Dota 2 received the “Foreign Lands” update: two new heroes, outposts and neutral items

Valve has released another major update for Dota 2, in which it introduced new characters along with the system

outposts and neutral items.

New heroes

Void Spirit and Snapfire were shown to gamers back at The International 2019, and now the characters have reached the battlefield.

Void Spirit is a void spirit named Inai, brother of Storm Spirit, Ember Spirit and Earth Spirit. The character can clone himself, create a shield and deal damage through astral portals.


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Void Spirit Abilities:

  • Aether Remnant - Inai sends a copy of itself to the specified point. When a creature enters its vision, the copy attracts it and deals damage.
  • Dissimilate - Inai temporarily disappears into another world, creating several portals. Deals damage to all enemies in the spawn area.
  • Resonant Pulse - Inai puts himself in a protectivea shell that absorbs physical damage and releases one damaging wave. The shell absorbs more damage the more enemies the wave hits.
  • Astral Step - Inai uses an ability charge.and moves to the specified point through the astral rift, attacking all enemies along the way. This attack inflicts a Void Mark that slows victims and then deals damage.

There's an old lady hiding under the nickname SnapfireBeatrix, who rides the fire-breathing lizard Mortimer and shoots with a shotgun. On the battlefield he plays support. She shoots from a shotgun with slowing bullets, can jump far and give her allies this opportunity, and her dragon Mortimer can release lava balls.


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Snapfire abilities:

  • Scatterblast - Beatrix fires her shotgun over a wide area, damaging enemies and slowing them down.
  • Firesnap Cookie - Beatrix feeds an invigorating cookie to Mortimer or an ally, causing him to jump a short distance, stunning enemies in the landing area and dealing damage to them.
  • Lil'shredder - Beatrix heats up the turret and quickly fires multiple shots with fixed damage and increased range. Each shot slows down the attack of the enemy hit.
  • Mortimer Kisses - Beatrix lifts Mortimerrears up, and he releases blobs of lava that deal damage on impact and create puddles of fire. The latter slow down enemies and deal damage over time.

Major changes

Dota 2 also has a new type of neutralbuildings - outposts. As the developers write, the structures were installed on the sites of the side benches. After capturing an outpost, the player will receive experience every five minutes and will also be able to view the area around the point. In addition, you can teleport to the outpost.

Neutral items have also been added.According to Valve, they drop from neutral creeps and cannot be sold, but can be given to an ally. Items are divided into five categories, and some of them can drop out once per battle for each team. A total of 62 unique neutral items will be added.

Its useful to note

  • Now each hero is given a courier
  • The courier gains levels along with the hero
  • Courier movement speed reduced from 380 to 275
  • Courier health reduced from 75 to 70
  • Observer Ward is now free
  • At the beginning of the game, each hero receives 3 teleportation scrolls
  • Level cap increased to 30.

Read more about update 7.23 on the official Dota 2 website.

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