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When Will Dota 2 Patch 8.00 Come Out?

Are you eagerly anticipating Dota 2 patch 8.00? This guide dives into the latest rumors and potential upcoming changes.
When Will Dota 2 Patch 8.00 Come Out?

If you're here, then you're probably super excited for the next Dota 2 patch update. Well, guess what?! You're not alone! Dota enthusiasts worldwide are anticipating the arrival of the next patch, which (as always) promises to bring major changes to the game. Following the announcement of Dota patch 7.33 arriving in late April 2023, rumors quickly began swirling that the release of Dota patch 8.00 is on the horizon.

But the question on everyone's mind is: are these rumors fact or cap? While the possibility of Dota patch 8.00 releasing feels like a pipedream, the excitement around the potential for significant changes in the game has fans hopeful. In this article, we'll explore the latest rumors and speculate on the potential release date for Dota 2 patch 8.00. So get ready to discover what the future holds for Dota 2 and how this next update could transform the game.

Update on 21 April: It seems that rumors about Dota 8.00 releasing on 21 April 2023 were false. But should that be enough to qualm our speculation for yet another major gameplay update in 2023? F*ck no!

Dota 2 Patch 8.00: Everything We Know So Far


Before we begin, it's worth noting that rumors concerning Dota 8.00's imminent release started after Team Secret, one of the top Dota 2 professional teams, posted an image on Twitter that suggested the next patch would be 8.00. This came just days before the Dota patch 7.33 was released. In fact, the tweet seemed to suggest that Valve would release the 8.00 patch in place of 7.33; however, this did not materialize.

That being said, the tweet was not without substance. A quick Google search of "Dota 8.00" shows a placeholder page for the update as the first search result, but the page itself glitches out and is redirected to the landing page of the latest Dota patch update. So what gives? Despite the glitch, Dota 2 fans still hope the rumors are true, as the potential for significant changes to the game in the 8.00 patch excites players, which is totally justified.

Dota 2 players have been playing on version 7.00 since its release on 12 December 2016. This update marked a significant milestone in the game's history, as Valve added the highly-anticipated Monkey King hero and the Talents system. In addition, the update saw a map rework, with the addition of Shines and new models for Slardar, Viper, and Enigma.

Since then, the game has undergone many significant changes and updates. Some of the most noteworthy additions include new heroes such as Pangolier, Dark Willow, Grimstroke, Void Spirit, and Snapfire, as well as significant gameplay changes such as implementing the Outpost system and the Neutral Item system. More recently, players also witnessed Muerta's debut in the game.

So When Will Dota 2 Version 8.00 Come Out?


This is a really difficult question to answer. Unfortunately, Valve has no rhythmicity regarding when it decides to release new patch updates, making predicting the exact release date of Dota 2 patch 8.00 practically impossible. More recently, it was suspected that Dota patch 8.00 would be released on 20 April 2023, but this speculation was incorrect. Therefore, there's really no telling when it will come out. Still, enthusiasts globally would agree that a switch is long overdue.

As for what players could expect, here are a few ideas (although please take these suggestions with a grain of salt).

  • New heroes: Dota 2 fans are always excited about the possibility of new heroes being added to the game. It's possible that Dota version 8.00 could introduce one or more new heroes, possibly with unique abilities and gameplay mechanics.

  • Map changes: Valve has made significant changes to the Dota 2 map in the past, and patch 8.00 could be no exception. The developers could add elements to the map or adjust the layout to shake up gameplay and strategies.

  • Balancing changes: Valve frequently adjusts hero and item balance based on community feedback, and patch 8.00 could bring significant balance changes to the game. This could help make the game more fair and enjoyable for all players (while butchering current meta builds and strategies).

  • New items: Valve could introduce new items to the game, giving players more options in different situations and strategies.

  • New game modes: Valve has added new game modes in the past, such as Turbo Mode, which has been well-received by players. Patch 8.00 could introduce a new game mode that could shake up the gameplay experience for Dota 2 players.

And that's everything we know about Dota 2 patch 8.00. We know there's nothing concrete to go by, but hey -- Valve isn't exactly known for being transparent about its plans for the game. That being said, it's not a bad thing, leaving eager players guessing about what epic (or terrible) changes they might see next. We'll do our best to update this page with any new information that might crop up. Until then, happy gaming!