Latest Dota 2 Update: 6.87 IS HERE (finally) Hope and change are hard-fought battles. After a surprising competitive season, it is out with the old and in with the new! Spring has finally delivered the long awaited Dota 2 update 6.87 patch!

With ESL One Frankfurt 2016 just around the corner, some of our pro players and commentators are more, some less excited about the patch.

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Global gameplay changes include :
-Ranked All-Pick drafting
-Captain’s Mode drafting
-The new Scan ability

Terrain Changes are minor but very important! Time to check out the map as new warding and juking spots have been added.

If you want to see all of the terrain changes, click HERE

Heroes and creeps stats have been balanced. One of the major change is the experience swing (melee-range creeps) putting the main focus on the range creep. A lot of dual lanes are to be predicted.

Another latest Dota 2 update; intelligence now increases your spell damage by 1% per 16 Intelligence points.

Seven new items have been added:
-Infused Teardrops
-Tome of Knowledge
-Wind Lace
-Blight Stone
-Bloodthorn
-Echo Sabre
-Hurricane Pike
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Aghanims Scepter is now available to more heroes including : Bloodseeker, Mirana, Winter Wyvern, Oracle and Storm Spirit with an ultimate upgrade. As for Gyrocopter and Earthshaker, their Scepter abilities have been reworked. Earthshaker can now slam dunk, making him the hero we always wanted him to be.
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(source: https://tagsecond.com/tag/earthshaker)

For full patch including new items in Dota 2 Update, like new Aghanim’s ability and Heroes balance, click HERE.

Which heroes and strats will emerge as the “New Meta” in the latest Dota 2 update? How will new items fit hero changes? Will there be any major swings on the competitive scene? What’s your favorite change? Who do you predict will rise with the new meta? Let us know your predictions!

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