Muerta, the Dota 2 hero who was introduced method again in October 2022, has lastly arrived within the game as a part of the now-live Lifeless Reckoning update.

Valve did not reveal a lot about Muerta when the character was introduced, however it seems that she was a killer of such spectacular expertise that “Demise himself put her on the payroll.”

“A twin-pistoled engine of dead-eyed vengeance, Muerta shepherds wayward souls to the opposite facet, whether or not they need to get there or not,” Valve stated. “And in the event that they want extra convincing, she’s able to reveal her true type as a murderous spectral nightmare if it helps them die a bit of sooner.”

In sensible phrases, that provides as much as 4 skills:

  • Lifeless Shot: Muerta fires a ghostly trickshot at an enemy unit or tree. When the bullet strikes, it damages and briefly slows, then ricochets within the focused path. The ricochet damages all models that it passes via, stopping when it hits a hero. Heroes hit by the ricochet are feared away from the influence.
  • The Calling: Summons a gaggle of 4.0 revenants that slowly circle the focused location. Enemies inside the space are slowed and have diminished assault pace. Revenants deal harm and silence enemies as they move via them.
  • Gunslinger: Muerta’s assaults have an opportunity to fireplace a second shot at one other goal, prioritizing Heroes.
  • Pierce the Veil: Muerta transforms, changing into resistant to bodily harm. All of her assault harm is dealt as magical harm. Muerta positive factors bonus assault harm and phased motion. Muerta can assault ethereal models, however offers no harm to Magic Immune targets.

The Lifeless Reckoning update features a new mini-game, The Fast and the Lifeless, which affords factors for kills and assists towards assigned targets throughout matches. There’s additionally a Lifeless Reckoning chest, “superior battle stats,” new Quickcasting customization choices, and enhancements to Dota 2’s buddies listing. 

Nonetheless, some Dota 2 gamers had been anticipating greater issues and are not pleased with the comparatively minor nature of the update total. Valve acknowledged the discontent in a weblog submit saying the update, and stated that the hoped-for massive update is on the best way. 

“The Lifeless Reckoning Update has numerous options we’re actually happy with—a brand new hero, merchandise units, a mini-game,” it stated. “However we get it. Lots of you had been hoping for Patch 7.33.

“We’ve been engaged on an formidable gameplay patch for some time, and we had been hoping to get it finished in time for this update. We’re at the moment aiming to launch it in late April. So within the meantime, whereas we put the ending touches on it, benefit from the Lifeless Reckoning Update and Patch 7.32e.”

This update can also be the one which lastly removes OpenGL help from Dota 2, a change Valve first introduced all the best way again in September 2021. Valve additionally warned that it’ll update Dota 2’s SIMD help from SSE2 to SSE4.1 later this yr, “to permit larger efficiency in physics, particles, and basic gameplay code.” Almost all processors launched over the previous 10 years help SSE4.1 so the change ought to solely influence “a really small portion of Dota gamers,” Valve stated, but when your CPU would not help it, you will have to improve if you wish to maintain taking part in.