Previously this year, Dota 2 designer Valve revealed it was aiming to launch the multiplayer game’s next Hero by “the end of November”, however that launch has now been pressed back to the month following. In a brand-new dev post, the studio has described that it required a bit more time. As such, the new character will instead be heading to the MOBA video game in mid-December, together with the next gameplay update.

“We wished to provide you another fast update about some of the upcoming things we’re working on,” the studio states in the post. “On the gameplay front, our original plan for the new Hero was November 30, however she needs a bit more time to cosy up for the winter. We will be launching her, along with the 7.28 gameplay upgrade, in mid-December.” Beyond this, there aren’t any details to lap up about who this Hero will be, exactly, aside from that she’ll be a she.

Players are no doubt delighted to learn more, provided – unlike MOBAs such as League of Legends – new character arrivals in Dota 2 are quite few-and-far-between. So far in 2020, there have been no new additions to the roster, and just three brand-new Heroes signed up with the game last year – Mars, Snapfire, and Void Spirit.

Other details on the game’s near future exposed in the dev post, however, consist of verification that the video game’s brand-new season will kick off on December 1 and “include a seasonal quest reset, a new seasonal treasure, and more”, while the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit’s start date will be January 18.

Plus, Valve states it’s begun to roll in some changes to the video game’s backend to assist collect information for that upcoming Dota 2 Overwatch system the studio mentioned last month. “When totally executed, this tool will allow users to examine suspicious matches and assist determine bad stars, in addition to our existing systems,” the dev includes.

If you’re eager to discover who this secret Hero is, you won’t have long to wait now – mid-December’s simply a few weeks away, so we need to see their launching, along with the new gameplay patch, arrive extremely quickly.