DOTA 2 gets overhauled with new interface and engine

Roughly two years after the initial release of Dota 2, the game’s developer and publisher, Valve has revealed an entire overhaul to the game’s interface and engine. This popular eSport game has gained immense popularity on twitch and has garnered an incredible following over the years.

“We’re using a new UI framework which enables us to make the game more lightweight while also building a stronger foundation for new features here and in future updates.” – Dota 2 Reborn Part 1

This new update dubbed “Reborn” by Valve will give Dota a much improved user interface with smoother and more fluent navigation. Custom games and a new chat are also on the way with a new lobbies system making setting up a game as easy as possible.

The new interface addresses everything from the main dashboard UI to the Dota TV UI — which new includes 1080p, 60 fps streams.

Making starting a game as simple as possible was a clear priority for Valve in this redesign, and with Reborn the “Play Dota” button is always visible no matter what screen you navigate to.

For players new to the game, a greatly improved tutorial incorporates guided bot matches to make the transition to a full game less daunting.

Dota 2 is free to play and currently available on Steam.

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