Dota 2 is a massively popular real-time strategy video game that was released almost a decade ago. Has its age affected its player base? Not at all. According to Steam Charts, the game still displays a steady average monthly player count above 400,000. Of course, Dota is one of the most successful video game franchises to ever come into existence. Although Dota 2 features a solo mode that can be used to practice against bots, the game majorly upholds multiplayer modes. With that being said, Dota 2 is actually described as a “5 versus 5 Multiplayer Online Battle Arena”. Hence, we will always have much more fun playing Dota 2 multiplayer than solo. After all, it’s a video game – the more the merrier!
Wondering how to invite and play with friends in Dota 2? It’s easy! Presently, Dota 2 is free-to-play and can be downloaded from Steam. You can choose to add friends to your Steam account first or use their Friend/Steam ID to send them a request in-game. Once your friend accepts your request on Steam/Dota 2, you will see them in your Dota 2 friend list. From there, you can invite them to join your party. It’s that simple! You can even invite players to your party without adding them to your list. For a more detailed step-wise guide, keep reading this article.
New update introduces intriguing gameplay, rewards, and more
How has Dota 2 remained so popular? You may ask so if you are a beginner. Well, we have come across several queries regarding the game’s worthiness in 2022. As far as its popularity in 2022 is concerned, the numbers speak for themselves! However, we have most certainly seen a decline in the player base compared to olden times. Valve has done a great job with regular updates to make the game more beginner-friendly. Dota 2’s newest update was deployed today (January 19) and added the much-awaited Aghanim’s Collector’s Cache. The update also renovates Aghanim’s Labyrinth game mode adding in some new gameplay elements and rewards. You can check out the patch notes for the same here.
How to invite and play with friends in Dota 2?
1) Launch Steam.
2) Hover your cursor on your Steam username.
3) From the drop-down list, select the Friends option.
4) You can now select the Add a friend option and type in your friend’s steam ID to send a request.
5) Once your friend accepts your request, he/she will appear in your Dota 2 friend list [bottom-left].
6) You can then open his/her profile and select the Invite to Party option to invite them to your team.
You can ask your friend for his/her Friend/Steam ID. Once you have the ID, click on the Add Friend icon in the bottom-left of the lobby. Type in the ID and send the request. If your friend accepts your request, he/she will appear in your list and you can then open their profile to send them an invite to your party.
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