Dota 2 is a free-to-play action RTS game now in closed beta. You need a beta key to activate the account on Steam. Basically, it is the original DotA being made as a standalone game. This month, it is locked to 90 heroes completed, with 18 more to go before all of the heroes are added in.

Keys are much easier to get these days, but I still see people looking for them. Because they are readily available, I have stopped giving beta keys, so I can focus on other things.

If you want one RIGHT NOW, you can safely buy one directly from Valve on the official Dota 2 Store for USD29.99. The Dota 2 Invite comes bundled with a bunch of items.

Things to know if you are looking for a key:

  • They should be free, unless you are buying it from the Dota 2 Store
  • If you do end up buying one from someone, it is at your own risk
  • Beware of sites manipulating people into liking/following them (They might not have any)
  • Some are region-locked, which means only people in certain countries can use them

Global Sources

Asia Pacific Sources (Region-Locked Keys)

If you are confused on how to use a beta key, send an invite or have bugs with your game these links might be useful:

There are many other sources, but I cannot vouch for their validity. Good luck and have tons of fun! ^_^

5 Responses

  1. asprin

    I got mine from the Alienware Arena. At first I thought it’s too good to be true, but I did get the key once I signed up.

  2. dpmlicious

    Cool asprin. Thanks for sharing. I hope you’re enjoying the game. If you haven’t played DotA or any action RTS game, it might be overwhelming, but the game is really fun. XD

  3. goma

    I just got mine on Official DotA Website (PlayDotA)
    Tnx dpm I love you ♥. Greetings from Colombia

  4. edomatrix

    Hey dpm on the global source u should remove play dota coz they gave those 180 keys. If u have any info on where else to get it i would appreciate it a lot.. been searching for it for month cant get lucky to grab one.


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