Valve’s Dota 2 is now officially out of beta

The beta for Dota 2, that has been going on for two years, is now over. The game has now been officially launched on steam as a free-to-play game.

Valve is adding players in waves to increase the games performance and to accommodate the foreseen server spikes. It’s stated that Dota 2 has the largest active community on Steam with a monthly user base of three million unique players. Valve is expected to start giving out entry to new users this week.

If you are looking for entry to the game, head over to the Dota 2 steam page where you will be able to sign up. You must then wait to receive an email allowing you access to the game. If you’re a new player you will gain benefit from the improvements made to the tutorial which should help you learn the basics of Dota 2. Hopefully this will make starting out in Dota 2 a little easier.

Dota 2 is currently only avaliable for Windows PC, but Valve has stated that the Mac and Linux versions are “in testing” and “will be released soon.” Valve also said that ”Our goal over the next few weeks is continue to make the game more enjoyable as more players are brought in. We hope to make it as smooth as possible for existing players and new players alike.”

Let’s hope the launch goes smoothly and I’ll see you out there in the game!