The lights are on
Valve's Dota 2 is finally leaving the beta stage, but it's full release will be a little bit different from traditional video game releases.
Game's like Diablo III and SimCity, which had similar online requirements for play, saw a huge number of players trying to shoulder their way in at launch. This caused egregious delays and general difficulty for players trying to get on and play.
Valve is trying to avoid the same launch growing pains by opening the doors slowly and having players form an orderly line.
If you want to give Dota a try, or you have a friend you want to bring into the community, click the button above and you can get in the launch queue. You'll see your place in line, and when it is your turn we'll send you an email letting you know you're in. We'll begin sending those emails this week.
You can learn more about the process, which is complicated, but seems fair, by heading to Dota 2's website. For more on Dota 2, read up on the game with our earliest hands-on details.
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Geez. It's been like...forever.
I thought it was already released. Well, that's Valve for ya'.
Unfortunately, the servers seem to be suffering regardless of Valve's launch strategy. I have been queuing to get into a match for the last 40 minutes and during that time, I lost connection to the Dota 2 network several times.
Lol, stupidest part is I had it in my queue for those two years and never played it for some reason. In fact, I planned to play it today and realized it said "purchase" instead of "play"
been in the beta for 2 years,.. ah, good times. anw, hope this is one "successful" launch.
Been playing this for 2 years, have over 1000 hours clocked, love it, so proud of Valve and Steam!!
Reminds me of that concept, "Hey theres a line over there, better stand in it". I'm sure the DOTA 2 launch will do fine though.
meh, interested to see what changes they'll make
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How long has this game been in beta?
So my gajillion beta keys are now useless?
Great news! It's about time!
Everyone and their cats already have Dota2. I dont see the player base jumping that much.