New patch brings us the long-awaited team matchmaking along with a public rating based on team performance against other teams.
Also, like every week, there are bug fixes and some UI updates. New players will be happy with all the BOT changes.
One of the mayor things in this patch is Language option for Matchmaking. Languages that are currently available are English, Russian and Chinese.
This week, Cyborgmatt once again did his job and searched for the hidden patch files. You can find his content analysis here!
This week’s patch bring us no new hero but there’s some mayor changes in the game files and how the game works. This update has improved how Dota 2 is setup on your machine and will provide a significantly faster load time for most players.
UI has been upgraded and some gameplay bugs got fixed.
In favor of DOTA 2 3rd party sites, there are new WebAPI upgrades.
As in every patch, within the patch files, there are some hidden goodies. You can check them on Cyborgmatt’s blog!
Full changelog below:
This week’s patch brings us more bug fixes, audio changes and some hidden goodies which you can find on Cyborgmatt’s blog. Unfortunately there is no new hero, which puts us into the fourth week without a new hero in Dota 2. Also, few heroes received new models and colors:
Whisp, Silencer and Death Prophet with new model
More information below.
This patch brings us no new heroes, only a few model and texture changes, UI changes and visual effects. A deadly spider, ‘Broodmother’, got himself a new model work.
Here’s a picture of the new Broodmother model:
Despite little changes, a bunch of files and pictures have been added in this patch, including some textures for the Christmas map look. You can find all of them on Cyborgmatt’s blog.
With the advent of the newest update comes the newest hero to grace us in DotA 2, Magnus. The horned beast is one of the best carries in the game if fed right, especially with his devastating ultimate. He is a great pusher as well, with a cleave buff to deal with enemies who stick together. He also has a spammable nuke to last hit and harass enemies. However, he is quite a slow hero, with not much escape spells and the Black King Bar will remove his Empower Buff. That all said, he is still a very viable hero to main in DotA 2.