Valve is planning to make some massive changes to the way Dota 2 looks, streams and plays. The developer has announced and detailed some interesting upcoming changes to Dota 2.
Valve has shared details regarding a new engine, interface, and custom games.
Changes will first be tested in a beta, while the update is being referred to as “Dota 2 Reborn.” According to details on the official Dota 2 website, the beta will consist of three parts. The first part comes with a new interface which was revealed earlier on the website.
Next we will see more details on custom games, which are expected to be shared early next week. Lastly, the new engine will be detailed during the same week, along with information for an open beta.
The first part of the beta, which brings a new dashboard, includes a feature to help merge players of two parties. Also, players can use voice chat both during the loading screen and in their dashboard.
There is also an activity feed that lets you in on achievements of your friends.
Something new has also come for the hero browser, now players will be able to try out a hero quickly and learn about his/her abilities etc.
On game streaming side of things, players will be allowed to write their own descriptions for videos, and hit 1080p 60Fps.
Tutorials are getting improved as well and will offer better ways for players learn about the game. More details about Dota 2 Reborn part 1 can be read here.