DoTA 2 Update Soft-Launches Source 2 Engine?

Modder reports that all Dota assets and code have been ported to Source 2.

Posted By | On 07th, Aug. 2014 Under News

Dota 2

Valve Software’s free to play juggernaut DoTA 2 received a new update yesterday and according to a modder on Reddit, it apparently uses the heavily talked about Source 2 Engine.

The modder stated that “Everything in this package is a new game. It’s all the Dota assets and code ported over to Source 2. Guys. Valve just soft launched the entire Source 2 engine.”

“Everything that would share a name with Source is named ‘…2′. That’s ‘engine2.dll’, ‘vconsole2.exe’, ‘vphysics2.dll’. When you go to open a map in Hammer, it asks for .vmap files. One of the other options is ‘.vmf (Source 1.0)’ files.”

This coincides with the release of new workshop tools for DoTA 2 to allow developers to create their custom games. Interestingly, the new workshop tools support Windows 64-bit editions and Direct3D 11 compatible GPUs. As for Source 2, it was heavily rumoured that Half Life 3 would be the first game to usher in the new engine. With the recent soft-launch, it’ll certainly be interesting to see what comes out of Valve next. Stay tuned for more information.

Awesome Stuff that you might be interested in

More From GamingBolt

Keep On Reading


Copyright © 2009-2018 All Rights Reserved.