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Dota 2 patch: Cheaper couriers and changes to the jungle

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Recently, Dota 2 lead developer Icefrog announced that the game would be moving from a handful of major patches a few times a year, to a new system. For the next six months, Valve will be trialling a bi-weekly system, meaning you’ll get two Dota 2 patches every month.

With all that out of the way, here’s what you can find in the latest Dota 2 patch:

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Dota 2 patch 7.09 item changes


  • Cost reduced to 50 gold from 200 gold.


  • Charge count decreased to 3 from 4.
  • Cost decreased to 90 gold from 125 gold.

Dota 2 patch 7.09 map changes

  • Tier 1 mid lane towers are now slightly closer to the river.
  • Removed a tree in the radiant jungle.

Dota 2 patch 7.09 misc changes

  • Starting gold decreased to 600 from 625.
  • Initial bounty rune now gives 40 gold to all allied heroes instead of 100 to the hero that picks it up.
  • Range creep attack aquisition range decreased to 600 units from 800 units.
  • Killing a neutral camp stack now gives a bonus 15% gold bounty to the hero that stacked it. No bonus is given if the stack is cleared by an enemy of the hero that stacked it.