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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13 comments by TKAzA on Aug 7th, 2014

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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SpeedyClaude Jun 15 2011, 2:42pm says:

Better than WOW

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WarGet Mar 14 2011, 12:06pm says:

this looks nice.
o and Hon is the same game with DotA - heroes have the same skils - otherwise they just look - and 2,3 more maps
Can't wait DotA 2:D

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Slevo Mar 14 2011, 2:11am buried:


Stop refreshing the update if you don't have any new content. Stop abusing the system its getting annoying

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Slevo Feb 14 2011, 8:35pm buried:


Hon is pretty much exactly like Dota same hero's also your a bit late making a commercial dota since Hon might be able to take legal action against you since they actually have a commercial product which they own..

And icefrog a war craft 3 map cant be copyrighted as your own product lol

i cant get over how little effort you put into the name

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Hotstreak Mar 14 2011, 1:44am replied:

I love how you keep bitching about this game. Also, how can HoN take legal action against them for making a DoTA game??? Just because they already have a commercial game...that makes no sense. DoTA is more of a genre. With that logic you're saying that like call of duty could take legal action against other shooter games because call of duty is a commercial game. Also it's called DOTA 2 because it's the sequel to DOTA. Defense of The Ancients 2 and it's Heroes of Newerth not Heroes of Newearth.

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Slevo Mar 14 2011, 2:12am buried:


i dont want to have to explain basic stuff to you maybe you have not noticed the hero's on HON are pretty much the same as the hero's that are going to be in DOTA2 this is not hard to understand :( hate always explaining myself to people that cant be bothered to think

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Sierra-93 Feb 15 2011, 12:59am replied:

They didn't need to put in any effort into the name, having DOTA 2 as the title will sell more copies than if they came up with an original title.

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Slevo Feb 23 2011, 9:19pm buried:


you always have to put effort in the name DOTA is a warcraft 3 map made by Blizzard DOTA 2 is a game made by Valve? Im pretty sure Dota is owned by Blizzard considering it was made on Warcraft 3. Why do you think Lol and Hon dident use the word Dota?

And another remake of Dota aint gonna sell to many copies anyways lol people are already spending money on Lol and others on Hon why start another game with yet another shop and another leveling system -_- im sorry but your too late.

It would end up being a cheap remake of Heroes of Newearth.

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Hentie Feb 27 2011, 4:30pm replied:

Dota isn't owned by blizzard. Dota 2 is being made by the same person who made the first Dota map on Warcraft 3.

Why do you think HoN and LoL didn't use the word "Dota"? Because they wanted to make their own games. They didn't want to make a Dota sequel, they wanted a stand-alone game. And plus, Valve already owned "Dota 2" when LoL and HoN started development.

Nobody is going to sue. You probably have no idea how the government even works if you think that.

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Slevo Mar 1 2011, 3:01am buried:


umm no icefrog dident make dota on blizzards Map maker he bought the map on internet lol :/ and yes Dota is owned by blizzard read terms and agreements on Map editor

The owner of Dota sold the maps code to that guy, and the original owner of Dota got the idea from starcraft map

Which was also on Blizzards starcraft map maker :O

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