Dota 2 update for 11/2/21 (11/3/21 UTC)

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Last night, SteamDB spotted an update for the game:

Size is ~75 MB (with Workshop Tools installed). There were only a few noteworthy occurrences:

  • Preparations have begun to take an axe to the 32-bit version of the game as announced earlier this fall, as a warning message will now appear for the few 32-bit users stating that the 32-bit version of the game has been deprecated and to move to the 64-bit version

    • Even "old" systems by today's standards from 10-15 years ago are most likely 64-bit capable. On Windows systems, you can confirm this by pressing Windows + Pause/Break to bring up the System section from Control Panel, and make sure your "System type:" says both "64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor"
    • If you see that your system type reads "32-bit Operating System, x64-based processor", you will need to re-install a 64-bit version of Windows in order to continue playing Dota 2 after the switch happens. Back up your files first, fish out your Windows license, have an empty USB drive (or DVD) handy and grab re-installation media here for Windows 10, here for Windows 8.1, or here for Windows 7
    • On the other hand, if you see that your system type reads "32-bit Operating System, x86-based processor", you will need to retire your CPU (and motherboard/RAM) or laptop in favor of newer, 64-bit capable hardware to continue playing the game after the switch happens
    • macOS users (unless they're on anything before Mojave) and Linux users do not need to take action, as Dota 2 is only available as a 64-bit build on both platforms
  • Aghanim's Shard is now able to appear under Suggested Items (previously, the only way it appeared through the defaults was if it was explicitly specified as a Mid-Game or Late Game pickup on a hero's default build list or on a community list)

  • Marci's base model was also given some continued tweaks, the results of which make it take up a little less space now

  • And lastly, in addition to that 32-bit deprecation notice being translated already, there are also some more localization file updates in a few different places, which are made possible through the continued assistance of dedicated Translators Like You – Thank You


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