Dota 2 5th November Patch – Content Analysis

Another patch has been deployed to the main Dota 2 client introducing a number of new bug fixes for in game issues and cosmetic issues.

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Front End Changes

Changelogs

Dota 2 Update - November 5th, 2014

  • Match Ready dialog now works when in a bot match.
  • Fixed effects attached to Whale Blade, Kantusa and several other items not always drawing properly
  • Improved network performance with various muli-target attacks (like Cleave)
  • Various Phantom Assassin ambient weapon effects have been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause low end settings to not display effects properly
  • Wards with auras such as Juggernaut’s healing ward, Tusk’s Sigil, Pugna’s Netherward, etc. will now properly stop ambient effects when they expire or are killed.
  • Fixed Phoenix not being pickable in CD
  • Various pathing fixes
  • Enabled creation of local lobbies with 5v5 bots
  • Fixed hero guide submission.
  • Fixed a bug with the Terrorblade Arcana where the portrait colors would be wrong after respawning.
  • Fixed a bug with the Terrorblade Arcana where Terrorblade would lose his wings after respawning in some cases, such as after swapping from a player who didn't own the arcana.
  • Fixed a bug that caused customized particle effects spawned by animations, like Juggernaut's critical hit, to only show the default.

Dota 2 Update - November 3rd, 2014

  • Reworked how broadcaster voice audio is managed in DotaTV and replays to keep audio more in sync and also improve the experience when variable latency or high packet loss are involved.

Courier Model Updates

Prismatic Drake

The flying version of the Prismatic Drake has had it's eye corrected meaning it will now blink correctly in game instead of looking derpy.

New League Pass Bundles

GG League Season 2

16 professional teams compete for the $1,500 prize pool. This bundle grants the Bedrock Serenity Earth Spirit set and access to view games from GG League Season 2.

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Includes Bedrock Serenity Earth Spirit set

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In Game Updates

Local Lobbies

You can now create a local lobby with 5v5 bots without running into problems.

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Hero Guides

The submission process in client has now been fixed.

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Pathing Fixes

More various pathing fixes have been applied including a fix for chasing heroes around the tower. RIP Fails of the Week.

Back End Changes

UI Updates

Simple Ready Up

A new command now exists to use an alternative simplified ready up dialog instead of the current default one. This will remove all of the transition and hover effects.

dota_simple_ready_up "1"

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Particle Updates

Mirana's Particles

The particles for Mirana's Mount that comes with the DotaCinema Captains Draft bundle shows that there is still an effect to be attached to the paws however the paw effect is final leaving behind a footprint instead of a flame.

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Kunkka's Particles

Kunkka has a new set of base particle effects for his Tidebringer, Torrent and X abilities. They also include an extra set to visually see the effect by placing in either creep or hero models.

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Other Changes

DotaCinema HUD Skin

The DotaCinema HUD has been updated with a new central panel to fix the issue with heroes with more than four abilities.

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The minimap on the bright version of the HUD was also updated to remove the glow from the bottom of the minimap.

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Workshop Updates

Venomancer's SMD files for his ward have now been made available in the vpk files.

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Phantom Assassin's Arcana

More references to work on Phantom Assassin's Arcana have been added with a new VMT file.

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VScripts

A new batch of vscript lua files have been added into the VPKs.

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Predictions For The Next Hero

Pit Lord's tears are real.
Pit Lord's tears are real.

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