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Patch Notes



  • Added Steam avatars to the dashboard.
  • Added Dota Profile page to the main menu, showing your personal match history, commendations and most successful heroes.
  • Fixed a bug where your control could be lost if you were selecting an enchanted/converted unit. It now goes back to your hero.
  • Party area of miniprofile now uses Steam avatars.
  • Party area of miniprofile now shows rich presence for friends
  • Party area of miniprofile now shows "View Steam Profile" link for non-friends
  • Party chat channel automatically gets focus when you join a party
  • Added a '*' to channel tabs with pending messages
  • Fixed being able to sell back an item for full price if it was combined using an item that had an active ability.
  • Added spacebar to pause games during replays.
  • Fixed clicking on the minimap border and then dragging into the minimap resulting in the camera getting stuck to the cursor.
  • Chat channels now get deleted if the last member in the channel goes offline.
  • Fixed clicking on blank space in the UI sending move orders to invalid locations.
  • Default private lobby version is now Tournament Mode.
  • When player names draw they now draw with player color instead of white.
  • Added leave party button in mini profile.
  • Now when attempting to cast-attack a target while hard disarmed, the error message "Can't Attack" will appear when you reach attack range of the target.
  • Holding <ALT> now spotlights your hero.
  • Illusions now copy the number of charges in source unit's inventory items.
  • Fixed Courier purchase having no cooldown (now 7 seconds, primarily for accidental purchases early on).


  • Fixed bots repurchasing a courier when their courier died.
  • Fixed a case where bots would buy duplicate flying courier recipes.
  • Improved Earthshaker minimap icon Earthshaker bot's Echoslam logic -* he'll now search for optimal places to Blink + Echoslam.
  • Made bots better about detecting attacking units without cheating and detecting other units' right-clicks.
  • Fixed Windranger minimap icon Windranger's buildout which broke due to the new Orchid recipe build. Also added force staff to her build.
  • Modified hero selection portraits of the following heroes:[1][2]
  • Added injured-animation for Lifestealer minimap icon Lifestealer[1][3]
  • Added strings for Lycan Wolf[1]
  • Updated textures for Magnus minimap icon Magnus, Clinkz minimap icon Clinkz.[1]
  • Added taunt-animations for Kunkka minimap icon Kunkka[1]
  • Added an unused model labelled Roshan's Aegis.[1]
  • Added alternate attack animations for the following heroes: