It has been in beta since June this year, so Dota 2 Reborn is officially launched with new engine and introduces many features that change essentially everything, except in-game mechanics. Supposedly, it followed the saying ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, and it certainly seems that the game has seen its success with a steady row of patches and little modifications.
Valve has announced via Twitter that Dota 2 Reborn is finally being rolled out worldwide and should be hitting players within the next couple of hours. The quite a few gigabytes worth of an update will be necessary if they wish to continue participating in matchmaking, so gamers have received a fair warning to clean out some space.
The new version has a redesigned dashboard, running on Source 2 as a few other Valve games, such as Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2, and Counter Strike Source. According to Valve, the new version of Dota 2, comes with “a new interface, a new engine, and Custom Games,” which is another feature introduced with Reborn.
Most of the changes have been rolled out since the beta, and some will be introduced once players will get their hands on the new version via Steam.
It has an improved filtering system for your heroes, now able to browse through them depending on their role across the map, along with personalizing of each one. Now, each hero page comes with a “Demo Hero” button, offering the player access to practice, try out and test their abilities that might come into play during matchmaking.
Furthermore, it seems clear that Dota 2 will be continuing as a major videogame for professional electronic sports, and has thus improved on its Dota TV services. It will now become infinitely more accessible, higher quality at 1080 pixels at 60 frames per seconds for a clear and smooth viewing.
The Dota TV will enable viewers of professional teams battling out against each other to pause and watch replays, which will bring the experience to an entirely different level within the ever expanding world of professional gaming.
The prizes have reached incredible sums, as high as $11 million for big winners of Dota 2 tournaments, drawing millions of viewers to watch others fight it out for grand rewards. The new version is not apparently set to change any of that, and it would certainly not seem to need it given the success of the game as it is.
Perhaps a few tweaks here and there might be required after the official launch of Dota 2 Reborn, but Valve has hopefully most of them fixed since the beta.
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