Valve releases a new update for Dota 2; the 7.20 Gameplay Update.

Valve releases a new update for Dota 2; the 7.20 Gameplay Update.

Virtus Pro won the Kuala Lumpur Major over Team Secret. They won 4950 Dota Pro Circuit points in addition to the cash prize of $300,000. With the conclusion of the Major, Valve has now released the 7.20 gameplay update. As with any new Dota 2 Major update, this update also brings about a myriad of changes. Valve has changed the map, reworked multiple items and heroes. They have also added new items to the game which will change the timings and the way teams play the game.

You can find the entire Update logs here.

The Teleport Scroll

The Teleport Scroll now has its own dedicated slot in the inventory. There is no default hotkey for the slot yet. So if you are playing your first game in 7.20 be sure to set your keys first

Denying Creeps gives you a Gold Bounty

The 7.19 update would give a hero XP based on a deny. However, it would often lead to an XP imbalance in the lane. It would severely impact the mid-lane. The new update essentially brings a Gold Bounty instead of an XP boost.

It is a great update for support heroes as well. They can find the necessary boost to their gold by denying creeps in lane.

Two of the New Items

While there are several new items added to the game, two items will particularly be of interest. The two items are great on their own, however, they are also important for upgradation to bigger items.


RING OF TARRASQUE: NEW ITEM

Added a new basic item: Ring of Tarrasque. Costs 700 gold. Grants +3.75 HP Regen and +150 Health. Upgrades into Heart of Tarrasque and Holy Locket



HOLY LOCKET: NEW ITEM

Added a new item: Holy Locket. Passive. Causes all heals and hp regen you provide to be amplified by 25%

Requires:


Void Stone (850)
Ring of Tarrasque (700)
Cloak (550)
Recipe (550)
Total: 2650

Provides:
+200 Health
+4 HP Regen
+3 Mana Regen
+15% Magic Resistance

There are multiple tweaks to other items in the game. You can catch all the patch notes live here.