Dota 2 update tracker: all the latest changes to Valve's mammoth MOBA

Dota 2 updates

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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August 21: Siltbreaker Act II

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This weekend's updates have been almost entirely focused on getting the Siltbreaker Act II PvE mode up to date, with changes to UI, a few zones, and several champions. Full notes can be found on Reddit.

August 15: The end of TI7

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Now that The International is over, most of the changes in today's update relate to its events. Team Liquid are now displayed on the in-game Aegis as winners, and the Arcana voting page has now been updated to show Pudge as the winner. As ever, full notes can be found on Reddit.

August 8: The Real MVP

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Just a small set of updates today, the most important of which is that from today, if you're watching TI7 in-client, you'll now be able to vote for each game's MVP. Full notes on Reddit.

August 7: Strongback the Swift

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Strongback the Swift, the Internation 2017's Mystery Courier and "a stalwart wayfarer," has been added to the Trove Carafe. Full notes can be found on Reddit.

August 6: The International Updates

Windrunner dota 2 battle pass patch

Updates from the last few days continue to focus on The International, adding broadcaster tools and UI updates, as well as compendium rewards. As always, full notes can be found on Reddit.

August 2: Broadcasting tools

Today's updates seem to focus on gearing the client up in preparation for The International. Broadcasting tools have been updated, and hero and item snippets have been updated. Full notes can be found on Reddit.

August 1: Short film finalists

Dota 2 film finalists

Valve have revealed the top 15 finalists for their short film competition, and voting is now open with the release of the latest patch. There's also a new pin that's exclusive for cosplayers, which can be shown off on your Steam profile. As ever, the full notes are on Reddit.

July 30: Newbie update

Tiny balance changes

The meat of this update was a change to the new player experience to try to make it less of an eternal hell for people just getting into one of the world's most complex games. Other notes in the Reddit thread.

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

Dota 2 updated tooltips

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:

Not a lot else was in this patch. All the minor changes over on Reddit.

July 17: Courier fix

Dota 2 patch July 17

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

Dota 2 update

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

Dota 2 all star

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.

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3 Months ago

hey valve ... why wont u stop putting updates... this is insane non of any game has more update like this.... is this a dota or a update machine ?? before this dota 2 .. warcraft was good.... no updates chill to play only we have to download map... dnt try to use this dota as a business...

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