Dota 2 Update 24/08/13

One Spirit Bear at a time.
One Spirit Bear at a time.

Valve Corporation very popular multiplayer game Dota 2 got an updated recently which fixes some bugs and adds many new store items, sets and a few new HUD themes which you can buy with your hard-earned cash. There has also been a few updates to various items and hero animations and rewards for people who took part and bought The International 3 Compendium.

Dota 2 Update 24/08/13:


  • Fixed players’ current gold being networked to enemy players.
  • Fixed Spirit Breaker’s charge target being networked to enemy players.
  • Picking up an armlet that is toggled on will only grant the buff if you own the armlet.
  • Autocast abilities check target type rules consistently. This should prevent Clinkz’s searing arrows hitting wards, for example.
  • Added Elder Titan, Abaddon, Centaur and Troll Warlord to Captain’s Mode.
  • Fixed Neutral Thunderhide not using Slam when 3 enemies are nearby.
  • Fixed Neutral Thunderhide’s Slam not slowing attack speed.
  • Ancient Apparition: Frostbite debuff will prevent health gain from levelling up, extra strength or extra max hp.
  • Slark: Fixed BKB not removing Pounce’s Leash.
  • Treant Protector: Fixed Overgrowth affecting couriers.
  • Troll Warlord: Fixed Illusions benefiting from Fervor.
  • Troll Warlord: Fixed ranged form sometimes being able to bash.
  • Weaver’s geminate ability no longer activates when attacking wards.
  • Weaver’s Time Lapse and Disruptor’s Glimpse now can rewind things back to before Time Lapse or Glimpse were first skilled.

User Interface

  • Runes now draw in the minimap for spectators.
  • Increased the penalty for not readying up from 45 seconds to 2 minutes.
  • Spectator stats dropdown is unlocked while listening to broadcasters.
  • Added a preference and cvar “dota_spectator_use_broadcaster_stats_panel” to allow spectators to have full control over the stats panels.
  • Private (friend/guild) lobbies now display their game name so that those browsing lobbies can get more info on what the lobby is for.
  • Changed drag-select of units to use the same hit detection as click-select. This fixes a number of issues where units would not get selected.
  • Fixed bugs that were allowing edge panning to be enabled during drag-select.
  • Reduced CPU usage of drag-select.
  • Fixed some newline formatting errors in the combat log.
  • Prevented guides for the previously-played hero from erroneously showing up at the start of the next game.
  • Added AOE hover indicator for Death Pulse.


  • Added Waldi courier, Ocula ward, 3 HUDs and 14 hero item sets to the store.
  • Updated Sniper’s workshop model files with improved weighting, including corrected smd files.


  • Fixed bad interactions with some looping sounds and FoW.
  • Fixed Reincarnate stinger sometimes playing late when triggered in vision but out of hearing range.
  • Fixed some item cast sounds that could be heard through FoW.
  • Typing “tu” in chat no longer triggers hero “thank you” lines.


  • Fixed crash when using certain spells / illusions on Intel HD4000. [Mac]
  • Fixed intermittent crash when cmd-tabbing. [Mac]
  • Fixed issues with older PulseAudio installations. [Linux]
  • Improved stability when showing webpages.
  • Allow setting language of audio and text separately, through Steam. (Text comes from Steam’s language, audio comes from the language set in Dota 2′s properties on Steam)
  • Made Dota2 respond to window manager requests to close it.
  • Fixes to make Dota2 work on a broader set of video cards on Linux.
  • Fixed key repeat to work in text entry windows.
  • Fixed loading screens to show an image instead of a black screen.
  • Fixed a bug preventing multiple users from playing Dota2 (at different times) on a machine.
  • Fixed sounds not working when a matchmaking game is ready to start. Added a desktop notification on Linux.
  • Added XBox 360 spectating controller support.
  • Fixed crash on hero selection screen on Linux.
  • Fixed a rendering bug when turning off Specular in advanced video settings.
  • Fixed mouse offset bug and window size/aspect ratio issue when moving from full screen to windowed modes.

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