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DoTA 2 Now Available on Steam for Linux

dota2DoTA 2 is now officially available on Steam for Linux.

The free-to-play MOBA game, a sequel to the popular Warcraft battle mod ‘Defense of the Ancients‘, was released for Windows earlier this month.

Various test builds of DoTA2 have been available for Linux users to play with (or attempt to play with, as not all worked) since mid July.

Due to expected demand for the release Valve are warning gamers that ‘there may be a short wait’ for those trying to download it.

Before committing to downloading such a large game be sure to check that your computer meets the system requirements for DoTA 2 on Linux.

These are as follows:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Dual core Intel or AMD CPU @ 2.8 GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 8GB Hard Drive Space,
  • nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT with nVidia 310 drivers or
  • ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 with AMD 12.11 drivers
  • OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

Download DoTA 2 for Linux

DoTA 2 is free to play, supported by in-game purchases and add-ons.

Download DoTA 2 on Steam 

With thanks to Andreas M., Ahmet A. S., Renato C. and Mew