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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The Completionist
560.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
meh
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Ambo
2,070.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
bad games, dont play this, especially if you are still on school
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Nick1203
2,584.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
Eh, it's okay, I guess.
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a e s t h e t i c
676.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
fuq yes
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Ben
1,753.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
i ♥♥♥♥ing hate this game
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R'sanaA
187.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
o
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RADIAL DISARM
3,125.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
the worst part about dota is server getting loss... ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ sea server, get a life you ♥♥♥♥♥es rather than giving us poor servers, get a life. ♥♥♥♥ing devs ♥♥♥♥♥ , its because of you ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s that some of the people are still stuck in 2k .... noob.. come 1v1 any one of you devs... come ♥♥♥♥♥ 1v1 mid lane
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ҚĩЙģǾfWaŘ
435.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
7/10
lets talk about good things about this game:
1-ability to costumize your hero skins from diffrent skins(which league of cr@p dont have it)
2-the settings are very wide and alot of things you can make on it to play at your best and makes the mechanics more simpler to use.
3-the game itself is the begining of MOBA Games and nobody can refuse that(and still its the number #1 of all copyright MOBA's)

well, lets talk about the bad things about this game:
1- being supported by valve, and i dont anything against valve, but dota should had a single company to give it its own care with updates, patchnotes, and single special support team, because as EVERYONE can see we wait for around 1 year to get new hero or arcana(while in another moba games they were faster even they'r copyrighters...)
2-the community is sick, damn lower than the lowest and that can be found in dota servers.
3-matchmaking need to get some fixes, and old dota players know what exacly i mean.
4-no good events at all, they rather do a pay2win event or they never done any event, can anyone remind me when did they release an event with some profit to the players ? or its just a damn untradable/ungiftable/un♥♥♥♥EDABLE items?

there is still way more to say but what i've said enough.
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NeverLucky
131.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
dota is life
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Mushi2x (SF LORD)
1,679.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
thanks :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
105 of 119 people (88%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,453.3 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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82 of 107 people (77%) found this review helpful
89 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,067.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Most realistic Russia simulator.

Vodka out of 10
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63 of 89 people (71%) found this review helpful
54 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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91 of 152 people (60%) found this review helpful
19 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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28 of 42 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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40 of 64 people (63%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
342.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Pls practice with bots b4 playin real matches
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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
301.4 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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24 of 39 people (62%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
779.2 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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34 of 58 people (59%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,095.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
toxic community .... waste of time
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,386.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Very intense and mind game
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