Dota 2 Reborn Begins Rolling Out For Steam Linux Gamers

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 22 June 2015 at 08:45 PM EDT. 24 Comments
Last week the beta of the Dota 2 Reborn that's powered by Valve's Source 2 Engine began rolling out but was initially limited to Windows. The Dota 2 Reborn for Linux has now started rolling out today for those wanting to experience this big update to Dota 2 and Valve's underlying game engine.

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. Source 2 also supports the upcoming Vulkan graphics API from Khronos. While the Linux client support wasn't there on day one, it's now there today.

Multiple Phoronix readers have now reported in that they have Dota 2 Reborn beta running on their Linux systems once enabling the DLC.

Assuming Dota 2 Reborn is automated benchmark friendly, I'll work on getting out some Linux benchmarks shortly.
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