Discover how to colonize, build and achieve victory in this Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer

EVE Online is altering the laws of physics to allow capital ships to fit through stargates

You might find a ghost on your toilet in Sims 4 this month, and in your pools in November

Dota 2

Latest Dota 2 patch reveals Winter is coming. To Dota 2.

The latest Dota 2 patch has just landed in the test client. And while many were hoping for a new hero in the form of Medusa to enter the scene, no new hero has been deployed. Instead we have tweaks to bots and an updated look to Dota 2’s friendly spider Broodmother. Laying deep in the code, though, are clues to a new winter themed map. It has snow and everything. 

The more noticeable ones include a new look for Broodmother. Clearer eyes, basically. 
Another change may well have been suggested by Reddit: the hand of Midas now turns creeps in a pile of gold which is then sucked into the hero. Have a look at the original suggestion here.  
Most interesting though, is the first signs of a Winter theme for Dota 2. Over Halloween, Dota 2 introduced the Diretide event which included a whole new game mode which had heroes hoarding candy, while keeping a trick-or-treat Roshan and enemy heroes from stealing it. Snow appearing in the texture files suggests a similar event might be on the cards over the holiday season. 
If you want to see the full picture of what’s been added, take a look at Cyborgmatt’s latest blog
Do you think this winter map will top Diretide? Lets us know below. 
Here’s the full changelog: 
VISUALS- Updated Broodmother's model- Added sound and FX for hand of Midas
UI- Clicking on a hero row in the Heroes Played tab on the profile now shows a match history filtered by that hero.- Greevil Egg contents are now displayed correctly in the Steam trading UI.
GAMEPLAY- Pseudo Random chances are now enabled for these abilities: Coup de Grace, Slardar's Bash, Time Lock, Drunken Brawler's Crit, Headshot, Blade Dance, Chaos Knight's Crit, Lycan's Crit and Skeleton King's Crit.
BOTS- Lich Bot will no longer Dark Ritual an ally's dominated creep (heh).- Fixed bug that was causing bots to never try to avoid linear projectiles.- Bots will now try to avoid Illuminate (both during the channel and when the projectile is released).- Bots will now buy invisibility-detection items for an enemy Weaver.- Bots who are the targets of Life Drain and Mana Drain will now try to break the channel by outranging it.- Lich bot will no longer stop to cast Frost Armor when frantically attacking or retreating.- Bots will no longer pick up a droppable item if it would require them to drop an item.- For new players, the default coop bot difficulty level is now Easy.- Bots will now drop muted items that they've picked up in the fountain.

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
NewBee wins the 2014 Dota 2 International

Dota 2

NewBee wins the 2014 Dota 2 International

Dota 2 to receive long awaited Techies update next week; we're all doomed

Dota 2 to receive long awaited Techies update next week; we're all doomed

It's not all doom and gloom: EG.Fear returns to Dota 2

It's not all doom and gloom: EG.Fear returns to Dota 2

Na'Vi Dota 2 squad has

Na'Vi Dota 2 squad has "lost its leader": Puppey moves on with "no regrets"

Watch this: a stunning fan-made recap of the 2014 Dota 2 International

Watch this: a stunning fan-made recap of the 2014 Dota 2 International

Strange bedfellows: YouPorn has found an eSports team to sponsor

Strange bedfellows: YouPorn has found an eSports team to sponsor

Dota 2 International main event: Day Two

Dota 2

Dota 2 International main event: Day Two

ESPN

ESPN "delighted" by Dota 2 viewing figures; expect more eSports coverage in the future

ESPN2's coverage of the Dota 2 International is just too much for some viewers

ESPN2's coverage of the Dota 2 International is just too much for some viewers

The Dota 2 International grand finals are tonight; final prize pool $10,931,105

The Dota 2 International grand finals are tonight; final prize pool $10,931,105

Valve debut infamous cult hero Techies at the Dota 2 International

Valve debut infamous cult hero Techies at the Dota 2 International

The International 2014 Dota 2 Championships will be broadcast live on ESPN

The International 2014 Dota 2 Championships will be broadcast live on ESPN

Dota 2 International main event: Day One

Dota 2

Dota 2 International main event: Day One

Gamefy apologise for leaking Team DK's tactics at The International

Gamefy apologise for leaking Team DK's tactics at The International

Six teams eliminated from the Dota 2 International; TI3 champions Alliance among them

Six teams eliminated from the Dota 2 International; TI3 champions Alliance among them

If you're interested in starting Dota 2, you should watch the International 4's newcomer's broadcast

If you're interested in starting Dota 2, you should watch the International 4's newcomer's broadcast

CIS-Game arrive in Seattle for the Dota 2 International after visa trouble

CIS-Game arrive in Seattle for the Dota 2 International after visa trouble

Dota 2 tournament ESL One Frankfurt had over 12,500 spectators in the arena each day

Dota 2 tournament ESL One Frankfurt had over 12,500 spectators in the arena each day

What to expect from the Dota 2 International main event

Dota 2

What to expect from the Dota 2 International main event

See ESL One Frankfurt from the perspective of a professional Dota 2 player

See ESL One Frankfurt from the perspective of a professional Dota 2 player

Dota 2 International prize pool now promises untold riches: $10 million

Dota 2 International prize pool now promises untold riches: $10 million

UPDATED: CIS-Game & Arrow Gaming denied visas into the US for the Dota 2 International

UPDATED: CIS-Game & Arrow Gaming denied visas into the US for the Dota 2 International

Dota 2 update fiddles with team matchmaking and throws in more compendium stretch goals

Dota 2 update fiddles with team matchmaking and throws in more compendium stretch goals

Dota 2 International prize pool passes $8 million thanks to immortal items

Dota 2 International prize pool passes $8 million thanks to immortal items