The beta for Dota 2 Reborn – the Source 2 reincarnation of the popular MOBA – is now live and available for you to download right this second.
The overhaul of Dota 2 was announced at the weekend, and brings a brand new interface to the game along with the graphical and technical upgrades associated with Valve’s new Source 2 engine. Dota 2 Reborn also features new custom games.
To start, make sure Dota 2 is installed. Then from the library page you’ll be able to see where you can select the Dota 2 Reborn beta from the DLC list. Each time you boot Dota 2, you’ll be asked if you want to play regular or Reborn. Any items, ranks, or friends you have will be shared between all versions.
Matchmaking will be missing, but Valve “anticipate it being turned on in a few days.” It just needs a little more testing.