July 03, 2013 Patch

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TUTORIAL

  • Enabled Mechanics II, Laning I, and Laning II.
  • Added Limited Hero mode for playing with bots and matchmaking.

UI

  • Added panel for displaying and removing pending guild invitations.
  • The International:
    • Fixed not being able to request your ticket information by clicking on the ticket stub on the top bar.
    • Fixed bug that prevented the confirmation email to be sent after consuming an event ticket.

VISUALS

  • Updated Lion minimap icon.png Lion's head.
  • Fixed a bug where character items could sometimes show up incorrectly to third parties if the data couldn't be obtained from the owner. Most often seen on items like Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge's hook.
  • Fixed refraction based effects showing up in some character previews where they should not.

Audio

  • Fixed Death music bug.

Community

  • Implemented more lenient algorithm for communication bans that takes into account how many games are played.
  • Reset communication ban lengths if a player has not been banned in two weeks.
  • Reset all existing communication bans as part of the recent algorithm changes.

Gameplay

  • Alchemist minimap icon.png Alchemist: Chemical Rage bonus HP reduced from 300/600/900 to 250/500/750
  • Batrider minimap icon.png Batrider: Flamebreak cooldown increased from 11 to 14
  • Gyrocopter minimap icon.png Gyrocopter: Attack range reduced from 375 to 365
  • Io minimap icon.png Io: Tether movement bonus decreased from 20% to 17%
  • Lifestealer minimap icon.png Lifestealer: Rage cooldown increased from 15 to 17 seconds
  • Treant Protector minimap icon.png Treant Protector: Living Armor damage block instances from 7 to 4/5/6/7
  • Team 2 now bans second instead of first in Ban Phase #2. (All other phases and orders are the same)
  • Captain's Mode picks and bans:
    • Ban Phase #1 No Changes [Team A/B/A/B]
    • Pick Phase #1 No Changes [Team A/B/B/A]
    • Ban Phase #2: Changed [From Team B/A/B/A to Team A/B/A/B]
    • Pick Phase #2: No Changes [Team B/A/B/A]
    • Ban Phase #3: No Changes [Team B/A]
    • Pick Phase #3: No Changes [Team B/A]

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