Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players.
User reviews: Very Positive (422,216 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

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September 1

Coming Soon: The Reborn Update



With The International behind us and the Majors just around the corner, we are excited to have the world start playing Dota in the brand-new Source 2 engine. Within the coming weeks, the main client will receive the Reborn Update. Moving away from the Source 1 engine soon will allow us to better focus our efforts entirely on Source 2 in preparation for various upcoming tournaments. There are still a few features that will need some work when the update is released, but we plan to finish them quickly. Expect the weeks that follow to focus on ironing out issues, refining the dashboard and iterating based on your feedback. Afterwards, we'll begin shifting our attention toward the in-game UI, where we plan to redesign the HUD and work on a variety of other in-game features.

Today's update to Reborn contains various bug fixes and improvements, as well as a large number of backend changes that result in a very large one-time download. Now would be a good time for everyone to start downloading the Reborn update, as you will not need to download it again when the main client receives the update in the coming weeks.

If you do not have the Reborn update installed and would like to get a head start on it now, launch the Dota client and head over to the Play Tab to get set up. All of your items are now in the Reborn client, and after today any new content will be added directly to Source 2 only.

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August 21

Prepare for the Majors



This fall, a new tradition comes to the world of professional Dota. The Majors are a series of four seasonal marquee tournaments culminating in The International. The first Major will be occuring in Europe this November and we'll have more details on ticketing soon.

Ahead of this Major, there will be Open Qualifiers from October 6-9, and Regional Qualifiers from October 10-13. Any team may participate in an Open Qualifier, and two teams from each region will be among those invited to participate in the Regional Qualifiers. The Regional Qualifiers will then determine several of the teams to be invited to battle at the Major. Direct invitations to the Major and the Regional Qualifiers will be announced on October 5th.

If your team would like to be considered for an invitation to either the Regional Qualifiers or the Major directly, head over to the registration site for more information. Any team that makes changes to its roster after September 5th 2015 at 12:00AM PDT cannot be directly invited to the Regional Qualifiers or Major, and must compete in the Open Qualifiers.

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About This Game

Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Radiant heroes then battle their Dire counterparts to control a gorgeous fantasy landscape, waging campaigns of cunning, stealth, and outright warfare.

Irresistibly colorful on the surface, Dota is a game of infinite depth and complexity. Every hero has an array of skills and abilities that combine with the skills of their allies in unexpected ways, to ensure that no game is ever remotely alike. This is one of the reasons that the Dota phenomenon has continued to grow. Originating as a fan-made Warcraft 3 modification, Dota was an instant underground hit. After coming to Valve, the original community developers have bridged the gap to a more inclusive audience, so that the rest of the world can experience the same core gameplay, but with the level of polish that only Valve can provide.

Get a taste of the game that has enthralled millions.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Lion 10.7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
1,143 of 1,292 people (88%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
1,131.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game is really great. Bots perform extremely realistic, almost eliminating the point in playing vs real humans.

-Bots will ignore you when you ping a hero. Just like humans.
-Bots will steal your farm. Just like humans.
-Bots will 1v5 the enemy. Just like humans.
-Bots will ignore enemies taking Roshan. Just like humans.
-Bots will not ward. Just like humans.

11/10

Additions by others:

Depy the Pie-Ro - Bots will ignore when you get ganked, just like humans.
Enlightened one - Bots will also go into rosh alone and sit there until they die not even hitting him (just like humans).
DrewTylerJ - Bots will miss skillshots. Just like humans.
MasterJonah - Bots will forget that runes exist. Just like humans.
ivanleow2000 - Bots can't speak russian or indonesian and don't need to be muted (Possibly a pro)
low. Top Hat - Bots will always pick the same heroes. Just like humans.
ϢϊϨħṃῐ - Bots will always troll. Just like humans.
Stinkyboy - Bots will buy divine and throw game. Just like humans.
Kotaro Minami - Bots only pick carries. Just like humans.
Dingbat - Bots use healing items on themselves when you're nearby at 5 health. Just like humans.
SYN | Chaotic - Bots will never say anything helpful. Just like humans.
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655 of 737 people (89%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
1,790.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
The best program for learning the Russian language.
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509 of 591 people (86%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
4,537.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
this game ruined my life
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252 of 300 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
176.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
An accurate simulation of a Spanish and Russian invasion of the United States.
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431 of 540 people (80%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
950.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I lost my life.
I lost my friends.
I lost my girlfriend.
I lost my personality.
I forgot my hobbies.
I forgot my studies.
I forgot my manners.
And finally, when I thought life would get better, I lost my family.


GGWP 11/10 Would Play Again.
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