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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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PC DOTA 2 User Scores
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
Can I run DOTA 2
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Modern Only
Hardware Quality
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DOTA 2 Gamer Feedback Results
  • Anti Aliasing
    FXAA
    CSAA 16x
    CSAA 32x
    CSAA 8x
    CSAA 8xQ
    MLAA
    MSAA 2x
    MSAA 4x
    MSAA 8x
    SMAA
    SSAA
    TXAA 2x
    TXAA 4x
    Mac OS
    Yes 90%
    No 10%
    Console Port
    Yes 6%
    No 94%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 100%
    Sandbox Quality
    Non-existent 59%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 62%
  • What People Will Pay
    $31
    AMD optimised
    Yes 89%
    No 11%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 88%
    No 12%
    Game too Buggy
    No 91%
    Yes 9%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 75%
    No 25%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 59%
    No 41%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 97%
    No 3%
    Replayability
    Yes
    8.4 / 10
  • Time to Complete
    57 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 100%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 44%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
  • Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 89%
    Anytime Quick Save
    No
    Worth Getting
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
8.5

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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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10:40 Jun-21-2015
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can? (:

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High on 100% render with all checks on advanced opt. :D

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14:23 Jun-16-2015
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The requirements seem very low.. Could I max this out for 60+ FPS?

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fps and what settings?

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Settings and FPS? im currently in 20 fps my drivers are all updated

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What settings should I play it on?

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Settings? Fps?

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medium setting at your resolution with 40+ fps

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19:14 May-03-2015
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40 in teamfights? or just 40-50 stable?

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he is jelaous at your PC that why he lied, max settings.

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00:30 Apr-28-2015
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I dont know why but I'm getting like 20 FPS even on lowest settings :/ All drivers updated, everything seems to be ok. But it'S really around 20 FPS

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22:39 Apr-30-2015
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I think the last patch is causing some issues with something. Before the patch, i could play on max settings with my laptop, but now i have to play on the lowest and the fps is still at 20 :(

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09:34 Apr-17-2015
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Can I? at lowest settings?

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15:11 Apr-20-2015
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Yes, you could run it low of at least 50 fps.

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23:00 Mar-15-2015
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I have rly bad fps, 15-40 fps, drops in battles… unplayable

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15:34 Apr-20-2015
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Strange, especially since your rig should run it between medium and high. Sometimes special effects in games might demand a little more graphics power. Even if your GPU (or iGPU in this case) needs more power it would burrow from the RAM and that tend to slow down things on your system. Either that or if you play it through a browser, some flash-powered ads may take up the GPU power.

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16:40 Apr-20-2015
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medium and high you say? lol
Please, this isn't warcraft 3, no way that rig can run above medium with playable fps. He'd be lucky to be able to play at low.

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18:43 Apr-20-2015
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I double check, yes his system should handle it low with barely any lag but this site says (and not what i said) that his system should handle it between medium and high overall when i did the "Can I Run' evaluation with his rig.

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20:42 Apr-21-2015
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You gotta be kidding me right? lol
Just by checking it through GD doesn't mean it'll give you real world result. And btw the requirements here seem to be abit off..this game has been constantly updated so the requirements do change from time to time. Try downloading the game and test it, you'll be amazed.

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Well then the problem is GD, not me. What i see, i report. Even if the requirements are a bit off, then they would have to update it. But correct me if i'm wrong, isn't DOTA 2 a flashed (online) game? If so then the requirements don't need to be changed much or get high. If not then ignore my last statement.

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Integrated graphics is wierd , i have 30 fps in warcraft 3 but i can hande 20-30 fps Outlast on 800X600

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I think the amount of RAM on your system if in single channel mode may effect the performance of your integrated gpu. Try adding a 2 or 4GB RAM chip to your rig so it could operate in dual channel mode and increase the performance of the gpu. Still I don't expect this to play real 3D games, it would just increase the performance by some frame rates.

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05:55 Mar-13-2015
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Can I run it well?

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Yes, you can run it on high settings at 60+ FPS :)

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