Is Dota 2 down for just you, or is it a bigger problem with the game? Here’s how to find out.

It’s the most frustrating thing to happen — you’re home from work, the whole evening is ahead of you, and Dota 2 is seemingly down. So how do you check whether this a genuine case of the game being down, or just another error that can be fixed. Here’s our guide on how to check if Dota 2 is down, and what to do to get yourself playing as quickly as possible.

Check the Dota 2 Server Status 

(Image via Downdetector)
(Image via Downdetector)

You can quickly and instantly check whether Dota 2 is down with two handy tools. The first is Downdetector. This website collates reports of whether a service is down. Individuals will report affected services, and the site will compile them. If there are multiple reports, it usually means the issue is a server-side issue and cannot be fixed by you on your PC. You have to wait for Valve to fix the servers.

(Image via Steam Status)
(Image via Steam Status)

For a more directly related to Dota 2 option, there’s the Steam Status page This website monitors the services of both Steam’s platform, and Valve's main games, such as Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike 2, etc.

What to do if it's not down?

Unfortunately, Dota 2 is susceptible to a handful of common errors. These errors often occur from time to time especially surrounding new patch releases and updates. We’ve managed to do a pretty good job of compiling solutions and causes to most of them:

But if your error isn’t above, there’s a few good general troubleshooting tips:

  1. Check if there’s a new patch. Updating your client fixes a lot of issues
  2. Verify your game files
  3. Check its not a connection issue on your end! Restart your computer and reset your router.

Hopefully all this will help you get back to playing the game as soon as possible!

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