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Dota 2 patch adds strategy phase hero swapping, fixes couriers

Dota 2 patch hero swapping item range courier

A small patch went live for Dota 2 last night, further tweaking various new systems added with patch 7.00 towards the end of last year. It also included the usual sweep of bug fixes, along with turning off the Fall Battle Pass.

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Here’s the highlights:

  • Hero swapping is now possible during strategy time by right-clicking on player names at the top of the screen.
  • Fixed items combining on the courier.
  • Added a range display to many items which grant auras.
  • The Fall Major 2016 Battle Pass has ended

As constructed by Reddit, here’s a full list of the items that now have range display when hovered over:

  • Gem
  • Magic Stick
  • Magic Wand
  • Dust of Appearance
  • Mekansm
  • Vladimir’s Offering
  • Buckler
  • Ring of Basilius
  • Pipe of Insight
  • Headdress
  • Assault Cuirass
  • Shiva’s Guard
  • Crimson Guard
  • Radiance
  • Arcane Boots
  • Drum of Endurance
  • Smoke of Deceit
  • Guardian Greaves
  • Ring of Aquila

Some changes were also made to the hero builds server, but it’s still bugged out and making it impossible for guide makers to update or publish new builds, as noted by community member and guide creator TorteDeLini.

The full official notes are available on Steam.