Dota 2 update includes 7.21 patch, New Ranked Season and Dota Plus changes

Valve has confirmed new updates to Dota 2, including New Ranked Season, additions to Dota Plus and the release of the 7.21 patch to balance gameplay.

The changes are significant again and, as usual, it will take time to see exactly how the 7.21 patch affects the meta.

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Beyond the anticipated gameplay balance patch, Valve has also introduced other features, which many fans were hoping for, including:

  • New Ranked Season
  • Exclusive Dota Plus sets for Monkey King, Medusa, Enchantress and Centaur
  • A new set of Seasonal Quests for Dota Plus subscribers
  • Rank Medals reset
  • Access to new emoticons for each Rank tier
  • Access to "numerical behaviour score"

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The update post on the official Dota 2 blog read:

"Today’s update unveils a New Ranked Season, a gameplay balance update and new additions to Dota Plus, including four exclusive Dota Plus item sets for Monkey King, Medusa, Enchantress, and Centaur.

"Dota Plus subscribers also have a new set of Seasonal Quests to complete during the new ranked season. Check out the full list on the new Dota Plus home tab, available by clicking your shard total in the top-right corner of your screen.

"To mark the start of a new Ranked Season, all Rank Medals have been reset and players have a chance to recalibrate. In this new season, Rank Medals now have seven star tiers instead of five, offering more rank precision and opportunities to advance. As a bonus, players in each Rank tier will gain access to new emoticons based on their rank.

"Also included for the new ranked season, you can now see your numerical behavior score in your profile and conduct summaries, allowing greater insight into how conduct affects everyone’s enjoyment of the game."

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