Valve revealed Dota 2's 2019 battle pass today and as you would expect it’s packed full of trinkets for the most diehard and well-heeled players to collect. In addition to the usual new cosmetics and modes though, there are also some helpful new features, including a party finder for avoiding toxic players.
Mars arrives in Dota 2 today adding another ancient god to the game’s existing pool of over 100 heroes. The melee carry has a giant shield that decreases damage he receives from the front and sides and has a bunch of crowd-control abilities that should make him fun to play.
Dota 2's massive 7.20 update recently went live, completely changing the game yet again. The map has been reworked with new paths, there’s a dedicated item spot for Town Portal Scrolls, and a ton of heroes have had abilities reworked or changed altogether. Meanwhile, the Dota 2 card game Artifact releases next week.
Tim Kitzrow, the original voice actor on NBA Jam, has been roped in by Valve to provide a commentary pack for DOTA 2.
Valve is overhauling Steam broadcasting. After accidentally launching Steam TV on Friday, Valve has officially rolled out the platform for DOTA 2 and plans to do so for all games in the near future. Features include Steam chat integration, live event rewind, and annotations for moments like first blood in a DOTA match.