Dota 2 Open Beta Coming Soon? and.. Black Valentine for Dota 2 Fans
Valve once more announced that there will be no Dota 2 update this week. They are still preparing the network for the new Dota 2 Server. Furthermore, they also said that due to the network configuration, the will have to shutdown the current
Dota 2 Server on Valentine Day, 14 February ( 24 hours, starting at 11am PST ).Maybe Valve thinks that the gamers should find some love on Valentine Day instead of just playing the game :p Anyway, their statement regarding the network preparation for massive players is another proof suggesting that the open Beta is really-really close. Check it out!
Yep, we’ve done it again. There will not be an update today.
Now, before you start a petition to get us all fired, let us tell you what is going on. You are probably aware that the number of people with access to Dota 2 is not equal to the size of the Earth’s population (our internal estimate of the number of people who want Dota 2). The primary reason we haven’t allowed everyone access to the game is because we don’t yet have enough server capacity to run all the games it would require. Our server deployment team has spent the last few months flying around the world setting up new server clusters to increase that capacity.
The extensive network changes we’ve been working on, to support the new replay system among other things, has resulted in significant changes to our servers. This is why we’ve taken longer than anticipated to get this update out. It’s also the reason why we’ll be needing to take down all Dota 2′s servers for 24 hours, starting Tuesday 14th at 11am PST.
On the bright side, our game team has been working as usual, building new heroes and features. So you can expect our next update, which we’re probably going to regret saying will be out next week, to be a packed one.
Before that, last week Valve already said that they will divide the client into two version, Dota 2 and Dota 2 Test. Our guess is the Dota 2 is open for public and Dota 2 Test is for the player who have access to the current beta. And hopefully, when they do that, we”ll get a patch with massive updates 🙂
But who knows, only time could tell the truth. Speaking of time, check out the link they gave, the Valve tradition of delaying their game :p