Patch 6.84 is playing LIVE at the Test Client tonight, and will be coming to a server near you later in the week. It’s a game-changer - all patches we cover are, technically speaking - that’ll add eight new items and quite a bit besides to Dota 2.
The new items are an Enchanted Mango consumable, a Lotus Orb (formed from Perseverance, Platemail and a recipe), Glimmer Cape (Cloak, Shadow Amulet), Guardian Greaves (Arcane Boots, Mekansm, recipe), Moon Shard (two Hyperstones, recipe), Silver Edge (Shadow Blade, Sange, recipe), Solar Crest (Medallion of Courage, Talisman of Evasion), and the Octarine Core (Mystic Staff, Soul Booster).
They should help liven up the game a bit for players who feel their hero’s item choices are mostly locked in before they begin. You can find particulars on the new Aghanim’s Scepter upgrades and more in the full patch notes over the page.
Now: The International is fast approaching, and with it this year’s Dota 2 Compendium. The digital betting book will arrive later this week, packed with items and unique rewards. It should prove crucial in navigating Valve’s new Dota Major Championships.
Valve will also be announcing International invitees very soon; who would you like them to name?