After pressing back the most recent upgrade for Dota 2 to December, Valve has a lot of pressure to deliver a lot of brand-new content and changes to the video game prior to the end of the year. And with today’s Mistwood update, it looks like the designers have actually provided, including in a new hero, products, and more.

The two primary focuses of the upgrade are Hoodwink, the most recent hero introduced to the Dota 2 roster, and Aghanim’s Shard, a brand-new item that approves heroes an upgrade that can either include a new capability to their loadout or enhances an existing one.

Hoodwink is a varied hero that’s constructed to be evasive and disruptive to enemy groups through stunning them and utilizing a host of challenging abilities to impact the fight. With a multi-hit projectile in Acorn Shot, a net trap to stun opponents with her Bushwhack, and Scoot offering her the ability to move faster, travel through trees, and increase her evasion, she’ll be an annoyance to deal with, specifically in many situations.

She even has a long-range attack that will deal heavy damage, slow, and Break to an opponent that it strikes. The longer Hoodwink charges up her Sharpshooter, the more damage is dealt and the longer the debuff period lasts.

As for Aghanim’s Fragment, they cost 1,400 Gold and will give gamers brand-new ways to augment or include an ability to their preferred heroes. They appear to acquire at 20 minutes in every match and are taken in instantly, just like Aghanim’s Blessing.

Alchemist, for example, gets a brand-new capability called Berserk Potion, which puts a basic dispel while giving plus 50 attack and plus 40 HP regen for 10 seconds to an ally or yourself. You can also inspect the Aghanim’s Scepter and Fragment upgrades in the Hero UI next to their abilities, in addition to which ones are active.

Other new items have been added too, with 12 specifically being listed outside of the Shard. This includes three new variations of Blink Dagger that can be built by utilizing other resources in combination with the base product. These are called the Overwhelming, Swift, and Arcane Blink, which all grant you an increase to a specific stat along with other buffs.

Updates have actually been made to a big part of the video game’s regular products and Neutral items, consisting of the addition of lore to all products that didn’t have them currently– together with the typical balance modifications. Outworld Devourer has actually also been relabelled Outworld Destroyer, which is the original name of the hero prior to a change that was made seven years back.