Valve, the creators of Dota 2 have been teasing this update since back in August, and what stirred players the most was the addition of a new character that’s called Monkey King. This update is quite large and even if the spotlight is on the Monkey King, the update also includes a bunch of new features. One of the most highly anticipated features is the complete interface and HUD overhaul and right now we will go over the biggest Dota 2 changes to be brought by the 7.00 Patch.
The user interface has received a complete overhaul and it has been optimized to be more user friendly. One of the most important aspects of the game is the game map and the HUD has been altered so that players can pay more attention to the map. The hero console has also been changed and its frame now occupies a smaller space thus making space for the latest Hero Talents and Backpack slots. The way the game will be played is completely changed now that players are allowed to carry three additional items in their backpacks.
- Monkey King
Players that love being carriers should be happy to know that the Monkey King fits into that category. The new character has fun abilities that allow players to disable other players and escape from bad situation at ease. On the other hand, the character’s ultimate is not meant for escaping but for attacking instead. Using the Monkey King’s ultimate players will spawn a legion of monkeys that will instantly attack other enemy characters.
- New Hero Talent Trees
The way the new hero talent trees work is that players will now be able to choose hero talents only at levels 10, 15, 20 and 25. This change is forcing players to put more though into their picks and it’s definitely going to change the meta.