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  • 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.


    • 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


      • 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.


        • Thanks for information Zoid


          • 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?



            • 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.


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


                • 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?


                  • nvm
                    Last edited by Dave95; 09-28-2013, 04:26 AM.


                    • "searching for dota2 network"


                      • Close your steam, right click on STEAM Shortcut -> Properties and add to the end of -tcp to the end of TARGET and open the steam and dota again that it will work now... but some servers is not working fine to play (brazillian for example)
                        My announcement with what is needed to complete the merge of all Powers Multiplier in one:


                        • Maintenance Window

                          Our Australian datacenter will be going offline for maintenance at 1AM on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 AEST (GMT +10). We expect this maintenance to take around 8 hours. During this time players will be unable to queue or create games on the Australia region.


                          • I am having connection problems with austria servers. My ping is fine if i connect to luxembourg or stockholm (both 70-80ms) but if i connect to a austria server it goes up to 200ms

                            this is my tracert for a server in austria if im right


                            Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops

                            1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms DISCUS []
                            2 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms []
                            3 3 ms 2 ms 3 ms
                            4 2 ms 4 ms 2 ms
                            5 40 ms 39 ms 39 ms [
                            6 135 ms 135 ms 135 ms [
                            7 195 ms 140 ms 139 ms []
                            8 130 ms 184 ms 130 ms []
                            9 137 ms 137 ms 137 ms []
                            10 138 ms 137 ms 138 ms []
                            11 137 ms 137 ms 137 ms []
                            12 169 ms 169 ms 169 ms [
                            13 172 ms 173 ms 172 ms
                            14 171 ms 169 ms 168 ms

                            No idea why it jumps to which causes the latency problem imo.

                            more info on this matter. There are couple of different internet service providers here. One of them is TTNET(biggest one). A friend of mine who is using TTNET did a tracert on he was fine. So TTNET users doesnt have my problem.

                            I am using SUPERONLINE which is 2nd biggest one. I usually get same latency compared to TTNEt, or better latency most of the time. But thats not the fact when it comes to valve's austria servers.

                            I have tested my ping from and They were both fine when i chose austria. (50ms)

                            Talked to tech guy from SUPERONLINE around 30mins in which ended up him blaming valve servers. So not really sure whats going on. if its servers or isp fault.
                            Last edited by Cheath; 10-01-2013, 03:45 AM.


                            • i normally play with 20 to 30 ms. for 3h now i get +100 ms and far beyond every time i play a game. no matter if it is hosted on austria, lux or stockholm.

                              what are u guys at volvo doing there again?


                              • data packets containing information about hats are prioritized, thats why the high ping