The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell

The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell

Dota 2 is getting a complete makeover. Introducing: Dota 2 Reborn.

Yes, that's the actual name of the new overhaul, which will go into beta in the near future, Valve announced. So, what's new? Lots of stuff, it turns out! Lets take a look.

The New Dashboard

The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell
The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell
The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell
The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell

Notice how each of these menus always lets you start a game up? Yeah. Nice, eh?

Playing with others

You'll be able to join people's lobbies from a list, like so:

The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell

Invites have also seen improvements, along with party chat, and party management — you can now merge parities, and assign party leaders. You can also set your status to 'open,' which lets other people know that you're down to play.

It is now easier to keep track of friends, too: other improvements include being able to hover over a player's avatar and see a mini-profile, a new activity feed, and the ability to see a playstyle graph.

The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell

Chat has also been expanded and improved:

The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell

Hero Select

The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell

You can now apply filters with specific roles, and the game will wittle down the list for you. Additionally, personalizing your hero has been streamlined, and you'll be able to demo your character after you outfit them however you'd like.

Learning How To Play

The New, Revamped Dota 2 Looks Hot As Hell

Dota has always had a tutorial — but now, things have expanded. You can also try 'guided bot matches,' and Dota 2 will also let new players try tutorials that focus on "ultra simplified mechanics."

We haven't covered every single aspect of the new Dota 2 interface here — for that, you can check out the full notes here. It's also worth noting that these changes aren't the only ones coming to Dota 2: Valve promises changes to custom games, more details about the new engine, and more.


Comments

    Such a pity they're willing to update, polish and refine every part of the game except the actual sodding gameplay. Seriously, it's barely changed even the tiniest bit in over TEN YEARS!

      If you truly believe that, you no idea.

      The core game will always stay the same, but with each balance patch the meta changes.

      In the last 2 years we have seen 3 or so shifts in the meta, and this is how it has been for 10 years, and that's what keeps the game alive and fresh. Nothing more exciting getting a new balance patch and seeing what the community comes up with.

      If you believe that the game is stale or hasn't changed after 10 years, maybe HotS is more your game with varied game maps and modes.

      I know right! And why is CounterStrike still a first person shooter! It hasn't changed since the original half life mod!

      /endsarcasm

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