The Long Beta is Over: Dota 2 finally graduates to full release, launching now

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After roughly two years of being thrashed by hundreds of thousands of players around the world on an hourly basis, Valve has announced that Dota 2 has finally graduated from its beta state into a full release.


Valve’s very own massive online battle arena game (MOBA) has enjoyed an active playerbase of three million users on digital distribution service Steam, with 300 000 concurrent players recorded at peak times (so far).

“Dota 2 is officially launching,” reads the game’s Steam page. “In order to ensure the best possible experience for new and existing players, there may be a short wait for you to download the game.”

If you want in on the game you’ll need to click the download button over here (‘Get Dota 2’) and wait for a confirmation email. The download won’t start immediately as you’ll be placed in a queue – the email will let you know when you can grab the full game.

You can learn more about this process at the official page.

Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer

What is Dota 2? We’ll let the professionals fill you in:

“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.”

Have you been playing Dota 2 or are you more of a League of Legends type of person? Both?

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