Dota 2 Spring Cleaning update tweaks heroes and items, squashes bugs

Expect Dota 2 to play a bit differently when you boot it up this weekend.

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Valve has announced that it will launch the Spring Cleaning update for Dota 2 this week, eschewing headline-grabbing new features, incredible new heroes, and other big, bold, and fancy updates to bring players an exhaustive list of nips, tucks, and various balance changes.

There's a few big character changes. My favourite character in the game, Lich, can now target buildings with his Frost Armor ability. Amazing. Sven has received a hefty increase to his base damage, too, and Bounty Hunter's Track has an increased range, making it even easier to use and inevitably even more frustrating when your random teammate absolutely refuses to do it.

All these changes are arriving as part of update 6.81, along with a bunch of interface updates and another handful of new treasures. The courier now respawns quicker, too, and Roshan has been given another point of armour.

You can read the full changelist over on Valve's site. I advise making a cup of tea, getting comfy, and grabbing a couple of biscuits before you do, though.

Discussion

9 comments
javalino
javalino

The two best changes : Ursa fury swipes and Huskar Burning spears are not Orb Effects anymore !!!

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

I hope the finally fixed the bloody pathfinding issues

C-THREE
C-THREE

They still haven't added a fixed camera mode. I'm fairly new to MOBAs and that's the main reason I play LOL more than DOTA2 because I have too much trouble controlling the camera and my character at the same time.

Tigerbite2
Tigerbite2

Haven't played dota 2 in awhile due to always being queued with brazilians and russians (no offense, but a game like this isn't that fun when you can't understand your teammates.)

Is that still a problem? :|

manutdarsenal
manutdarsenal

I swear Valve want me to fail my exams. Goodbye Social life

Nightflash28
Nightflash28

@GH05T-666  They said so in this report: there isn't one. It's a huge load of bug fixes as well as hero / item balancing. Lich ult with Aghanim's now bounces indefinitely. That should be fun.