Dota 2 patch 7.31 release date, Techies rework confirmed

By Kenneth Williams


Feb 18, 2022

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Dota 2 just gave Techies fans a firm release date for patch 7.31, and a time limit on trolling with Techies.

Valve has finally confirmed the release date for Dota 2 patch 7.31. This will be the first major patch since the $40 million International 10 in October 2021. A bunch of huge shakeups are in store, including a rework to Techies. What could possibly change about Dota 2’s more notorious hero? 

The most obvious candidates for ability reworks are his Proximity and Remote Mines. Proximity Mines have gone through a ton of changes, most notably going from invisible and instant to visible-when-near and delayed. Valve could revert them back to invisible but appropriately lower the damage to compensate. As for Remote Mines, there could be changes as to how they stack. In their current form, a big pile of Remote Mines can wipe almost any hero off the map regardless of their build. Blast Off! is also a prime candidate for changes, though what they will be is anyone’s guess.

It’s not known exactly why Valve is targeting Techies for such a rework, but it’s probably connected to his status as the most annoying hero in all of Dota 2. His Remote Mines can nuke heroes from across the map through no fault of their own, and the counterplay measures have gotten more difficult now that Sentry Wards have a limited stock. 

Odds are that Techies is just one of many heroes that will get new or reworked abilities. All of the exciting changes will finally be unveiled when Dota 2 patch 7.31 is finally released.

Dota 2 7.31 release date confirmed by Valve

After giving ballpark dates for weeks, Valve has finally confirmed the 100% official planned release date for Dota 2 patch 7.31, being February 23, 2022. 

7.31 will bring an end to one of the longest patches in Dota 2 history. The update first dropped on August 18, 2021. More than six months, five sub-patches, and four sneaky nerfs later, 7.31 will finally change the game in a sweeping manner.

While overly long, the patch marked an important period in Dota 2 history. The biggest prize pool of all time was distributed at The International 10, and the patch introduced two brand new heroes in Dawnbreaker and Marci.

Pro players from Ludwig “Zai” Wåhlberg to the entirety of Team Spirit have revealed their own wishes for the upcoming Dota 2 balance patch. Common requests range from moving Roshan’s Pit to reworking the radiant jungle to changing unpopular items like Wind Waker and Mage Slayer. Valve generally takes pro opinions into account, so these could have some impact on patch 7.31. All we know for sure is that Outworld Destroyer and Tinker are definitely getting hit with nerfs.