Dota 2

minimum age according to Dota 2
13+ minimum age according to Dota 2

What is Dota 2?

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game produced by Valve. It is a standalone game and follow up to Defense of the Ancients which is a modification for the Warcraft III game.

Dota 2 is a fantasy-style game consisting of two teams of five players. The teams occupy opposite ends of a map and compete to destroy each other’s bases. Players control characters known as ‘heroes’, who all have different abilities and can grow more powerful during the game. Dota 2 is complex and attracts gamers of all levels, including elite players who compete in global eSport tournaments for real prize money.

New players can learn how Dota 2 works and practice being different characters using the demo options. Players are also automatically matched according to experience level, to keep the game fair. Players can communicate in Dota 2 with preloaded text messages or voice chat, or choose to mute these features.

Platform: Dota 2 is available on the online gaming platform, Steam.
Apps: Steam users can access the chat community and activate remote security functions on their account, using the Steam mobile app: Android, Apple iOS

How do people use Dota 2?

Learn more about the risks and benefits associated with MOBA games like Dota 2.

Dota 2 is used for gaming: gaming, in-app purchasing, messaging/online chat, screen capture and voice chat

How can you report inappropriate content or block communication from another player?

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How can you protect your personal information?

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Last updated: 05/06/2024

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