Dota 2 Now Has Over 3 Million Unique Monthly Players

Valve still has no plans to get the game into open beta stage

By on January 21st, 2013 09:43 GMT

Despite still being in closed beta, Dota 2, the upcoming online game from Valve, has over 3 million unique monthly players, according to Valve.

Dota originally appeared as a mod for Warcraft III and Valve quickly hired one of its main developers to work on a full-fledged sequel built from the ground up as a new experience.

This new title, Dota 2, was released as a closed beta more than a year ago, and since then the number of players enjoying the strategy title has grown exponentially.

Now, Valve has confirmed, via CVG, that over 3 million unique users are playing the game every month.

The studio didn't say anything about putting the game in an open beta, but the title will be free-to-play once it's eventually released via Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux at some point in time.