Dota 2 19th December Patch - Content Analysis

Another update has deployed to the main Dota 2 client introducing a number of items that will be made available for the upcoming Dota Asia Champions 2015 tournament from Perfect World.

Comments

Related
Dota 2
Follow

Front End Changes

Hero Animation Updates

Crystal Maiden's Animations

Crystal Maiden's old Freezing Field animation has been added alongside the new one to address the issue that caused people with old Heroic Effigies to shift to the wrong frame after the 6.83 changes.

No Caption Provided

Tusk's Animations

Tusk's animations have been updated to restore the Dizzying Punch animation along with the custom loadout and teleport animations for the Frostiron set. In addition he has also been provided a new loadout spawn animation.

No Caption Provided

Model Fixes

Luna's Models

The Luna mount reward from The Summit 2's stretch goals has been updated with a new, higher quality texture.

No Caption Provided

Mirana's Models

The Nightsilver Gryphon Mount for Mirana has been fixed and will now appear correctly in game once again.

No Caption Provided

Neutral Creep Updates

New Ability Icons

A new icon has been added for the Forest Troll High Priest's Mana Aura.

No Caption Provided

We also have a new icon for the Hellbear Smasher's Swiftness Aura.

No Caption Provided

Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015

The Dota 2 Asia Champion which was discussed in the previous content analysis feature has had more content added which includes the preparation images for their upcoming Compendium release along with more updates to their Immortal items.

"16 top teams compete for grand honor."

No Caption Provided

Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 Compendium

At the time of this post the Compendium hasn't been activated yet however the tournament itself will be free to watch in game on Dota TV and features a base prize pool of $250,000.

25% of the Compendium and Compendium Point sales will go directly towards the prize pool. The prize pool will freeze after Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT.

No Caption Provided

Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 - 25 Compendium Points

As seen with The International 2014 Compendium the point system is making a return with the point purchases boosting your Compendium level unlocking new goodies.

No Caption Provided

Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 - 100 Compendium Points

No Caption Provided

Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 - 500 Compendium Points

No Caption Provided

Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 - 2400 Compendium Points

No Caption Provided

Blessed Luckvessel

The Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 Treasure chest has also been updated with more particles effects for the Immortal items inside.

PLEASE NOTE:

It is not yet confirmed whether or not this chest will be available to both the Western and Eastern sides of the scene however with the Compendium and point leveling system seen above we may see a similar situation to The International 2014 event where items obtained at the event itself were Genuine and the items purchased through the store were standard.

No Caption Provided

Axe's Molten Claw

The Molten Claw has been updated with a new particle effect in addition to the custom Blade Mail icon it provides.

No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided

Nature's Prophet's Fluttering Staff

The Staff has been updated to add an animation to the staff itself along with an update to the particle effect which now sees the Butterflies flying away from it.

No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided

WebM Previews

Queen of Pain's Bloodfeather Wings

A full set of ambient particle effects have been added to the Bloodfeather Wings.

No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided

Slark's Barb of Skadi

The base ambient particle has been updated to add a glow around the blade.

No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided

Also includes a special ambient regeneration particle effect.

No Caption Provided

Phantom Assassin's Hell's Usher

The base ambient particle effect has been updated.

No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided

Slark's Golden Barb of Skadi (Random Additional Bonus Item)

No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided

Also includes a special ambient regeneration particle effect.

No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided

DAC 2015 Compendium Teleport

A custom teleport effect is already in the files tagged under the DAC 2015 Compendium. It will most likely be one of the rewards from leveling up your compendium.

No Caption Provided

DAC 2015 Cursor Packs

The Crystal Maiden cursor pack has been updated with the correct set of cursors.

Crystal Maiden Pack

No Caption Provided

Chaos Knight Pack

No Caption Provided

Mirana Pack

No Caption Provided

Other Changes

Other Items

Axe also has a new unreleased "Dragon Axe" that features a custom particle effect.

No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided
No Caption Provided

NPC Data File Updates

Beastmaster's Boar now has a tooltip to show the poison duration.

Tusk's Walrus Punch has been updated to now work correctly on the catapult creep.

Phoenix's Dive has been updated to actually have a cast point time now instead of being immediate.

Tutorial Bugs

The bugs stopping the progression in the tutorial have now been addressed.

+ "DOTA_Tutorial_M1_LastHitBracer" "Surely you'll need more before you face Razor though. I'd recommend some <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>Bracers</b></font>.\n\nBracers are an <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>Upgraded Item</b></font>, which requires one or more items and a <font color='#006697' face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>Recipe</b></font>. Return when you've earned 210 gold and I'll show you what you need to do."

+ "DOTA_Quest_EarnMoney2" "Earn 165 Gold and Buy a <font face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>Circlet</b></font>"

+ "DOTA_Quest_EarnMoney3" "Earn 210 Gold and Buy <font face='Dota Hypatia Bold'><b>Bracers</b></font>"

Predictions For The Next Hero

No Caption Provided

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

  •   View Comments (0)
    Join the conversation
    There are no comments about this story