Tue, Jul 02, 2013 | 11:11 BST
Dota 2 tutorials are now live, new practice map unveiled
Dota 2 has received a string of tutorials to help players understand how the MOBA format works, and how to compete against others without feeling like a toddler going up against ten Mike Tysons after they’ve each downed a can of Red Bull – not the small cans mind you, but the big ones, the ones about the size of a pint glass but with added Taurine or whatever that stuff is they extract from bulls to give you wings.
Sorry about that.
But yes, Dota 2 has tutorials now. After learning about movement, combat and abilities in the Dragon Knight tutorial, players will be whisked away to a new tutorial map to undertake four missions that explain how towers, couriers and other map-based elements work in practical terms you can easily understand.
From there players can tackle some matches against bots from a stripped down roster of 20 characters, and will then move on to matches against other tutorial players to ease them into the fold.
Here’s the tutorial map in full:
What do you make of Dota 2′s tutorials? Is it a positive step? Will it make you less intimidated to try the game? Let us know below.