We want to try taking a different approach to how gameplay patches are released. Instead of big patches a couple of times a year, we'll be releasing small patches every 2 weeks on Thursdays. We'll be trying this out for about six months and then reevaluating.— IceFrog (@IceFrog) February 1, 2018
While it's too soon to jump to conclusions, we're definitely going to miss waiting in anticipation for those monumental post event changes to the game. However having a confirmed bi monthly patch day to look forward to adds a layer of excitement
In game notifications are about to get an upgrade as well. Previously, re visiting the official changelog on the Dota 2 website was the only way to keep track of changes. With minor, periodic changes due to be pushed every two weeks, an in-game notification that indicates each week's changes sounds like a much needed quality of life upgrade to the game.