Copying DotA 2 from Another PC

DotA 2 is a HUGE download, so why not copy it from another computer? Here’s our official guide on

HOW TO COPY DOTA 2 FROM ANOTHER PC

 

ON YOUR FRIEND’S PC WITH DOTA 2:

  1. Go to the following folder*

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common

2. Copy the whole “dota 2 beta” folder to your flash drive. It is at least 20 GB!

*If you can’t see the folder in the location above, do a search for “steamapps

PRO TIP: Make sure the Dota 2 you are copying is already updated to the latest version!

 

ON YOUR PC:

  1. Follow these instructions to get Steam (you need it).
  2. On Steam, start the download for Dota 2, then stop the download once it appears in your library.
  3. Exit Steam by right-clicking on the icon in the icon tray exit steam.png
  4. Go to the same Steam folder. You should see the “dota 2 beta” folder there.*

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common

5. Then copy and paste the “dota 2 beta” folder from your flash drive.

6. Once the copy is complete, run Steam

7. It will then start updating Dota 2.

 

PRO TIP: If Dota 2 is already up to date on your friend’s computer, then the update on your computer will only take a few seconds.

 

That’s it! Let us know in the comments below if you’re having problems.

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