Purge has done patch rundowns for years, but it’s rare they ever approach the length of this massive 11+ hour patch note review.

Kevin "Purge" Godec’s patch note breakdowns have become a staple of the Dota 2 community's reactions to a new patch, with pros and casual players alike eagerly awaiting the in-depth review. But this time, Purge has outdone himself with more than 11 hours reviewing the patch notes.

Originally streamed on patch release day, running from April 20 to April 21 PT, the VOD was uploaded to YouTube today (April 22) and it's a doozy. It’s three hours until Purge makes it onto item changes, and six until heroes are mentioned.

Dota’s biggest patch ever?

The 7.33 patch breakdown is Purge's longest patch note review (Image via Purge)
The 7.33 patch breakdown is Purge's longest patch note review (Image via Purge)

A cursory glance at Purge’s YouTube channel suggests this is his longest ever patch notes review, beating out the previous record of Patch 7.00’s nine-hour and 26-minute review. It even dwarves the huge 7.20 update, which Purge reviewed for eight hours and thirteen minutes. And far outstrips the usual two or three hour reviews that usual patches merit.

By that metric alone (a metric we’re calling Purge Per Hour, or PPH), that makes 7.33 the largest gameplay update patch in Dota 2 history. Indeed, with map changes that transform the way the game is played, a completely new hero attribute type, new runes, abilities, and overall just so many changes we struggled to cover them all on site, it’s an incredible transformation of the game.

And if you’re struggling to find a spare 12 hours to watch Purge’s stream, we suggest having it on in the background while playing Dota. Sort of like hypnotic learning. Or, alternatively, check out our plethora of guides and tips. Either way, for Purge, one of the keenest analysts in Dota 2 to take almost half a day to review a patch, it must be impactful!

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