Excited for CS2? Valve drops “Dota 3″ with Dota 2 New Frontiers 7.33 update
Valve has recently released the New Frontiers 7.33 patch for Dota 2, and it brought with it a lot of changes— a new map, new runes, and a new hero attribute. The update was released today, April 21, 2023, just a few days shy from the ESL One Berlin Major.
The update brings in a lot of new features, including a neutral creep spawning 20 minutes into the game that drops Aghanim’s Shards when killed. Coming in with the changes are Universal Heroes, heroes who are neither Strength, Agility, or Intelligence-based heroes. These new heroes now gain 0.6 damage from each stat instead of only gaining damage from one stat.
The bigger (and better?) Dota 2 map brings in new structures and neutral creep camps to switch up the game. The expanded map also allows for more kiting potential in the sidelines, as well as two spawn points for Roshan.
New Roshan pits
Roshan’s old pit in the river is gone, and the behemoth seeks shelter in alcoves on the opposite ends of the map. Roshan will drop either a Refresher Shard or an Aghanim’s Scepter, depending on whether he spawns on the top or bottom pit.
Two gates now connect the corners of the map near the safe lanes towers of each side, allowing players to easily traverse the new frontiers. Coincidentally, the gates are also placed near the new Roshan pits.
Lotus Pools appear on both the top and bottom sides of the map, spawning fruits that players can consume to grant mana and health. The fruits can also be stockpiled and combined to make bigger and higher-value fruits.
Powerful neutral creeps that spawn near the bases at 20 minutes that drop Aghanim’s Shards when killed. They reflect most of the damage done to them grow stronger each time they are killed.
These neutral wards provide players with vision to scout the new frontiers. Once activated, the ward grants vision that lasts for seven minutes or until deactivated by the enemy team. Killing Roshan will grant vision to the team who dealt the death blow.
A new entryway to the bases accessible only to players of their respective sides. These new gates are placed near the offlanes of both sides— top side for Radiant and bottom side for Dire.
The community received the recent patch generally positively, with most Twitter users excited about the changes implemented in the game. Earlier in the year, veteran player Sebastien “Ceb” Debs said that he would love some map changes to come in the new patch.
Interns at valve HQ been cooking good stuff I see
— Adhitya (@skepticaladhit) April 21, 2023
What is this patch even aaaaah my brain.
So excited 😊
— B3ware (@B3ware_za) April 21, 2023
Some have also called the recent update as “Dota 3” with the amount and level of changes that it brought to the game.
csgo -> csgo2
dota2 -> dota3 https://t.co/7Qo5jisPGM
— xiiaoghost (@yr_ttttt) April 21, 2023
We literally got dota 3 https://t.co/K6hmtjDpLm
— Egzer (@egzer_) April 21, 2023
However, others did not like the changes that much.
Yah i just saw the updates and I don’t like anything that they did. What were they even thinking
— Sann (@sannbet) April 21, 2023
The update comes only five days before the start of the ESL One Berlin Major, which would mean participating teams would need to grind at the drawing table to formulate plans and plays around the new patch. To read the full patch notes, click here.
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