DotA 2 System Requirements for PC & MAC

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DotA 2 System RequirementsValve is releasing a sequel to most popular Warcraft 3 Mod: Defense of the Ancients, it’s named DOTA 2 basically it’s a remake of current mod with improved graphics and gameplay coming in November (Q4 of 2011). A lot of DotA fanatics are anxiously waiting for DOTA 2 release and they following every bit of information regarding this game.

Here are the expected minimum DOTA 2 System requirements for PC and MAC users. As this game is based on the same Source Engine Valve used for Alien Swarm, we can guess DOTA 2 Specs requirements. IceFrog said in DOTA 2 Q&A that older computers will be able to run the game without any problems:

Quoting IceFrog:

Q: What kind of hardware requirements will the game have? (by S.Hong)

A: We don’t have an official minimum spec just yet. The goal is to make sure that people with older computers and the PCs at LAN centers will be able to support the game, while also allowing for newer computers to scale well.

DOTA 2 Minimum Requirements:

* Operating System: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP / Mac
* Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon equivalent
* Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
* Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 7800 or better
* Hard Drive: 3.0 GB of free space
* Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
* Steam

DOTA 2 Recommended requirements:

* Operating System: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP / Mac
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon equivalent
* Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
* Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with Shader model 3.0. NVidia 8800, ATI 3870 with 512MB memory.
* Hard Drive: 3.0 GB of free space
* Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
* Broadband Internet Connection
* Steam

Note:
– The above System requirements are not official and will be updated as soon Valve discloses any details about it.

  • LoL Hater

    GO ICEFROG AND VALVE!!!
    Dota 2 Coming Soon (By Bo.PuNk!)

  • vivin

    Dota 2 is gonna rock !!! hope it will be released sooner 😀

  • Ghale

    Can’t wait to play the game…
    hope it somes soon….
    😀

  • long live dota! and the newborn dota 2

    Valve and Ice Frog you got all the support from me. Any little things I can do to help I will.

  • Mzpanda

    I want a beta key got dota 2 so so so so badly!!

    • Mzpanda

      for*

  • meteor!

    do we have to pay for that?

  • Keyur Jain

    Im anxiously waiting for the release of Dota 2. Wish its gonna be the best award winning game of the year. and also the best game for all the dota freaks… 🙂

  • net shop

    dota2 is not that good bcoz it required high speed computers..unlike dota!!hope they will lower the requirements

    • Invoker

      I Agree!

      • hitmaker

        yes i hope so too..

    • CmD-[P]hoeni[X]

      well, it can’t be helped, maybe dota 2 is 3D (like HoN) and has a very very very nice graphics .. so why don’t you upgrade your computer? Maybe you just need to upgrade the RAM and VGA right? 🙂

    • Microphunk

      seriously in wich century live in? get a new pc… wc3;dota uses engine from 1998 or 1999, time to upgrade ur hardware maybe??

      • WadWdad

        nice one ur ryt …. its already 2011 LOL XD

    • Gavlotiko

      are u stupid? coz u dont have good pc says dota 2 unlike? go buy dude u cant keep one pc from 1999-2001 is your prob not icevalve…so close your mouth…!

  • Boianpz

    Hope we won’t have to pay monthly to play it ^_^, Just like DotA, you buy Warcraft, you can play DotA for free.

  • Killblood

    GO GO GO DOTA 2 !!!

  • Preshlen

    I think it’s too early to talk about these things but i supose these are the every normal 2010-2011 game requerments. ;]

  • Aref

    I can’t wait for this game hope that it will be much better than dota 🙂 because dota’s graphic is very awful and boring and old cause that warcraft game released in 2003. about 8 years ago!

  • Guest

    they need to lower it a bit
    dota are so popular because of its low requirement

    • Alex

      ohh shut the hell up, u need around 300$ for a pc which can run dota 2 AND STOP COMPLAINING BUY NEW PC!

  • Imbahexor

    My video card does not match the requirments! 🙁 VALVE PLEASE MAKE DOTA 2 enough for low pc users too play

  • ^fuck

    Wooohhhhh!!!! waiting for this :))

  • Fade

    YEAH MAKE A REVISED VERSION FOR LOW PC USERS…
    DOTA IN WARCRAFT IS PLAYER BECAUSE OF ITS LOW PC REQUIREMENTS…

    • Fade

      PLEASE!!!

    • Fade

      *PLAYED* WRONG SPELLING 🙁

  • Gabriel_gbz

    the only one problem is that you have low & old pcs , buy a new one and see the difference.enjoy

  • VitS

    LOL those specs are already stone-age imo…you cant even find a 8800 today

  • 123

    DotA 2 can be Played on LAN ?! or It will Be like HON ?!!

  • Anonymous

    Woo!! Nice !

  • Ahmad Farhan

    so geforce 7600GT do not meets requirement.. DAMN!!

  • Piemoul

    its a 2005 middle end spec, go get yourself a new pc pussies!

  • Nightstalker_jp06

    yes please ….. hope that we can download it here … ^^

  • Louizz0_o

    guys what is “steam: in system req?

  • WeeDMons7eR

    To all guys who want valve to low requirements i will tell you that! Its 21 century, now the pc cost like 500 euro for good machine, and the point they Make New dota is That old one use engine from 18 century, for that most user’s go on HoN and LoL cuz better vision on heroes and special effects on spells i think thats the biggest reason for a new DoTa and about this requirements i think its pretty awesome, sound like there will be alot to see in the new DoTa, just can’t w8 anymore ! !

  • WeeDMons7eR

    To all guys who want valve to low requirements i will tell you that! Its 21 century, now the pc cost like 500 euro for good machine, and the point they Make New dota is That old one use engine from 18 century, for that most user’s go on HoN and LoL cuz better vision on heroes and special effects on spells i think thats the biggest reason for a new DoTa and about this requirements i think its pretty awesome, sound like there will be alot to see in the new DoTa, just can’t w8 anymore ! !

  • Playcanon

    Hell Yeah!
    Just Hope It’s For Free =/ Or Else I Will Wait Ages Till It Be In My Country Egypt >.<

  • Gerutizz

    much laptops have between 2.1 – 2.4 Ghz. so it would be very good if you do that all who has laptops could play. because laptops can good video card and RAM but it wont have more GHz. ;/

  • Anonymous

    http://www.elite-dota.com is better website for DotA, DotA2 and soon will be open League and Tournaments

  • Arunavsharma

    dota 2 cant be played with low specs.. i have a 8400GS nvidia.. and even i cant play it.

  • Igor_igor4e

    can anyone help me to find instalation for Dota ?? i need fast because when i copy from other pc to my, dota is searching directx 8.1 i have instaled directx 9 first i had 8.1 but its searching again and i cant start dota…. :T can anyone help to me ??

  • Kingsevilla3

    the graphics should be lowered… it shoud support 64mb vid card

  • boki

    i have 3ghz intel procesor and 2gb ram am i good ?