Valve Will Not Be Releasing DotA 2 Patches During Tournaments
The thing about patches in video games is that they are usually designed to balance the game, fix bugs, and make general improvements to it. However sometimes patches can go awry and do the opposite and wreak havoc on the game, which is why it’s not surprising to hear that Valve will not be releasing patches during major tournaments.
Valve Introduces New DotA 2 Subscription Feature For $3.99 A Month
Valve’s DotA 2 is completely free to play where players get to enjoy all of the game’s features without having to shell out a single cent. Valve is obviously not a charity organization which means that they still need to make money, and this is done by selling in-game items such as skins which in no way affects the gameplay.
Counter-Strike, DotA 2 Tournaments Will Now Exclusively Stream Via Facebook
Recently Blizzard and Twitch came to an agreement in which the Overwatch League would be broadcasted on the platform. This decision proved to be a huge success, racking up over 10 million viewers in its first week. Now it seems like ESL wants the same thing, except that with Facebook.
DotA 2’s ‘The Dueling Fates’ Update Introduces Two New Heroes
With long-running games like League of Legends and DotA 2, eventually things will start to get a bit “boring” because after a while, players will get used to characters, the maps, and abilities. This is why developers usually introduce new maps, modes, and heroes every now and then. Now if you’ve felt that DotA 2 has been getting a bit long in the tooth, fret not.
World's Best Dota 2 Players Beaten By Artificial Intelligence Bot
You’ve seen artificial intelligence beat the world’s best Go players and now an AI-powered bot has beaten the world’s best Dota 2 players. During Valve’s yearly Dota 2 tournament there was a surprise segment which introduced the AI-powered bot from OpenAI, an artificial intelligence startup backed by Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk.
Valve Announces ‘Artifact’ DotA 2 Card Game
Digital card games seem to be the rage these days. While Blizzard didn’t exactly invent the genre, it’s safe to say that the success of Hearthstone saw many other developers hop on board the bandwagon. This has resulted in quite a few digital card games such as The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Gwent, and now it looks like Valve wants in as well.
Valve Wants To Make DotA 2 More Welcoming To New Players
Playing a new game isn’t always the easiest or best experience for many, especially if it is an online game which is very competitive in nature, like Valve’s DotA 2. This is made worse by the fact that you might come across teammates who might scold you for making the wrong move, or taunted by the enemy because of your newbie mistakes.
Valve Releases Multiplayer Campaign For DotA 2
DotA 2 is largely seen as a multiplayer game and that’s because it is. The way the game has been designed pretty much leaves little to no room for a story, but Valve is hoping to shake things up a bit in case players start to get a bit bored or who might want a bit more. So much so that they have introduced a multiplayer campaign.
A Jury Will Decide Who Actually Owns DotA 2
If you’ve played the original DotA, you know that the game began as a mod using Blizzard’s Warcraft 3 map making tool. Naturally the game evolved over time and was later adapted by Valve into DotA 2. So logically you could assume that Valve owns DotA 2, right? You might recall that Blizzard tried to challenge Valve over the name but eventually settled.
Ranked DotA 2 Matches Will Require A Phone Number
In the future if you plan on taking part in ranked DotA 2 matchmaking games, you will need to attach a phone number of your account. This is according to a recent update posted on the DotA 2 website where users will have to link a unique phone number to their account in order to be able to queue for Ranked matches.
Valve Announces Special ‘Dark Moon’ Event For DOTA 2
If competitive DOTA 2 is getting a bit tiring and repetitive for you, not to worry as Valve has announced a special limited time event called “Dark Moon”. This event has already kicked off and will run until the 6th of February which is next, next Monday, so if you’re busy not to worry as you have more than a week to take part in it.
Valve Details DotA 2’s Massive 7.00 Patch
Over the years, Valve has been making various tweaks and changes to DotA 2, such as improving on features like UI, hero balancing, map balancing, item balancing, and more. However if you are looking for something more than just a couple of tweaks here and there, Patch 7.00 might be of interest to you.
Valve Releases ‘The Dark Rift’ Update For DotA 2 With New Hero
A couple of weeks ago, Valve showed off a new hero for DotA 2 in the form of the Monkey King. Granted the hero is based on existing mythology, but it is basically the first original hero that Valve will be adding to DotA 2 come this fall. In the meantime, DotA 2 players will be pleased to learn that they can play another hero while they wait.
DotA 2 The International 2016’s Winner Revealed
If you play DotA 2, there’s a chance you might have been following the biggest DotA 2 tournament for 2016 – The International 2016, or better known as TI6. The event has officially concluded and it looks like we have a winner who comes in the form of Wings Gaming, who some felt like was the underdog due to their rocky start.
Valve Unveils New Monkey King Hero For DotA 2
The heroes in Valve’s DotA 2 are largely based on the Warcraft 3 mod with some slight changes to its aesthetics here and there, but for the most part, if you’ve played the original DotA then you’ll definitely recognize these heroes. That being said, DotA 2 players might be interested to learn that Valve will be introducing a new hero soon.
DotA 2 Forums Hacked, Close To 2 Million Usernames & Passwords Stolen
If you frequent the DotA 2 forums, you might be want to start changing your username and password, especially if you’re the type that loves to reuses their passwords on multiple accounts. According to website Leaked Source (via ZDNet), it would seem that the DotA 2 forums have been hacked.
2016’s ‘The International’ DotA 2 Prize Pool Broke Last Year’s Record
Every year Valve has been hosting their own official DotA 2 tournament called “The International”. The company pumps some of its own money to the prize pool, which the remainder is left to gamers and fans of the game, in which contributing to the pool will net them some pretty cool in-game rewards and the likes.
DotA 2: The International 2016 Battle Pass Revealed
It is 2016 which means that we are soon approaching another year in which the official DotA 2 The International tournament will begin. For those unfamiliar with The International, this is pretty much the definitive competition for DotA 2. It also has a prize pool in which gamers can help contribute to and in return will receive in-game rewards.
Gamers Can Now Watch DotA 2 In Virtual Reality
Valve is invested in virtual reality, what with them working with HTC to create the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. This is why it really doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that if gamers are so inclined, they will now be able to watch DotA 2 games in virtual reality. Note that they won’t be able to play games in VR, they’ll just be able to watch them thanks […]
DotA 2 “Balance Of Power” Update Introduces New Hero & Items
Valve’s DotA 2 has a ton of heroes that gamers can choose from, but if for some reason none of them have really appealed to you, you might be interested to learn that Valve has recently announced the latest update to the game in the form of version 6.86 which they are calling “The Balance of Power” update.Possibly the most notable change with the update is the addition of a […]