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DOTA2 is now out for Linux, not the test version UPDATED

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Looks like the official DOTA2 game has just hit Linux, you should now see DOTA2 alongside DOTA2 Test! Great to see Linux has another free to play game that's extremely popular, it's the number 1 game on Steam constantly.

It's now Live! We can all enjoy playing against the Windows bunch!


According to the steam database listing for it, it's showing as "beta" but it's still on the main game itself as opposed to the Test game.

The game is highly addictive I suggest staying away from it, unless you like playing games of course.

This is after 8 days ago we reported on it coming soon and then actually hitting our library’s in the form of DOTA2 Test.

About the Game
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.

Irresistably colorful on the surface, Dota is a game of infinite depth and complexity. Every hero has an array of skills and abilities that combine with the skills of their allies in unexpected ways, to ensure that no game is ever remotely alike. This is one of the reasons that the Dota phenomenon has continued to grow. Originating as a fan-made Warcraft 3 modification, Dota was an instant underground hit. After coming to Valve, the original community developers have bridged the gap to a more inclusive audience, so that the rest of the world can experience the same core gameplay, but with the level of polish that only Valve can provide.

Get a taste of the game that has enthralled millions. Article taken from
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n30p1r4t3 18 Jul, 2013
Great news! Bought another ssd to have a dedicated Linux drive!
Gemini 19 Jul, 2013
"This is after 8 days ago we reported on it coming soon and then actually hitting our library’s in the form of DOTA2 Test."
Good job Valve! In the middle of the summer sale and all!
If someone is interested in a Linux exclusive DOTA 2 clan, then check out Reddit Linux Gamers on Steam.
toor 20 Jul, 2013
only around 30 fps on linux :(
n30p1r4t3 21 Jul, 2013
Quoting: tooronly around 30 fps on linux :(
Mine's wayy above that. What's your system specs? I have a 680..
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