WILL THE BI-WEEKLY UPDATES WORK OUT TO REVIVE THE DOTA 2 COMMUNITY
We all know that Dota 2 is one of the veteran titles of the MOBA genre. Valve’s game came out few months after League of Legends.
Since its release, Dota 2 has come a long way. The game has managed to attract millions of players across the globe throughout the years. Two years ago, it was the first game on Steam to reach the million concurrent players mark.
However, since the release of patch 7.00, the popularity of the game has been declining. The update came out approximately a year ago and brought in a significant number of changes, including the introduction of talent trees and shrines. The spot of Roshan was also moved, these changes were welcomed by the new players in the community but were highly disliked by the veteran players. So, the players started leaving the game. Moreover, along with the patch, the developers began to neglect the game. It had quite a number of imbalanced changes and a great number of bugs. The community posted a significant number of complaints on Reddit, but Valve didn’t show concerns and as a result, the game reached an all-time low in the average hours played and online viewership.
To fix the sinking ship, Valve has introduced bi-weekly updates. The objective of these updates is to give the community what it wants, to ban the toxic players and award the rest. The layout of the game has improved by leaps and bounds. The game is now better by a mile and since its new update, the players are slowly coming back to the game. However, it will still take some time to fix the damage done the past year. We can only wish that the game returns to its former glory as the title has made quite a number of records in the past year.