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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.
DOTA 2 System Requirements
Official Minimum Requirements
  • 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
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Win 7 64
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2600 Pro or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB
  • System Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 8 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For DOTA 2 Requirements
DOTA 2 requires a Radeon HD 2600 Pro graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. The RAM requirements are at least a 4 GB memory. Minimum RAM requirements are 2 GB system memory. Another thing to consider is the DirectX capability of your GPU. DOTA 2 needs a GPU capable of running DirectX 9. Finally, DOTA 2 will need hardware that is a 11 year old PC or younger to run recommended.
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256 MB
GD VRAM hardware score: 1
2 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 2
Win Xp 32
DX 9
8 GB
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DOTA 2 PC Release date: 10 Jul 2013

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