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Valve has swung the ban hammer on smurf accounts in its hugely popular MOBA title Dota 2. 90,000 alternate accounts have been banned already, with warnings being given to main account holders.
Valve is making major changes to the update structure of its popular MOBA Dota 2. It is moving developer resources away from Battle Passes to focus on free game updates for everyone.
Valve has made massive changes to DOTA 2 as part of the New Frontier update, bringing a 40% larger map, a new matchmaking algorithm, new hero attribute type, major reworks, and so much more.
Valve has announced it has permanently banned over 40,000 Dota 2 accounts. It used a software "honeypot" to entice these cheating players into checking data that would be read by their exploits.
Intel's latest WHQL-certified driver for Arc is jam-packed with game optimizations and performance improvements. There is more than double the performance in NFS Unbound, and close to double in CS:GO.
AMD has released its latest Radeon Software Adrenalin driver version 21.10.2 which brings with it multiple fixes for issues like with OBS, a black screen problem, and Dota 2 OpenGL freeing.
Valve is planning to remove support for a number of aging configurations in Dota 2, including 32-bit systems, DirectX 9, and OpenGL. The changes will roll out in the coming months.
Dota 2 is now the most popular title to pack AMD's image scaling solution 'FidelityFX Super Resolution' (FSR) thanks to the game's latest update. A new Nemestice game mode has also been added.
Netflix and Valve are collaborating on a fantasy anime series that will explore the universe of the popular MOBA Dota 2. DOTA: Dragon's Blood will tell the tale of Dragon Knight from the game.
Dota 2's massive roster of heroes is expanding by two more this year. Valve announced during its The International 2019 tournament two more heroes for the free-to-play MOBA, Void Spirit and Snapfire.
Valve has announced that the Auto Chess game it was making is now named Dota Underlords, and that it will be kicking off an open beta for the title in a week or so. Battle Pass owners can play it now.
Valve has confirmed that it is working on a standalone version of Dota Auto Chess, the popular Dota 2 custom game that boasts millions of fans and hundreds of thousands of concurrent players.
Following reports of racist remarks and taunts being used during Dota 2 tournaments, Valve has published a statement saying that it will not tolerate such language from pros at its events.
Tim Kitzrow, whose voice you probably best know as the announcer from NBA Jam, is in the process of creating an Announcer Pack for Dota 2. The pack is expected to be available in the fall.
Two brand new heroes for Valve's popular MOBA, Dota 2, were announced today during The International. Grimstroke has already been released, but Mars has a winter 2018 release schedule.
Following last week's Steam.tv leak, Valve has officially put forth the new update to Steam Broadcasting today. The system is integrated with Steam chat, but is currently limited to The International.
Artifact, the upcoming Dota 2 themed card game by Valve, finally has a release date, with the company announcing today that the game will launch for PC in November and for mobile later this year.
OpenAI has announced that it will have its AI face off against a 5-player team at The International 2018 in August hosted by Valve in Vancouver. It will also stream a match on Twitch in July.
Dota 2 now has a subscription service that gives players real-time item and skill suggestions, a new currency for cosmetic purchases, and more. Dota Plus replaces the Major Battle Passes.
Valve's upcoming trading card game, Artifact, will be running on the Source 2 engine, and aims for a 2018 launch on Steam. Magic: The Gathering creator is involved in the development process.
For developers looking to make use of Vulkan on Apple platforms, options have been quite limited; however, thanks to a deal made by Valve, popular tools have been made free to use.
Valve has detailed what changes are incoming to Dota 2 with the upcoming Dueling Fates update. Aside from two new heroes, the update brings changes to the MMR system, a new game mode, and more.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds now has the record for the most number of concurrent online players on Steam in a 24 hour period. PUBG with 1.3 million players, beat out Dota 2 to clinch the title.
With Dota 2 holding the crown as the most popular game on Steam for many years now, it would seem that the battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds could take away this coveted crown.
During Valve's yearly Dota 2 tournament, a bot created by Elon Musk-backed startup OpenAI, has managed to defeat some of the game's best players, after just two weeks of real-time learning.
Valve announced at The International 2017 tournament that two brand new heroes are heading to the free-to-play MOBA, Dota 2. An update titled 'The Dueling Fates' will bring the heroes at a later date.
In a surprise announcement, Valve revealed a brand new game during the Dota 2 tournament, The International, today. The new game is a spin-off card game based on Dota 2 named Artifact.
Dota 2 has received two new features intended to improve the new player experience. The game will now restrict the hero pool of new players and only match them against players with good behavior.
Valve's Dota 2 merchandise store, the Secret Shop, has temporarily been shut down to remedy issues regarding abnormally high shipping costs for regions outside the US. Refunds for purchases available.
The path to The International will include more third-party tournaments, with Valve contributing half of the total prize pool money. A points system will make the process more transparent.
The highly anticipated co-op campaign for DOTA 2 is now available for all Battle Pass owners. Titled, Siltbreaker: Act I, the campaign has four players taking on 'Rhyzik the Corruptor'.
Valve announced The International 2017's Battle Pass today, and it includes a co-op campaign as a first for DOTA 2. It also arrives with plenty of cosmetic items and even a new terrain.
In an effort to crack down on smurf accounts, Valve is enforcing a new requirement for Ranked Matchmaking. Accounts without a linked phone number will soon be restricted from using this system.
Despite being tight-lipped in the past, Valve has published a list of its best sellers for last year as it wraps up its Winter Sale, with some inclusions having attracted negative publicity.
Nearly two million accounts belonging to forum users on the popular Dev.dota2 site have reportedly been stolen and leaked online. They contain usernames, passwords and user identifiers.
In response to a potential class action lawsuit, Valve has issued cease and desist letters to 23 websites in an attempt to eliminate unauthorized gambling of in-game items.
AMD's latest drivers have been optimized to add support for the most recent AAA games, and include a number of known fixes that should make for a better experience on Crossfire configurations.
Valve's hugely popular DOTA 2 is due to receive an update next week which will bring support for the newly released Vulkan API. The Vulkan API is better suited to run over multiple cores than OpenGL.
While you may not need a Radeon R9 290X or a GeForce GTX 780 Ti to get the most out of these games, we're curious to see how hard those titles can push today's hardware.