Video Gaming
Category Archives: Expert at Video Games

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Class Guides, Tips, And Walkthroughs

by IslandSouljah684

Like its predecessor, Divinity: Original Sin II is an incredibly mechanically complex RPG with hundreds of quests and secrets to discover. While the game reveals some details, it’s mostly up to you to figure out how to navigate its world. To help you better equip yourself with the knowledge to survive, we’ve compiled all of our in-depth guide articles and accompanying videos below. Keep in mind, there are potential spoilers in some of our guides, so tread carefully.

Check back often as we update this feature with more guides. And for more about the acclaimed RPG, be sure to read our Divinity: Original Sin II review. The game is out now for PC, but it’s been in Steam Early Access for almost a year. It’s the sequel to our 2014 PC Game of the Year, Divinity: Original Sin, and it netted over $2 million from 40,000 fans on Kickstarter. It features over 1,200 characters, all of them fully voice-acted.

[Divinity: Original Sin 2 Beginner’s Tips]

Original Sin II is a difficult game that eagerly punishes your mistakes in combat or even when talking to NPCs. With so many factors to consider as you explore, it can be tough to survive. To help newcomers to the series, we’ve gathered nine tips to know before you set off to Fort Joy and into the world of Rivellon.

Which Class Is Best For You?

No Caption Provided

[Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Which Class Is Best For You?]

Much likes its predecessor, Original Sin II lets you choose a pre-made character or completely customize one. And while you are free to create a custom character, you can also opt for an Origin character (whose class and skills you can adjust). Here are some major tips to help you find out what class best suits your needs.

9 Things You Might’ve Missed In The Opening Area

[9 Things You Might’ve Missed In Divinity: Original Sin 2’s Opening Area]

The game is filled to the brim with clever dialogue and hidden secrets, so much so that you could spend well over 10 hours in the opening area, Fort Joy, alone. To help you make the most of your early adventures across Rivellon, we’ve highlighted nine cool things you might’ve missed in the fort.

Beginner’s Tips To Building The Best Party

No Caption Provided

[Divinity Original Sin 2 Beginner’s Tips To Building The Best Party]

Building up a party takes time. With how mechanically complex the game is, there’s a lot to take into consideration as you assemble your merry band of adventurers. To help you create the best party possible, we’ve gathered tips detailing what to look for. In addition, we’ve provided pointers that’ll help you better manage your party.

Expert Tips

[Divinity: Original Sin 2 Expert Tips]

Original Sin II is one of the most challenging RPGs out right now, with a deep and intricate storyline, tons of quests, and tactical combat that demands the most out of players. That’s why we’ve gathered some expert tips on how to tackle the game’s various challenges, as well as details on what you need to do to become a god in the fantasy land of Rivellon.

Resident Evil 7: BioHazard Walkthrough Guide

by IslandSouljah684

Cheats and Secrets Sections

The following are different types of cheats and or secrets to be found in RE7.


Upon completing the game, players stand the chance of unlocking new items that will appear in subsequent playthroughs or in any file loaded thereafter. These items will always appear in your Storage Box, and can be used at any time.

The following unlocks have been confirmed by Capcom.


Weapon/Item Description Unlock
Dirty Coin Functions as a spare Anqtique Coin Complete the demo while having obtained the Dirty Coin in your inventory
Madhouse Difficulty A much harder game mode where saving is limited, enemies are stronger, and item placement has changed Complete the main game on Easy or Normal difficulty
Albert-01R A bioweapon handgun that deals massive damage but has limited clip size Complete the game on Easy or Normal Difficulty
Circular Saw A special and highly effective melee weapon Complete the Game in less than 4 hours on any Difficulty
Infinite Ammo Infinite ammo for all firearms, can be turned on/off. Complete the game on Madhouse difficulty
Walking Shoes These quick ‘shoes’ increase your movement speed, making it easier to speed run the game and also outrun enemies. (Only increases walk speed, not sprint speed) Complete the game on easy or normal while getting all Mr. Everywhere Stattuetes
X-Ray Glasses You can put these glasses on and off to reveal the locations of all hidden items Complete the Game in less than 4 hours on any Difficulty
The Secrets of Defense Reduces damage taken on a successful block. Can be combined with the Essence of Defense for an increased bonus. Complete the Game on Normal Difficulty
The Essence of Defense Reduces damage taken on a successful block. Can be combined with The Secrets of Defense for an increased bonus. Complete the game on easy or normal while getting all Mr. Everywhere Stattuetes

Spot the Traps

At certain points in the game – and in Ethan Must Die, you may run into place where crates containing items may not contain items at all – and instead will explode upon breaking. While you might be able to hear a faint ticking if you get real close, and easy method to finding out if the crate is rigged is to use Psychostimulants or X-Ray Glasses. These items create small dots where any item is located, and if you spot a crate with no dot inside, you can safely assume that it is rigged to explode.

The Spencer Mansion Connection

The Baker’s Estate contains more than just a passing resemblence to the mansion from Resident Evil 1. In addition to the very familar looking Main Hall, there are also a couple of clues that have more interesting connections.

One noteworthy point is the picture that hangs in the the wall of the Main Hall, titled “Arklay Mountains”. Fans will recognize the name, as the mountain area where the Spencer Mansion was built was in these very same mountains, although the mansion cannot be seen in the picture.

A bigger tie in relates to the odd puzzles found throughout the mansion, that give a very strong Resident Evil 1 vibe. As Ethan points out during a Shadow Puzzle “Who builds this shit?” as it turns out – the same people. If you look for a note on the floor of the attic that points to the construction crew who installed the Shadow Puzzles – Trevor and Chamberlain Construction. These are the same people who were tasked with creating the Spencer Mansion and all of its secret passages.

