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It seems like an eternity that the Dota 2 community has been waiting for the release of patch 7.23 (The Outlanders Update), but it is finally here! Patch 7.23 bring with it some crazy changes, including two new heroes in the form of Snapfire and Void Spirit. Here is a quick look at the big changes of Dota patch 7.23:

(1) New heroes

Say hello to Snapfire and Void Spirit.

(2) Courier

Every player now get’s his/her courier which levels up as the player levels up. At level 25, the courier gain the ability to use items in general. Yes, you read that right.

(3) Maximum level

Heroes can now level up to level 30. Once a hero gets to level 30, the entire talent tree is unlocked. XP requirement for the levels are 3500/4500/5500/6500/7500. Respawn time does not increase past 25. XP bounties max out at level 25 bounty values.

(4) Side shops removed and secret shops are exclusive

Both side shops have been removed. All items from the secret shops are now exclusive to the secret shops. Ring of Health and Void Stone can no longer be purchased in the base.

(5) Outpost

Outpost is a new building in place of the side shops which either team can channel and take command of. They are inactive for the first 10 minutes of the game. Benifits from controlling an Outpost include:

  • XP bonus is 25*Min XP to each player
  • Provides 500 AoE truesight
  • Only gains XP bonus once per period regardless if you have one or two outposts controlled
  • Takes 6 seconds to teleport to it (shares the delayed TP duration mechanic with T1 towers)

(6) Neutral items

Neutrals now drop unique items that cannot be sold, but can be shared with allies. There are five tiers of items that drop over the course of the game. Within each tier, the odds get cut by half for each subsequent drop. Items of a specific type will only drop once for each team. Drops only begin after 5 minutes. Neutral items haven’t been mentioned here because there are a total of 62! But yes, Poor Man’s Shield is one of them…

(7) Backpack slots increased

Backpack slots have been increased from 3 to 4, so you can roam around carrying more items.

(8) New items

There are no new items that have been released with the 7.23 patch.

(9) Heroes with reworks

These are the heroes that have been reworked in one way or the other:

  • Ancient Apparition – Scepter rework
  • Bane – Ability rework
  • Chaos Knight – Scepter rework
  • Clinkz – ability rework
  • Clockwerk – Scepter rework
  • Crystal Maiden – Ability rework
  • Dark Seer – Scepter reowrk
  • Dazzle – Scepter rework
  • Doom – Scepter rework
  • Drow ranger – Ability rework
  • Elder Titan – Scepter rework
  • Enchantress – Scepter rework
  • Faceless Void – Scepter rework
  • Huskar – Scepter rework
  • Invoker – Scepter rework
  • Io – Ability rework
  • Kunkka – Scepter rework
  • Lich – Scepter rework
  • Lifestrealer – Ability and Scepter rework
  • Lone Druid – Ability rework
  • Luna – Ability rework
  • Lycan – Ability and Scepter rework
  • Magnus – Scepter rework
  • Mars – ability rework
  • Necrophos – Scepter rework
  • Oracle – Scepter rework
  • Outworld Devourer – Ability rework
  • Phantom Lancer – Scepter rework
  • Pudge – Scepter rework
  • Razor – Ability rework
  • Riki – Ability rework
  • Shadow Fiend – Ability rework
  • Silencer – Ability and Scepter rework
  • Slark – Scepter rework
  • Sniper – Scepter rework
  • Sven – Ability and Scepter rework
  • Treant Protector – Ability rework
  • Undying – Ability rework
  • Vengeful Spirit – Ability and Scepter rework
  • Viper – Ability rework
  • Wraith King – Ability rework

There are just too many changes to look at altogether at once! The entire changelog can be found here. The Outlanders Update is bound to revolutionize Dota 2 and take it to a dimension we have never experienced before. The repercussions of all these changes put together are hard to predict just by reading them, but VPEsports will do the best at deciphering these changes in the articles to come.

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