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Valve Rolling Out Source DOTA 2 Reborn Update Featuring Levels

by William Schwartz


Valve has begun rolling out the DOTA 2 Reborn Update running on Source 2 for players of the popular MOBA.  The news was revealed via Twitter.

“We are rolling out the Reborn update over the next couple of hours. Matchmaking is now only available in Reborn.”

Replacing the long running Source Engine, Valve’s rollout of this new version of DOTA 2 is welcomed by the community due to a number of features that the new engine allows for.

DOTA 2 Reborn introduces a new interface, obviously the new engine as well as Custom Games like the one’s on display at this year’s International tournament. The DOTA 2 dashboard sees a complete redesign in the new UI framework.

Valve also revealed today new levels for DOTA 2.  Dota Levels are culmination of all of your accomplishments in Dota — displayed as a badge on your Dota Profile based on your level, and are gained by earning trophies and playing matches.  More information about levels in DOTA 2 can be found here.

The Source Engine has been powering Valve’s most popular games for quite some time, as well as been modified for use in other games like Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall.

Hopefully DOTA 2 Reborn isn’t the only game Valve will be tapping the engine for.  Fans of Valve-made titles have been clamoring for sequels to their most popular games, including a new Left 4 Dead, Half Life, or Portal title.

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