Ashcroft Reporter

A notable Resident Evil character makes a guest apperance in the form of a newspaper article you can read in the Main Hall of the Main House. Titled “Over 20 Missing in 2 Years” a reporter by the name of Alyssa Ashcroft wrote the story, the same Alyssa who starred in Resident Evil Outbreak, and was personally caught up in the Raccoon City incident.

Fighting in the Streets

A possible nod to another Capcom game, you can find that one of the many books in the Kid’s Room on the second floor of the Old House is labeled “Fighting Street”, which may be a nod to the game “Street Fighter”.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard contains numerous types of Collectibles. Some of these can be found for fun and for achievement, others for more story information – and some will unlock rewards.

See below for pages containing more info on where to find every collectible in RE7.

  • Antique Coins: Used to unlock and obtain stat-boosting Consumables and Weapons. There are 18 on Easy and Normal Difficulty
  • See Also: Madhouse Antique Coins. There are 33 coins in new location only on the Madhouse Difficulty.
  • Files: Notes and documents that reveal more of the story and mystery surrounding the Baker Mansion and the darkness lurking within. There are 32 Files to find.
  • Mr. Everywhere Statuettes: Jingling bobbleheads that are hard to find – but reward an achievement when all 20 are found and broken.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is full of Items necessary to survive your ordeal in the Baker Mansion and beyond. These items are often hard to find, but will aid you immensely as you seek to survive, solve puzzles, and uncover mysteries.

Items are broken down into the following types. Click on an item type to learn more about them, how are they used, and where they can be found.

  • Consumables – These items are special one-time use items that can be exchanged to perform certain actions – like healing or increasing your stats, or even used in crafting.
  • Ammo – Used to replenish your weapons vital ammunition, and are often hard to come by.
  • Keys – One of the most important items, these are used to unlock new areas or find hidden treasure.
  • Key Items – these items are important to your adventure, often providing valuable clues like VHS Tapes, or are relevant to the plot.





One Of The Most Popular & Played Online Games

by IslandSouljah684
ByJeremiah Paul, writer at CREATORS.CO
What’s better than Superheroes? Not much. So I’m bringing you Everything Super. Verified Creator and member of the Rogues Gallery.
Jeremiah Paul

Some people love playing video games by themselves, games that allow them to play through story lines and unique maps without needing to connect with the internet or play with other players. However, a large majority of people love to play online in competitive (or team) games that challenge players to be the very best.

See also:

Some of the most popular games in the industry have millions upon millions of players; gathered below are the five most-played MMO PC games as of right now (yes as of the very second I am writing this).

6. Counter Strike: Global Offensive

[Credit: Valve]
[Credit: Valve]

The second most played game on Steam, and the fourth most popular MMO, Counter Strike: Global Offensive is one of the youngest games on the list. The fourth game in the Counter Strike family came out in 2012 and was the best selling MMO of that year, with more than 12 million copies sold. However, the game didn’t really explode into popularity until two years ago. Today, nearly 3 million players join the game every month, though with more than 250 million hours of game play, those players spend quite a lot of time in the game.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an online first-person shooter developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation. If you’re interested in playing the game, you can buy it from Steam by clicking here.

5. World of Warcraft

[Credit: Blizzard]
[Credit: Blizzard]

Last year, World of Warcraft lost more than 40% of its subscribers, however, they still remain a force to be reckoned with, garnering the coveted third spot on the most played list. World of Warcraft saw a slight boost in players this month, most likely due to the upcoming release of Blizzard’s new game Overwatch (which I am extremely excited to play.) Currently, WoW has about 5.5 million players each month.

World of Warcraft is the fourth released game set in the fantasy Warcraft universe, which was first introduced in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans in 1994. It was released in 2004 and in the twelve years since then, has been at the top of such lists like this several times. To get involved in one of my personal favorite games you can check out there website by clicking here. Also, the super popular game is got the movie treatment this year, and despite being rather polarizing to a lot of fans and critics, I would suggest any fan of the game checks out the movie!

4. Dota 2

[Credit: Valve]
[Credit: Valve]

Dota 2 toppled the Blizzard giant in terms of numbers less than two years ago. It is the most played game on Steam. Dota 2 has about 15 million unique players (nearly twice the amount of WoW), with roughly one million players signing in each day.

Dota 2, as the name might suggest, is the second game in the Dota series created by Valve. If you’re interested in eSports (you know, the cooler realm of sports that you can watch online) the Dota 2 website frequently has live videos of tournaments going on, some of which you can watch by clicking here.

3. Overwatch

[Credit: Blizzard]
[Credit: Blizzard]

The only new addition to this list, Overwatch have managed to secure 20 million unique registered players (important distinction, 20 million players, not 20 million copies sold). Since its release earlier this year, Overwatch has managed to become a huge game, and evidently a huge (and needed) pay off for Blizzard. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the game, Overwatch is a first-person shooter with unique, creative characters and an artistic aesthetic unlike any other shooter.

If you aren’t already playing the fastest growing MMO shooter in the world, I only have one question for you: Why not?!?

2. Hearthstone

[Credit: Blizzard]
[Credit: Blizzard]

Another Blizzard game makes the list! And this one beats out Overwatch by 30 million players. Hearthstone had more than 50 million players log in last month, which means more people play Hearthstone than the three games above combined. Despite coming in second, Hearthstone is actually the most popular game to watch in the world of eSports, and since it has that distinction, Hearthstone competitors get paid the most amount of money to play in eSports tournaments (sometimes millions of dollars).

Hearthstone was released by Blizzard just two years ago. To join in the fun, for free might I add, all you have to do is click somewhere around here. (Psst, you could click right here if you want to be taken to the site).

