So I just started trying out Dota 2 and have played a grand total of 2 normal matches online...lost one, won one. After the match was over both times different users got "loot," one person got like a belt or something and the next match two people got chests. My question is how is it determined who gets this loot? I ask this because it wasn't the person who got in first who got the loot. Is it random? Based on performance? If I suck at dota and always get in the bottom 3 will I never get any of these drops? Thanks for the help bombers.
How often do you get loot?
It's random besides the guaranteed drop on every profile level. The chests you saw were likely the "welcome gift" which you receive on your first game.
In terms of quality, I have over 400 games complete, and haven't gotten anything better than a rare outside of the welcome gift chest-each time you open it you get a better version that you can't open until you level your profile more. It's just cosmetics though I usually buy a couple of every new chest anyway
Theory crafters think that although winning or losing has no effect if any of the 10 players get items but "battle level" seems to have an effect on quality. In general, the system seems to be designed to reward players for sticking with longer, more difficult to complete games as well as meritocracy.
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