Valve has unveiled Dota 2 Reborn, a major overhaul of the popular Dota 2, which will feature new gameplay, graphic and custom games. The game is set to be released in three parts while the first part that is set to be released in open beta will include the new additions.
The official Dota 2 website revealed the details of the complete overhaul. Every aspect of the game, from the dashboard to the hero browser to the activity feed to see friends’ achievements will see an upgrade. Aesthetics have been given a face lift, thanks to the new game engine. Valve is generating suspense, to build excitement, and has revealed only what updates to expect in increments.
“Everything on the dashboard has been redesigned utilizing a new UI framework and the engine that powers the game has been fully replaced,” said the Dota 2 website.
The new redesigned dashboard will include more buttons to launch any session from anywhere and voice chat features. An option of merging or two players is a new feature in the dashboard. The hero browser in Dota 2 reborn will allow players to try out a hero and the abilities. The new chat interface and chat rooms will support up to 5,000 gamers.
The new engine is speculated to be the much awaited Source 2 engine. DotaTV has received an upgrade, allowing streaming up to 1080p. Dota 2 Reborn will include tutorials to understand the new mechanisms, and players can share the description of matches. Experts indicate that Reborn Beta will provide in-game training for newbies. Though Dota 2 received positive reviews after its release in 2013, some criticized the game’s steep learning curve. More detail are expected to be revealed before the launch of the open beta.
The open beta for Dota 2 Reborn will be launched by the end of next week. The full update of the game will be released after The International 2015.
Meanwhile, Dota 2 championship The International 2015 will have the biggest prize pool ever. Fans have helped to raise more than $18 million, in just six weeks. In 2014, the game raised about 10.8 million. Valve was expecting to raise the prize pool to $15 million, ahead of the August 3 to 8 championships. In 2014, Chinese team NewBee bagged $5.03 million and runners-up ViCi gaming took home $1,5 million.