1. League of Legends

[Credit: Riot Games]
[Credit: Riot Games]

League of Legends has dominated the online market since at least 2012. Four years ago, the massively popular game had about 12 million people a day, and about 32 million unique players every month. The game has now grown to an impressive 100 million players a month who play the game for more than one billion hours. For those of you playing at home, that means that League of Legends has four times as many players than our number three on this list and twice the number of Hearthstone players. If you aren’t already playing it, what’s stopping you?

League of Legends was developed by Riot Games and was released to the public in 2009. If you want to join the largest online game in existence check it out by clicking here.

So what’s the take away from all of this? Blizzard and Valve really know what they are doing. Sure neither of them take the top spot, but 3 out of 6 ain’t bad. Despite the drastic loss of players WoW has had over the years, it still makes it into the top five. Blizzard should be happy that Overwatch quickly ranked in the top three, as nearly everyone who games has played the game at some point, as the future looks promising for Activision Blizzard. If you’ve been looking for a new MMO to play, and aren’t already playing the six most popular games of today, maybe it’s time to start.


Every month Newzoo and Overwolf publish the Most Played Core PC Games in the US and Europe. The ranking is based on the number of unique sessions during a calendar month amongst the millions of game enthusiasts that use any of Overwolf’s in-game apps.

The majority of the gamers that use this software are from the US and Europe so sessions outside of those regions are discarded for this ranking. Overwolf supports most PC games. A full list of games can be found here.

For a more detailed look at the PC games market including top games per country, session time, crossover, and churn check out our PC Game Tracker.

League_of_Legends.jpg 1 League of Legends Riot
Hearthstone.jpg 2 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment 1
Minecraft.jpg 3 Minecraft Mojang 1
CS_GO.jpg 4 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Valve
Playerunkowns_battlegrounds.jpg 5 PlayerUnknown’s Battleground Bluehole
World_of_Warcraft.jpg 6 World of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment
Overwatch.jpg 7 Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment
GTA_San_Andreas.jpg 8 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Multiplayer Rockstar Games 2
World_of_Tanks.jpg 9 World Of Tanks Wargaming 1
Rocket_League.jpg 10 Rocket League Psyonix 1
GTAV.jpg 11 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games
Rainbow_Six_Siege.jpg 12 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Ubisoft 1
Farming_Simulator_15.jpg 13 Farming Simulator 15 Focus Home Interactive NEW!
Dota2.jpg 14 Dota 2 Valve 2
GuildWars2.jpg 15 Guild Wars 2 NCSoft NEW!
Garrys_Mod.jpg 16 Garry’s Mod Valve 1
Warface.jpg 17 Warface Crytek Studios 3
Diablo3.jpg 18 Diablo III Blizzard Entertainment 6
Ark.jpg 19 ARK: Survival Evolved Studio Wildcard 2
PathOfExileLogo.jpg 20 Path of Exile Grinding Gear Games NEW!



Big Horizon: Zero Dawn Update Out Today, Here’s What It Does

by IslandSouljah684

The latest update for Horizon: Zero Dawn arrives later today, and it’s a big one. While much of it deals with unexciting (but welcome) things like fixes for bugs and progression issues, it also introduces two options that existing players will welcome.

The first of update 1.30’s big additions is New Game+ mode. In fairly standard fashion, this allows you to play through the game after completing it without sacrificing the items you’ve collected or the experience you’ve accumulated. Horizon’s level cap remains 50, though Guerrilla notes you can still collect experience while playing. Along the way, modified versions of weapons and outfits from the standard game that feature an extra modification slot will be available. However, these are particularly pricey.

No Caption Provided
Gallery image 1Gallery image 2

Additionally, a new difficulty setting, Ultra Hard mode, has been added. Playing on this difficulty “will enhance machine senses and behavior and will limit player health regen and other additional smaller tweaks,” Guerrilla explained in a PlayStation Blog post. You can opt for this level of challenge at the beginning of the game, but you won’t be able to lower the difficulty once you’ve done so.

New Game+ offers the opportunity to earn a pair of new Trophies. One is for simply completing New Game+, while the other is for doing so while playing on Ultra Hard. Neither of these counts toward Horizon’s Platinum Trophy. Full patch notes can be seen below.

Horizon Zero Dawn 1.31: PS4 games new update tackles some big issues

HORIZON ZERO Dawn gets another update today, with patch 1.31 aiming to remove more issues and bugs from the popular PS4 game.

Horizon Zero Dawn 1.31 update is out now on PS4Guerrilla Games

Horizon Zero Dawn 1.31 update is out now on PS4

Guerrilla Games’ latest patch looks to solve issues with some of Horizon Zero Dawn’s most recent features.Previous Horizon Zero Dawn updates included the New Game + mode and Ultra Hard difficulty, which have needed some fine tuning.

Speaking about the latest build, a Guerrilla Games statement explains: “We’re pleased to announce that Patch 1.31 for Horizon Zero Dawn is available now.

“This patch fixes a number of technical issues, issues that occurred with New Game + and Ultra Hard difficulty, progression issues and crashes.”

Like previous PS4 games updates, patch 1.31 comes with a long list of changes and improvements, which can be found below.

As always, Guerrilla Games warns that the patch notes they have released could contain some big game spoilers for those who have yet to reach the end.

“If you encounter an issue while playing Horizon Zero Dawn, please try reloading a recent manual save, quicksave or autosave from the “Load” menu option.”

“If the issue persists, please take screenshots of the area where it occurred and your location on the map, and forward them to us for further investigation.”

General Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where for certain players hitting an armour plate with a bomb while the machine is frozen would cause more damage than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where for some players the statistics of the Tearblaster were incorrectly displayed in the weapon wheel.
  • Fixed an issue where for certain players heavy melee damage was the same on different difficulty levels.
  • Fixed an issue in “The Looming Shadow” where for some players two guards would disappear after Blameless Marad speaks to them.
  • Fixed an issue where for some players the auto save at the start of “Mother’s Heart” would not display the name of the quest and the player’s level indicator.

