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Dota 2 exits beta phase

Posted on Thursday, July 11 2013 @ 16:36:35 CEST by

The final version of Dota 2 is finally out on Steam! After two years in beta phase, gamers can now download the official version via Steam. Dota 2 is a free-to-play game and it's currently the most popular game on Steam. The game has over 321,000 active players, six times more than Team Fortress 2, the second-most popular title on Steam. Valve is rolling out the official version of Dota 2 in waves to be able to handle the influx of new gamers, the game developer claims it's adding server capacity for an additional 450,000 concurrent players!
These servers represent the ability to host an additional 450,000 players concurrently. Figuring out how much capacity to add, and where, is one important aspect of this launch. For the stats people out there, concurrent numbers are more useful when predicting what capacity we need for specific regions, because Dota players in the same region tend to play during similar hours. Our worldwide active user base is roughly twelve times the peak concurrency.
Valve Software also revealed that now the PC version is finished, it will start work on Mac and Linux versions of Dota 2.

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Source: The Tech Report



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