Dota 2 'Rekindling Soul' update shakes up some maps

Valve is literally shaking the foundation of Dota 2 with a new update that shifts map terrain, while also adding a new rune and a slew of Hero balance tweaks.


Dota 2 has been somewhat off the radar since the end of The International, but Valve is ready to resume work on their unstoppable MOBA giant. And the next update will introduce some major changes, including some map shifts.

The 6.82 update will rework much of the terrain around the Roshan area. The changes will include reworked Dire lanes, as well as shifted paths along the Top Radiant Tier 1 Tower. The Fountain area will likewise see some changes, mostly in terms of elevation.

Other additions include the massive balancing of the game's Heroes, as well as the addition of the new Bounty Rune. For the full list of changes, be sure to visit the Dota 2 update page. Credit to Ecks for the tip.

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