After three months, we have a new update for the map that is just “fixing an exploit”.
So there is nothing new for now.
You can download the map from
here, it has 7.83 Mb, fast mirror.
Since the map is just fixing an exploit, there is a good chance that it won’t be followed by a new one very soon, unless the developers will think it’s time to add new things like heroes or items.
Anyway, enjoy your summer!
This patch is currently required if you want to play on Eurobattle.net.
You can download the patch from
here, it has 56.9 MB.
However, you should not install it if you play on a different service that still runs with 1.26, like Garena or others.
About the patch, Blizzard said that this patch is fixing compatibility issues with modern computers.
Warcraft 3 still runs on very high resolutions.
How to install patch 1.27a? Just download the file and then run it. It will auto-install by itself.
If you still can’t play on eurobattle.net, download their installer from
here, unzip it, run the installer and then try to run the game from the icon called “xpam”. Good luck.
It’s been almost a year since the last release of an official DotA map. That was DotA 6.83d.
Looking on the official DotA forums, it seems that the fans have lost hope for a new WC3 map released by Icefrog.
Icefrog is currently developing DotA 2 with Valve. Nobody knows for sure if a new WC DotA map will ever exist in the future.
However, there is a new map developed by another fan and forum user from playdota.com, “DracoLich”.
DracoLich has been working on a DotA version and his latest map is called DotA v6.85k Allstars.
I’ve noticed that there are players who play this version on eurobattle.net. Not sure about other servers.
So if you guys want to try this map, you can download it from
here. It has 7 Megabytes, fast download.
Finally, after around two weeks, we have a final release for DotA 6.83c.
You can download the final map from
here, it has 7.83 mb, fast mirror.
This map is cutting the “beta” from its title. It was actually the first time when a DotA map had a “beta” in its title.
Regarding the map, there are no new heroes or items, but there are a lot of changes for the game’s mechanics and hero tweaks.
Hopefully there won’t be another few months until a new map gets released. And as a side note, Icefrog is still the main developer for the map.
Out of nowhere, we have a new map named DotA 6.83c Public Beta (test).
You can download the map from
here, fast mirror, it has 7.83 Mb (this is the test 1 map).
And here is the newest, map, 6.83c Public Beta 2. Download link here, 7.83 Mb.
The changelog and any other information is missing from both getdota.com and playdota.com, so you will have to visit their forums or try the map to see exactly what is new.
Probably, this map is for testing and could contain bugs, it’s actually the first map to be released in the beta version (for testing). A final version could be released in a few days.
I have been playing this game for around two months, after receiving a beta key from Blizzard.
The game is very different from the classic DotA map and even compared to LoL or DotA 2.
The gameplay is more focused on teamplay, you can’t really gank like we did in the old DotA or play solo on lanes, your main focus is to get XP for your team and also to win the mini-games from the map that you’re playing.
The best things about HoS are the heroes. We can play the famous Warcraft characters like Uther, Muradin, Arthas. However, most of the heroes are just not fun.
You can find a Muradin gameplay video to understand how this game works.
Heroes of the Storm is still in beta. Blizzard needs to fix a lot of stuff and make the game more fun.
Right now, the games are not very balanced, meaning that a team can easily win and a player can’t do anything, which is very frustrating.
A new map was released, correcting just a few bugs.
You can download DotA 6.81d from
here, fast mirror, 7.89 megabytes.
What is interesting about the latest maps is that there are versions for different languages.
There are actually 16 languages. Some texts, buildings, buttons are renamed, but if you understand English, you should not bother.