Pudge’s Toy Butcher Hero Persona is now live in Dota 2

Vignesh Raghuram
21/Aug/2020 06:39 am

After months of anticipation, Valve has finally decided to add The Toy Butcher – Pudge Persona in Dota 2. The Pudge persona replaces the hero’s in-game model and adds new Custom Spell effects. Valve also released the Voice of The International Announcer Pack along with this bundle.

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The Toy Butcher – New Pudge Persona

Pudge Persona Toy ButcherThe released Toy Butcher Persona Is significantly different from what was advertised | Image via Valve

The Toy Butcher Persona includes a completely new model, animation, and voice acting for Pudge. This cosmetic is exclusively available for a limited time to Battle Pass 2020 owners who manage to reach level 255.

Valve’s description of the Toy Butcher Persona reads:

“From deep inside the toy box, a frightening plaything joins the fray. Available now to all Battle Pass owners who reach level 255, the new Toy Butcher Persona for Pudge features an all-new model, animations, and voice performance.

Feared amongst the fluff-stuffed denizens of the toy box, The Toy Butcher stalks the corners and shadows of the bin, always on the hunt for his next kill. Every toy knows that once the butcher gets his hook in you, your stuffing and your life are forfeit – like as not to be left strewn about the lanes as the plushy monster jaunts happily away from your lonely, ragged remains.”

Although the hero has numerous new voice lines, unlike Wei - The Female Anti Mage persona, there are no extensive changes to the lore of the hero.

The Voice of The International - Announcer Pack

Voice of The International Announcer PackImage via Valve

Valve has also released The Voice of The International announcer pack with this update. The voice of the International bundle contains both the in-game announcer and the Mega-Kill announcer. TI10 Battle Pass Owners who reach level 75 will be able to claim this reward.

John Patrick Lowrie, who announces at The International tournaments has voiced this announcer pack. It consists of over 40 minutes of voice lines.

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With these new additions, Valve has added almost all the promised items in the International 10 Battle Pass. Only the Windranger Arcana - Compass of the Rising Gale and The Immortal Treasure 3 Chests remain.

Considering the fact that Valve stated that the International 10 Battle Pass will expire on 19th September 2020, we can assume that these items will be released within the next two weeks.


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.