DOTA 2 roster expands with Magnus the Magnataur

By Brenna Hillier
4 October 2012 23:23 GMT

DOTA 2 has been patched with a pile of new content and tweaks, most notably a proud new hero.

The latest weekly patch brings DOTA 2 more in line with the original DOTA’s 6.75 update, makes significant changes to bots, allows for team creation, and adds a huge pile of new swag to the item shop. You can check the patch notes here.

But mainly, you just wants to know about Magnus. Although he’s described as a Magnataur, apparently he’s actually a magnoceros, a beast with a horn more precious to smiths than any metal or alloy.

Magnus’s homeland was destroyed by a volcanic eruption; his people fled the area but were halted by hunters. Magnus led the fight against them, becoming separated from the rest of his kind, and has vowed revenge on the hunters.

Also, he’s a badass. Check out some screens and art below courtesy of CyborgMatt.

Thanks, PCGamesN.

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