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Dota 2 2nd April Patch – Content Analysis

We have had a small patch deploy to the main Dota 2 client that introduces a new community chest by Anuxi with her new Dazzle set inside.

Front End Changes

Treasure of the Shaper's Legacy

"A chest of sets created by the community contributor Anuxi."

The Key

"Used to open locked Treasures of the Shaper's Legacy. Double click or right-click the key in your backpack and select the treasure you want to open."

Contains

This chest contains a range of item sets created by community member and workshop artist, Anuxi.

Light of the Solar Divine

Blessings of the Wildwing

Aspects of Summer

Designs of the Slithereen Nobility

Winter Snowdrop

Garments of the Nightsilver Sentinel

Featherfall

Divine Ascension

Flight of the Crescent Moon

Equine Emissary

Bonus Rewards

This chest has a chance of unlocking a new "Shadow Flame" set for Dazzle created by Anuxi. This bonus item will come in addition to one of the sets seen above. It will also be provided with the Genuine quality tag.

In Game Preview

UI Updates

The Examine Chest UI has been updated to reflect what the Unusual couriers are with the additional of a new tooltip.

This has also been carried over to the armoury.

Back End Changes

Updated Strings

More strings relating to abandons, disconnections and party punishment.

+ "DOTA_Chat_AbandonedRankedBeforeFirstBloodParty" "When a player abandons a ranked game before first blood, their entire party receives a loss, even though stats are not otherwise recorded."

+ "dota_safe_to_abandon_match_not_scored_network" "Poor network conditions have been detected, and this game will not be scored. It is now safe to leave."

+ "dota_party_forfeited_match" "Your party has forfeited the game and will receive a loss."

Strings for the updated UI showing Unusual couriers.

+ "DOTA_UnusualCourier" "Unusual Courier"

+ "DOTA_UnusualCourier_Desc" "Random courier w/ special FX and colors."

Strings for the new Anuxi set.

+ "DOTA_Item_Shadow_Flame_Genuine" "Genuine Shadow Flame"

+ "DOTA_Item_Shadow_Flame_Genuine_Desc" "A genuine version of Shadow Flame for Dazzle."

The name of the Ethereal Gems (Unusual particle effect gems) for the unreleased Ice and Lava Baby Roshan couriers.

+ "Attrib_Particle205" "Touch of Frost"

+ "Attrib_Particle206" "Touch of Flame"

The name of the Prismatic Gems (Colour altering gems) for the unreleased Ice and Lava Baby Roshan couriers.

+ "UnusualLavaRoshan" "Pyroclastic Flow"

+ "UnusualIceRoshan" "Glacial Flow"

Roshan's Gift

There is a new gift in the files labelled as "pw_roshan_gift" which suggests that this item has been added for use on the Perfect World servers for the Chinese user base.

The gift in question has the chance of opening either a Lava Baby Roshan package or a Ice Baby Roshan package.

Lava Baby Roshan

The Lava Baby Roshan courier comes with a new "Touch of Flame" Ethereal Gem coloured with the new "Pyroclastic Flow" Prismatic Gem.

Ethereal Gem Preview

The "Touch of Flame" particle effect is still work in progress and is subject to change.

Prismatic Gem

The new "Pyroclastic Flow" Prismatic Gem

Potential Additional Item

When opening the gift there is a chance that you will get a "Roshan's Rage Loading Screen" along with your Lava Baby Roshan.

Ice Baby Roshan

The Ice Baby Roshan courier comes with a new "Touch of Frost" Ethereal Gem coloured with the new "Glacial Flow" Prismatic Gem.

Ethereal Gem Preview

The "Touch of Frost" particle effect is still work in progress and is subject to change.

Prismatic Gem

The new "Glacial Flow" Prismatic Gem

Potential Additional Item

When opening the gift there is a chance that you will get a "Roshan's Green Loading Screen" along with your Ice Baby Roshan.

Perfect World Treasure Chests

The only Treasure Chests that are currently dropping for the Perfect World players (Chinese user base) are in the list below.

All of these Treasure Chests have recently had their art style changed into a scroll case type icon (Like Anuxi's new Treasure Chest) which suggests that there may be a potential conflict with the old Treasure Chests being available to Perfect World players.

  • Treasure of Dire Arms
  • Treasure of Radiant Arms
  • Treasure of the Forbidden Lotus
  • Treasure of Crystalline Chaos
  • Treasure of the Cursed Wood
  • Treasure of Incandescent Wax
  • Treasure of the Shaper Divine
  • Treasure of the Shaper's Legacy

Other Changes

Sands of Luxor Loading Screen

The Sands of Luxor Loading Screen that comes with the Dota2VO Ability Cup #1 ticket bundle has now been fixed.

Sands of Luxor HUD Skin

The Sands of Luxor HUD Skin that comes with the Dota2VO Ability Cup #1 ticket bundle has now been fixed.

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