Dota 2 First Blood update debuts GLaDOS announcer on September 23

Major Dota 2 update will also include a new mode, inventory management, and balance changes.

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Valve has outlined the details of a major Dota 2 update, dubbed the First Blood update.

Coming on September 23, the First Blood update will see the release of a pack based on the Portal series, which includes a GLaDOS announcer, Aperture Science Wardcores, and a Portal HUD skin for the game.

Also included is a new mode, Captain's Draft, which has both teams assign a captain who must field a team from a pool of 24 randomised heroes.

The patch also contains a major change to players' inventories, renaming the Backpack to the Armory, which contains multiple filters and searching options with the aim of making it easier for players to manage their items.

Many items from the in-game Dota 2 store are being removed for sale, though these items will now be available for trading on the Steam Community Market. Valve, which hasn't listed which items are leaving the store, adds that the items may return in the return. The First Blood update will also see the introduction of new treasures.

Additionally, Medusa will now be available in Captain's Mode.

Various other balance changes have been included into the update, and players will no longer be able to adopt the fountain hook technique with Pudge and Chen--a controversial tactic which was recently used in August to great effect by Na'Vi in their match against TonFu in Dota 2 tournament The International 3.

For a full list of balance changes, check out Valve's post on the update.

Discussion

29 comments
voljin1987
voljin1987

Still havent fixed the fact that huskar can attack with ghost sceptre on I see..

sangdolee
sangdolee

Im good with the patch i dont know what's the problem ^^

GuillermoX
GuillermoX

Interesting, I don't remember news headlines about League of Legends getting new modes.   Bias much?

vadagar1
vadagar1

still waiting on the Zeus remodel valve 

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

no new hero. no techies

ded gaem

volvo disband

babaelc
babaelc

So I guess fountain hook wasn't intended...who would have thought?

27Raven
27Raven

And the most important thing - Lan mode - didn't even get a mention. Yaay Gamespot.

DMND
DMND

Still worse than DotA.

electron-1
electron-1

we need a patch to find that 10th player >_<

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

well besides the armlet nerf and less item drops 

captin's draft sounds nice 

canelacandy
canelacandy

And this is why everybody loves Valve, they are including lan in a free game while Blizzard makes always online a game you have to buy.

Phrosnite
Phrosnite

Gamespot FailFish 

LAN mode!

RIP fountain hooks 2005-2013 Thanks IceFraud! Why you ruin dota? DED GAEM!

vadagar1
vadagar1

portal announcer pack... INSTANT BUY 

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

@Cloud_imperium you don't know what you're talking about 

they further decreased the drop rates and now this: 

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  • The quality of the item drops you are eligible for is now tied to your Dota profile level. You can see your current drop level in your profile page

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@canelacandy I hope those idiots go back to their roots . Blizzcon will decide whether I'm going to purchase any game from Blizzard or not . I loved Starcraft 2 but I was disappointed by D3 . I don't know what to think .

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

@quickshooterMk2 @Cloud_imperium you can get skins (that give no gameplay advantage) in a free-to-play game by playing, what more do you want? maybe they should lock heroes and force you to buy them like lol ....

wexorian
wexorian

@evil-zodiark Unlocking champs in lol is quite Fun and challenging , it makes player to concetrate and play more.