Valve's Dota 2
is about to receive another huge update, this one bringing two new heroes and a bevy of other features to the most played game on Steam
. The New Bloom festival, which launches tomorrow for all Dota 2
players, includes a new beast to slay, the ability to "offer" unwanted items in the hopes of earning rare armor, and another map aesthetic variant centered on spring themes with East Asian influences.
Most importantly, New Bloom marks the introduction of Terrorblade, the demon marauder, and Phoenix, the, ermm...phoenix, both brand-new heroes in Dota's
world. Also new with the update: the ability to jump into any downloaded replay and take control of a character within it, changing it from a replay to a live game in which you can attempt to turn the tides of a loss or find a smarter path toward victory.
fans should consult the Day One
, Day Two
, and Day Three
announcement posts for full details, as New Bloom includes quite a few other new features and tweaks.