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    Shadow Demon’s not actually directly affected much by the patch. His Shadow Poison has a bigger AoE, so he’s going to be even more annoying than before, but beyond that…

    Patch 6.79 for Dota 2 – the patch which heavily rebalances most of the current heroes, and changes the way a lot of the basic mechanics work – is now out.

    The 172 meg patch does such wonderful things as “make the Roshan timer semi-random” and “change the way buybacks work” and “increase Broodmother’s web size to span small countries” and “make everyone laugh at Batrider.” If you want to have a gander at some of what’s included, have a looksee here to see me going OH MY GOD I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY CHANGED THIS in text form. If you’d prefer to just look at the incredibly massive list of patch notes without my panicked commentary (and no-one could blame you for that) then click here instead.

    Dota 2 should auto-update as soon as you sign into Steam. I suppose this means I’m going to have to go and edit my newbie guides, doesn’t it?

    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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