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January 17, 2013 Patch

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Added Least Played mode to matchmaking! In this mode players can only choose from a list of their least played heroes. This mode is great for learning new heroes since everyone will be on equal footing.

Gameplay

  • Faceless Void minimap icon.png Faceless Void: Fixed Backtrack working on HP Removal.
  • Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa: Mystic Snake now returns to restore you when it is blocked by Linken's Sphere.
  • Meepo minimap icon.png Meepo: Fixed an exploit with boot selection
  • Riki minimap icon.png Riki: Fixed an issue with Permanent Invisibility on respawning.
  • Slark minimap icon.png Slark: Fixed Impale based stuns not getting removed by Dark Pact.
  • Issuing the haste command to the courier with the new UI no longer interrupts channeling spells on the primary hero.
  • Fixed an exploit allowing items to be combined from multiple owners.
  • Fixed Thunderclap being purgeable.
  • Enigma minimap icon.png Enigma: Fixed Malefice being purgeable.
  • Dazzle minimap icon.png Dazzle: Fixed Poison Touch being purgeable.
  • Fixed Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster's Dispel not dealing damage to illusions.
  • Fixed illusion damage interaction with other things that modify outgoing damage percentage (like Quelling Blade).
  • Fixed being unable to target yourself with Force Staff if you are magic immune.
  • Least Played Mode: The top 20 winning heroes for each player will be disabled. Heroes with less than 3 wins will not be disabled.


UI

  • Fixed an exploit that let you bring up the panel to repick after the game started
  • The Balanced Shuffle button now shows up for all non-league private lobbies.
  • Fixed Night Stalker minimap icon.png Night Stalker's darkness indicator persisting across games.
  • Abandoned games are marked in the match history

Bots

  • Added Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger bot.
  • Added Warlock minimap icon.png Warlock bot (and Warlock Golem bot).
  • Added support for bots using unique attack modifiers to harass while laning.
  • Fixed bug that was causing bots to farm for buyback much earlier than they should.
  • Fixed bug that was causing some bots to get stuck when trying to use a Tango.
  • Bots that are lanemates of a carry will no longer jungle during the laning phase.
  • If a hero is already jungling during the laning phase, additional bots will not jungle.

Workshop

  • Added Import Courier and Import Ward.
  • Added support for animations and attachment points.
  • Added Quicksave & Quickload import buttons to make it easy to redo a previous import.
  • Added Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png Centaur Warrunner, Batrider minimap icon.png Batrider, Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana, Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png Keeper of the Light, Shadow Demon minimap icon.png Shadow Demon, and Slark minimap icon.png Slark to the Hero list (and http://www.dota2.com/workshop/requirements).
  • Preview now allows you to add multiple cosmetic items onto the preview Hero.
  • Preview now has a Portrait camera view.
  • Preview now allows you to select a skin on models with multiple skins.
  • Preview now visualizes attachment points on models that require attachments to be valid.
  • Improved validation of polygon and bone count of submitted models.
  • Renamed Outworld Destroyer to Outworld Devourer minimap icon.png Outworld Devourer.