There often comes a time in Dota 2, when your team is losing, or there’s lack of coordination between teammates (5 carry in a game?) or sometimes when ganks go wrong. Some players just can’t tolerate and start misbehaving through voice and textual chat. They start calling you names, swear and judge your skills the entire game. It severely affects your performance and distracts you from in-game events. Not to mention the death by replying to those messages.
Luckily, There is a mute option present in Dota 2 that blocks voice and textual communication from player(s) and lets you to play in a peaceful environment. Once you block those inappropriate messages, you will notice a drastic improvement in your game. Follow the steps below if you wish to use this feature.
How to Block/Mute Chat in Dota 2:
- Press and hold ‘~’ key (it’s below Esc) to open Scoreboard.
- You’ll see a list of players present in the game along with their nicknames.
- After every player name, you’ll see a small speaker icon (see the yellow circle in image above). Click it to block communication from that player. You can do the same with other players if necessary.
- Tip: You can also report players by clicking their names through scoreboard.
The only disadvantage of this feature that it does not block Chatwheel messages and map pings. Players who have communication ban often misuse these features and start rage-ping on your hero and use Chatwheel to say “Well Played” whenever you die.