January 09, 2013 Patch (Test)

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Patch notes

Added Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa!



  • Added a Haste button to the Flying Courier (Radiant) icon.png courier HUD element.
  • Added Mid Only game mode for private lobbies (disables other lanes and allows the same hero to be selected).
  • The Announcer Share dialog has been replaced with a Shared Content dialog.
  • Added a badge to the top bar to count the available shared items.
  • If shared content is available in a game, a message is now printed pregame.
  • Added Balanced Shuffle button to non-tournament private lobbies.
  • Added All Chat private lobby option for enabling voice chat among all players.
  • Fixed "Equip" appearing in the right click menu for some chests.


  • Fixed hearing the wrong announcer after equipping a new item in the loadout.
  • Fixed bugs with muting cobroadcasters causing other sounds to be muted.


  • The bots are now less likely to push with more heroes than what they deem necessary (less 5-man Dota). Probably needs some tuning.
  • Made bots slightly less self-concerned when considering defending an ally. Also made them more likely to jump in if they have a slow or stun.
  • Bots that are capable of jungling during the laning phase may now do so.
  • If purchasing an item from the Secret Shop would complete an item, desire for going there is now increased.
  • When their next item is purchasable, their desire to farm is significantly reduced.
  • Fixed bad tuning that was causing bots to almost never farm lanes.
  • Improved bot responsiveness to pings on Roshan Portrait.png Roshan.
  • Bots are now less likely to assume that humans will purchase Wards.

Update 2

  • Fixed Armlet of Mordiggian (Inactive) icon.png Armlet and Power Treads icon.png Power Treads interaction.
  • Added missing percent in tooltip.
  • Added bot info (hero type and laning preferences) for Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa.
  • Greatly reduced the frequency of Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa saying her lines for activating Mana Shield.
  • Fixed Split Shot not working on illusions.
  • Hid the Flying Courier (Radiant) icon.png courier haste button when dead.
  • The returning state button is now clickable.
  • Updated Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa portrait.
  • Raised Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa healthbar.
  • Updated Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa hitboxes.

Update 3

  • Fixed Mystic Snake incrementing mana steal rates from units without mana.
  • Fixed Mystic Snake jumps not having vision.
  • Fixed Mystic Snake stealing from units that died in route.
  • Fixed Split Shot sometimes only hitting 4 targets.
  • Fixed Split Shot reducing damage too much.
  • Fixed Split Shot not always picking the closest units.
  • Fixed Rot to stack.

Update 4

Update 5