DOTA 2 Officially Launches For Everyone, Everywhere

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If you own a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, you can now play Valve’s biggest game for free.

After years of beta sign-ups and invites, DOTA 2 is has officially launched today for everyone. You can start playing right now by heading on over to DOTA 2’s page on Steam.

“As we have recently completed a set of server management upgrades as well as released a huge number of enhancements to the new user experience, we’re going to remove all restrictions to playing Dota 2,” writes Valve’s Dota team in a recent blog update.

“Signups are no longer required to access the game, and we encourage everyone to join the 6.5 million active monthly users currently playing Dota 2. If you have a friend who hasn’t tried Dota 2 yet, be sure to take advantage of the new recruitment feature to get additional bonuses for both you and your friend.”

Minimum PC System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Minimum Mac System Requirements

  • OS: OS X Lion 10.7
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space

Minimum Linux System Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

Thanks, Kotaku.

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