Progression issue fixes

  • Fixed an issue in “Deep Secrets of the Earth” where certain players would become trapped in a room if they solved the Power Puzzle while leaving the enemies guarding it alive. This fix requires a reload in order for it to work.


  • Various crash fixes
  • Various text fixes
New Game+ and Ultra Hard mode fixes

  • Fixed an issue in New Game+ “The Point of the Spear” where for some players loading an auto save after speaking to Rost at his home would start from Karst’s location rather than near Rost.
  • Fixed an issue in New Game+ “A Seeker at the Gates” where for certain players the objective ‘Override a Strider’ would remain on screen when using the Call Mount skill.
  • Fixed an issue in New Game + where certain players were not able to enter or fast travel to Sunfall with the Adept Shadow Stalwart armour equipped.
  • Fixed an issue in New Game+ where some players with the Adept Blast Sling were granted access to the Shock Trial in the Valleymeet Hunting Grounds, despite not having Shock ammo.
  • Fixed an issue in New Game+ where some players with the Adept Blast Sling were granted access to the Freeze Trial in the Valleymeet Hunting Grounds, despite not having Freeze ammo.
  • Fixed an issue in New Game+ where for some players kills with the Adept Tripcaster were not counted towards the Blast Wire Trial in the Nora Hunting Grounds.
  • Fixed an issue in New Game+ where certain players were able to carry over heavy weapons from their normal game to their New Game+ loadout.
  • Fixed an issue when playing on Ultra Hard mode where for some players shard values in player created errands are not updated when switching to a lower difficulty.

Horizon Zero Dawn gets new update today, includes New Game+, Ultra Hard difficulty

New Trophies, unlockables and more come with patch 1.30

By Jeroen Roding

Community Manager, Guerrilla Games

We were so excited to be able to announce the upcoming Horizon Zero Dawn expansion, The Frozen Wilds, at E3 this past month. As we were wrapping Horizon Zero Dawn, we had a lot of ideas for new characters, quests, and places for Aloy to discover, so we started to develop The Frozen Wilds. We can’t wait for you to experience the dangerous frigid lands to the north!

As of today, you can download patch 1.30 which includes additional fixes to progression issues which some of you may have encountered. However, it also includes the highly anticipated New Game+ option.

With New Game+ you will be able to relive the adventures of Aloy without losing your character progression and your collected inventory. You won’t be able to progress beyond the level cap of 50, but you can still collect XP during your adventure.

We have also added updated versions of existing weapons and outfits with an extra modification slot at their disposal. These will not come cheap and will set you back some extra shards.

Before embarking on a new quest you can manually adjust the difficulty level to your liking. For players who seek an extra challenge, we are also introducing an ‘Ultra Hard’ difficulty.

This new setting will enhance machine senses and behavior and other additional smaller tweaks. Players who decide to embark on the Ultra Hard path will not have the option to switch it to a less difficult setting when choosing New Game+. People choosing to play normal game will still have the ability to change back to an easier difficulty.

New Game+ also comes with 2 new Trophies and extra unlockables like the ability to add facepaint or change Aloy’s Focus.

For the entire information on Patch 1.30 please visit our forum and keep an eye on our Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date on new information on Horizon Zero Dawn.


Latest Updates On DOTA 2

by IslandSouljah684

Dota 2 Update – August 25th, 2017

– Fixed a particle bug with casting town portal scroll while dropping it into your backpack.
– Fixed the selection box on Gyrocoper’s Missile of the Gunboat Hegemon.
– Fixed the icon on the second style of Luna’s Reef Kyte Rider set.
– Corrected the expiry date of some TI 7 items from 9/1 to 9/18.

Dota 2 Update – August 21st, 2017

– Fixed a server crash that could happen in the later phases of the Siltbreaker boss fight.
– Fixed the exit door in The Odobenus Onslaught sometimes blocking players after the quest was already complete.

Dota 2 Update – August 20th 2017


* Mask of Madness: Armor reduction increased from -5 to -6
* Mask of Madness: Cooldown increased from 20 to 22
* Helm of the Dominator: Attack Speed Aura increased from 10 to 15
* Force Staff: Cast range reduced from 800 to 750
* Diffusal Blade: Agility reduced from 25/35 to 20/30

