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DOTA 2[PC]
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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 88%
    No 12%
    Console Port
    Yes 6%
    No 94%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 100%
    Sandbox Quality
    Non-existent 58%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 63%
  • What People Will Pay
    $31
    AMD optimised
    Yes 88%
    No 12%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 89%
    No 11%
    Game too Buggy
    No 90%
    Yes 10%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 73%
    No 27%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 56%
    No 44%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 100%
    Replayability
    Yes
    8.3 / 10
  • Time to Complete
    58 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 100%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 42%
    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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The latest system requirements News for DOTA 2
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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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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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05:55 Mar-13-2015
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Can I run it well?

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17:27 Mar-13-2015
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Yes, you can run it on high settings at 60+ FPS :)

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can you guys play dota 2 with me? its miguelrohv for my dota 2 name and steam name is miguelrohv as well. =D.. im lonely =(

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12:23 Feb-22-2015
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Can I run it? Settings & FPS?

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22:00 Feb-24-2015
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Max settings 60+fps.

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16:07 Feb-16-2015
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i can run league of legends.can i run this>

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11:59 Mar-16-2015
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low to tweaked high and reduce the res but with your ram that will be low or unplayable bro

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12:27 Jan-29-2015
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Can I run this?

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12:28 Jan-29-2015
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I'll be getting Radeon Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X Edition this april can anyone tell me too what fps I'll get with that graphics card

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13:37 Feb-06-2015
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i had a asus 630 4GB edition and i run it on medium settings (no AA , no special waters and stuff) at 30 fps

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07:11 Feb-07-2015
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GT 630 can manage high settings at 1440x900 resolution and 30-40 fps… HD 7770 manages 90+ fps even on 1920x1080 and max settings… But in the end, your rig will not matter if you have a crap net connection…

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12:11 Jan-21-2015
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settings for me ?

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02:02 Jan-24-2015
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High to max detail settings easily… Pentium E5700 metts recommended and actual RAM requirements for this game are 1 GB minimum for 32-bit OS and 3 GB recommended for 32-bit OS… HD 4670 runs this game on high on 900p last time I checked…

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11:31 Jan-12-2015
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Can I run this with 4th gen intel core i3 @ 1.70Ghz, 4GB of RAM, and intel hd 4400 at high settings?

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15:59 Jan-14-2015
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I think you can run it at medium on 720p.

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02:00 Jan-24-2015
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I would advise sticking to medium at 1366x768… I run it on tweaked high on HD 4000 and HD 4400 is theoretically 20% stronger… But you will have a ULV i3 and ULV iGPU which cannot maintain turbo well according to notebookcheck…

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05:46 Jan-11-2015
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I have a qn. I think rig is able to play dota on ultra if in not wrong but when i play on medium why do i feel i have about 15 fps? thanks in advance!!!!

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16:04 Jan-14-2015
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I think you have slow internet conection.

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01:58 Jan-24-2015
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Your net connection is the problem… I usually get 40+ fps on high settings with HD 4000 but whenever my net slows down, it goes as low as 15-17 fps for me as well…

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03:23 Jan-06-2015
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can i run this with mi toaster?

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11:56 Jan-08-2015
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This game is not really demanding… You can easily run it on low-medium, render quality at 25% or even 50%, shadows low and 30-40 fps…

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