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Dota 2 Server Information and Discussion

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  • CrisostomoIbarra
    Originally posted by daryldeal View Post
    The SEA server is probably reaching its full capacity and getting overcrowded, can you please add another server like in PH?
    I liked the idea before; might help the Dota community to grow once again here in the Philippines. Might even outrank other MOBAs/ARTS here in the PH, but I don't think Valve's gonna make PH a special consideration. Besides, another server would just divide the player-base and result to longer matchmaking.

    Question though, what happened to the China server? I remember having a China server, but last time I checked there isn't anymore. What happened?

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  • daryldeal
    The SEA server is probably reaching its full capacity and getting overcrowded, can you please add another server like in PH?

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  • CrisostomoIbarra
    Originally posted by TwitchBlade View Post
    Can you provide IPs so we can ping before finding a match?
    I think the IPs are already posted somewhere, but let me get back to you on that. But still great idea to sticky the IPs.

    Oh you can create a custom match select the server where you want to connect and just type -ping. That way you can identify the ping on that server.

    Anyway Valve, I have a suggestion regarding this. Would it be possible to add a feature that would display the pings of the servers in matchmaking? I mean like before finding a match, when you're picking what servers to connect? I'm a noob regarding this tech stuff but I think this is doable. Or even a console command that pings all servers at once and display the latencies on the console box.

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  • TwitchBlade
    Originally posted by Zoid View Post
    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!
    Can you provide IPs so we can ping before finding a match?

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  • AxtoN555
    Thanks for information Zoid

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  • Zoid
    We are going to be taking EU East offline for maintenance at 1AM Central European Time (CEST) on Wednesday Sept 25th. We expect this maintenance to take around 12hrs. During this time players will be unable to queue or create games on the EU East region. Other regions will be unaffected.

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  • arash700
    Having high pings on Europe servers , (specially Luxembourg which was great recently)
    Server IP Address :
    Ping : 280-300
    Trace Route :
    1 1 ms <1 ms 1 ms
    2 * * * Request timed out.
    3 11 ms 15 ms 11 ms
    4 38 ms 11 ms 11 ms
    5 11 ms 11 ms 10 ms
    6 13 ms 11 ms 11 ms
    7 191 ms 234 ms 238 ms
    8 199 ms 235 ms 197 ms
    9 186 ms 186 ms 187 ms
    10 183 ms 183 ms 183 ms
    11 184 ms 184 ms 194 ms
    12 182 ms * 184 ms

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  • xxenn91
    Comparing the tracert of a Valve server and a Garena server (LoL) in the same location SG, I get different pings.

    loc: Australia Melbourne
    ISP: TPG

    Is there a way to optimize my ping?

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

    1 3 ms 1 ms 1 ms NB304N.Home []
    2 20 ms 35 ms 17 ms [
    3 18 ms 17 ms 17 ms [203.12.162.
    4 21 ms 18 ms 19 ms [203.29.1
    5 29 ms 31 ms 36 ms []
    6 33 ms 31 ms 31 ms []
    7 129 ms 128 ms 129 ms [116.0.8
    8 217 ms 212 ms 212 ms [180.87.1
    9 293 ms 293 ms 294 ms
    10 295 ms 293 ms 293 ms []
    11 292 ms 295 ms 292 ms []
    12 296 ms 300 ms 290 ms []


    Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops

    1 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms NB304N.Home []
    2 23 ms 16 ms 17 ms [
    3 20 ms 24 ms 18 ms [203.12.162.
    4 22 ms 18 ms 21 ms [203.29.1
    5 29 ms 27 ms 28 ms [203.29.13
    6 161 ms 161 ms 160 ms [116.0
    7 195 ms 195 ms 195 ms
    8 191 ms 195 ms 194 ms []
    9 194 ms 194 ms 193 ms
    10 * * * Request timed out.
    11 * * * Request timed out.
    12 * * * Request timed out.
    13 * * * Request timed out.

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  • DotFuscate
    sea lerp keep getting yellow

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  • pravesh
    Eu west is now luxemberg and eu east is austria !!!

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  • Kosak
    eu servers dead

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  • Hansi Powers
    I get a 110 Ping on EU West, normally its around 50. My Ping on Stockholm or Austria is ok.
    I have this problem for over a week now

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  • Wandang
    Dota 2 network currently offline for me

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  • Wandang
    server seem to be down for germany

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  • S-gin
    Originally posted by S-gin View Post
    I get 220 ping in Luxembourg server. It's very high. I get decent ping in Austria and Stockholm servers. I'm connecting from Turkey.
    EU West was OK for couple of days but now pings are spiked up high. I get 180 in games. Get decent ping in EU East.

    Edit:Some additional info. I did a tracert.

    9 164 ms 164 ms 165 ms []
    10 165 ms 166 ms 173 ms []
    11 165 ms 164 ms 165 ms []
    12 67 ms 68 ms 67 ms []

    I'm getting exactly the ping shown in Frankfurt server. But as I said before the edit, I had good ping some days, like the one shown in Luxembourg server.
    Last edited by S-gin; 08-29-2013, 03:20 PM.

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