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Dota 2 Pros Share Their Wishlist for Upcoming Patch

Dhruv Saikia
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A segment at Dreamleague Season 19 featured various players sharing what they would like to see in the upcoming patch.
The patch is rumored to be released on 20th April, according to leaks shared by CyborgMatt.
According to the rumors, the upcoming patch will be a ‘massive’ one, much more significant than normal gameplay updates.

The Dreamleague Season 19 tournament is ongoing with the Group Stages' second phase, featuring the top 8 teams from the first group stages. In one segment, various players from the tournament shared what they would like to see in the upcoming patch. Many of the players shared their opinions about map changes, nerfs, buffs, and which heroes should be back in the game. Dota 2 has not had a large patch for many months now, making the upcoming match highly anticipated by both professional players and fans.

According to CyborgMatt, the patch is supposed to be released on 20th April, which is during the Dreamleague Season 19 tournament, which will give the players some time to experiment with the changes before the Berlin Major 2023 begins.

Players want to see map changes, support heroes buffed, hill wards nerfed, and more

In the segment, Tal "Fly" Aizik was the first player to share his thoughts on the upcoming patch and what he wants to see from it. “What I really want for the next patch... Well everybody knows map changes would be awesome to have. You know maybe move Roshan a little bit. I kind of miss having those saving supports back in the meta. You know Frankfurt Major days, so bring some of those heroes back,” he said.

Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg was next, where he shared his wishlist. “For Patch 7.33, there’s a couple things in my wishlist. I think hill wards should be nerfed slightly, force staff should be nerfed and I think the map should be changed and maybe making initiators a little easy to play from the offlane, going back to blink dagger type puck offlane heroes. At least that would be fun,” Zai said.

Leon "Nine" Kirilin shared a few words about the patch and was one of the few players to say that the current patch is objectively okay. “Objectively the patch is pretty okay. It's just really hard to speak objectively because it's been around for a very long time, there has not been a very big patch and I kind of want that to happen,” he said.

Entity’s mid-player, Daniel "Stormstormer" Schoetzau also shared his thoughts, highlighting how he wants a massive patch that would take hours to read. I mean I remember old patches where you would have to scroll and literally read it for a couple of hours. Purge would stream on Twitch for 24 hours or something and analyze it. You would go to sleep when Purge is reading Abaddon and then when you wake up the next day he’s at like Enchantress or whatever,” he said.

The offlane player for TI11 winners Tundra Esports, Neta "33" Shapira also gave his thoughts which were quite different from the other players. “Every time there’s like a big new mechanic added or new map change or some inventory change or something like that I dont really enjoy it. I kind of like dota the way it is, I dont want it to change. After a couple of months, I realize that the change was good but in the moment I just dont want to see change. I would be happy if Valve nerfs the broken heroes and buff the weak heroes and just call it day and move on” he said.

With less than a week to the rumored patch release date, Dota 2 players are all anticipating the kind of changes it may bring and how the dynamics of the game may change. With the current schedule, the patch may release at the end of the Dreamleague Season 19’s second group stages, and fans will be able to watch professional teams play on the new patch in the playoffs of the tournament, beginning on 22nd April, a few days before the Berlin Major kicks off.

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.

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