I’ve been more than grumpy about Dota 2 for the past few weeks. Hell, I’m even grumpier following my 8 game losing streak which accumulated painfully over the past few days! I need change dammit; change from this silly, farmfest, 70+ minute games brought on by the 6.83 meta. I haven’t been shy in asking for it either, and it paid off it seems, because Valve announced a new patch over the weekend. They’ve now unveiled its finer details.
Here’s the official announcement from the Dota 2 blog:
Today we are revealing Dota 2’s 6.84 Gameplay Update. Head over to the update page to learn about the various adjustments made to gameplay, the new Aghanim’s Scepter upgrades, new items, and more. These changes are live in the Dota 2 Test Client now, and will be coming to the Main Client later this week.
The patch notes are far too numerous to list here, so head over to the update page if you wish to check them out. The biggest changes seem to come in the form of new heroes gaining access to an Aghanim’s Scepter; heroes such as Centaur, Morphling, and Naga. There are of course, numerous other balances to heroes spells and such, including changes to certain items. This will mix up the meta nicely.
The biggest surprise in the update however, are the inclusion of not one, not two, but eight new items! I consider this great news, as one of Dota 2’s drawbacks in my opinion is that item choice on heroes is mostly fixed. It will be interesting to see how these new toys get incorporated into the game.
There is lots to look forward to, including the Compendium which will be releasing later this week too:
The International is approaching, and that means the Compendium is on its way. This year’s Compendium will also be available later this week, and will be packed with items, and other rewards you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
Oh Gaben, I can’t stay mad at you! TAKE MY MONEY! If you hadn’t noticed, I’m stupidly excited for 6.84 to land… are you?
DotaCinema have created some videos showing the new items in action, as well as the new Aghanim’s effects.
Last Updated: April 28, 2015