‘Dota 2 Reborn’ has arrived. Valve announced that they would be unleashing a major update to Dota 2, and even announced it would be bringing a new engine with it. Interestingly though, it’s unclear at this point if that new engine is the highly-acclaimed Source 2 that has been in the works now for some time. Valve made the announcement about Dota 2 Reborn via blog post, and said, “Today we are announcing the Dota 2 Reborn Beta, which brings with it a new interface, new engine and Custom Games.” These additions are impressive ones that will really drive the bottom line of Dota 2 Reborn further as the update works to acclimate new players with the game.
The blog post went on to point out some of the things that would be coming along with this update, as well, in addition to those basic updates. The blog post continued, “Everything in the dashboard has been completely redesigned utilizing a new UI framework, and the engine that powers the game has been fully replaced. On today’s update page we will be giving you a preview of the new interface. Early next week we’ll be talking about Custom Games, and later that week we’ll conclude with various details about the new engine and launch the open beta.”
They closed the blog post by pointing out that, “Throughout the beta we’ll be releasing frequent updates in order to fix bugs and make changes based on the feedback you provide. As you browse around in the new client, you’ll notice a few things that aren’t fully functional yet. Additionally, our focus has been on the dashboard so you’ll find the in-game HUD currently looks the same.” For fans of the Dota 2 series, this looks like it will be a profound update from what the current framework is, changing the fundamental way the game functions – giving the engine an update – to working in additional custom game options, and details that have been lacking to this point.
However, as many have pointed out – the updates will not be for the advanced gamers only. Instead, Valve is making sure that there are advanced tutorials for the pc-game, which will be released officially later this summer. The move is one that is really impressive from start-to-finish, given the fact that Valve and Dota wasn’t expected to make a big splash at E3, since they’re not presenting. E3 is the major summer event for gaming that shows off the latest and greatest, which Valve decided to kick off early with Dota 2 Reborn. In this edition of the game, DotaTV will also be getting a significant update, which is so important for those who enjoyed just watching the game be played.