The Dota 2 Outlanders Update is to be released after the next Major, according to a Valve developer posting to Reddit on Wednesday.
In a response to a Reddit thread complaining about the silence regarding the highly anticipated Outlanders Update, he says the release will follow a plan similar to previous years, meaning the update will be pushed out sometime after the first Major is concluded.
Valve tends to explicitly promising dates because "things can shift around and [they] wouldn't want the expectation to be a specific day if a little bit more time was needed."
Dota 2 Outlanders Update Release
The next Major in the Dota Pro Circuit is the MDL Chengdu Major, which is set to run from Nov. 16 through 24. The Major, run by Mars Media, features 16 teams, a $1 million prize pool, and 15,000 Pro Circuit points.
The Outlanders Update was unveiled at the International 2019, which concluded well over two months ago. The initial announcement left many players eager to see how the update will shake the game up, but prior to the recent post by developer Cameron, Valve has been completely silent on the progress of the Outlanders Update. This has riled up some fans especially since the auto-chess spin-off Dota Underlords has seemingly gotten more attention from the developers as of late.
As it currently stands, the Dota 2 community will have to wait about three more weeks for the conclusion of the Chengdu Major before Valve is ready to release the Outlanders Update.
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