The most anticipated Dota 2 update of the year has finally arrived! After days of counting down, Dota 2 patch 7.00 has come to the test client with major changes including a new interface, new gameplay, and the long-awaited hero, Monkey King. Here are the contents and highlights of the Dota 2 7.00.
Dota 2 7.00 Update: Monkey King, The New Hero
After months of teasing, Valve has unveiled the new Dota 2 hero today - Monkey King. Monkey King is a melee core hero specializing in escape and control in the game. Abilities that comes in with this new and original Dota 2 hero includes swinging its hoop bar into the ground similar to Earthshaker's fissure, ability to jump on top of the trees having a high ground vision into the area, and shapeshifting into a various objects like in-game items, runes, trees and even a courier. His ultimate ability is producing copies of himself to join him in team fights. Read the full Monkey King details here.
Dota 2 7.00 Update: New Gameplay
Seems like Valve overhauled the entire Dota system with this 7.00 update. The game now showcases new gameplay features which include this so-called Hero Talent Tree where players gain special bonuses at levels 10/15/20/25. To understand this fully, read this guide in the Dota 2 page.
Dota 2 7.00 Update: Brand New Interface And Pre-Game System
The brand new interface of the game showcases enhanced visibility and optimized option settings. The HUD has a modern look as well as the shop menu. Valve also made changes in the pre-game system. A filter is being added in the hero selection stage so players can now choose heroes according to roles and class. You can read the brand new Dota 2 7.00 pre-game system here.
Dota 2 7.00 Update: Other Contents
Aside from the aforementioned changes, Valve also remodeled three heroes in this update namely Slardar, Viper, and Enigma. The developer also optimized the display perspective of the game, giving it ambient looks and improved environment. This update will surely give players the chance to take next-level in game screenshots and photography with the peculiar views.