Dota 2 Pros React to the Dead Reckoning Update

Dota 2 Pros React to the Dead Reckoning Update

Spoiler: They're very disappointed

Nishant Patel
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Dota 2 pros and personalities have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment with the lack of Gameplay changes that came with the Dead Reckoning Update
Various personalities from Saksa to Ceb and Notail have voiced their displeasure
Valve has said that the 7.33 gameplay patch is expected to release in late April, however the Berlin Major kicks off on 26th April which raises concerns about drastic changes before a competitive Dota 2 event

The Lima Major is over and Valve has finally revealed the latest set of changes coming to Dota 2 via the Dead Reckoning Update. A new hero called Muerta, nerfs to Lina, a “Dead Reckoning” mini event and some other minor gameplay changes were revealed via Dota 2 Patch 7.32e. However the long awaited 7.33 patch was not ready in time for this update. Dota 2 players will have to wait till late April for what Valve has touted to be an “ambitious gameplay patch” that they’ve been working on for a while. Needless to say, this didn’t go down too well with the Dota 2 community.

Dota 2 Pros and Personalities React to Muerta Patch Update

TI winner and Tundra Esports support Martin ‘Saksa’ Sazdov pulled no punches on his Twitter when he called the patch “pathetic”.

Meanwhile Max ‘Qojqva’ Bröcker seems to have misplaced his caps lock key given his anticipation levels for the “AMBITIOUS GAMEPLAY PATCH IN LATE APRIL”.

Dota 2 streamer and former pro Niklas ‘Wagamama’ Högström was perplexed that he had to dig through a list of bug fixes to find what he considers a significant quality of life change to the game. Clicking on enemies via the top bar during a game will now show their last seen location / inventory state. This is a handy way to keep track of the opponents’ progress if they were spotted by a non-hero friendly unit (creeps, towers etc.), even if you were too busy last-hitting or flaming your allies in all chat instead of clicking on the enemy hero.

OG members and two time TI winners Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundstein and Sébastien ‘Ceb’ Debs were visibly disappointed with the lack of content in the Dead Reckoning Update, with the former expressing his feelings through a gif.

Meanwhile Ceb simply resorted to the use of a made up monosyllable.

NA Dota 2 player Samuel ‘Sammyboy’ Anderson echoed Ceb’s sentiments but hey, at least he was a little more expressive about it!

Valve has stated that the 7.33 gameplay update will be released in late April, however the ESL One Berlin Major is due to begin on 26th April. It remains to be seen whether Valve will actually introduce some drastic gameplay changes just before the Major, or if the late April release date will be pushed to early May.

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Nishant is a co-founder of AFK Gaming is well versed with esports in Asia. He has an in-depth understanding of the Indian esports business ecosystem.

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