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December 12, 2013 Patch

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Source: Wraith Night

Patch notes



New Features

  • Recruit friends
  • Spectate with friends
  • Updates to new player experience
  • Ranked Matchmaking

Dota 2 Store

  • Added new store items:
  • Added new cosmetic items:

User Interface

  • Added option to display the Minimap on the right side of the screen. Some HUD skins may have issues in this mode.
  • The drafter is now indicated when spectating a CM or CD game.
  • Fixed a case where shop items would get stuck on the screen after dragging.
  • Play a sound when a teammates puts an item into your hero's inventory. eg when giving a Tango charge.
  • Fixed a case where health and mana bars would be invisible at the beginning of a match.
  • Select All Other Units hotkey now also selects other units like Plague and Serpent Wards.
  • Added captions in Korean.


  • You now get an abandon if one of your party members abandon.
  • Added message indicating that players must complete a low-priority match with players on both sides to decrement their low-priority penalty count.
  • Adjusted the amount of XP required for Dota Profile levels 2 thru 7 (your in-profile XP bar might be a little off until you finish a game).
  • Game modes are now unlocked as you progress through levels.

6.79c Gameplay Update

  • Hand of Midas recipe cost increased from 1400 to 1550.
  • Astral Spirit vision reduced from 600 to 450.
  • Astral Spirit damage reduced from 80/120/160/200 to 60/100/140/180.
  • Plague Wards night vision reduced from 1200 to 800.
  • Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer base movement speed reduced from 290 to 285.
  • Fixed Power Cogs knockback AoE being too big.
  • Fixed Whirling Death not restoring enough HP after the debuff wears off.
  • Necronomicon night vision from 1300/1400/1500 to 800.
  • Necronomicon gold bounty increased from 100 to 100/125/150 (per unit).
  • Geomagnetic Grip cast range reduced from 1400 to 1100.
  • Boulder Smash silence duration reduced from 5 to 3.5/4/4.5/5.
  • Boulder Smash unit knockback range rescaled from 800 to 500/600/700/800.
  • Fixed Stone Remnant counting as a spell (for purposes of Curse of the Silent, Magic Stick, etc).
  • Dueling units cannot be disarmed or Force Staffed away.
  • Visage minimap icon.png Visage movement speed reduced from 295 to 290.
  • Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden base Intelligence reduced from 21 to 19 (same base damage as before).
  • Added Slark minimap icon.png Slark to CM.
  • Added Huskar minimap icon.png Huskar in CM.


  • Orchid - Added fx for damage pop at the end of orchid, and additional effects if unit dies to orchid damage.
  • Fixed projected texture and screenshake render types that were drawing to the portrait also affecting the world, fixes bug with Enigma darkness rendering from his portrait in the world.
  • Fixed some Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Bounty Hunter items which weren't properly showing his Jinada effects.


  • Players now receive a series of presents as they proceed through the early levels of the game. Each present contains some free items to use.
  • Automatically unlock and select item styles that are unlocked by inscribed gems reaching a certain value.
  • Fixed armory preview of items not showing the correct style.


Showcase View

  • Hide Pause panel in Showcase View.
  • Fixed a bug where dragging could select another follow unit.

Dota 2 Store

  • Added new bundle:
  • Added new tournament items: