With the launch of the new Netflix anime adaptation Dota: Dragon’s Blood, Valve has updated Dota2 with a new and in-depth tutorial. Valve aims to make new players more welcoming to the game with this tutorial update.
According to Valve, the basic tutorial that was available before was not practical enough to nudge new players in the right direction. Dota2 is a highly complex game, and Valve needed a way to make new players pick the game concepts effortlessly. The new tutorial provides a platform with “gradual learning opportunities rather than relying on a single dump of complex information.”
This new tutorial comes with a reward system where players will receive hero sets, emoticons, announcer packs, couriers etc., for completing certain quests.
The matchmaking system for new players will allow them to queue against other new solo players instead of parties. If the players feel like they want to leave mid-game, they can do so without facing any penalties. Instead, a bot will take its place. Valve aims to use this to its advantage by making the bot learn effectively and become more intelligent.
One highlight is the incorporation of a guide character. This character will pop up on the top of the screen when the new player is about to do something dangerous. Alongside the character, a text box will appear with a piece of advice that aims to guide the players. Valve also added a new version of the shop that is streamlined towards new players.
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