July 18, 2013 Patch

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PLATFORM

Dota 2 is now available for Mac OS X and Linux.

Dota 2 Mac OS X Minimum System Requirements: Mac OS X Lion 10.7 4GB RAM 8GB Hard drive space nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher

Dota 2 Linux Minimum System Requirements: Ubuntu 12.04 Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz 4GB RAM 8GB Hard Drive Space, nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1 OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

UI

  • Added automatic detection of GG calls in tournament and practice lobby matches, which then ends the game 10 seconds later.
  • In the fantasy stats dropdown, players you have on any of your teams will be highlighted and mousing over them will list which of your fantasy teams they are on.
  • Guild invitations now display who's inviting you, and how many members the guild has.
  • Added a tournament drop for early roshan kills (before creeps spawn)
  • Quick Cast now works on the portrait of your currently selected unit.
  • Players can customize which messages appear on the Chat Wheel.
  • Messages sent via the Chat Wheel appear with an arrow icon next to them.
  • Calendar page now shows a list of tournament games per day.

Visuals

  • New Earthshaker minimap icon.png Earthshaker model
  • Updates to some Earthshaker minimap icon.png Earthshaker effects
  • Fixed Eclipse not always playing the missed Lucent Beam visual effects
  • Made Abaddon minimap icon.png Abaddon's Borrowed Time effect and healing more clear

Matchmaking

  • People who decline Matchmaking are temporarily restricted from searching for 45 seconds
  • Parties are more likely to be matched against other similarly sized parties
  • Reduced the average skill variance in games where there are 10 individual players
  • When matching parties, the matchmaker now also considers the minimum experience level on both teams rather than just the average.
  • Fixed a bug in the matchmaker that was causing it to insufficiently segregate players based on win count
  • Fixed a bug that would cause excessive queue times, especially for large parties or high skill players

Gameplay

Audio

  • Non-default announcers will now comment on pick/ban phases.
  • Windows Mixer control for Dota2 no longer resets to full volume on start up.
  • Music volume floor goes to 0.
  • Updated Abaddon minimap icon.png Abaddon VO
  • Added new set for Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain - Throes of Anguish Set

Update 2

  • Voice chat was enabled in the Linux and Mac builds