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.
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Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

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September 2

Warhammer: Treasure of the Old World



The 'Warhammer: Treasure of the Old World' is now available for purchase. Filled with thirteen Dota 2 Workshop selections that follow the visual themes of Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy Battle universe, this treasure contains new item sets for Necrophos, Kunkka, Doom, Disruptor, Beastmaster, Centaur Warrunner, Alchemist, Gyrocopter, Sniper, Broodmother, Pudge, Winter Wyvern, and Axe. With the similar aesthetic spirit shared between the Dota and Warhammer universes, these new additions from the Dota 2 Community will look right at home in the blood-soaked lanes of the battlefield.

As a special bonus, if you pre-purchased Total War: WARHAMMER on Steam prior to May 24, you will also find a special version of this treasure in your Dota 2 Armory that contains visually-unique pre-purchase-only versions of the item sets.

Thank you to all of the Dota 2 Workshop artists who submitted designs for consideration. The number of quality submissions could not be contained within a single treasure, and we hope to add more of these sets in the future.

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August 23

The Dark Rift Update



The ethereal rift has opened, and the new hero Underlord is now playable in Dota 2. Bringing with him a new Post-Game Summary feature filled with detailed match info, and the addition of Teammate Stats to your profile, the leader of the Abyssal Horde stomps his way into the lanes in today's update to complete the roster of established heroes. Head over to The Dark Rift Update page to learn more.

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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.

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • 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
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Mavericks 10.9
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon HD 2400 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 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 (Driver v331), AMD HD 2xxx-4xxx (Driver mesa 10.5.9), AMD HD 5xxx+ (Driver mesa 10.5.9 or Catalyst 15.7), Intel HD 3000 (Driver mesa 10.6)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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111 of 126 people (88%) found this review helpful
66 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,460.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Game is good.
Sometimes players are not good.
Highly recommend the game.
Strongly not recommend the players.
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87 of 112 people (78%) found this review helpful
94 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,077.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Most realistic Russia simulator.

Vodka out of 10
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65 of 91 people (71%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,035.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Thanks to dota now i can speak peenoise
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99 of 164 people (60%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,118.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Dota 2 is one of the most spectacular MOBA games ever. It went through a lot of changes and updates. When I start playing Defence of the Ancient it wasn't that much donation and sets. But what we see now? The amount of sets is too damn high, the creators just makin' money, you can't even define the character by some of it's stuff. Also, sin not to mention the community. It is smth terrible and disgusting, I played only 50 games out of 1100 without trash talking about me and my relatives. Just think about it, is it normal? Dota 2 literally is like narcotic, you should pass a long way to stop playing it. I wasted 1,118.4 hours in the shuffle. It is the biggest regret in my life 'till now. Take thought, does this stupid game worth your own time, money and nerves? I don't think so and that's why I don't recommend this game to any of YOU!
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45 of 69 people (65%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
348.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Pls practice with bots b4 playin real matches
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29 of 43 people (67%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,081.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
I really love this game, and if you like moba then you should try it, the gameplay should not be hard to understand, a big map divided into three routes (Top, Mid and Bot), two teams of 5 players (5vs5), many heroes with different ability and tasks (support, carry, tank), the goal of the teams is to reach the enemy base by destroying enemy tower and minions, there are lots of mechanical and things to learn but it'svery simple if you take time to read a guide or/and play the tutorial.
one suggestion is to not get depressed by elitist person who will tell you things like: F**k you, your dad, F***ing SS! etc. because there are lot of people like that.
however, in my opinion what makes dota different from other moba is the tactics / strategies usable, well balanced (recently I've some doubt xD), based heavily on skills, a lot of heroes to choose to play and have fun with, totally free and frequently updated.
one of the biggest problems I found is communication, for example when you select EU server and English language, the game start and is most of time like..
Me: Hello guys ^^
Team:привет друг
Team:merhaba arkadaşım
Team:Hola amiga
Team:朋友你好
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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
306.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Game so good...
But if you do not have a team or a premade, it's an adventure into the hell of feeders, toxic people and noobs. Communication is one of the most important factors in addition to the tactics and strategies.
+Different types of heroes.
+Various types of game.
+Excellent graphics setting.
+Wombo combo
-Do not play Russian server, many toxic people.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,002.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
50+% of your games will be with mentally unstable self-delusional sadistic trolls - unless you have a 5 man team or enjoy playing against bots, avoid the Public matches - you will spend most of your time wondering how so many rotten humans could be joint together in one place; "Delusional disorder is a psychiatric condition in which the patients present with delusions, but with no accompanying prominent hallucinations, thought disorder, mood disorder, or significant flattening of affect. Delusions are a specific symptom of psychosis. Delusions can be bizarre or non-bizarre in content."
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,395.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Don't do it. There was a study where monkeys could have some juice at set intervals by pressing 1 button, or could press a different button and gamble on no juice or a big shot of it. Something like 80% of the monkeys gambled consistently. And it was rigged to be less on average than the set interval juice.

This is DOTA. The game is glitchy, has an incredibly steep learning curve (read: you must learn to play most characters in order to be decent at one character), takes an hour or more per game (you cannot leave or get punished), has a toxic community, and is terribly imbalanced. You cannot win by yourself, you need a team. That's 4 strangers for most of us without DOTA friends.

You work at learning the game, read guides, watch videos, learn to not suck, and then you need 4 other people like yourself willing to sacrifice for the common good of the team. This is where we gamble on that big shot of juice. 90% of the games you play will have a clueless player that can and WILL cost your team any chance of winning, and then the toxic players start going nuts for the next 59 minutes of your life... and you CANNOT leave. You cannot surrender in this game. You cannot go AFK (same as leaving).

