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  • Dota 2 Server Information and Discussion

    Dota 2 has servers in many regions of the world for our players. This post outlines our server locations so players can make informed decisions about where they would like to connect and play.

    When playing on our dedicated servers, the game uses the UDP Internet protocol on ports 27015 through 28999. By default, it will use UDP port 27005 on your computer when connecting. You do not need to forward any ports in order to play Dota 2 as all play occurs on our dedicated servers. Most routers will work without any changes. If you have trouble connecting, please check the common issues post for help,

    When you first start Finding a Match in Dota 2, you will be asked which matchmaking regions you wish to queue for. Most players will choose one or two regions close to them for play. You can be in the queue for multiple regions and this can reduce your wait time.

    More advanced players may wish to test their ping to various server regions. The best way to do this is to Create Lobby and set the server location in the Lobby Settings to the region you wish to test and launch the lobby. Once you've selected a hero you can type "-ping" into chat and see your ping displayed in the upper right of your screen. Note that the server location setting is based on the actual location of the server (refereed by the city they are located in). You can use the table below to match the server location to the matchmaking region.

    Server Locations

    US West
    Seattle, WA, USA

    US East
    Sterling, VA, USA

    Europe West

    Europe East
    Vienna, Austria

    SE Asia


    South America
    São Paulo, Brazil

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Sydney, Australia

    This thread will be updated when there is an issue with servers. It can also be used as a discussion thread for server issues.

    Enjoy the game!
    Last edited by Zoid; 01-15-2013, 11:55 AM.

  • #2
    I just noticed ping on SEA server for one of PTCL's (ISP) ip pool has been optimized, not sure if this was from your end or ISP.

    Tracing route to []
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 13 ms 9 ms 5 ms
    2 29 ms 29 ms 29 ms
    3 30 ms 29 ms 29 ms
    4 33 ms 30 ms 31 ms []
    5 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms []
    6 115 ms 104 ms 104 ms
    7 105 ms 104 ms 105 ms
    8 174 ms 105 ms 105 ms
    9 178 ms 135 ms 136 ms []
    10 136 ms 135 ms 137 ms
    11 139 ms 134 ms 136 ms
    12 135 ms 135 ms 137 ms []
    13 133 ms 135 ms 133 ms []
    14 133 ms 135 ms 133 ms []
    15 135 ms 134 ms 133 ms []
    16 134 ms 137 ms 135 ms []

    Trace complete.
    It is still 350ms for most of the people who are on other IP pools.

    In comparison, this is a tracert from the same ISP but different IP pool.

    Tracing route to []
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 10 ms 5 ms 5 ms
    2 12 ms 11 ms 12 ms
    3 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms []
    4 31 ms 31 ms 31 ms []
    5 33 ms 35 ms 54 ms []
    6 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms []
    7 98 ms 99 ms 98 ms
    8 99 ms 98 ms 100 ms
    9 131 ms 114 ms 132 ms
    10 129 ms 130 ms 130 ms []
    11 130 ms 130 ms 130 ms []
    12 228 ms 129 ms 128 ms []
    13 129 ms 247 ms 230 ms []
    14 328 ms 328 ms 328 ms []
    15 345 ms 328 ms 343 ms []
    16 331 ms 348 ms 331 ms []

    Trace complete.
    Last edited by strikerx921; 11-26-2012, 05:11 PM.
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    • #3
      ^ I guess it was from there end, because the ping here has improved. It used to be around 80-90, now it's around 60.
      Last edited by Saini0902; 12-12-2012, 09:28 PM.


      • #4
        still no australian servers, rofl


        • #5
          Valve How we can make partnership with you to build official server on my country?
          Its very idiot to quit play dota 2/TF2 if only problem with comestic items


          • #6
            Which is the Better server for ppl from India to use ??? Coz v get pings around 350ms on SEA


            • #7
              In which European server are the less Russians? That's all i need i don't care about ping!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!


              • #8
                Please make more server in ASIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                Shang hai server can't use right now.........KEEP FINDING SERVER....

                that means Only 1 server spot available in entire asia region.

                das waisis!!!!


                • #9
                  are you fucking kidding? why the fuck you would you take out HK, no aus servers, and more goddamn europe ones.


                  • #10
                    no HK server now....
                    Sorry~ English is not my native language as you know, BUT you can still easily understand what I mean correctly because English is your native language.
                    So If someone have no word to refute what I said, he may just attack my grammar or vocabulary.... to shift the focus....


                    • #11
                      Funny thing is that I get better latency on Russian servers than EU-W and EU-E since the servers are in Sweden and I live in Norway..


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zoid View Post
                        [Please note that our Hong Kong server region has been removed. Players who used this region are recommended to use the Southeast Asia region]

                        Why? ;_;
                        It was the region where I got my lowest ping by far (50% to 30% of the ping I get to SEA) and in contrast to SEA it didn't have any problems with missing projectiles and text.
                        Really disappointed


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Puro View Post
                          Funny thing is that I get better latency on Russian servers than EU-W and EU-E since the servers are in Sweden and I live in Norway..
                          Funny thing is that russians much have better latency on EU servers, not on Russian. That's why lots of them play on europe servers. So blame Valve, not russians


                          • #14
                            Fxxk Valve
                            Why move out HK servers
                            And ShangHai servers can not be connected


                            • #15
                              PTCL (ISP of Pakistan South east asia) is getting better ping on SEA servers than before.