When it comes to MMO games, there is no denying that DOTA 2 is one of the best games that you can play on Steam right now.
The cherry on top is that DoTA 2 is completely free, so if you are wondering whether you should get into the game or not just because you are not sure if it is worth it, then I guess the fact that it is free should serve you as some sort of incentive.
But many beginners consider it to be difficult at first.
That’s why if you are looking to get better at DOTA 2, you are at the right spot, as we look at some of the tips that should help you getting better at the game. I have amassed these tips by playing the game for a long time, as well as consulting some of the top players so you there are no discrepancies that can hinder your overall gameplay experience.
Don’t Just Try to Get Better
The thing you need to know here is that if you are a newcomer, your aim should not be just to get better at the game right away.
As a matter of fact, you should start playing in order to enjoy the game rather than spending all your time getting better. I have seen so many people do this; and while there is nothing wrong with it on the surface, the biggest downside is that when you do something like that, your entire focus shifts towards just getting better and nothing more than that.
If you really want to get better at the game, then start after you have gotten a hold of the game, because before that, it will not be possible for you.
Know How to Balance the Items
The great thing about DOTA 2 is that it gives you a heap of items to choose from, and there are times when you might run into items that are largely the same. The thing that you must understand here is that instead of getting rid of those items, you should try and merge them in order to make something that is even more powerful than what you had before.
I know it might sound like a tedious process, but in reality, it only takes a few minutes, and in return, you get something that happens to be extremely popular, and can lay waste to your enemies.
Balancing the items is the key to follow whenever you are playing DOTA 2 because otherwise, you would just be shooting in the dark.
Don’t Start Changing Everything
By now you should understand that DoTA 2 is not all about changing, but the worst thing is that many newcomers, or even some people who have been playing the game for some time are under the impression that if they keep on changing everything about their character, they will eventually get better at the game. That is not the case at all.
You see, one of the things that are important in DoTA 2 is consistency. If you have picked a character and invested a lot of time in it, then the best thing that you can do here is that you can start adjusting the existing character rather than changing everything.
This will help you keep the character that you are familiar with, and introduce some new bits that might help you become a better player. Simply keep making adjustments until you have exhausted all of your options.
Do As Much Research As Possible
The more research you do, the better. In case you are wondering, what you are doing right now is also research, and while you might be wondering if it is worth it or not, the answer simply lies with you. I will be honest with you here; games like DoTA 2 are not easy to play.
They take years to master, and that is why you will see that most experts have thousands of hours logged into the game. If you think that you can just pick up the game and start getting better at it, then that is not entirely possible.
Internet is a great place for several articles like this, and even there are wikis that will help you understand the game better. Use those for your own gain if you wish to get better.
Play With Others
Another great tip that I would give you in order to improve yourself in DoTA 2 is that you should definitely play with others. I know it might not sound like it matters, but if you are playing with people who are already good at the game, you will get to analyze their play style, and learn a lot from them. This is better than just reading about the tips and tricks, because this way, you are getting a hands-on experience of how good players play this game.
Watch Some Streams
I will not deny that Twitch happens to be the best place to go if you want to learn the intricacies of DoTA 2 or any other game for that matters. If you really want to get better at DoTA 2 then start finding some streams of the world famous players and watch those. You do not always have to go with streams of professional players. Any player who knows how to play the game would do just fine. Take notes, and see what is it that they are doing, but you are not.
Don’t worry about the Gear
This doesn’t seem important at first, but it is. I have seen many beginners worried about getting a gaming mouse and keyboard, even before they start actually playing DOTA 2, or any other game for that matter. Yes, gaming mice and keyboards aren’t just a gimmick and can actually help you gain a little bit of competitive advantage, but you won’t need them in the beginning.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
This is something I saw all the time whenever someone asks me how they can get better at a game. There is no sure way to do that to be honest. You just have to keep practicing if you really want to get better in the game.
Especially when you are talking about games like DoTA 2 that are constantly changing with every major update, it is important that you stay in the practice. I am not asking you to play every single day, but do play regularly to know that you are aware of what’s happening in the game, and should the game changes its scenario after an update, it is easy to adjust.
Getting better at MMOs is not an easy task; especially because these games are super dynamic, and can change almost entirely after major updates. The key here is to be regular and consistent.
The tips that I have mentioned in the articles are certainly not the only tips you should follow as there will be other players who have a different perception as to how the game should be played.
With that said, I hope these tips are enough to help you become a better player in DOTA 2, in case you have more suggestions, feel free to use the comments section below.