Dota 2 had released patch notes for 6.86, and the contents appear to substantiate earlier claims that it would “change the history” of Dota 2.
As with other patches, heroes are the main focus of rework since it is already named as a “Balance of Power” update.
Doom, Riki, Faceless Void, Death Prophet and Lone Druid will be removed from Captain’s Mode due to their ability reworks. However, Earth Spirit, Oracle and Terrorblade has been added to Captain’s Mode.
A new Dota hero will be introduced – Zet the Arc Warden, able to use slow, evasion and doubles. And Zeus will get a new item called Arcana along with a chariot.
In addition, the patch comes with a new wasteland map configuration, aptly called the Desert Terrain, which opens up new maps like the Desert Colosseum. It is a nifty backdrop along with the Ultra Shadow Quality video option.
The patch also comes with optimizations to the Dota 2 Reborn client. This will feature new platforms for player tracking, a convenience for everyone from eSports analysts to new players.