The sun is starting to shine and it’s time for the Dota 2 Spring Cleaning 2022 update – and this year, it’s a big’un. Every year, Valve releases an update filled with bug fixes and quality of life improvements for key features in-game. It’s an update that makes up the best of the rest, when it comes to Dota 2 updates anyway. This year’s update is packed with well over 150 updates – tackling Aghanim’s Scepter and Shard, Rubick, and more.
Looking at the headlines for this year’s Spring Cleaning update, the tooltips for Aghanim’s Scepter and Aghanim’s Shard have been updated and improved to include more details and upgrades have been individually altered to convey important information clearly.
In addition to this, Valve has improved the in-game player muting systems. In the Spring Cleaning 2022 update, Valve says “Dota players are a boisterous bunch… It’s important to have a quick and easy means to mute players and report them for additional scrutiny without further disrupting your game.”
Following the Spring Cleaning 2022 update, players will be able to mute voice chat, text chat, and report another player with a single click. Valve has also introduced a team-wide mute feature, if you need to focus.
Elsewhere in the update, Valve is updating the shop search system – with better keyword identification – and expanding item tooltips across the board. A new colour-coded ability damage system is also being added to spells and items – this should help players clarify whether they’re dealing Physical, Magical, or Pure damage on the fly.
Information on your permanent buffs, a sortable post-game scoreboard, and enhanced language support round out the main quality of life changes for the Dota 2 Spring Cleaning 2022 update. However, that’s far from everything tackled – Valve has also made hundreds of bug fixes and alterations.
The player sell-back period at the start of a game has been extended to 30 seconds, the Ogre Bruiser has a new sound effect signalling its stun wind-up, and neutral creep auras will now appear when you hover over them. Rubick, the Grand Magus, is interestingly the only Dota 2 hero with their own category in the Spring Cleaning 2022 update.
Valve has implemented over 30 Rubick-related bug fixes – among a hundred other hero-focused fixes – and Dota Plus users will be pleased to know that a lot of Hero Challenges have been updated. If you want to trawl through the Spring Cleaning 2022 patch notes yourself, you can here. It’s also worth brushing up on all the Dota 2 ranks in our guide – you can never be too prepared.