Dota 2 Installation Guide

Installation steps are easy to follow and very straightforward. Overall rule is that Steam must be installed before you can have Dota 2.

The steps here are for Microsoft Windows. Though no need to worry because more or less it would be the same on Mac and Linux.



First, make sure the computer passes the minimum recommended specifications listed below.

Dota 2 System Requirements

  • Windows
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Mac OS X
    • OS: OS X Mavericks 10.9
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon HD 2400 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 8600/9600GT (Driver v331), AMD HD 2xxx-4xxx (Driver mesa 10.5.9), AMD HD 5xxx+ (Driver mesa 10.5.9 or Catalyst 15.7), Intel HD 3000 (Driver mesa 10.6)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card


How to Install Steam

Step 1
Visit store.steampowered.com/about/ and click the green 'Install Steam Now' button.

Note : For Mac and Linux, there is a link provided below the button.

Step 2
Once the download completed, run 'SteamSetup.exe' and click 'Run' on the pop up window.

Step 3
Click 'Next'.

Step 4
Accept the license agreement and click 'Next'.

Step 5
Choose your desired language and click 'Next'.

Step 6
Select a folder where Steam will be installed.

Step 7
Click 'Finish'.

Step 8
If you do not have an account, click 'Create New Account'.

Step 9
For Steam Subscriber Agreement, click 'I Agree'.

Step 10
For Steam Privacy Policy, click 'I Agree'.

Step 11
Enter account name and password.

Note : Account name can be changed after installation.

Step 12
Enter email address.

Note : Email address can be changed after installation.

Step 13
Select a security question and enter your answer.

Step 14
Congratulations! You've successfully installed Steam.


How to Install Dota 2

Step 1
Run Steam

Step 2
Click the 'Store' tab.

Step 3
In the search bar, enter 'Dota 2′ and click 'Dota 2' in the search result.

Step 4
Look for 'Play Game' button and click on it.

Step 5
Click 'Next'.

Step 6
Click 'Next'.

Step 7
Download of Dota 2 will now start. Click 'Finish' and click 'Library' tab.

Step 8
Monitor the download progress.

Step 9
Once download completed, click 'Dota 2' and wait until Steam finalise the installation.