Dota 2 drops The New Frontiers Update 7.33, a HUGE patch transforming the game
We’ve waited, we’ve agonized, we’ve wondered, and now we’re getting the largest Dota 2 patch in recent memory, as 7.33 releases!
After weeks, nay, MONTHS of anticipation, the next Dota 2 patch is here, and it’s absolutely massive. Valve finally dropped the patch on the late afternoon of April 20. The patch was teased, then announced in a blog post on their official page late in the day.
This was followed by a world-breaking trailer that showed the Ancients being destroyed causing the very world of Dota 2 to break apart. And it featured some lore teasers for those who are into that kind of thing.
Dota 2’s massive 7.33 patch
Weighing in at a massive 1.89 gigabytes (that's a few minutes of download time no matter what your connection speed), the update is truly one of the largest patches in recent memory. We’ll deep dive into all of the aspects soon, but here’s some of the new features:
- Map changes
- New structures
- Two Roshan Pits
- New creeps
- Ogre Magi no longer an intelligence hero
- New neutral items
- New hero type: Universal Heroes
- Muerta Aghanim’s Shard and Scepter
- Item and Hero changes
- So much more…
Overall, this is one of the biggest patches in recent memory. We’d compare it to the 7.00 patch in magnitude, with everything being added and changed. The way the game will be played feels completely transformed.
Valve completely changes the game days before a Major
What’s more, it was released with just five days to go until the Berlin Major. With South American DPC Div II matches still ongoing. And DreamLeague Season 19 is just about to enter its Playoffs. It’s an absolutely crazy move from Valve, that we can’t help but grudgingly respect.
But at the same time, pro players now have some serious grinding and practice to do during what is already one of the most hectic parts of the Dota competitive season. We’re sure many will look back on the excitement of this 7.33 patch fondly, but for now, we’re all reeling from the biggest transformation in Dota 2 history.
Stay tuned to esports.gg as we break down this new Dota 2 patch!