What if, instead of the 119 playable in-game heroes so far, you can pick and control a League of Legends (LoL) hero in a Dota 2 match? There’s a mod that lets you actually play out this what-if fantasy.
Called “Dota 2 but League Heroes,” this Dota 2 workshop mod reinvents existing heroes to make them look like LoL champions. For instance, there’s Shyvana, Teemo, Veigar, Twitch and Singed in lieu of Dragon Knight, Meepo, Rubick, Clinkz, and Batrider, respectively.
Besides appearance, the mod also alters the heroes’ abilities, so they work similar to how they do in LoL.
Earlier this month, LoL streamer RossBoomSocks tried the mod and noted how the characters “bizzarely look better than they look in League” and how Dota 2’s ability targeting system is more difficult to use.
As you can see in his video, the game played just like a regular Dota 2 match, with items such as Blink Dagger and Refresher Orb used in the game.
Mod creator Boid has also seen RossBoomSocks’ video recently, which he says in a Discord discussion has got him working on the mod again after three months of inactivity. His next addition to the mod may be Dr. Mundo or Garen.