You will get kicked in the nuts 9 games out of 10, but when that magical game happens, it's a rush.

The DEVs do not care, they work on pumping out skins that sell for money. They don't fix problems, they don't care about imbalances, they don't improve the matchmaking service (try googling "DOTA 2 The Trench" and see what I mean).

This game is like bad meth. You assume it is you that just needs to get better or learn a trick to suddenly win 1v5. This is not the case. You poison yourself with all the money grubbing from the DEVs and the toxic players screaming that they had sex with your mom and that you like boys.

I worked at this game to get good even as my more intelligent friends got tired of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t of this game and moved on. I can win most games with these skills I've "accomplished". But, hours and hours into this, I realize that I'm playing with a bunch of a$sholes and winning the game is empty. A victory is mostly decided by who got the randomly assigned noob/rager/troll/feeder/idiot. You win because one or two players on their team sucked much worse than the noob/rager/troll/feeder/idiot on your team. Basically, who gets the biggest jackass will lose. You will keep trying another match, maybe this next one will have a fair line up and a hard won fight. It won't. You will clutch save a friendly only for them to not realize it and walk back into the fight and die. You will see teammates go into a fight that is already bad and unwinnable and you'll die with them trying to help, or you stay back and alive, only to be reported and screamed at for not dyign with them... but it won't matter, the enemy will take your towers and win the game, no matter which path you choose. You will be the carry, able to obliterate an enemy fast, only to die quickly while stunned as your supports withold their help, waiting for you to damage the enemy enough so they can nuke them down to steal the kill.

This game was set up as a mod. Clunky, imbalanced, but functioning mod that was fun in its novelty. And most of the problems have been grandfathered into the new version, as that is what people have grown to expect, like a pair of worn-out but familiar shoes.

Do not join MOBAs if you are reading this. The idea is fun, but the execution is brutally painful. Read others who have sunk hours upon hours into this game only to realize how draining and hollow it is.

It is poison. Walk away and know that this game sucks your life and money, leaving you unhappy at playing it, but sadly addicted to it for that ultra rare rush of a good fight.

P.S. I'm giving my items away. I have a ton. Thumbs up and a positive comment, and I'll gift you some (I'm giving it all away anyway, so I'd rather give some to the greedy players who help me save the new people and push them away from DOTA)
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25 of 42 people (60%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
780.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
لعبه بصراحه لا تعليق جميله و ممتعه ولازم تجربوها مع الاصدقاء وتكونو فاهمينها صح ..لانه بالبدايه مابتعجبكم بس لما تفهمو عليها راح تكون جميله جداا
وادماااان

Best free to paly games = Dota2 + TF2 :D
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!Defender
1,583.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
I loved this game
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Eclipseus
1,652.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
YES!
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Zoey DaveChapelle
1,176.7 hrs
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Best MOBA out there. Great fan base, and pleanty of people in the community willing to teach new players if you check out the sub reddit.
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285.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
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Revenant
938.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
The abilities are fun and the items well designed, but the combat in this game isn't good. The game moves at a pace an elderly man could match while farming and leading up to fights, but the fights themselves last only a few mere seconds. Once the fights do begin, it really is more about where you stood and how you entered the fight than it is about how you used your abilities. The matches last longer than other similar mobas but the ratio of farming to fighting is far worse,

If you have any intention of playing this game be prepared to be stuck with a majority of players who know only a few words of english, and I'm sure you can imagine which few select words those are. Not unusual to the moba genre, you'll also find a prohibitive number of smurfs (experienced players making new accounts to destroy new players). Which also reminds me to mention that the respawn timers in this game can and do last up to two and a half minutes.

I don't regret installing this game and I suppose I could suggest others to check it out, but ultimately you'll find a better experiencing playing Heroes of the Storm or a genre outside of moba entirely.
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Ichigo Sensei 凸(¬‿¬)凸
1,522.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
Used to love playing it until i realized that i am repeating the same course over and over again.

1) wake up
2) launch steam
3) Open dota
4) pick unbalanced heroes
5) try to last hit while other player tries to last hit the same creep.


If you want me to be serious about this review then i'll say this one thing for sure that the game is really good
and addictive but the community is really toxic.you'll get trash talked a lot cause you either misclicked on your spells or you forget to heal your mentally ill carry who sucks alot.well truth to be told the developers aren't doing jacksh*t to balance the heroes and once you disconnect due to connectivity issues then there is no way to pause cause the enemy team unpauses anyway.

i spent a lot of time on this game and i do feel sad to say goodbye to it but on the other hand i did get a lot of free space since i uninstalled it and i don't have to waste my time anymore on a game which used to be filled with good players.farewell any good players that are left in this game.may the gods of last hit guide you.

GODSPEED.
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Ice Cubicle
515.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
The game itself is good, its just that most of the community is unfriendly to
People who aren't white
People from LoL
People who just started playing the game, and much more.
I have fallen victim to that mindset,
Uninstalling that piece of bat ♥♥♥♥ was ultimately so relieving.
515 hours on this game i can never get back
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Shinichi
1,485.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
nice game
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Ez17
473.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
GG
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JayBirdFlies
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
I tried this game for about 30 minutes to try and figure out how to play this. Died 50 times to bots on easy. I need somebody to teach me all the basics so if you would like to help get a new player on the field, please add me. I'm usually online during the weekend. Please use voice chat when online with me. Thanks! Other than that, this game looks great! Im very interested in learning this game.
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