Dota 2 challenges you away from the norm with ‘Least Played Mode’

By Nick Akerman
18 January 2013 15:44 GMT

Valve has added an interesting new Dota 2 mode that urges players into trying new things. Is change good?

Known as ‘Least Played Mode’, participating players are forced into using characters they are not familiar with. The roster is crammed with 96 selections to choose from, ensuring most players have outlined a number of favourites. Instead of letting the rest of the cast rot, this fresh update stops users from choosing their top 20 characters.

“Having an even playing field for everyone in the match will hopefully encourage players to break out of their comfort zone and try new heroes,” commented Valve in a blog post.

Yesterday’s patch also fixed a handful of bugs and added extra Steam Workshop tools. You can now create items for Centaur Warrunner, Batrider, Mirana, Keeper of the Light, Shadow Demon, and Slark. Warlock and Drow Ranger bots have also been implemented.

If you haven’t done so already, you can purchase the Dota2 early access package right here, or hunt down one of those (not so rare) spare invites.

Thanks, ShackNews.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch