Gameplay Update 6.85 is here, bringing various balance changes to heroes and items ahead of the Frankfurt Major. You can read the Gameplay Update notes here.
We’ve also reorganized the home page to incorporate several new features.
Neighborhood Channels are a new feature in the chat panel, providing an easy way for you to join the Dota community in your area, find new teammates, and make new friends. Neighborhood Channels are joined automatically whenever you launch Dota. They are currently enabled in select regions, and will be rolling out to rest of the world over the next few days.
The chat panel is also now embedded directly into the home page, and will remain open whenever you’re in a lobby. Additionally, two new panels have been added to the home page: the first showing a recap of your most recent game, while the other highlights the most-spectated match currently being played.
There are a number of other features and fixes included with today’s update. Head over to the patch notes to learn all about them.