Dota 2 artwork for the Outlanders patch and heroes

While Dota 2 updates may be slow, there is no denying that they pack one hell of a punch once they finally do arrive. There is no better example of this than the most recent "The Outlanders" update as it has not only introduced two new heroes and what seems like a million balance changes, but also reshaped the map and changed some of the most fundamental mechanics of Dota.

I won't go into too many details as it is just about impossible to summarize The Outlanders update, but I will give you a little bit of an example of just what it has to offer. First and foremost, every single player now has their own personal courier, while observer wards no longer cost any money! So if you're primarily a support player, rejoice as you'll now actually have gold to spend on yourself instead of sacrificing everything for the team!

On a bit of a different note, heroes can now level up to 30. While you don't get any new spell ranks on the way there, reaching level 30 will unlock the entire talent tree! Needless to say, this will result in some rather explosive match finales as most of those lategame talents are straight up ridiculous.

Mind you, everything I've just listed out is merely the tip of the iceberg. So if you're interested in learning more, as well as potentially getting addicted to Dota 2, you should head on over to the official website. Also, make sure to grab a cup of coffee or tea beforehand as you'll be stuck there for quite a while, even more so than the usual update!