* Ancient Apparition: Ice Blast manacost increased from 100/125/150 to 150
* Bane: Base Strength, Agility and Intelligence increased by 1
* Bane: Nightmare cast point reduced from 0.5 to 0.4
* Batrider: Firefly manacost increased from 100 to 125
* Bloodseeker: Rupture manacost increased from 150/200/250 to 200/225/250
* Chen: Hand of God heal increased from 225/350/475 to 250/375/500
* Earthshaker: Fissure cooldown increased from 15 to 18/17/16/15
* Earthshaker: Enchant Totem manacost increased from 20/30/40/50 to 35/40/45/50
* Lich: Chain Frost no longer applies a ministun
* Lich: Ice Armor slow from 30% to 24/26/28/30%
* Lion: Earth Spike stun duration increased from 1.1/1.6/2.1/2.6 to 1.4/1.8/2.2/2.6
* Lion: Level 20 Talent changed from +8% Spell Amplification to +300 Finger of Death Damage
* Lycan: Howl no longer provides a net heal on buff application/loss (always maintains the same HP percentage now)
* Nature’s Prophet: Base movement speed reduced from 295 to 290
* Nature’s Prophet: Sprout flying vision reduced from 750 to 500
* Necrophos: Reaper’s Scythe cooldown increased from 90/80/70 to 100
* Necrophos: Ghost Shroud magic resistance penalty increased from -20% to -25%
* Nightstalker: Darkness duration reduced from 50 to 40
* Nyx Assassin: Base damage reduced by 3
* Puck: Illusory Orb flying vision reduced from 550 to 450
* Shadow Demon: Level 15 Talent from +8% Spell Amplification to +10%
* Shadow Demon: Level 15 Talent from +75 Cast Range to +100
* Skywrath Mage: Mystic Flare manacost reduced from 350/575/800 to 300/550/800
* Skywrath Mage: Level 15 Talent increased from +10% Spell Lifesteal to +15%
* Spectre: Haunt illusion damage increased from 30% to 40%
* Spirit Breaker: Base movement speed reduced from 290 to 285
* Sven: Stormbolt stun duration reduced from 2 to 1.7/1.8/1.9/2.0
* Sven: Warcry cooldown increased from 34/28/22/16 to 35/30/25/20
* Tiny: Toss manacost reduced from 120 to 90/100/110/120
* Tiny: Grow Scepter attack range bonus increased from 85 to 150
* Undying: Tombstone attacks required increased from 3/4/5/7 to 4/5/6/8
* Venomancer: Plague Wards vision reduced from 1200/800 to 800/800
* Windranger: Shackles duration increased from 1.5/2.25/3/3.75 to 2.0/2.6/3.2/3.8
* Windranger: Shackles cooldown increased from 12 to 18/16/14/12
* Winter Wyvern: Level 15 Talent increased from +20 Movement Speed to +35
* Winter Wyvern: Level 15 Talent increased from +50 Damage to +75
* Wraith King: Reincarnation cooldown reduced from 240/140/40 to 200/120/40
* Wraith King: Level 15 Talent increased from +15 Movement Speed to +30

Dota 2 Update – August 18th, 2017

* Introduced Adventure Mode, available in Act 1 and Act 2: players start and gain more lives, and enemies have less health and deal less damage. Star rewards, achievements, and Artifacts are disabled in this mode.
* 9 new Heroes have been added to the pool of available heroes.
* Abaddon has been removed from the pool of available heroes.
* Significantly increased the drop rate of many Artifacts.
* Artifact drops in game now ensure that all players have a received an Artifact this session and that the Artifact is not a duplicate for that player before switching to a random distribution (was previously entirely random).
* Introduced a new type of currency, Artifact Coins. Artifact Coins are persistent between play sessions and are consumed to activate your existing Artifacts in game. They are earned for completing zones and can be found as drops from enemies. Artifacts found during a game do not require a cost in that game, and there is no Act restriction on Artifacts.

Dota 2 Update – August 16th, 2017

* Reduced frame rate hitches caused by rich presence notifications

Dota 2 Update – August 7th 2017

* Fixed a bug with in-game predictions that would sometimes cause a prediction to not be recorded properly if submitted near the end of the allowed window.

Dota 2 Update – August 2nd 2017

* Fixed a problem where pinging enemy items in the FoW would report the current state of the item, not the last visible state.

Dota 2 Update – July 30th, 2017

* The time Roshan dies is no longer printed in the death messages

Dota 2 Update – July 28th 2017

* All owners of the International Compendium now have a custom visual effect for ironwood branch that changes its look depending on the phase the tournament is in.
* Added a new hero picking UI for spectators
* Added a new selectable style the “Evolving Progressive Shell” to Hermes the Hermit Crab. When selected, every 4 minutes Hermes will upgrade his shell to the next style you have unlocked.
* Fixed neutral creeps sometimes having creep aggro when hooked by Pudge to the middle lane

Dota 2 Update – July 26th, 2017

* Fixed some cases where Magnetic Field could malfunction when multiple instances are in the area.

Dota 2 Update – July 25st, 2017

* Fixed connection issues with spectating
* Fixed friend’s list status not updating correctly
* Fixed upgraded blade color on Phantom Assassin’s Arcana

Dota 2 Update – July 24th 2017

Fixed a recent bug that caused creeps to path around Fissure rather than wait for it.

Dota 2 Update – July 24th, 2017

* Fixed a recent bug that caused creeps to path around Fissure rather than wait for it.

Dota 2 Update – July 19th, 2017

– Updated item tooltips.
– Added a new visual effect to show Gravekeeper’s Cloak charges.

Dota 2 Update – July 18th, 2017

* Fixed Essence Aura malfunctioning on Outworld Devourer when he has illusions of himself nearby.

Dota 2 Update – July 14th 2017

* Fixed Monkey King not gaining Magic Stick charges while his ultimate is active
* Fixed Quill Spray reflecting damage with the reflection flag (behaves like Fatal Bonds now)

Dota 2 Update – July 12th, 2017

* If you issue a pickup items order on the Courier, and it gets interrupted, the next time it is near the fountain it will still pickup your items.

Dota 2 Update – July 11th 2017

* Fixed Rubick’s Level 10 Talents sometimes not being upgraded properly.
* Fixed Visage’s Familiars sometimes getting stuck on map edges.
* Fixed Clockwerk and Morphling mid lane pull abuses.

Dota 2 Update – July 7th 2017

* Fixed being able to pull Radiant Ancients to middle lane
* Blink Dagger now goes on cooldown if you take damage while its in the inactive state (after coming out of the backpack)
* Fixed various areas where you could still cliff an enemy with Telekinesis
* Fixed Neutral Creeps (that are still on Neutral Team) being able to remove backdoor protection from Tier 2 towers (if they are pulled within range of a building)

Dota 2 Update – July 7th 2017

* Fixed being able to pull Radiant Ancients to middle lane
* Blink Dagger now goes on cooldown if you take damage while its in the inactive state (after coming out of the backpack)
* Fixed various areas where you could still cliff an enemy with Telekinesis
* Fixed Neutral Creeps (that are still on Neutral Team) being able to remove backdoor protection from Tier 2 towers (if they are pulled within range of a building).

