"Dota 2" is looking at one of its significant updates for 2021, bringing a new age of gaming to the MOBA with Valve aiming to welcome new players by assisting them, along with the debut of a new hero soon. Apart from that, the update would also help in cracking down against "smurf" accounts which have proven to be troublesome in the game.
Valve Corporation is on the verge of having a massive franchise ahead of them, especially during the nearing debut of the Netflix series "DOTA: Dragon's Blood" (via iTechPost) that would release by Thursday, Mar. 25. As a spinoff of "World of Warcraft," "Defense of the Ancients" or "DOTA" is one of the world's most popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) franchise.
The MOBA franchise has been a fan favorite worldwide, with its E-Sports match being one of the most-watched games in the world, particularly with the "Majors" and "The International" tournaments. "Dota 2's" update would focus on improving the game in total, particularly as the company aims to receive a lot of new players in the coming weeks.
'Dota 2' Update: Valve to Focus on Making Game Better
Valve's "New Approach" to "Dota 2" with the latest update taking place on March 25, the company aims to make the game better, and it would anticipate the new players that would come to the MOBA with the Netflix series release. Current and past "Dota 2" tutorial videos and games for newbies are not that good and might give newcomers a hard time.
The downtime has already happened for the MOBA game, and it is now live for gamers to update their games via the Steam client. Moreover, Valve aims to empower gaming by separating and segregating its players so that they would not mix with veterans and have a hard time in the "Dota 2" environment that they will experience for the first time.
'Dota 2' New Player Update
- Streamlined Shop - an easier and navigatable shop for beginners
- New Player Objectives - new players would have a new objective in an easier to understand the platform
- New Player Rewards - new players would receive new rewards by playing "Dota 2"
- New Player Mode - new player mode would segregate players from veterans to ensure a fair match
- In-Game Wizard Tips - new players that go to PvP matches would have floating tips from a wizard
- New Player Chat - new players can join a chat group that pools them together
- Request a Coach - new players can ask for help from veterans by coaching them while in-game.
These are some of the new additions by Valve Corporation for "Dota 2" in preparation for the expected surge of new gamers to try out the MOBA due to the Netflix series by the company.
'Dota 2' Update: Other Changes
Valve Corporation is also focusing on other aspects of the game such as punishing smurf players and smurf accounts which appear as bad gamers but ultimately decimates all enemies. According to Dot Esports, Valve is also set to bring a new Hero at the end of Singapore Majors, and update version 7.29 would bring this.
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Written by Isaiah Alonzo