Dota 2 System Requirements are needed if you want to run the game on an older PC.

Dota 2 Patch 7.21 brought in some big changes to characters and the ranked format of the game. If you want to join in on the Dota 2 hype, these are the minimum system requirements your computer needs to run the game.

Dota 2 System Requirements: Can I Run It?

For Windows users, the basic requirements are: 

  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Dedicated Video Ram: 256 MB


For Mac OS X users, the basic requirements are:

  • OS: OS X Mavericks 10.9 or newer
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon HD 2400 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space


For Steam OS or Linux users, the basic requirements are:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
  • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 8600/9600GT (Driver v331), AMD HD 2xxx-4xxx (Driver mesa 10.5.9), AMD HD 5xxx+ (Driver mesa 10.5.9 or Catalyst 15.7), Intel HD 3000 (Driver mesa 10.6)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

Dota 2 as an esport has grown considerably over the last few years. The prize pool of the prestigious International tournament has grown by tens of millions in a short amount of time.


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