Dota 2 Update – July 6th, 2017

* Amateur and Professional leagues that are free-to-spectate no longer require a league ticket item to be shipped in the client. Instead, once approved, league information will automatically be downloaded directly from the web.

* Today’s update also includes a change to the format of all Hero Guides. It will take a few minutes to convert your scratch guides before they can be used.

Dota 2 Update – July 2nd, 2017


* Neutral small camps gold bounty increased by 10%
* Veil of Discord: Recipe cost increased from 400 to 500
* Bloodthorn: Critical Strike damage reduced from 1.45x to 1.4x
* Heaven’s Halberd: Disarm duration on ranged heroes reduced from 5.5 to 5
* Alchemist: Base Agility increased from 11 to 16
* Alchemist: Greevil’s Greed Bounty Rune multiplier increased from 2x to 2.5x
* Arc Warden: Turn rate improved from 0.4 to 0.6
* Batrider: Flaming Lasso cooldown increased from 90/75/60 to 100/80/60
* Brewmaster: Fire brewling health increased from 1200 to 1300
* Brewmaster: Level 10 Talent changed from +30 Attack Speed to +30 Damage
* Brewmaster: Level 25 Talent changed from +120 Damage to +140 Attack Speed
* Broodmother: Level 20 Talent from +12 Spiders Attack Damage to +14
* Bristleback: Base damage reduced by 4
* Chen: Hand of God Heal increased from 225/325/425 to 225/350/475
* Chen: Level 20 Talent increased from +90 Gold/Min to +120
* Clockwerk: Battery Assault manacost increased from 75 to 100
* Clockwerk: Base damage reduced by 3
* Dark Seer: Surge cooldown increased from 12/11/10/9 to 13/12/11/10
* Enchantress: Nature’s Attendants manacost reduced from 125/140/155/170 to 125
* Io: Spirits manacost increased from 120/130/140/150 to 150
* Legion Commander: Press The Attack cast range reduced from 800 to 700
* Leshrac: Level 15 Talent increased from +10% Magic Resistance to +15%
* Leshrac: Pulse Nova damage increased from 100/130/160 to 100/140/180
* Lifestealer: Strength gain reduced from 3.3 to 3.1
* Lina: Dragon Slave damage reduced from 110/180/250/320 to 85/160/235/310
* Lina: Level 25 Talent from +40/4% Fiery Soul to +35/3%
* Luna: Level 10 Talent from +15 Movement Speed to +20
* Luna: Level 20 Talent from +10% Magic Resistance to +15%
* Lycan: Howl cooldown increased from 55/50/45/40 to 60/55/50/45
* Monkey King: Boundless Strike cooldown reduced from 25 to 22
* Monkey King: Wukong’s Command Attack Interval improved from 1.6 to 1.4
* Morphling: Base Attack Time improved from 1.55 to 1.5
* Naga Siren: Base health regen increased from 0.5 to 1.5
* Nightstalker: Base Intelligence reduced from 16 to 13
* Nightstalker: Hunter In The Night cooldown increased from 26/22/18/14 to 30/26/22/18
* Nyx Assassin: Movement Speed reduced from 305 to 300
* Ogre Magi: Level 15 Talent increased from +8% Magic Resistance to +12%
* Ogre Magi: Level 20 Talent increased from +250 Health to +350
* Ogre Magi: Level 20 Talent increased from +25 Movement Speed to +30
* Phantom Lancer: Agility gain increased from 2.6 to 2.8
* Phoenix: Level 10 Talent from +175 Health to +200
* Puck: Base Armor reduced by 1
* Pugna: Level 25 Talent increased from +150 Nether Blast Damage to +200
* Queen of Pain: Base Damage reduced by 4
* Queen of Pain: Level 25 Spell Lifesteal reduced from 70% to 60%
* Razor: Agility gain reduced from 2.0 to 1.8
* Sand King: Caustic Finale timer damage from 45/65/85/110 to 20/50/80/110
* Shadow Demon: Base Strength increased from 19 to 21
* Shadow Demon: Demonic Purge cooldown reduced from 50 to 40
* Sniper: Agility gain increased from 2.5 to 2.7
* Spectre: Base Strength increased from 19 to 20
* Spectre: Level 15 Talent from +20 Movement Speed to +25
* Sven: Warcry cooldown increased from 32/26/20/14 to 34/28/22/16
* Tiny: Toss can now throw units to Spell Immune enemies
* Venomancer: Strength gain reduced from 2.15 to 1.9
* Visage: Grave Chill mana cost reduced from 100 to 90
* Windranger: Windrun manacost reduced from 75 to 60
* Winter Wyvern: Cold Embrace base health regen increased from 20 to 25
* Winter Wyvern: Arctic Burn slow increased from 19/26/33/40% to 22/28/34/40%

Dota 2 Update – June 30th, 2017

Fixed the Battle Pass end date, and extended it to September 10th.

Dota 2 Update – June 22nd, 2017

* Claiming the Level 165 Bonus Siltbreaker Treasures reward will now retroactively grant bonus treasures for any zones that had been previously 3-starred. All players that did not receive their bonus treasures will be granted those missing treasures.

Dota 2 Update – June 21st, 2017

* Fixed parties being able to queue in Ranked without an attached phone number
* Fixed Static Remnant having missing textures

Dota 2 Update – June 19th, 2017

* Fixed Gravekeeper’s Cloak not properly reducing damage from Reaper’s Scythe

Dota 2 Update – June 15th, 2017 #2

* Updated the top bar net worth indicator to have three states, when its below 5k (shows nothing), above 5k (shows >5k) and above 15k (shows >15k)
* Networth graph now updates immediately, rather than being delayed by 10 seconds

Dota 2 Update – June 15th, 2017

* Fixed issue where toasts from a broadcaster the user/caster had not selected would incorrectly display
* Fixed crash when closing the broadcaster menu in certain cases
* Broadcaster toasts will no longer broadcast automatically when pressing the ‘Enter’ key inside the text entry

Dota 2 Update – June 14th, 2017

– Changed the top bar net worth indicator to show percentage of total net worth and only display when a team has a lead larger than 2k gold
– The Network Information display now shows packet loss for both incoming and outgoing network traffic.
– Fixed a bug where moving certain items around the courier’s inventory would interrupt its current action.

