BackgroundDota 2 is an upcoming action fantasy strategy video game being developed by Valve Corporation. It is the stand-alone sequel to the popular Warcraft III custom map Defense of the Ancients.
Game PlayIn Dota 2 you play on a battlefield as a hero using RTS view and controls. The battlefield consists of two bases, "The Radiant" on the bottom left and "The Dire" at the top right. At the start of each game the player chooses a hero to compete in a 5v5 battle, slowly pushing towards the other team's base while destroying waves of minions and towers blocking your path.
- All the heroes from the classic Dota mod from Warcraft 3 will be available.
- Player vs bot matches with several difficulty levels.
- Integrated tournament support.
- Steam inventory, allowing players to trade cosmetic items that can be used to customize the way your hero looks similar to Team Fortress 2.
- Fully integrated Steam workshop allows players to upload cosmetic items, announcer voice clips as well as item couriers which will then be rated by the community whether they should be added to the game.
The Phoenix has been officially announced on the third day of Dota 2's New Blood Festival... posted Jan 28, 14 1:41pm
The Lunar New Year is just a few days away, and Dota 2 has today revealed a new incoming hero,... posted Jan 27, 14 5:37pm
Update: Day 2 of Dota 2's Frostivus event has begun with Frostivus being canceled! A large... posted Dec 09, 13 11:45am
One can never have too many Dota 2 announcer packs. Another crossover pack coming soon to... posted Nov 18, 13 5:25pm
Despite Dota 2's Diretide frenzy over the past week, Valve's been cooking something a little... posted Nov 14, 13 1:11am
DotA's 6.79 patch, likely to come to Dota 2 down the line, has had its patch notes released and... posted Oct 17, 13 11:48am
How about that Dota 2? A huge update for Valve's remake of the classic Warcraft-based MOBA is... posted Sep 19, 13 4:37pm
In a tournament for the ages, Sweden's Team Alliance has won the Dota 2 International 3... posted Aug 12, 13 9:37am
In typical Valve fashion, Dota 2 has ended its spectacularly welcoming beta and entered its official not-quite... posted Jul 09, 13 6:14pm
Today marks the start of qualifiers for one of the remaining three spots in Dota 2's championship event, The... posted May 13, 13 9:26am
Thirteen teams have been invited to Valve's Dota 2 tournament The International. Two of the remaining spots will... posted May 03, 13 10:24am
The International 3 announced, Dota 2's championship tournament starts August 7 [Update: LGD invitation revoked]
Update: Valve has revoked the invitation of LGD Gaming, likely due to roster changes, and has replaced their spot... posted Apr 25, 13 5:44pm
2012's year of gaming is now over and that means Neoseeker is deep in deliberation over its "Game of the Year"... posted Jan 14, 13 12:07pm
Valve announced today that they will be partnering with Nexon to publish Dota 2 in Japan and South Korea. Nexon,... posted Nov 08, 12 1:02pm