Defence of the Ancients pits two teams of five players against each other in highly competitive, 40-minute or longer matches. Each player controls a single hero who levels up and stockpiles gold to purchase powerful equipment and consumables. As computer-controlled armies continually spawn and rush the enemy's base, players are responsible for using their powerful heroes to turn the tide of the battle in their favor.

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DOTA Once a simple mod & now one of the worlds most popular moba titles has just let loose with a new set of modding tools.

Whilst no official tools were ever released for DOTA2, The community have been creating custom content for this title for quite some time, their efforts now rewarded with a polished new development toolset direct from depths of Valves HQ.

Dubbed by some as 'Source 2' due to the new asset rendering pipeline, those that currently map in hammer for Source, might want to check out this new toolset, it may be similar to what you will be using for Half Life 3 or Left for Dead 3 mods and maps.

Some of the features in this release include major changes to how content is created, delivered, and experienced for Dota 2:

  • Completely New Tools - The new suite of tools support creating and importing content for custom games. This set of tools requires a 64-bit version of Windows, Direct3D 11 compatible GPU, and opting into the Steam Client Beta.
  • Steam Workshop Submissions - This early version includes the ability to upload and distribute custom game modes through the Workshop. This new automated process allows players to subscribe to an author's custom game mode to automatically keep current as updates are released by the author.
  • Testing Custom Game Modes - This alpha release is focused on getting the tools to developers first. Currently playing custom games requires a 64-bit version of Windows and a Direct3D 11 compatible GPU. In upcoming future releases we will extend support to more systems (including 32-bit and Direct3D 9) and make it easier for players to download, find matches for, and play user created game modes.
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These tools are for you and we're looking forward to seeing where the community takes us in developing content for the expanding Dota universe. Help us make Dota 2 even bigger and better. Leave us feedback with your experience and suggestions on the Workshop Discussions.

Documentation for the Dota 2 Workshop Tools can be found on the developer wiki.

As always you can add your own mods and addons to this profile as a place to promote and host your maps and mods, what will you create?

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CecilFF4fan Mar 14 2015 says:

Killing in LOL, got tired.
Downloaded Dota, get diced by Juggernaut. Would get stabbed by Riki again 69/10

Honestly I love Dota more than LOL, Dota just has something different about it.
Been playing for about a year too many hours 9_9

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Urby Jan 2 2014 says:




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Magic_Nipples Nov 19 2013 says:

I haven't played dota since it was a mod for warcraft. So far it's been pretty damn good, and online with my friends is pretty damn good too!

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ComradeWinston Nov 3 2013 says:

There's nothing more amusing than someone raging because I completely suck at this game.

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Estranged666 Oct 21 2013 says:

The second best thing is how people rage when someone thrash this piece of **** =D

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Guest1982 Oct 20 2013 says:

The best thing about this game is people crying that hackers stoled their items =D

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_Dexter_ Nov 14 2012 buried:


Let's face it. Not that Dota 2 is bad or anything, in fact it's quite good, but League is better in this category. I do like the Source Engine flexibility though.

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Otter. Dec 28 2012 replied:

Let's face it. People have things called subjective opinions. You have yours, we have ours.
Here is mine: I played LoL before I got my Dota invite. Never going back.

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gm381 Mar 9 2012 says:

i hope this comes out so we wait for hl3

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Razzeld Jan 7 2012 says:

Dota 2 Source Engine :O

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