Help:Updates

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You can help improve this help by updating the content as necessary. See the wiki style guide.

Follow these instructions to update the relevant sections of the Wiki when there is an Update to any of the games, or the Dota 2 blog.

Create a Patch page (Updates only)[edit]

Naming[edit]

Patch pages should be named [Month] [day], [year] Patch

  • e.g. January 01, 1970 Patch

Patch page contents[edit]

  1. Copy and paste the following code:
{{Patch layout
| current =
| source =
| before =
| after  =

| notes  =

...

}}
* Invented heroes.
* Thought it'd be cool to make them fight eachother.
** Yep, it is cool; gave them weapons now too.
* Ate waffles.
    • If there are no patch notes, simply write: "Patch notes are unavailable at present".
  • Add the URL of the update page to the source line at the top like this:
| source = http://store.steampowered.com/news/1234/
    • As above, if patch notes have not been published, do not enter a url.
  • Add the date of the previous patch to the before line like this:
| before = 2038-01-19
  • Add N/A to the after line.
  • Preview your article and if everything works fine hit Save page.
  • On the previous patch page, adjust after to link to the new patch page.
    • Preview and save this.

Advanced[edit]

For complicated patch pages:

  • Handling two source links:
| source        = http://store.steampowered.com/news/1234/
| source-title  = Part 1
| source2       = http://store.steampowered.com/news/5678/
| source2-title = Part 2
  • Handing update pages (Using TF2.com examples)
| update     = http://www.teamfortress.com/engineerupdate/
| updatelink = The Engineer Update
    • Handling update pages in different languages:
| update      = http://www.teamfortress.com/scoutupdate/german.htm
| updatelink  = Das Scout Update
| update-lang = de

Update Template:Updates[edit]

Update Patches[edit]

  • Ammend the Patches article to list the new patch.
  • Format the link to your patch page as: [[Patch article name|Month day, year]]