the items are tradeable, on the plus side you’ll be able to show off with a cool skin. The only way to get the Collector’s Cache is to buy it from the market for $2.49. Here’s an overview of the skins. Most of them appear to have been inspired by Japan and that's something a lot of Dota 2 fans will appreciate.
If you want to see all of them in detail you can do so here. We can already see that the Collector's Cache is having an effect on the total prize pool for The International 10.
So far Valve have done a good job of maintaining the prize pool tempo.