Dota 2 Update – June 13th, 2017

* Added new hero health bars which display hero level. The emphasized thousands health bar ticks have been reactivated.
* Fixed a number of bugs with spectating Siltbreaker games.
* Fixed a bug with combining items which could cause items to incorrectly be placed into the backpack.

Dota 2 Update – June 12th, 2017

* Fixed a Brewmaster bug introduced a few weeks ago that causes the passive cooldown based component of Drunken Brawler to malfunction

Dota 2 Update – June 11th, 2017


* Necronomicon: Duration increased from 45 to 50
* Helm of the Dominator: Minimum HP increased from 1400 to 1500
* Echo Sabre: Slow duration increased from 0.6 to 0.7
* Alchemist: Chemical Rage movement speed increased from 30/40/60 to 40/50/60
* Alchemist: Level 15 Talent increased from +80 Unstable Concoction Damage to +100
* Bounty Hunter: Movement speed increased from 315 to 320
* Bristleback: Strength gain reduced from 2.5 to 2.2
* Bristleback: Warpath damage bonus from 20/25/30 to 18/24/30
* Chaos Knight: Base strength increased from 20 to 22
* Chen: Hand of God Heal increased from 200/300/400 to 225/325/425
* Clockwerk: Hookshot damage reduced from 100/200/300 to 75/175/275
* Crystal Maiden: Frostbite manacost increased from 115/125/140/150 to 140/145/150/155
* Dark Seer: Base intelligence reduced by 2
* Dark Seer: Wall of Replica slow reduced from 0.6/0.8/1.0 to 0.5/0.75/1.0
* Doom: Doom duration increased from 15 to 16 seconds
* Gyrocopter: Movement speed increased from 320 to 325
* Invoker: Alacrity cooldown increased from 15 to 17
* Io: Tether movement speed reduced from 13/14/15/16% to 10/12/14/16%
* Leshrac: Level 10 Talent increased from +15 Movement Speed to +25
* Leshrac: Level 10 Talent increased from +125 Health to +175
* Lich: Chain Frost bounce range increased from 575 to 600
* Medusa: Scepter stun increase per bounce from +0.2 to +0.3
* Mirana: Agility gain increased from 3.3 to 3.6
* Monkey King: Level 10 Talent increased from +10% Evasion to +12%
* Monkey King: Boundless Strike critical damage increased from 1.4/1.6/1.8/2x to 1.5/1.75/2/2.25x
* Monkey King: Primal Spring Max damage increased from 100/180/260/340 to 140/210/280/350
* Morphling: Base Attack Time improved from 1.6 to 1.55
* Nature’s Prophet: Treant damage increased from 32 to 36
* Necrophos: Reaper’s Scythe cooldown reduced from 100/85/70 to 90/80/70
* Necrophos: Level 10 Talent increased from +6 Strength to +8
* Night Stalker: Hunter in the Night manacost increased from 50 to 80
* Night Stalker: Void day slow duration reduced from 2 to 1.25 seconds
* Phantom Lancer: Base HP regen increased from 0.5 to 1.5
* Pugna: Attack range increased from 600 to 630
* Shadow Demon: Base strength increased from 17 to 19
* Skywrath Mage: Concussive Shot damage increased from 60/120/180/240 to 70/140/210/280
* Tiny: Level 10 Talent increased from +6 Strength to +8
* Tiny: Level 10 Talent increased from +12 Intelligence to +14
* Tiny: Craggy Exterior damage increased from 40/50/60/70 to 60/80/100/120
* Treant Protector: Base movement speed reduced from 280 to 270
* Underlord: Firestorm Max Health damage increased from 0.8/1.6/2.4/3.2% to 1/2/3/4%
* Undying: Base armor increased by 1
* Viper: Viper Strike cooldown reduced from 60/45/30 to 50/40/30
* Visage: Summon Familiars cooldown reduced from 160/145/130 to 130
* Windranger: Windrun slow increased from 8/16/24/30% to 15/20/25/30%
* Winter Wyvern: Arctic Burn health damage increased from 8% to 9%

Dota 2 Update – June 2nd, 2017

* Restored Ranked All Pick to normal state
* Fixed a case where channeling would not be interrupted correctly with a non-stun interruption on the very last tick of the channeling duration.

Dota 2 Update – May 31st, 2017

* As an experimental change for a few days, All Pick will now have 25 heroes randomly removed from the hero pool at the start of the draft before the ban phase. This change only affects Ranked Matchmaking.

* In today ™s update we are changing how commands are processed in Dota to address some user input contention and improve responsiveness. Previously if you cast a spell and before it finished casting, you cast two spells afterwards, only the last spell would be cast. The order queue was only 1 deep effectively. This usually has no practical impact, except for things with really fast/instant cast time done in sequence. Here are a few examples of how the behavior would be different:

Example 1:

Axe casts battle hunger. While the cast animation is playing, Axe quickly uses a Blink Dagger and then Berserker ™s Call.

Old Rules: Only Berserker ™s Call is cast. The blink dagger order is ignored.
New Rules: Axe will use the Blink Dagger, then cast Berserker ™s Call.

Example 2:

Puck casts Illusory Orb. Puck then casts Dream Coil. While the cast animation of Dream Coil is playing, Puck quickly casts Ethereal Jaunt and Waning Rift.

