Half-Life 3 “ziplines, VR, quest” text files pop up in DOTA 2 code

By Matt Martin, Monday, 12 October 2015 08:37 GMT

It’s time to speculate about the mythical Half-Life 3 once again.


A recent update to DOTA 2’s text files has been found to include a file labelled hl3.txt and within it mention of ziplines, squads, citizens, NPCs and VR.

Naturally, this has led certain portions of the internet to completely lose their shit that Half-Life 3 is definitely happening. Believe, etc.

The files in question are here and as noted by SteamDB include:


“npc.quest/citizen” “If you want your citizens to squad with the player but not obey commands the player gives to move the squad, put a concept here and this citizen will speak the concept instead of obeying the order.”

“vrchaperone” and “vrmovement”


Whether these files are something genuinely Half-Life 3 related, we can only speculate. It could be a hoax, an accident, old info, a new leak or one of many other possibilities.

The Half-Life 3 dream continues to roll on, and until Valve makes something official, all bets are off as to whether Half-Life 3 will ever be a thing you will play.

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