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  • Item Trading Delay

    This is starting to frustrate me now. Why is there such a delay when trading items?

    I notice that, after a successful trade, the item I'm trading is always instantly removed from my backpack, but the item I am meant to receive will sometimes never arrive in my backpack unless I close the game completely and restart it, or play a matchmaking/bot game until the end game screen.

    I traded something an hour ago and the item still hasn't appeared in my backpack. What's the malfunction?

    (P.S. I realise this is one of those things that would easily be palmed off to Steam Support, but they are just as likely to say it's the Dota dev's responsibility, and this happens only when I'm trading with the game running so I'm posting it here anyway)

  • #2
    Press the find match button, cancel it, check your inventory


    • #3
      Originally posted by xdarky View Post
      Press the find match button, cancel it, check your inventory
      Nope. Tried that numerous times before and it doesn't work for me. I have to actually load into a game and play. It also has to be either a matchmaking game or a co-op bot match, and it has to result in me getting an item drop from that game. I've tried loading in to a practice game or creating a lobby with bots and starting a game, then quitting out but the item still doesn't appear. Also, if the matchmaking/co-op bot match I play results in me getting no random item drop, then sometimes the traded item still doesn't show up. I literally have to close Dota 2 and relaunch it.


      • #4
        Open your backpack then use any of the autosort options from the dropdown menu.