Dota 2 Update Reworks UI… Again, Improves Shop Layout and Hero Hud

By   /   Jan 21, 2017

The loyal Dota 2 community has been finding it hard to digest recent changes made by Valve to the game’s in-game user interface. The developer has been keenly listening to feedback and today’s update takes all of that into account.

The new Dota 2 update brings various modifications to the Shop layout. Firstly, the item grid has been restored to the right-side with hero guides placed to the left. Popular items are now generated automatically for every hero based on the top 12 builds followed by players ranked 5k MMR or above from the past two weeks.

Additionally, the Shop interface now features a row of global Pinned Items section. Players can customize the shop by pinning the most frequent items used for quicker access.

Regarding adjustments for the Hero Control Console layout, attribute bonuses have been tweaked to be always visible on the screen. Instead of summing up attributes of a hero, values for damage, armor, strength, agility, and intelligence are now shown independently by default.

The size of HP and Mana bars has been increased as well as the area for multi-unit selection. There’s a new multi-unit icon in the mix which scales dynamically based on the number of units selected.

Furthermore, Valve has restored Hotkey support for Dota 2. Players can take advantage of that to activate Learn Ability mode with a prescribed hotkey. Additionally, hotkey support is now available for opening the Hero Talent Tree to select the left or right Talent branch (1 and 2) as well.

Earlier this week, co-founder and president Gabe Newell stated that Valve is always listening to its player-base. The silence on the developer’s part may seem like it has abandoned the community, but “it’s an integral part of their jobs” to keep tabs with the players. The improvements for the Dota 2 user interface certainly reflects that statement.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

AMD Ryzen CPU

The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More