Dota 2 tutorials are now live, new practice map unveiled

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 11:08 GMT By Dave Cook

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.

Thanks PCGamesN.



  1. Myth

    Valve are probably looking at the upcoming public launch and thinking they need to make sure they keep as many as the newcomers around as possible. This is one step in that direction, their increased focus on communications ingame is another – it was one of the more hostile online communities I ever saw, including CS1.6′ers. Now it’s getting a lot better.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. deathm00n

    It’s good to explain how things works, the first time I played I rushed to the towers, tried to kill every minion, and head on against other players

    #2 2 years ago

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