32-bit System Support to be phased out in Dota 2 soon

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  • Sad news for those playing Dota 2 on older systems.
  • The plan is to keep the game fresh.
  • The game will only support 64-bit systems from now on.

It is a sad day for Dota 2 players who still use 32-bit system supported devices. These include older versions of MAC and DirectX9. Although the official date has not been announced, it is anticipated that it will be very soon.

Changes to come

Valve has made plans to remove the 32-bit system support to streamline development efforts. This will only be possible in 64-bit systems. Versions below 10.14 will also not make the cut. After eight year since the launch, it seems like the right time to leave older systems in the past.

This move is expected to freshen the game and the Source 2. Some of the supported systems include DirectX11 and Vulkan. Nothing much is expected to change once the changes take effect. The game will basically remain the same for a majority of players.

Windows 10 supported

If you are operating on Windows 10, you have survived the cut. Anyone below Windows 10 should consider upgrading. With Windows 11 just around the corner, there couldn’t be a better time.

A lot of games have been receiving major updates in efforts to streamline and make improvements. Just the other day, Valorant fanatics were advised to get TPM 2.0 lest they miss the game in Windows 11. 

We can therefore expect more developers to step up in the coming weeks on new requirements. All in all, the end result is to make improvements so hold on tight and enjoy the ride.

Do you support the move to phase out 32-bit systems support for Dota 2? Let us know in the comment section below.

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