DOTA 2 7.30e: Hero And Item Changes, Marci, New Treasure, And More

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In what seems like something that only Valve could do, DOTA 2 recently received the 7.30e sub-patch along with the latest hero, Marci. While the sub-patch does bring forth a bunch of gameplay balancing changes, it is safe to say that by terms of being the post-TI patch, 7.30e is fairly disappointing.

Having said that, let's dive in and check out everything there is to know about sub-patch 7.30e in DOTA 2.


DOTA 2 7.30e Changes

As is expected from the post-TI patch, 7.30e has introduced a bunch of in-game changes to alter the existing meta in DOTA 2. On top of handing out much required nerfs to heroes like Magnus and Lycan, the update has also ensured buffs for heroes like Chen and Keeper of the Light. You can check out the entire list of in-game changes from the official patch notes released by Valve.

Additionally, the sub-patch has also introduced the fan-favorite character from the Netflix anime, DOTA: Dragon's Blood, Marci. Needless to say, like most new hero releases, Marci is a bit over-powered in the game and will need to be balanced soon.

Apart from all these, the new sub-patch has also introduced a brand new in-game treasure, featuring cosmetic bundles. The Treasure of the Wordless Trek is priced at $2.49 and features cosmetic bundles for the following heroes:

  • Zeus
  • Sven
  • Puck
  • Brewmaster
  • Clockwerk
  • Lich
  • Pangolier
  • Templar Assassin
  • Ancient Apparation
  • Spectre; and
  • Razor

Although most of these cosmetic bundles look extremely well-designed, they simply do not match the hype and excitement of Battle Pass cosmetics.

Having said that, sub-patch 7.30e did disappoint on a few levels. Keep reading to find out what caused this disappointment.

What did DOTA 2 7.30e miss?

While patch 7.30e has delivered on most of the expected changes, some of the most notable points that the community expected but was left disappointed are:

  • In-game map reworks
  • Diretide
  • Second Battle Pass of 2021

However, although Valve hasn't revealed any information regarding the second Battle Pass of 2021, they have previously confirmed that there will be one. With that in mind, sub-patch 7.30e could very well be used to setup the servers before the massive influx of new in-game content with Diretide and the Battle Pass.


Nevertheless, until and unless we see a fortunate tweet from the official DOTA 2 Twitter account, it remains extremely difficult to determine the possibility of either Diretide or the second Battle Pass of the year.

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