Dota 2 support players are finally getting some good news after Valve brought about a new patch with sweeping changes. Assuming the role of support involves a lot of responsibility and way too often players who make this commitment are not properly commended for their actions. The game developers plan to release smaller gameplay updates twice a month, instead of major patches. Patch 7.09 is the latest update and it will fix many bugs as well as change a few core game mechanics.
The cost of the Courier will be reduced, which is particularly important if you play support and spend a lot of money on it. Fans know all too well that this change is actually more of a reverse of the changes brought about by patch 7.07. When that update hit the Dota 2 community, the cost was doubled from 100 gold to 200 and now the price was reduced back to 50. The obvious consequence is that players now have more gold to spend on the items they need early in the game.
Less Gold for all Players in Early Game
Dota 2 players were used to starting the match with 625 gold, but now they will have to cope with just 60. In conjunction with the reduced cost of the Courier, this modification is unlikely to cause any problems, especially for support players. The Tango item will now cost just 90 gold, but the number of charges was also cut down from 5 to 3.
Bounty rules have been regarded as an important source of income, but they will have a smaller effect after patch 7.09. Basically, players will only receive a bonus gold of 40 instead of 100, but each member of the team will receive this reward. Until now, the money went exclusively to the player who would pick up the bounty runes. Stacks will also produce a 15% gold bounty for the hero that stacks the camp.