When is the next Dota 2 update? Everything we know about the upcoming Patch 7.35d cover image

When is the next Dota 2 update? Everything we know about the upcoming Patch 7.35d

Here is when the next Dota 2 patch might drop.

New year, new patch. The 2024 season is here and there's a lot that we can expect to unpack in Dota 2. Following the abolishment of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC), Valve has made it clear that it wants to dedicate more attention to in-game stuff like patches, events, and cosmetics! A new hero called Ringmaster is well on his way and it may arrive in the next "Crownfall" update. But when can we expect the next Dota 2 update to drop?

UPDATE: Valve just released Patch 7.35d with enormous gameplay changes, drafting updates, and additions to Dota Plus. The Crownfall update is set to release mid-April as announced by Wykrhm Reddy.

Next Dota 2 update potential release time

User u/DrDesmondGaming posted on Reddit his analysis of when the next Dota 2 patch might drop. They compiled the release time of four previous patches, 7.32a - 7.32d, and spotted the similarities. All of these patches were released on a Tuesday morning from 12:17 PM to 2:48 PM (Seattle Time).

On the other hand, all patches in the 7.31 phase (except for 7.31b) were released on a Wednesday morning from 1:29 PM to 4:10 PM (Seattle Time). The next patch will likely drop on either Tuesday or Wednesday, from 12 PM to 4 PM.

Patch 7.40: What to expect in the next Dota 2 patch

In the latest Lunar New Year celebration, Valve not only dropped the Dragon's Hoard treasure and the first-ever Ancient cosmetic. It also revealed the name of the next big update, Crownfall. There is no more information regarding Crownfall however, we can expect it to be a massive patch containing cosmetics, a gameplay patch, and the Ringmaster!

After BetBoom Dacha Dubai, Valve released a minor balance patch, Patch 7.35c. This update nerfed a lot of the popular and broken items including Mage Slayer and Shiva's Guard. This update also nerfed a ton of popular picks and bans such as Doom and Lion. The ongoing DreamLeague Season 22 will see a new meta develop and the next patch may or may not be affected by this tournament.

Nonetheless, the most exciting update that the Dota 2 community is looking forward to is the release of the new hero, Ringmaster. The hero was announced during TI12 and it is scheduled to be released in "early 2024". We might just see the hero make its entry in Dota 2 this Crownfall update!

Leaks suggest a Vengeful Spirit and Skywrath Mage arcana

For a while now, there have been leaks from data miners that hint toward a Vengeful Spirit and Skywrath Mage Arcana. Other leaks include a Broodmother persona and a Hoodwink Immortal. Recently, Dota 2 icons also saw the addition of both VS and Skywrath's Arcana! You can read more about the leaks here.

Valve mentions working on the next updates with the Dota 2 pro system in place.<br>Screencapped from <a href="https://www.dota2.com/newsentry/6252732681186068104" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">Valve's Blogpost</a>
Valve mentions working on the next updates with the Dota 2 pro system in place.
Screencapped from Valve's Blogpost

With the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) no longer here, Valve also promises more fun ideas which can mean consistent events and new cosmetics for the entire season. We'll have to see what Valve has in store and if the hype is worth the wait!

While we await the patch drop, stay tuned to esports.gg for more Dota 2 news and updates.