Dota 2 patch updates hero models for Marci, Meepo, Weaver and more

Ahead of an official announcement from Valve, a new Dota 2 patch has been data mined and found to include new hero models for Marci, Shadow Shaman, and more

Dota 2 updated hero models patch: an image of Weaver on a blurred background

Valve hasn’t mentioned it just yet, but a new patch has been dispatched for the main Dota 2 game client – according to Reddit leaker ‘Iris_mus’ – and there’s going to be a handful of updated character models to check out and a major animation overhaul for Weaver. However, interestingly, a lot of fans in the replies to the Reddit thread on said update can’t find a difference.

In the patch overview shared online, it states that Marci, Meepo, Shadow Shaman, Weaver, and Witch Doctor will all have updated hero models moving forward. Without details on how these models are different, this could mean a significant cosmetic change or something minor like a slight change in colour. We’re leaning towards the latter based on what people are saying, however, future cosmetic changes could be made to the aforementioned heroes.

Interestingly, though, this patch also includes a significant update to Weaver’s animations. We’re not going to list them all, but players can look forward to a new head animation loop, new turning animations, an updated set of idle animations, and more.

If you do want to check out the full list for yourself, you can with the Reddit post below:

Dota 2 Update – MAIN CLIENT – July 11, 2022 from DotA2

As you can see, this update also confirms the specific start date and duration of this year’s Dota 2 International. The 2022 International tournament is going to begin on October 8, 2022, and should run until October 30, 2022. That’s three weeks of exciting competitive Dota 2 action to look forward to – in a couple of months, anyway.

This update has also reportedly updated HUD health bars and various Dota Pro Circuit cosmetics – but the specifics remain to be seen. We can only recommend keeping an eye on Dota 2’s social media account for more information – if and when it becomes available. Earlier in the month, Dota 2 finally got a forfeit feature – but, there’s something you need to know about it.