That magic time marking the launch of Dota 2 7.00’s patch notes has come and gone, with the only sign of its passing being the death of the Dota 2 website.
Surprising nobody, it turns out that setting a countdown for hugely anticipated patch notes – for a game played by millions – results primarily in your site being DDOSed by millions of people trying to access it all at once. I did once manage to actually get to the main page of the Dota 2 website, but it lacked any new info (and no, the test client hasn’t been updated yet either).
Commence your spamming of “Well played!” now.
However, we do have some idea of the patch’s major changes, courtesy of SteamDB’s Twitter account. Assuming they’re not trolling us, anyway.
Dota 7.00 "The New Journey" changes: Monkey King hero added, new HUD, new pregame, community bots and more! https://t.co/ZUnbExZMSX
— Steam Database (@SteamDB) December 11, 2016
In case that breaks for some reason: Monkey King, a new HUD, a new pregame, and community bots. Community bots is the only thing I currently know anything about, because the Valve Developer Wiki actually has a page about it. This is a feature that’s been promised for awhile, so that’s quite nice!
I’ll be back once there are some actual specifics on the patch.
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.