Do you play Dota 2? Then prepare to re-learn Dota 2 as Valve’s newly released Rekindling Soul Update for the competitive MOBA can only be described as one of the game’s most significant gameplay patches since those made during the original iterations of DoTA. Specifically, update 6.82 makes some fairly sweeping changes to the map layout, adds a new bounty rune type and armor, reworks Bloodseeker and Phantom Lancer; all while also implementing balance tweaks for every hero currently in the game.
The main focus of the patch is of course, the changes made to the map. DoTA and subsequently, Dota 2 have enjoyed a fairly static map design, but with these latest changes players will now find Roshan has up and moved, with paths around him being rerouted to accommodate his new digs. Other map changes have also added new pathways through Dota 2’s dense forest areas, creating new opportunities to evade -and hunt- your opponent. These changes can be hard to grasp in mere text form, but luckily the fine folks over at DotaCinema have produced a video comparing the old with the new:
For a full list of the changes check out the official patch notes here and let us know how you’re adjusting to the new Dota 2 below!