Dota 2 is a game that has truly become one of the most popular online games in just 3 years. It often happens that for some reason it does not work, and not everyone knows what to do about it.
Today, about 10 million different players from all over the world can play Dota 2 in a month. The largest audience of players in China and Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. Then come the European countries, North and South America, and Russia closes the world community.
Dota 2 network shutdown reasons
Such a huge stream of players goes through a huge number of servers and generates thousands of terabytes of traffic every day. And if you consider that the game is completely free, then it is not always possible to withstand such loads. A server means a computer to which you connect to play, and traffic means that information that you send and receive via the Internet.
If Dota 2 stops working for you, first check if you are online on Steam. The fact is that the game is hosted in this online store and will not work without its activity. If everything is in order with him, then most likely there are either problems with the game servers for your region, or small technical work is being carried out on them according to plan.
It is believed that if Dota 2 stops finding a network to play with other people, it means that a serious update is being prepared. On average, they take place once every 1-2 months. Regular updates are carried out on average once a week. In this case, the game again stops looking for servers and reports that the client is out of date and must be updated to continue. Such a scheduled update usually takes up 100-150 megabytes of hard disk space and is downloaded automatically from the Steam servers.
Steam related issues
If there are no messages, and even Steam itself does not work, you should check your internet connection first. Everything is good? So, you need to try to re-enter Steam. As a rule, if there are problems, you will be informed that the connection is not possible at the moment.
In this case, all that remains is to wait until all the work is over and the system will start operating normally. In this free time, you can go to the popular Russian-language Dota 2 forums and read what other players think about this crash. Perhaps some information has leaked to the Internet, which has already been translated and made public.
Dota 2 has recently come out of testing, so intermittent crashes are normal. The developers have put in a lot of effort to ensure that as many players as possible can play.