Valve introduces Spectator HUD Updates for Dota 2 players ahead of TI10

18 Sep, 2021 Gaming 185 0 Comment

Dota 2 fans will get new Spectator HUD updates, as The International 10 approaches. Valve has acknowledged that there’s a lot to keep track of when watching a Dota 2 match.

Spectator HUD Updates in Dota 2

The new features will surely aid viewership experience. The aim is to improve a viewer’s experience while watching live games, replays and overwatch cases.

Valve has given the Dota 2’s spectator HUD a timely refresh that touches on various aspects of visual ergonomics. These include: Status Indicators, Info Graphs, Camera Options and Playback Controls.

Status Indicators

Spectator HUD Updates

  • Top bar now shows smoked heroes and if heroes have Aegis or Cheese.
  • BKB duration, Aegis timer, and shared Tango timer now show in the inventory. This has been added for both spectators and players.
  • Roshan timer now shows a countdown.
  • Players can now ping Aegis to broadcast time remaining to allies.
  • Added a Power Rune spawn top/bottom indicator.
  • Buyback status indicator now shows in the stats dropdown.
  • The Items panel now includes neutral items and which players have Aghanim’s Scepter / Aghanim’s Shard.
  • Added a combat log entry for when players deny runes.
  • Item quantities for sentries / observer wards / smokes now show for spectators when they open a team’s shop.
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Graph Improvements

Spectator HUD Updates

  • The Combo graph shows win probability, gold, and XP all at once, as well as deltas, without needing to select separate graphs.
  • Added momentum indicator, pointing out which team’s performance is increasing more within the last 2 minutes.

Changes to Camera in Spectator HUD Updates

  • Override Cam allows you to move the camera in non-free camera modes when you want to inspect other areas of the map. It returns you to your selected camera mode after a short delay.
  • Directed Cam lets you click on heroes to temporarily select them as the subject of your focus.
  • Fixed directed camera jumping to origins at times.

New Playback in Spectator HUD updates

  • Improved ‘Next Highlight’ feature lets you easily skip to the action (fixed old version).
  • Added the ability to skip to the match instead of waiting for the draft phase to end.

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