First Blood Update Coming to Dota 2 on Monday
Valve has announced the first major update for Dota 2 since the end of The International 3. The First Blood Update will add several new features as well as address a number of bugs in the game. First up is the ability to create and host a game on your system and invite up to nine other players. A new game mode, Captain's Draft, combines elements from Random Draft and Captain's Mode for a new way to play. The backpack has been improved with added filters to find your items faster, and was renamed The Armory. New items have been added to the game in two new crates as well as a Portal item pack, which features a GLaDOS announcer pack. The item drop system has also been revamped with the list of items that can drop reduced, item quality tied to your profile level, and a number of items being removed from the store.