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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
DotA 6.81b was released on 2 August, bringing just tweaks for heroes. There are no new heroes or items, and neither map changes.
These are the gameplay and cosmetic changes, the full changelog with the hero tweaks can be checked on this page: playdota.com/changelogs/6.81b.
– Roshan base armor increased by 1.
– Melee illusions created by a Rune of Illusion take 200% instead of 300% damage.
– Random Draft hero selection pool increased from 22 to 24.
You can download the map from here, fast mirror, 7.88 Mb.
After one day, DotA 6.81c was released, you can download it from here.
There is a new DotA version available, version 6.81c.
The map was released on 3 August. You can download it from here, fast mirror, 7.9Mb. This is the English version of the map.
Compared to 6.81b, the map is just fixing some various bugs that appeared on that version.
If the playerbase won’t encounter any other bugs, 6.81c could last until December, as it happened with the previous map released last summer.