DOTA 2 updates take up 3% of the world’s internet

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Despite having a toxic environment that I just can’t fathom, DOTA 2 is pretty much one of the biggest online games in existence right now. It’s so damn big in fact, that it can steal a sizeable chunk of the internet when  it does something as simple as throwing out an update.

Speaking at LinuxCon, Valve’s Gabe Newell revealed that DOTA 2 creates more net traffic than an entire nation of people sending you emails about their rich Nigerian relatives who need to move some cash, according to PCGamesN:

When we do a new update for something like Dota 2, nearest we can tell, we’re generating 2-3% of the worldwide and LAN-based IP traffic.

That’s a pretty big number, in internet terms. The only thing bigger than that though, is how much bandwidth is needed for DOTA 2 players to make enquiries into the nature of your mom’s genitals.

Last Updated: September 17, 2013

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