UPDATE: Dota 2 Claims of Open Beta False

posted by Sun_Tzu, 1 year ago
UPDATE: Upon further testing, it has been confirmed that Dota 2 still requires a beta key to play for new users. The client currently only allows new users to play the first tutorial and then reverts to the Spectators client.

Any word of an Open Beta were false, and we take full responsibility for not being diligent enough in confirming rumoured functionality changes.




The incident began with the addition of the above "What does a hero truly need" trailer to the game client with the latest Dota 2 patch, as well as a changing of the wording on the Dota2.com page, where the box which previously advertised sigining up for the Beta instead now read "Get it now on Steam".

These factors together caused rumours to start going about a silent open beta release for all currently active areas using the normal Steam client, which would exclude China. With the rush of the news cycle both GosuGamers and joinDOTA made the same mistake of creating new accounts, trying out that the client worked and trying out the tutorial, but did not take the final step of making sure the client was capable of playing actual games. This was a grave mistake which stemmed from out ignorance of the existing spectator client.

We're sorry for what has happened and will aim to be more diligent in checking similar details in the future.


 
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#1
Rullponken wrote at 21.06.2013, 10:58 CEST:
Obligatory first
#2
h3fmaydota wrote at 21.06.2013, 10:59 CEST:
Awsome news!!
#3
YamexQ wrote at 21.06.2013, 10:59 CEST:
VALVE SHOULD MAKE AN AWESOME CINEMATIC ABOUT DOTA 2
#4
Jan2011 wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:01 CEST:
YamexQ wrote:
VALVE SHOULD MAKE AN AWESOME CINEMATIC ABOUT DOTA 2


"free to play" <-- this will be a documentary about dota and also gaming (film will be released b4 ti3)
#5
Squeep wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:02 CEST:
gogo
#6
Guznak wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:10 CEST:
hope to see alot of new players :)
#7
IAmHolyLord wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:15 CEST:
I feel the title is a little misleading. It's like saying China = the whole of the east.
#8
Pwned_Joo wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:22 CEST:
IAmHolyLord wrote:
I feel the title is a little misleading. It's like saying China = the whole of the east.


Exactly.
#9
BoMbaStiXxX wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:22 CEST:
Erm, it still costs 9,99 € in the store but now it has a new starter items added?!
#10
GmRHead wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:22 CEST:
noobs invasion, beware
#11
Kingsurf wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:24 CEST:
Who needs this when all players got tons of keys in their inventories.Lol,this will make the game more noob friendly,I mean LoL/HoN players trying it for fun...NO WAY!!!
#12
Sun_Tzu wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:25 CEST:
This still won't mean they'll make a marketing push, just that anyone who somehow was missing a beta key and wanted to play can now do so. I wouldn't expect much movement yet.
#13
Nuke_- wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:27 CEST:
the title should be open beta everywhere except china because I am in east and its open beta for me i think you should change title.
#14
wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:29 CEST:
Wasn't it already stated that the release would only include NA and EU? At least that's what I remember to have read.

edited by Layne at 21.06.2013, 11:36 CEST
#15
joyjoy wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:44 CEST:
Volvo said older accounts cant view dota2 trailer on the start of the game, Ive got -novid launch option on, is this the problem [Kappa] gl to dota further
#16
YamexQ wrote at 21.06.2013, 11:48 CEST:
Jan2011 wrote:
YamexQ wrote:
VALVE SHOULD MAKE AN AWESOME CINEMATIC ABOUT DOTA 2

"free to play" &lt;-- this will be a documentary about dota and also gaming (film will be released b4 ti3)


i mean valve should make a cinematic about the game besides the documentary like LoL and WoW have cinematics about the story behind the game
#17
LON wrote at 21.06.2013, 12:07 CEST:
AWESOME now Mr. IceFrog stop updating DOTA 1 so people will transfer to DOTA 2 Thank you!
#18
Eldanon wrote at 21.06.2013, 12:31 CEST:
The store says $9.99 for me...
#19
callizer wrote at 21.06.2013, 12:37 CEST:
So South East Asia and Oceanic region (Australia/NZ) are part of the west now?
#20
hjort wrote at 21.06.2013, 12:42 CEST:
Title should be: Dota 2 enters open beta in Russia
#21
Angryowl wrote at 21.06.2013, 12:46 CEST:
LON wrote:
AWESOME now Mr. IceFrog stop updating DOTA 1 so people will transfer to DOTA 2 Thank you!

Nope
#22
Pheew wrote at 21.06.2013, 12:51 CEST:
source???
#23
Sun_Tzu wrote at 21.06.2013, 13:00 CEST:
Eldanon wrote:
The store says $9.99 for me...


That's the starter bundle which includes several items.
#24
coolerdude wrote at 21.06.2013, 13:28 CEST:
IAmHolyLord wrote:
I feel the title is a little misleading. It's like saying China = the whole of the east.


thats like saying China = Whole of east
#25
Skotchl wrote at 21.06.2013, 13:35 CEST:
time to create new troll account and try to go 100 0 wins :D
 
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