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Dota 2 is finally getting Reborn… soon

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Remember how excited I was when Valve announced that Dota 2 was being reborn completely back in June? It was short-lived glee to be honest, because when the Reborn beta came out, it was riddled with horrendous bugs that all but made me forget the overhaul even existed. I’ve since shelved the shinier Dota in favour of it’s old self, at least until all the issues of the newer version get ironed out properly. I won’t have to wait too much longer it seems, because Valve have now announced that the official Reborn launch is coming… soon!

Here’s the official announcement fresh off the Dota 2 blog:

With The International behind us and the Majors just around the corner, we are excited to have the world start playing Dota in the brand-new Source 2 engine. Within the coming weeks, the main client will receive the Reborn Update.

Moving away from the Source 1 engine soon will allow us to better focus our efforts entirely on Source 2 in preparation for various upcoming tournaments. There are still a few features that will need some work when the update is released, but we plan to finish them quickly.

Expect the weeks that follow to focus on ironing out issues, refining the dashboard and iterating based on your feedback. Afterwards, we’ll begin shifting our attention toward the in-game UI, where we plan to redesign the HUD and work on a variety of other in-game features.

Finally! The new Dota 2 is super sexy, and I can’t wait to play it when it is in a proper, working state. Unfortunately, there is no solid release date, but at least we know it will be within the next few weeks!

In the meantime, if you’re part of the Reborn Beta, the latest update is now available for download. It weighs in at a massive 5.8gb, so best you start it as soon as possible! You can read about all the changes the new patch entails right here.


Last Updated: September 2, 2015


  1. Kromas untamed

    September 3, 2015 at 06:59

    But I just finished downloading a 32gb Mad Max!

    My poor internet.


    • Brady miaau

      September 3, 2015 at 07:50

      Internet’s seems to die quick deaths these days. Boom.

      30 Gb download. Was it worth it?


      • Kromas untamed

        September 3, 2015 at 08:19

        Uhm … not sure. Once again got lost in Ark. I shall spend the evening playing this …. Maybe …. if no one calls me for Ark …… or a new patch comes out for ARK.


        • Brady miaau

          September 3, 2015 at 09:02

          That is my point, just cause is uncapped and all, it seems we download a crap load and I am not sure I get the value out always.


          • Kromas untamed

            September 3, 2015 at 09:12

            Considering I pull off about 400gb a month 30 gb ain’t that bad. 😛

          • Brady miaau

            September 3, 2015 at 09:42

            My wife and I (and student in Granny flat) use about 700-800gb a month, mostly streaming and game downloads (and a surprisingly large amount to Unisa for marking papers). I know the student also torrents, but not so much.

            I like my uncapped line, to be sure, but it is still a bit of a waste, the wait, the anticipation, the angst and then, ultimately, the disappointment.

            Dutch, that was was for free. That’s what she said, amiright?

  2. Admiral Chief Returns

    September 3, 2015 at 07:05



  3. Brady miaau

    September 3, 2015 at 07:51

    Why 2? Was the old one broken?

    Um. Got my coat.


    • Bagel

      September 3, 2015 at 11:06

      The old one is still better than LoL or Hots or HoN or Smite :^)


  4. Hargrim

    September 3, 2015 at 08:51

    No thank you. I have tried every mainstream MOBA out there and compared to HotS everything else just feels so SLOW! Calling something ‘Reborn’ is not enough to get me killing my internet for a week to go back


    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      September 3, 2015 at 09:45

      HOTS is definitely faster and more to the point. Games are also a lot shorter.

      I always recommend HOTS to casual MOBA players.


  5. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    September 3, 2015 at 09:44

    Must say the game does look better in the new engine. I am pretty excited to move over to the new one, but the interface atm sucks… They need a redesign.


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