The Heat is up!

Another week has passed by and here we are again eagerly waiting for another Thursday Dota 2 update. The wait is over as the update is now released by valve with 3 fire-themed heroes (actually one is dual type) added to the existing hero pool as well as a couple bug fixes and the new commendation system.

This update contains Jakiro, Huskar and Bat Rider all who have abilities related to fire. These heroes will be a fine addition to the game making the game play experience as diverse as ever. With every hero that gets added to the pool we are nearing Open beta (hopefully xD). As usual for those that have no beta key yet, all we have to do is wait for some streams and videos to feel the game. As of the time of writing this, there was not a single video out there yet from DotaCinema regarding the new heroes.

While waiting for the videos, here is the official statement of the release and you also can read the whole patch update over at

“Today’s update adds Huskar, Batrider, and everyone’s favorite Twin-Headed Dragon, Jakiro.

We’re continuing to experiment with community management features, so today we’re adding a commendation system, which allows you to commend players who made your game a happier experience, and report anyone being hostile. As always, we’ll be gathering a bunch of data on the usage of the feature to see how it’ll fit into our overall system. Also, since we’ve received a bunch of positive feedback about the Player Perspective view in spectator mode, we’ve been working on putting the finishing touches on it – in this update it now shows you the shop, so you can see exactly how the pros buy their items. As usual, there’s a variety of other gameplay additions and fixes, and some improvements to the practice bots.

The folks over at, in partnership with own3D, have announced an online tournament featuring 24 teams that will compete for $14,000 dollars. The tournament will start on November 7th, so head over to for coverage.

Update notes are available here.”


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