Dota 2 is a free-to-play MOBA game (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) developed by Valve in which two teams (The Radiant and the Dire) fight for supremacy in real-time using heroes. The main goal is to destroy the enemy base before they destroy yours. To do this, your team should go through three different paths or lanes and destroy the towers that block the way to the opposing base while you kill or get killed by enemy heroes.
This game began as a modification of a Warcraft III map created by the user IceFrog, Defense of the Ancients (DotA). Now, the game is the result of Valve's recruitment of the DotA developers to create a complete product. The game has aspects of its predecessor and a set of new features. It includes new game mechanics and heroes that weren’t possible if the game was just a modification of the former title. Dota 2 has a massive audience and a huge community, since competitive e-sports have become so popular nowadays. In fact, there are several tournaments in which teams from all around the world meet and compete for prizes, such as The International.
The battle begins now
First of all, you have to choose a hero. Heroes are playable characters which have their own abilities and detailed design. There are a vast array of heroes in Dota 2, divided according to their main attribute: Strength, Agility or Intelligence. Strength heroes are physical damage dealers and most of them are tanks. However, they have varied roles. For instance, Treant Protector is considered a lane support and a disabler, while Spirit breaker is a durable initiator. Agility heroes are sneaky and deadly, like Broodmother, who can hide in a spider web and wait until her prey walks by, or Slark, who is almost impossible to catch if he decides to run away from battle. Intelligence heroes are mainly mages and dark sorcerers with destructive powers. Skywrath mage is a good example of this, since he can unleash the power of arcane magic upon his enemies. However, the difficulty of some heroes is variable. Some of them are easy to use, like Earthshaker, Omniknight or Timbersaw, whilst others require certain skills, like Anti-Mage, Phantom Lancer or Meepo, who is able to duplicate at will, allowing the player to control the copies.
When the match begins, players must procure some starting items. Killing creeps, other players or destroying towers will grant you gold, with which you can buy items to complete your build. Builds are sets of different objects; you are free to combine them to create your own custom builds and strategies depending on the situation. Bear in mind that if you have gathered loads of money and you die, you will lose part of it, so we strongly recommend you to put some items in your stash the moment you can afford them. During the game, the heroes will do tasks according to their roles to take the advantage in the match. For instance, supports should give vision to the team by placing truesight wards. These consumables grant a small area of vision in the map, which may seem trivial, but these wards win matches. Carry characters must farm as much as they can in order to get the best objects while the support denies the ability to farm from the enemy. There is also an important objective for both teams: Roshan. This neutral monster lives in his lair, located at the right side of the river. If a team manages to kill him, he will drop an item, Aegis of the immortal, which grants an instant re-spawn for the carrier if he/she dies in battle.
After the match, players will be rewarded randomly with either a chest, a professional player card or a cosmetic item for a specific hero. Chests can be opened with keys. You can purchase keys from the in-game store with real money. Cosmetics can also be bought paying for them if you don’t want to wait for them to drop.
Dota 2 Full Version Features
Below you can find the unique features of Dota 2:
- Matchmaking, a process in which the system matches players with similar levels
- You can be a spectator of the game and also watch replays
- You can commend a player or report someone annoying
- The game suggests you some item builds according to your hero to improve your play style
- More than 100 heroes to play, with different roles
- Charming environment: the battlefield changes for each side. A beautiful forest for the radiant side, and a rotten barren for the dire one
- Different game modes: Captain's mode, Single Draft, Reverse Draft, etc.
If you are interested in Dota 2 and you need some more information before you download it, feel free to check the official website.
System requirements of the download
Here you can see the minimum system requirements to download and run this software:
- Operating System: Windows XP or later
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
- RAM Memory: 1 GB or above
- Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with Shader model 3.0/ NVidia 7600/ ATI x16000 or better
- Hard-disk: 2.5 GB space available
command a character called hero who is able to have abilities such as intelligence and many others
By Keyvo Kimaita
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014
It is a multiplayer game. In this game a player commands only one character that is called a hero. The hero becomes more powerful as they advance through the games which are intelligence, ability and also strength. There are seasonal events in the dota 2 game that allows a player to play special games modes which change the objectives and also change the aesthetics.This game appears difficult for someone that is playing it for the very first time.
There are more than 100 heroes to choose from in the game
Appealing environment which has a very beautiful forest.
Different game modes which include captains, reverse draft and also single drafts.
One can report someone who is annoying
One can commend a player
One can be a spectator of the game and also watch replays of the game that he has played
This game has a very simple concept but its very hard for someone who is playing it for the very fast time.
- many characters to choose from.
- has a great environment that is appealing
- diificult for a starter who is playing the game for the very first time.
Strategize and Win Against Your Opponent Using Your Powerful Hero
By Pablo Conde Ferrer
On Friday, June 20, 2014
DOTA 2 is what most players would call MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena). There are two teams in this addictive game, the Radiant and the Dire, and also it has fantastic rosters of heroes with different skills that you can use in the game. This game is quite complicated especially for beginners, yet there is an immense reward for those who try this excellent game. Once you win a match, you will feel that you achieved something particularly if you beat stronger players than you. For me, it is a big boost on your ego.
This game has a simple concept and objectives which take me a little time to understand. However, executing your strategies on this game is quite hard especially if your teammates are not cooperating with you. If you want to win, you need teammates that are expert on strategizing and willing to lead his/her team and also be a follower as well since this game has a strategic depth of gameplay.
- Lots of characters to choose from
- It has an excellent gameplay
- Quite difficult for a first timer
It Has a Strong Gameplay with Furious Multiplayer Arena Action
By Maria Bernabe
On Friday, June 20, 2014
The DOTA game only began when user made a map modification for the game Warcraft III, and since then, it has grown and became one of the most played strategy online games in the whole world.
The Defense Of The Ancient or also known as DOTA is a competitive strategy game, which is played by millions of users around the world because it has a lot of extreme actions, and the graphics are more detailed than the original DOTA game. Before they can start the game, players must form two teams with five players in each team, and all the players must pick their characters from a numerous number of heroes that they can choose from, and it is over a hundred heroes in total.
This game is pretty amazing because you can take pleasure from this game while playing with your friends, but in the other part, it is so annoying if you lose the game, so you’d to better learn the basic skills before you start competing with other players.
- You can buy items for your hero
- The graphics is more detailed
- It’s harder to master than the original DOTA