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Hold onto your bandwidth, folks: Dota 2‘s 6.85 patch is due out shortly.

This news comes from the Dota 2 Twitter account which, 12 minutes ago (at the time of writing), posted that “the 6.85 gameplay update” will be released to “the main client shortly.”

I don’t have much to say because we’ve still got no patch notes, sadly. I’m expecting significant changes to hero balance, but no new items/heroes/mechanics. Nerfs to TI5’s most picked/banned heroes are pretty much a dead cert, but I wouldn’t expect any bigger changes based on what Valve said about the patch earlier.

I’ll let you know once it goes live – which, based on that Twitter post, I’d guess at being within the next hour or so – and I’ll probably post up some sort of idiotic initial thoughts soon after that.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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