Dota 2 Reborn Powered By Source 2 Is Now Available!

Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 17 June 2015 at 06:43 PM EDT. 39 Comments
Since last week we've been eagerly looking forward to Valve releasing Dota 2 Reborn in beta as their first Source 2 Engine game. Today that's become a reality! The first Source 2 Engine title is out and available for Steam Linux gamers.

Dota 2 Reborn with its usage of Source 2 brings more responsive input, a tiled map system, full multi-threading and streaming support, enhanced performance, improved audio, improved rendering, greater physics capabilities, and native Linux support.

New Dota 2 Reborn details along with information on Source 2 can be found via today's newly released details at Until leaving beta, the new Dota 2 Reborn version will run independent alongside the existing stable Dota 2 version.

Assuming Dota 2 / Source 2 can be fully-automated for benchmarking, I hope to have out some Linux performance figures soon. Stay tuned to Phoronix and consider subscribing to Phoronix Premium if more Linux game benchmarks are of interest to you.

Update: It looks like the Linux and OS X versions of Dota 2 Reborn beta might not be available at the moment, stay tuned for updates as waiting to hear back from Valve.
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