Dota 2 updates its requirements: goodbye to support for 32-bit, DirectX 9, OpenGL and more


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If you still run a 32-bit system and are hooked on Dota 2, you can already start crying – or better yet, saving – because your time to cast spells is running out shortly. The solution, you guessed it, is to remember that you are living in the 21st century and upgrade your computer. But beware, because this is not the only limitation that the company is going to put in order to play its popular MOBA.

Valve has reported these changes to the call to The International 2021, the Dota 2 world championship that this year will be held in Bucharest from October 7 to 17, including on these dates the group stage and the main event. For more information about The International, the Valve’s official announcement, where everything that we are telling you now is specified to make your life easier if you are not a button professional.

Thus, the owner of Steam is updating the requirements to be able to play Dota 2 and to be honest, there is nothing crazy about it: “Dota has grown over the years along with technology, both in hardware and the software on which it is based. To keep the game and the Source 2 engine up to date, we will remove support for some outdated systems and configurations, “they explain.

The most notable change we have already told you about: the end of support for Dota 2 on 32-bit system. However, it is not the only one. Take note, because support for various APIs will also be removed:

  • Versions prior to macOS at 10.14.
  • DirectX 9: DirectX 11 will be the new requirement.
  • OpenGL: Vulkan will be the new requirement.
  • XAudio: SDL Audio will be the new requirement.

Did you get it? If you want to continue playing Dota 2 and are still using a 32-bit system, a version prior to macOS 10.14 Mojave, DirectX 9, OpenGL or XAudio, you will not be able to do so. Ergo, the new requirements for playing Dota 2 are:

  • A 64-bit system (Linux, macOS, Windows).
  • macOS to 10.14 Mojave or higher.
  • DirectX 11
  • Vulkan
  • SDL Audio

The change will not be immediate, but will be applied in the coming months, without specifying. According to the statistics that Valve handles, only a small percentage of current Dota 2 players will be affected, but if you are in that group, you have time to react and, as indicated, you will notice a better gaming experience.


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