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 (256,907 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

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September 23

The Rekindling Soul Update



The long awaited metamorphosis of Shadow Fiend arrives at last. In addition to a completely new look for his form and effects, the update also contains the Demon Eater Arcana. This Arcana provides a fiery reimagining of Shadow Fiend, complete with new effects, sounds, animations, icons, and an altered voice. We also thought it'd be fun to allow you to show off your skill at triple-razing enemies to the ground, so with the Arcana equipped you'll be see a fiery celebration of your skill. Finally, if you buy the Demon Eater set before October 31st, it will come with an 'Exalted' quality.

Yet Shadow Fiend isn't the only one receiving special treatment - this update also contains the much-anticipated 6.82 balance update, which introduces an arsenal of additions and tweaks affecting every part of the game. Major systems have been overhauled, and heroes have been retooled and reworked. Bloodseeker and Phantom Lancer both now sport new abilities, you'll find a new rune in the river, a new item in the shop - the list goes on and on. And for the first time in years, the Dota 2 map itself has changed, with significant layout changes to Roshan's lair, base fountains, and more.

What are you waiting for? Head over to <a href="http://www.dota2.com/rekindlingsoul/">The Rekindling Soul Update Page</a>.

One more thing: we on the Dota 2 team have a number of updates in the works right now that we're really excited about, some for the rest of this year, and a big update for early next year. But we're pretty sure we won't be able to make enough progress on the larger update if we put it down to work on Diretide - so we've decided that we're not going to ship a Diretide event this year. We know that last year we weren't clear enough in our communication about this, so this year we wanted to be up front about it early. Next year will bring monumental changes to Dota 2, and we're confident that when you've seen what we've been working on, you'll agree it was worth it.

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July 3

It's Happening



The International draws near! All around the world players and spectators are preparing themselves for the battles to come. It all begins next Tuesday the 8th with the start of the Playoffs. To help you get the most out of the biggest event in Dota history, visit The International Tournament Website, where you can review the entire tournament schedule, find spoiler-free streams of each day's games, learn about the new Multicast and Newcomer's Broadcast streams, locate a local Pubstomp, read up on the latest TI4 news, discover what this year's champions stand to win, and more.

Need more ways to keep track of The International? Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter (#TI4), Flickr, and Instagram.

Once the dust has settled and the new champions have emerged, everyone who owns a Compendium will discover a new gem in their inventory to show off their dedication to The International by displaying their Compendium level, as well as a new emoticon to match. The types of gem and emoticon received will change based on the owner's Compendium level when the tournament ends:

  • Copper (Level 1)
  • Bronze (Level 10)
  • Silver (Level 25)
  • Gold (Level 50)
  • Platinum (Level 100)
  • Diamond (Level 500)

Finally, we're launching a new batch of treasures on the store, all of which feature sets and items from pro players and teams. Open a Treasure of the Elemental Trophy, Tangled Keepsake, and Cannon's Fuse to claim items from a variety of pro teams and players, or purchase a Treasure of the Eternal Alliance to earn one of several new items from last year's grand champions, Alliance.

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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

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    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
686 of 824 people (83%) found this review helpful
501.1 hrs on record
Most fun way to commit social suicide and learn Russian.

10/10.
Posted: July 5
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671 of 819 people (82%) found this review helpful
408.7 hrs on record
Soviet Simulator 2014.

According to this game, Russians live everywhere except for Russia itself.

Makes you racist towards Russians and if it doesn't do that then you're probably Russian yourself.

Gives you an innate aggression towards anyone who doesn't know how to play.

Did I mention Russians?

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Awkward when you realise that Roshan sounds like Russian...

GG WP Valve

10/10 Would abandon again.
Posted: July 3
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1,271 of 1,587 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
My parents got me this game because I'm not allowed to have sex.
Posted: May 13
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301 of 362 people (83%) found this review helpful
458.7 hrs on record
When Bloodseeker gets above a certain move speed he should make Race Car noises.
Posted: August 20
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578 of 729 people (79%) found this review helpful
2,084.7 hrs on record
This game ruined my life. I have failed my academic career. I have no ♥♥♥♥ing social life anymore, or any self esteem. All i do is play this game and get depressed. 9/10

Just a note: Yes this a joke, Jeez.
Posted: June 11
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13,538 of 14,859 people (91%) found this review helpful
1,924.2 hrs on record
Causes anxiety problems, low self esteem, Tourette's syndrome, mood swings, Bipolar disorder, breakdown of relationships, raging erections, racism. Would definitely recommend.
Posted: December 16, 2013
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