Dota 2 is celebrating its biggest-ever update and what is essentially a brand new game. Well, brand new games need patches, and there’s bound to be a whole bunch of them. Below we’ve gathered some highlights from the last few to be deployed, along with links to where you can find out more.
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July 25: Collector's Baby Roshan
Got money? Valve wants to take it. If you reach Battle Pass level 2,000 (which will cost you, approximately, as much as a fairly reasonable second-hand car) you'll get a nickel-silver Baby Roshan statue delivered to your home. You weirdo. Other details in this patch over on Reddit.
July 20: Tooltip Update
In a surprise move, Valve have changed Dota 2's item tooltips. They're infinitely more readable now, as well as being colour coded. Here's the full version of the above image:
Brand new updated tooltips for all items in Dota 2. pic.twitter.com/wpf78GN7KD— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) July 19, 2017
Not a lot else was in this patch. All the minor changes over on Reddit.
July 17: Courier fix
A new Dota 2 patch is out and it fixes a very specific, very annoying problem. From now on, if someone interrupts the Courier after you've given it orders, it'll still grab your items from the fountain.
There are also a bunch of UI updates, so check out the patch notes on Reddit.
July 12: UI updates and bug fixes
Another small patch has released for Dota 2, containing a host of bug fixes and some UI improvements. Detailed talents now show up on the Guide panel, for a start. Primal spring damage has also been fixed.
As ever, check out the notes on Reddit.
July 6: All-Star voting and Fantasy League
On top of The International 2017, Valve are hosting an All-Star match, in which tournament viewers vote on their favourite players to make up a dream team. These will then face off in a 5v5 Captains Mode match at The International, and the winning All-Star team will walk away with a $100,000 prize.
To take part, head to the Battle Pass Compendium and select your team members in the All-Star section. There are 90 players to choose form when filling up the ten available slots. The full details are on the Dota blog.
Elsewhere, there are a bunch of small changes in a new patch, including new scoring details for the Fantasy League.
As always, the full notes are on Reddit.
Those are the last few Dota 2 patches - more are always on the way. We'll update when Valve do.