DOTA2 "Reborn" Update Notes - Adds Levels, Trophies, Numerical Bragging Rights

By Published September 09, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Dota 2 is being Reborn. Valve has begun rolling-out a massive set of changes to the game’s UI, cosmetics, and some general housekeeping. In the midst of all these changes is an updated tournament section, where fans can find live tournaments and viewable replays of previous events.

Showcased amongst these changes, though, is the new Dota Levels system. Players will now earn trophies for playing Dota 2; these trophies contribute trophy points to the player, with every 100 trophy points granting a new level. From information released, these trophies and levels seem to be largely cosmetic, like gamerscore and achievements. Bragging about a number in Dota 2 should now be much easier.

The Reborn update is already available for preloading, and Valve says the update will be fully supported by the main client within the next few days. You can see the full list of changes here.

  • Added Dota Levels system, described here.
  • Improved input latency in more cases
  • Reduced memory usage
  • Added Tournaments section for browsing tournaments, viewing live tournament matches, and watching tournament replays
  • Enabled Treasury
  • Added the ability to have multiple armory filters (and adjusted filters UI)
  • Armory filters are now automatically saved to the SteamCloud
  • Fixed Dire mid ramp being slightly too wide
  • Improved selection boxes on various units
  • Various improvements to the watch section with support for the "Watch Later" feature
  • Enabled purchasing from marketplace
  • Fixed various crashes
  • Added controls showing all items in your shuffle, and added an Equip control which will set your shuffle to contain just that item
  • Fixed many default global items not having correct icons in the loadout screens
  • Added Templar Assassin's armor slot
  • Fixed speech not playing for item purchases
  • The Custom Games UI now displays if a game has dedicated server support.
  • Fixed a crash in Ability Draft mode.
  • Equipping new cursor packs while in-game will now correctly change the cursor pack
  • Fixed a bug where the default wards would appear on the loadout screens of other item types, for example the music loadout page
  • Fixed a bug where some hero bio text was being cut off, for example Oracle's
  • Improved the preview of loading screen items
  • Improved layout of large 3D view in 4x3 aspect ratio windows
  • Demo mode now properly supports HUD skin, weather, and cursor packs
  • Fixed a crash when demoing global items you already own
  • Fixed a bug in Demo mode where some couriers wouldn't appear with the correct particle systems, for example the Wyvern Hatchling
  • Made it so that customizing the effigy items wouldn't change your currently equipped items
  • Fixed a bug where you couldn't select a different hero to make an effigy from
  • Fixed a bug where the customize screen wasn't correctly previewing all selected items
  • Default announcers, music packs, etc. no longer show multiple times
  • Fixed a bug with couriers with multiple styles sometimes not showing the right materials, for example the Wyvern Hatchling
  • Fixed global loadout item shuffle: it now will randomly select items within the shuffle instead of the last one selected in the loadout screen
  • Fixed a crash when going to the loadout screen, then to a different page, then changing the window aspect ratio
  • Fixed some cases where stats would display incorrectly in custom games

- Keegan "HornetSting" Gallick.

Last modified on September 09, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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