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The Dota 2 [Steam] Dueling Fates update sounds like a rather good one, it may even be enough to get me back into the game.

First teased back in August, the Dueling Fates update now has a lengthy changelog of what's to come. The two new heroes coming will be Pangolier and Dark Willow.

Pangolier is a quick-moving, sword slinging melee character, with abilities to possibly slow down and stun enemies, as well as an ability to dash around and let-off multiple quick thrusts:

There is no monster he won’t slay. No creature he won’t woo. No tyrant he won’t stand against. And no noble immune to his silver tongue.

As for Dark Willow, she's ranged fairy-type creature with some really annoying abilities (or awesome, if she's on your team). She can create a maze of brambles, become untargetable and gain increased bonus magic damage for her next attack and she can also strike fear into enemies with an ability to force them to go back to their fountain:

Calling upon powers far more ancient than any scholarly magic, she binds enemies in place before unleashing the full wrath and terror of the fae realm upon them.

The new game mode, named Dota Turbo, is very similar to the standard All Pick mode. However, it will shorten the match time by giving more Gold & XP to heroes, towers will be weaker and respawn time has been reduced. It will also feature a buy-anywhere shop system, so it sounds like it's aimed at a much more casual audience.

On top of that, the way ranked seasons works has changed. They will be moving to a sixth-month seasonal system, which will ensure their rating system is recent and accurate. Hopefully result in better games for everyone, but that remains to be seen.

See the full changelog here. It also includes a lot of balancing changes, bug fixes and so on.

I have to admit, I'm actually a little excited for this big update. Sounds like some really great stuff is coming and I wouldn't mind trying out Dark Willow!

It goes live on November 1st.

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Tags: Free Game, MOBA, Steam
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DamonLinuxPL 31 Oct, 2017
Dota 2 is my favorite game for Linux. I like when icefrog adding new heroes (like previous Monkey King) but now they make too much changes into game. Too much completely reworked heroes, skill or items...
I spend a lot of times to learn Dota mechanic after 7.0X patch and look like I waste this time because they change a lot again. So learn Dota again :/


Last edited by DamonLinuxPL on 31 October 2017 at 3:44 pm UTC
cRaZy-bisCuiT 31 Oct, 2017
So Dota will become a mix of HOTS and LOL? Please not. :'(
razing32 31 Oct, 2017
Quoting: cRaZy-bisCuiTSo Dota will become a mix of HOTS and LOL? Please not. :'(

HOTS is much more casual for comparison

They'd have to remove gold and the shop completely
Give the team a shared XP bar
Remove the inventory
And actually add more than one map :D
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Quoting: razing32
Quoting: cRaZy-bisCuiTSo Dota will become a mix of HOTS and LOL? Please not. :'(

HOTS is much more casual for comparison

They'd have to remove gold and the shop completely
Give the team a shared XP bar
Remove the inventory
And actually add more than one map :D
Yeah, how about they don't do that. Not every game needs to be the same thing.
jasondaigo 1 Nov, 2017
i removed dota a few days ago after over 5000 hours opened at least according to steam. its kinda ddicting and almost every word spoken there is pure hate; cant stand it anymore; scum of humanity
razing32 1 Nov, 2017
Quoting: 14
Quoting: razing32
Quoting: cRaZy-bisCuiTSo Dota will become a mix of HOTS and LOL? Please not. :'(

HOTS is much more casual for comparison

They'd have to remove gold and the shop completely
Give the team a shared XP bar
Remove the inventory
And actually add more than one map :D
Yeah, how about they don't do that. Not every game needs to be the same thing.

Relax - was just making fun of the HOTS comparison.
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