Details of the eagerly awaited Dota 2 patch - gameplay update 7.20 - were revealed on Monday night as wide-ranging changes were confirmed.
The release notes are extensive to say the least and changes include reworked map, deny mechanics, mana and HP regen and changes to most heroes, with almost 40 having ability reworked.
Five new items have been introduced - Yasha and Kaya; Kaya and Sange; Ring of Tarrasque; Holy locket and Crown, while Ring of Aquila has been removed.
I already love this patch
Another stand-out update is a new Armor Formula of ( 0.052 * Armor ) / ( 0.9+ 0.048 * Armor).
Of course, the impact on gameplay remains to be seen but Dota 2 fans reacted with a mixture of excitement and curiosity.
Fans, players and casters react to new Dota 2 patch 7.20
Reddit user abado said: "There are so many insane changes I dont know whats good and whats bad, the more I read the more crazier it gets."
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atm0 wrote: "As someone who regularly pulls 30+ denies in the laning stage when the lane isn't strongly contested, I am SO FUCKING excited for this change."
0lle said: "Random once again picks from the entire hero pool, but now ignores your 25 least-played heroes. I already love this patch."
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