DOTA 2 [PC]
DOTA_2
DOTA 2 PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Jul-10-2013
US Release Date:
Jul-10-2013
AU Release Date:
Jul-10-2013
Official release date


Genre
Strategy
Online
Management
Theme
War
DOTA 2 is available on PC
Co-op Game
DOTA 2 has a co-op mode so you can play with your mates on the same side, usually through the main story mode
Online Only
DOTA 2 can not be played without constant online access. This could be due to security reasons or because of the nature of the gameplay
MultiPlayer
DOTA 2 is designed to be played with other people or it is heavily bias towards that type of gameplay
Online Activation
DOTA 2 can not be played without first activating the game online. Once activated the game may be playable offline. If our Online Only button is also highlighted then you will need constant online access
Downloadable Content
DOTA 2 is intiailly released as a download. It is usually an expansion pack so check to see if you need a main game before getting this. DOTA 2 may be released in the shops at a later stage
Free Game
DOTA 2 is completely free to own. Possibly a browser based game. There may be an alternative means of generating revenue, perhaps in-game advertising or monthly subscription charges
Back of the Box
A Valve backed sequel to the very popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients.
Confusingly, the official remake of the mod was called Heroes of Newerth and released earlier this year after a long Beta period. Heroes of Newerth and defense of the Ancients suffer from the incredibly steep learning curve and noob slamming. Our reviewer Squee reviewed Heroes of Newerth earlier this year and had a tough time as he was new to the game.
Valve are getting into the project to try and level the playing field with their player matching server skills.

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DOTA 2 System Requirements
INTEL CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia GPU
AMD GPU
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
2 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 4
Win Xp 32
DX 9
8 GB
FPS
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
DOTA 2 Gamer Feedback Results
  • Mac OS
    Yes 100%
    Console Port
    Yes 9%
    No 91%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
    PC Optimised
    Yes 100%
  • Sandbox Quality
    Great 50%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 60%
    What People Will Pay
    $17
  • AMD optimised
    Yes 89%
    No 11%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 79%
    No 21%
    Game too Buggy
    No 100%
    Good on Low graphics
    Yes 50%
    No 50%
  • Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 86%
    No 14%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 100%
    Replayability
    Yes
    8.2 / 10
    Multiple Endings
    Yes 50%
    No 50%
  • Time to Complete
    21 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 100%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 50%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
  • Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 83%
    Anytime Quick Save
    No
    Worth Getting
    Yes 78%
    No 22%
8.5

Avg Member Score
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Full system requirements for DOTA 2 reported on Aug-18-2011

DOTA 2 or Defence of the Ancients 2 to use its full title is being backed by Valve to make it more accessible to new players. DOTA was a very popular mod years ago with a very serious fan base which made it very hard for new comers to enter into the complex game and have any chance.

Lets take a look at the new DOTA 2 system requirements...

 

DOTA 2 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP

CPU: Pentium 4 3.0GHz

RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista

GFX: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better

HDD: At least 2.5 GB of free space

AUDIO: DirectX 9.0c sound cards

 

 

 

DOTA 2 Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz/ AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+

RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista

GFX: NVidia 7600 / ATI X1600 or better

GFX Notes: DirectX 9 compatible video card with Shader model 3.0

 

It has been said that if you can play Alien Swarm then you will be able to run DOTA 2 as they share very similar requirements

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PsychoMind
17:30 Jul-28-2014
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What fps and setting for me if I get HD6570 ? High 30+ on this res. ? Thanks :)

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proalex
17:34 Jul-28-2014
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Medium Setting 30 + FPS due to your CPU

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D3va5t4t10n
00:02 Jul-26-2014
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What settings will I be able to play this while I wait for the 870 to come out this Christmas?

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reapr56
00:52 Jul-26-2014
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you can run this but only at 720p-768p, if you want playable FPS that is
go with medium settings, and render quality at 70-80% :D

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D3va5t4t10n
02:23 Jul-26-2014
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I guess that will suffice for a couple months. Thanks!

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inhmayz
13:58 Jul-25-2014
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my FPS drops to 30 when a battle happens like Chronsphere is active
anyone know why

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PsychoMind
17:28 Jul-28-2014
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Hahahahahahahaha. Don't be silly man. Expect frame drops when fight happends. That is normal and you can not fix that. :)

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DisArmer
06:15 Jul-25-2014
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What is the best options to run it.
Idk but something is lagging the game :/

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reapr56
06:36 Jul-25-2014
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thats probably because of your res
try to reduce both settings and res to get playable FPS :D

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DisArmer
13:50 Jul-29-2014
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well its always playable but not that smoth :/

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reapr56
02:39 Jul-30-2014

you have a old rig mate, so you'll have to manage with that :/

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ToBoscuS
16:02 Jul-20-2014
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Can this laptop run Dota 2?
http://www.altex.ro/laptop-lenovo-essential-g505-amd-kabini-a4-5000-1-5ghz-15-6-4gb-1tb-amd-radeon-hd-8570-1gb-ddr3-free-dos

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reapr56
16:08 Jul-20-2014
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i have a similar one
and um playing at max with no noticeable lag
i didnt check the FPS but as far as my eyes could see, there was no lag whatsoever
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sorry thought that GPU was 8750m
with that laptop you can get 30 Fps on med settings with render quality to around 70-80%

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ToBoscuS
08:32 Jul-21-2014
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Ok thx

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TheJustOak
14:14 Jul-20-2014
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I run this at 1360x768, 100% render, but all other settings set to lowest/turned off


:)

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PsychoMind
17:29 Jul-28-2014
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What about your fps ?

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zeref417
11:10 Jul-18-2014
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can i ply in max setting?? fps plz

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reapr56
16:16 Jul-20-2014
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60 FPS on max, hands down :|

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Thatotherguy55
19:35 Jul-16-2014
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can i run on my laptop
intel i3 2328m 2.2GHz
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reapr56
16:22 Jul-20-2014
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you should be able to at med settings with render quality to 70%
with 25+ FPS mostly

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zeref417
14:16 Jul-14-2014
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can i play dota 2 in max setting with this cpu, gpu and ram?

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golo19992702
01:21 Jul-27-2014
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yes, you can play it on ultra with 65+ FPS :)

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ghostlyassassin
02:37 Jul-08-2014
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can i play this to max settings?

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fRoSt36
15:15 Jul-11-2014
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yes , you can fully max this game out ! :D I

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yes, max settings with 60 FPS :)

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