DOTA 2 is an upcoming MOBA game from Valve based on the original Defense of the Ancients mod from Blizzard's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne. Much like DOTA, DOTA 2 will incorporate players using a hero character assisted by supporting units to attack and defend a series of strongholds on the edges of the game map. Across the middle of the map will be defensive towers that players must navigate through in order to reach the enemy stronghold.
According to LeakedSource.com, over two million DOTA 2 user accounts were stolen from the game's forum. The forum was compromised due to outdated vBulletin software with an SQL injection vulnerability. Hackers were able to gain access to user names, email and IP addresses. Passwords were also unscrambled, again through a vulnerability in the MD5 algorithm "alongside the salt". It is believed that about 80% of the passwords have been unscrambled.
Today is a big day for Valve with the launch of the Vive VR headset. To show off just what it can do, the team showed off an incredible comparison of Dota 2 on PC vs what it looks like using Vive. It's breathtaking.
The Arc Warden has made his way into DOTA 2 along with the Balance of Power update. The Arc Warden is one of two characters from the original DOTA to make it into the sequel. Arc Wardens attack by manipulating energy that can both buff friendlies and cause damage to enemies.
Eighteen teams from countries around the world are in Seattle, Washington as the The Main Event portion of the 2015 International Dota 2 Championships kicks off with over $18 million dollars in the prize pool.
Valve has taken the wraps off the overhauled UI for DOTA 2 and it reveals a slick new look and some fantastic new features including improved chat, game lobby browser, new features to check out friends' action, a more intuitive hero finder, new features for spectators and a great new tutorial panel to help the game's newest players.