How to Fix Dota 2 Server Lag (Heroes Shattering/Slideshow)

Because of frequent updates and very old Dota 2 servers, it is very common to have Dota 2 Server Lag. In this type of lag, your game works like a slideshow. It is very annoying to see your hero take a mini pause every 2 seconds. But thanks to a Reddit user we, now, have the solution to this problem. Let's go step by step. How to Fix Dota 2 Server Lag In your Steam client, right-click on Dota 2 and then click properties. Now, the properties window will open. In this window, click on "Set Launch Options". See the image below for guidance. Another small window will open. Type "-console" in the text area and then click OK. Remember, there is no space between the dash and console. Now start the game normally. Once you...

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11 Dota 2 Mechanics

11 Cool Dota 2 Mechanics You Did Not Know About

In a game as complex as DotA 2, there’s plenty of technicalities and exceptions that will change the tide of battle. However, even the most seasoned player has some cool details to learn. In the following few paragraphs we'll explain some cool Dota 2 mechanics that you may not know earlier. 1.  Zeus’ ultimate damage is dealt in descending order on the scoreboard You heard right– while it seems to be instant but Zeus' ultimate deals damage in an order of the players on the scoreboard. If Zeus is in Radiant, then on the Dire side, the pink player gets hit first and the brown player is hit last. On the Radiant, blue gets hit first and orange is the last. Although it is a microsecond delay, but it is there. Why Is This Important? I guess you know...

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A Look at Some of the Greatest Dota 2 Teams in History

Easily one of the best games ever made, Dota 2 has well and truly captivated the gaming world and has enabled esports to bring a number of new fans in too. It has also improved the overall esports landscape altogether as Dota 2 is, simply put, an incredibly thrilling game to watch in a competitive setting. It comes as no surprise that Dota 2 is the most lucrative game in terms of prize money when it comes to esports. With the lure of huge sums of money on offer from winning a Dota 2 competitive esports event, a number of Dota 2 teams have surfaced over the years. Some have had relative success, others not so much. With so many players enjoying the game around the world competition is extremely fierce too, therefore making Dota 2...

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Positive Things which Dota 2 Teaches You

Great Things that You Learn from Dota 2

Great Things that You Learn from Dota 2 The reason why it is so hard to quit playing Dota 2 is because it is designed to be extremely engaging on multiple levels. Even if I talk about myself personally, when I am angry I play Dota 2, select some hero which can beat the crap out of enemy and after the game I am relaxed. When I am sad, I play some technical hero like Invoker, so my attention is totally diverted from the game. But other than that, there are also some great things that we learn from Dota 2. I've compiled a list of things that we learn from Dota 2 below. You can read out and let me know what you think.   1. Multitasking Multitasking means "Ability to perform 2 or more tasks simultaneously". Well, I do not...

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Dota 2 Lane Combo Ideas for an Awesome game

Dota 2 Lane Combo Ideas for an Awesome Game

Updated on 8 Dec 2018 Earlier I posted an article about Dota 2 Team combos. Here in this article we are going to tell you about some cool lane combo ideas. So you can have some fun with your friends. Remember, these combos are MOSTLY for fun and work like a charm in under 3k MMR games. But you can also execute these combos in higher MMR games if you have perfection with your heroes. 1. The Invisible Rot Combo Pick LifeStealer and Pudge. Build an Aghanim's Scepter (or get one from Alchemist) for Lifestealer. Pudge will activate rot and have Lifestealer Devour Pudge. Then Lifestealer will get inside the Rock Golem (Ancient neutral creep). So, what will happen now ? Rock Golems have magic resistance, but Pudge's Rot effect is supposed to persist. So take that golem to team fight and deal as much invisible magical damage as...

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The Best Alternative to WTFast – The Lag Reducing Software

The Best Alternative to WTFast We have seen the battle and rage against ping and lag issues faced by the community. Some requested for more servers In their region while others still struggle due to their poor ISP infrastructure that exists in their country. There are several other causes of clutter and disruption that a lot of players may not be aware of because they seek assistance to help them aware of the root cause. WTFast was indeed among those who brought a lot of things into the limelight of gamers and probably the first ones to spread the awareness for the “NEED” of such lag reducing applications or gaming VPN for that matter. Unfortunately since 2015 the brand has lost its charm in the industry after being bashed by the masses (majority of the bashing came from the LoL community)...

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Cool Things to Try in Dota 2 Pub Games

Dota 2 Combo Ideas for Fun and Cool Pub Game

Updated on 24 January 2019 Dota 2 is always fun when you play with your friends or gaming partners. You can multiply this fun by playing a Dota 2 combo in your match. These combos are fun in pub game as well as in pro matches too. Because sometimes your lineup totally beats your opponent's strategy. To help you out with some combo ideas, we have listed some really amazing and cool combos with Pros and Cons of every combo.  1. The Global Dota 2 Combo Suggested Lineup Mid - Zeus Carry - Spectre Offlaner - Clockwork Semi Support - Silencer Hard Support - Ancient Apparition / Nature Prophet Gameplay  I can safely say that everyone who has played more than 1000 Dota 2 games must have played this combo at least once. You can kill almost whole enemy team with this combo without even getting close. Zeus...

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Manila Major’s Stats Infographic by Dota International

Manila Major main event started on June 7th 2016 and finals were played on June 12th, 2016. OG Dota 2 showed an excellent gameplay and won this Major. Team Liquid was 2nd and bagged $405,000. Whereas most famous rather most hyped teams like Team Secret, Evil Genius, Fnatic and Na'Vi could not show the gameplay their fans were expecting. Na'Vi did however pleased their fan with awesome gameplay in this event but ultimately their skills and luck ran out and they were eliminated. PGL, the tournament organizing company, did an excellent job. Unlike Shanhgai Majors, this event went extremely smooth without any major issues, at least none was reported by the community. I must say that stage designing, organization and preparations were excellent and "Hodor holding the door" (a Game of Thrones scene) for final match was an icing over the cake....

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15 Things that Dota 2 Pro do but you Dont

15 Things That Dota 2 Pro Do But You Don’t

I have had a long chat/interview with a Dota 2 pro player about different aspects of Dota 2 gameplay. He is a pro and I being the noob, replied to my inquisitive questions. He has played more than 6000 Dota 2 games and his Solo MMR is 6823 and Party MMR is 6253 at the time of writing. He had been in Leaderboard in SEA for quite some time. (This article was written back in August 2015, it was deleted accidentally but I managed to recover it after a long time) I have converted our chat in the form of an article in easy English for the understanding of all those who sincerely want to improve their Dota 2 Gaming Skills. I will write it down in point form so that it is easy to grasp and understand. Those points are in...

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Dota 2 Pro Tips and Tricks for Better Gaming

Dota 2 Pro Tips and Tricks for Better Game

Improving your Dota 2 game takes lots of practice and successful execution of skills. However with little knowledge and lots of practice you can also play like a Dota 2 pro. In article below you are going to find 25 Dota 2 pro tips and tricks that once executed skillfully, can remarkably improve your game. Difficulty level of these tips and tricks ranges from beginner to advanced level. Surprise Heal:  Healing Salve, bottle and mana bottles does not dispel on magical damage less than 20. So, it means if you are Pudge and using rot till level 3, you can always use bottle or healing salve. Or if you are chased by a Pudge with rot on in early game, you can use bottle, healing salve etc. Remember for Pudge, it works till level 3 rot...

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