For the longest time, Dota 2‘s update cycle has been what could best be described as “prolonged.” The game would receive a handful of really big updates a few times a year, with plenty of small hotfixes in between. IceFrog tweeted recently that they were changing it up.
Now, instead of those big patches, the Dota 2 team would be shifting to patching every two weeks on Thursday. They’re going to give this a shot for about six months before reevaluating. To go along with this new update schedule, Valve will also implement an in-game way for players to track all changes to heroes.
You can read IceFrog’s tweet below. And in related new, Dota 2 has also received the Spring Cleaning update, which might be the last big one for a long long while. You can view the patch notes for that here.
We want to try taking a different approach to how gameplay patches are released. Instead of big patches a couple of times a year, we'll be releasing small patches every 2 weeks on Thursdays. We'll be trying this out for about six months and then reevaluating.
— IceFrog (@IceFrog) February 1, 2018