Old Rules: Only Waning Rift would have triggered and Puck would not have teleported with Ethereal Jaunt.
New Rules: Puck teleports with Ethereal Jaunt and then casts Waning Rift in the new location.

This change applies generally to all orders that are issued when your hero is in another action (like during a cast animation or while stunned), and the order needs to enter the queue. Issuing a movement command or stop will still empty the queue same as before, if you decide you no longer want to issue the orders in the queue.

Dota 2 Update – May 29th 2017


* Blademail: Damage return is no longer increased by Spell Amplification
* Solar Crest: Evasion reduced from 25% to 20%
* Solar Crest: Chance for true strike mechanic is now renamed to Accuracy
* Solar Crest: Accuracy increased from 25% to 35%
* Ancient Apparition: Cold Feet stun duration rescaled from 1.25/2/2.75/3.5 to 2/2.5/3/3.5
* Bloodseeker: Base damage increased by 4
* Clinkz: Skeleton Walk movement speed increased from 11/22/33/44 to 15/25/35/45%
* Clinkz: Death Pact health gain increased from 50/65/80% to 50/70/90%
* Clinkz: Death Pact damage gain increased from 5/6.5/8% to 5/7/9%
* Crystal Maiden: Base movement speed reduced from 280 to 275
* Doom: Infernal Blade stun duration increased from 0.4 to 0.6
* Ember Spirit: Level 10 Spell Amplification reduced from 10% to 8%
* Ember Spirit: Level 10 Attack Damage increased from +25 to +30
* Gyrocopter: Flak Cannon radius increased from 1000 to 1250
* Gyrocopter: Homing Missile stun duration from 2.2/2.4/2.6/2.8 to 2.25/2.5/2.75/3.0
* Io: Overcharge Health/Mana drain from 4.5% to 6%
* Lich: Sacrifice cooldown reduced from 60/48/36/24 to 60/46/32/18
* Lone Druid: Spirit Bear base attack time improved from 1.75/1.65/1.55/1.45 to 1.65/1.55/1.45/1.35
* Mirana: Leap movement speed from 4/8/12/16% to 8/12/16/20%
* Monkey King: Tree Dance cooldown reduced from 1.4 to 1.2
* Monkey King: Base HP regen increased from 0.75 to 1.5
* Monkey King: Level 10 Talent from +5 Armor to +10% Evasion
* Necrophos: Ghost Shroud AoE increased from 600 to 750
* Nyx Assassin: Impale cooldown increased from 13 to 14 (Scepter is unaffected, still 7)
* Oracle: False Promise duration increased from 7/8/9 to 8/9/10
* Pugna: Life Drain break range from 900 to 1000
* Pugna: Level 20 Talent from +0.5 Netherward Damage to +0.75
* Shadow Demon: Level 10 Talent from +10 MS to +20
* Shadow Demon: Level 10 Talent from +6 Strength to +10
* Shadow Demon: Level 15 Talent from +6% Spell Amp to +8%
* Shadow Demon: Level 20 Talent from +10% Magic Resistance to +15%
* Shadow Demon: Shadow Poison cast point improved from 0.3 to 0.25
* Skywrath Mage: Arcane Bolt cast range increased from 800 to 875
* Skywrath Mage: Level 20 Talent from +20 Movement Speed to +40
* Skywrath Mage: Level 20 Talent from +15% Magic Resistance to +20%
* Treant Protector: Movement Speed reduced from 290 to 280
* Troll Warlord: Battle Trance cooldown increased from 30 to 35
* Underlord: Firestorm Max Health damage from 0.75/1.5/2.25/3% to 0.8/1.6/2.4/3.2%
* Venomancer: Poison Sting damage per second increased from 6/12/18/24 to 6/14/22/30
* Venomancer: Agility gain increased from 2.6 to 2.8
* Viper: Level 15 Talent from +10 Strength to +15
* Warlock: Chaotic Offering manacost increased from 250/350/450 to 250/375/500
* Warlock: Chaotic Offering cooldown increased from 165 to 170
* Winter Wyvern: Arctic Burn flight duration from 6 to 8 seconds
* Zeus: Movement Speed increased from 295 to 300

Dota 2 Update – May 24th, 2017

* Updated cursor images to better support high resolution displays.
* Improved the accuracy of the preview of wards blocking spawn boxes.
* Fixed the caption on Io’s first talent.
* Fixed the interaction of Rubick’s Spell Steal and Io’s Spirits.
* Fixed a bug with Monkey King’s Primal Spring and Ironwood Branches.

Dota 2 Update – May 21st 2017 #2

* Fixed a recent bug that caused armor to reduce slightly more physical damage than intended

Dota 2 Update – May 21st 2017

* Sven: God’s Strength bonus strength reduced from 16/28/40 to 12/24/36
* Sven: Base Attack Time increased from 1.7 to 1.8
* Troll Warlord: Agility gain reduced from 2.75 to 2.5
* Broodmother: Spin Web HP Regeneration increased from 2/4/6/8 to 3/5/7/9
* Monkey King: Wukong’s Command attack cooldown improved from 1.7 to 1.6

Dota 2 Update – May 11th 2017

Added a Battle Pass Achievement for participating in the Arcana Vote. Votes already cast will count towards this achievement.

Dota 2 Update – May 9th 2017

* Inactivity timer is now shown on items moved from backpack into inventory.
* Arcana Vote no longer shows which hero is leading.
* Added a persistent option to join/leave the trivia chat channel.
* Fixed a bug where Battle Pass Quests would not work in Ability Draft matches.
* Fixed spectator DVR controls not automatically hiding properly.
* Fixed a bug with Boots of Travel cast preview incorrectly highlighting dead units.

Powered by AWS | Copyright 2017 Ultimate Gaming Insider