Dota 2 analyst Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen praised the announcement from Valve, in which the studio promised to release a new hero and also proposed an improved mechanism to combat toxic behavior in matches. According to him, the plans of the developers deserve praise, but the community should closely monitor the implementation of all promises.
“Pretty great update, but we should track promises/goals made in the same way people track election campaign promises - there's no reason to stop pushing for a better community because we've been assured progress is being made.”
On October 16, Valve announced that it would release a new hero in Dota 2 by the end of November, as well as introduce a CS:GO Patrol system to better combat toxic players. Valve also announced the imminent launch of a new MMR season that will allow players to recalibrate their MMR at will - previously it was done necessarily.