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Patch Notes


  • Fixed players' current gold being networked to enemy players.
  • Fixed Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Spirit Breaker's charge target being networked to enemy players.
  • Picking up an armlet that is toggled on will only grant the buff if you own the armlet.
  • Autocast abilities check target type rules consistently. This should prevent Clinkz minimap icon.png Clinkz's searing arrows hitting wards, for example.
  • Added Elder Titan minimap icon.png Elder Titan, Abaddon minimap icon.png Abaddon, Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png Centaur Warrunner and Troll Warlord minimap icon.png Troll Warlord to Captain's Mode.
  • Fixed Neutral Thunderhide not using Slam when 3 enemies are nearby.
  • Fixed Neutral Thunderhide's Slam not slowing attack speed.
  • Ancient Apparition minimap icon.png Ancient Apparition: Ice Blast's frostbite debuff will prevent health gain from leveling up, extra strength or extra max hp.
  • Slark minimap icon.png Slark: Fixed BKB not removing Pounce's Leash.
  • Treant Protector minimap icon.png Treant Protector: Fixed Overgrowth affecting couriers.
  • Troll Warlord minimap icon.png Troll Warlord:
    • Fixed Illusions benefiting from Fervor.
    • Fixed ranged form sometimes being able to bash.
  • Weaver minimap icon.png Weaver's:
    • Geminate ability no longer activates when attacking wards.
    • time lapse and Disruptor's glimpse now can rewind things back to before the ability was skilled.


  • Runes now draw in the minimap for spectators.
  • Increased the penalty for not readying up from 45 seconds to 2 minutes.
  • Spectator stats dropdown is unlocked while listening to broadcasters.
  • Added a preference and cvar "dota_spectator_use_broadcaster_stats_panel" to allow spectators to have full control over the stats panels.
  • Private (friend/guild) lobbies now display their game name so that those browsing lobbies can get more info on what the lobby is for.
  • Changed drag-select of units to use the same hit detection as click*select. This fixes a number of issues where units would not get selected.
  • Fixed bugs that were allowing edge panning to be enabled during drag*select.
  • Reduced CPU usage of drag-select.
  • Fixed some newline formatting errors in the combat log.
  • Prevented guides for the previously-played hero from erroneously showing up at the start of the next game.
  • Added AoE hover indicator for Death Pulse.


  • Added Waldi courier, Ocula ward, 3 HUDs and 14 hero item sets to the store.
  • Updated Sniper minimap icon.png Sniper's workshop model files with improved weighting, including corrected smd files.


  • Fixed bad interactions with some looping sounds and FoW.
  • Fixed Reincarnate stinger sometimes playing late when triggered in vision but out of hearing range.
  • Fixed some item cast sounds that could be heard through FoW.
  • Typing "tu" in chat no longer triggers hero "thank you" lines.


  • Fixed crash when using certain spells / illusions on Intel HD4000. [Mac]
  • Fixed intermittent crash when cmd*tabbing. [Mac]
  • Fixed issues with older PulseAudio installations. [Linux]
  • Improved stability when showing webpages.
  • Allow setting language of audio and text separately, through Steam. (Text comes from Steam's language, audio comes from the language set in Dota 2's properties on Steam)
  • Made Dota2 respond to window manager requests to close it.
  • Fixes to make Dota2 work on a broader set of video cards on Linux
  • Fixed key repeat to work in text entry windows.
  • Fixed loading screens to show an image instead of a black screen
  • Fixed a bug preventing multiple users from playing Dota2 (at different times) on a machine.
  • Fixed sounds not working when a matchmaking game is ready to start. Added a desktop notification on Linux
  • Added XBox 360 spectating controller support.
  • Fixed crash on hero selection screen on Linux.
  • Fixed a rendering bug when turning off Specular in advanced video settings.
  • Fixed mouse offset bug and window size/aspect ratio issue when moving from full screen to windowed modes.
  • Added new sets:

  • Added new courier:
  • Added new ward:
  • Added new HUD skins:
  • Added new Tournament Items: