More stories on: DOTA 2


Dota 2’s Foreseer’s Contract update adds Oracle this week

Although Dota 2 is still suffering adverse network conditions, Valve are ready to roll out a new hero, fulfill some Compendium promises, and add a bunch of extra additions to the game with the Foreseer’s Contract update.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Nov 2014 | Comments Off

Valve talks Dota 2 network problems on US East and EU West

Dota 2 has been hamstrung by server problems – particularly on US East and EU West – for the last week, and Valve have now posted up details on how they’re dealing with it.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Nov 2014 | Comments Off

Free Dota 2 comic hints at Oracle joining the roster

Valve have uploaded a free comic, called The Foreseer’s Contract, to the Dota 2 website – and I use this to foretell Oracle joining the roster soon.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Nov 2014 | Comments Off

A Dota 2 player tries League of Legends

Let’s get one thing straight: I haven’t given up on Dota 2.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Nov 2014 | 4

Dota 2’s drop system reworked in latest patch

If you like your Dota 2 hats, then important news: the drop system has been reworked.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Oct 2014 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast #187

The podcast boosts its numbers back up to three this week, as Paul completes work on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (aka: his back yard.) There’s pleasing Lucasarts-related news from GOG, which brings TIE Fighter and X-Wing (plus Sam & Max and others) to the digital world.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Oct 2014 | 1

Dota 2 update ends hero restrictions in Captain’s Draft

Valve has pushed out a new update for Dota 2, lifting all restrictions on hero selection in the Captain’s Draft mode of play.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Oct 2014 | Comments Off

Dota 2’s 6.82c patch released

“Please stop playing Skywrath Mage and Death Prophet,” cries Icefrog, plaintively, in this latest Dota 2 patch.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Oct 2014 | 3

Dota 2 gets Peru and Chile servers

The latest Dota 2 patch has tweaked and changed a few things – and, most notably, it’s added Peru and Chile matchmaking regions.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Oct 2014 | 2

IncGamers Podcast #183

A pulsating, end-to-end podcast this week, as the FIFA 15 PC version comes in for some criticism.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Sep 2014 | 4

Dota 2 patches continue to lower the “comeback” gold

You could politely say the Dota 2 community has been “divided” on the 6.82 changes that provide extra assist gold for the losing team.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

Dota 2’s patch 6.82 – Rekindling Soul – goes live

The Rekindling Soul update for Dota 2, patching the game to 6.82 and changing basically everything, has just gone live.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

Dota 2’s patch 6.82, named Rekindling Soul, changes everything

Are you bored of the current Dota 2 meta? Well, the newest patch will change damn near everything.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Sep 2014 | 3

ESPN President says eSport is “not a sport”

They’ve just broadcast the DOTA 2 tournament so this is an odd statement from the man at the top.

By Paul Younger | 6 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

Techies hit Dota 2 RIGHT NOW

Dear everybody: Techies are now on Dota 2. That is all.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Sep 2014 | 1

Techies now playable in the Dota 2 Test Client

The Techies aren’t coming to Dota 2 until next week, but you can get some practice in now if you download the Test Client.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Techies Update exploding onto Dota 2 next week

Techies are coming to Dota 2 next week, alongside All Random Deathmatch, A-Z Challenge support, and a whole lot more.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Aug 2014 | 2

SHODAN announcer pack mooted for Dota 2

Night Dive Studios, the saints responsible for re-releasing System Shock 2, have floated the idea of a SHODAN announcer pack for Dota 2.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Aug 2014 | Comments Off