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Game changing patch released

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

After months of waiting and hype, Outlanders patch has finally dropped and it's a big game-changer. 

Patch update 7.22 was introduced in May 2019 and has been with us ever since. For six months, players competed and ranked with only balance changes sprinkled in for fun. Not only was TI9 played on the patch, but the first set of DPC 2019-2020 season events were too. Some claimed the game felt stale by the time the Major rolled around, most were ready for changes. 

Patch update 7.23, or aka Outlanders, has arrived bringing with it 2 new heroes, 62 new items, neutral buildings, personal couriers, map re-work and more. Essentially, welcome to Dota 3.  

The drop comes only 2 (yes TWO) days before the DreamLeague Season 13 Major and WePlay! Bukovel Minor open qualifiers kick-off and five days before the closed qualifiers begin which will determine the 23 teams that will attend the second Minor and Major of the season. Teams will be training hard and learning the new game in the next few days.

The open qualifiers will see teams like PSG.LGD, Team Secret, Nigma esports and OG competing and that means some interesting first official games are expected to happen. Many believe that this will even level the playing field, allowing a higher chance for lesser-known teams to knock out the favorites during the unforgiving best-of-one open qualifier brackets. 

Biggest Highlights:

  • Two New Heroes:
    •  Void Spirit

  •  Snapfire

  • New Neutral Building Type - Outposts

  • Map changes

  • Hero Max Level increased to 30 - Unlocks entire Talent Tree
  • Spell Immunity no longer gives resistance to Magical damage
  • Side Shops removed
  • Neutral Item Drops Added

  • These items cannot be bought or sold
  • Can be freely shared with allies
  • 62 unique items in total

  • Backpack size increased from 3 to 4
  • Item reworks and recipe changes
  • Hero ability and scepter reworks

The (quite lengthy) patch notes can all be found on the Dota 2 site HERE and fans are sure to be able to catch their favorite streamers and analysists testing or discussing the patch around the clock. 

 

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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

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