Dota 2 Patch 7.29: Valve releases update to help new players ahead of Dota anime; New hero may be coming on April 9th. A new Dota 2 Patch is live, and it is all about helping 1st-time players. Ahead of the Dota anime release on Netflix, Valve is probably expecting a lot of new Dota 2 players. Read more to find out what Patch 7.29 includes.
It seems like Valve is leaving no stone unturned ahead of the official premiere of the Dota: Dragon’s Blood anime. With the anime launching on Netflix later today, we can expect a lot of people trying out Dota 2 for the first time. Keeping this in mind, Valve has made live Patch 7.29, an update focusing solely on making the Dota 2 experience much more friendly and comprehendable for first-timers.
Today we’re launching a comprehensive update to the new player experience, featuring an extensive suite of tools designed to help anyone interested in learning more about Dota 2. https://t.co/ZumqwNDIaC pic.twitter.com/IX9uwni96D
— DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) March 25, 2021
Dota 2 is a pretty complex game, and there are various nuances to both hero selection and item purchase. Hence, Patch 7.29 will focus on making the Dota 2 experience a little more manageable for new players. This article will focus on the important additions of Patch 7.29 which will make the game easier for newbies.
Patch 7.29 important features analysis
Curated shop guide
Patch 7.29 will rework the shop and the items which are required for the early game. Once a player finishes building a particular item, new choices will appear. The shop curation is very helpful for newbies as they can spend more time focusing on the gameplay and less time deciding what items to buy! New players will also be getting rewards, and as new players complete tasks they will be getting them accordingly. The rewards are split into 4 tiers.
Matchmaking for new players
Another important feature is that new players playing solo queue will always play with and against new players. To avoid matchmaking delays, new players mode will ensure they get a quick start to the game even without a full lobby! The empty slots will be filled by bots.
In-game Wizard tips
When a new player jumps into a match with other players and is doing something which can be potentially dangerous, an in-game wizard will appear to offer advice & warnings! This can be a potential life-saver in many situations.
New coaching feature
Coaches can help make Dota 2 easier for new players due to their vast experience. So, if any new players want advice, they can use this feature to ask for assistance, even during the middle of a game. Experienced players can see a list of folks seeking coaching and choose to help those in need.
When is the new Dota 2 hero coming?
After this update, Valve will be constantly taking feedback and fixing bugs that may come up over the course of the next two weeks. If you scroll to the end of the Patch 7.29 notes on the Dota 2 website, you may be in for a surprise.
After the completion of the Singapore Major on April 4th, Valve has planned to roll out some game-balancing updates, along with the introduction of a new hero on April 9th. This date for the new hero is tentative, and it may change based on the amount of balancing that will be required.