New DOTA 2 Beta Update adds Lone Druid and enables Lycan in Captain’s Mode

Valve has released a new beta update for their action real-time strategy fantasy strategy game , DOTA 2. This update comes with the addition of Lone Druid, various fixes for the game’s bots, a decreased darkness of fogged areas and the ability to use Lycan in Captain’s Mode. As always, the update will be auto-downloaded next time you start the Steam client and you can view its complete changelog below. Enjoy!
DOTA 2 Beta Update Changelog:
GAMEPLAY
– Added Lone Druid!
– Fixed small bug in the timing of sequential attacks.
– Lifestealer: Fixed being unable to Infest Mud Golems.
– Weaver: Fixed Time Lapse interaction with Aegis.
– Ancient Apparition: Fixed a bug where Ice Blast could get stuck on the map.
– Enabled Lycan in Captain’s Mode
UI
– The top bar game timer no longer is reset when a game ends.
– Heroes in top bar now draw grayscale when dead.
– The buyback cooldown time now appears in the gold tooltip.
– The buyback cooldown now appears in the form minutes:seconds.
VISUALS
– Added a buff/debuff effect for Razor’s Static Link.
– Added effect for fountain heal.
– Fixed heroes drawing parts of their models in portraits when sheeped, hexxed, etc.
– Updated the effects for Shadow Demon’s Shadow Poison.
– Decreased darkness of fogged areas
BOTS
– Fixed bots being too aggressive about destroying enemy items.
– Fixed bug where bots would pick up items like Rapier or Aegis without giving humans a chance at them.
– After all humans have picked heroes, the remaining bots will now immediately pick their heroes.
– Fixed bug where bots would try to farm the same neutral camp that a human was farming.
– Added support for bots buying and placing Observer Wards:
. The more of a support a hero is, the more likely they are to buy wards.
. If they have a human teammate, they will not purchase enough wards to fully deplete the store.
. They will ward the runes, their jungle, and sometimes the enemy jungle (depending on how pushed the lanes are).
. They won’t go to locations to place wards if they think it’s too dangerous.
– Fixed bug that would sometimes prevent bots from defending their top/bottom lanes when the tier 3 towers/racks are gone.
– Fixed bug where if the incoming threat was small, no one would ever be a selected to defend (typically resulting in no defensive response to creeps).

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