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How to get Steam Dota 2 invite legally

Dota 2 from Valve has become a huge hit with player even though it is still in beta. Valve had said in press releases earlier that Dota 2 will be free to play. They have gone against this by selling Dota 2 invites on the steam store at 40 dollars. Dota 2 is still in beta and people are still getting invites to the game by filling in the hardware survey. Now the hardware survey is the key to getting a Dota 2 invite. Read on to learn how to get Dota 2 invite key.

How to Steam Dota 2 invite from Valve

First you need to install the Steam Client from the website.

Once the client is installed, restart the computer to make sure that the installation is completed and steam links will open.

Now we can proceed to take the hardware survey for Dota 2 invites. Do not be fooled by unofficial sites promising invites this is the only way.

Valve has put Dota 2 in beta so that it can test that the game works without problems on different computers and specifications. If you have a high end gaming PC chances are you have very common hardware that they dont want you to test the game on. This is the reason so many people do not get invites.  Lets look at the minimum requirements needed to run Dota 2.

Dota 2 Minimum System Requirements:

  •  OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
  • Hard Drive: At least 2.5 GB of free space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Player who apply or complete the hardware survey from laptop have a very good chance at getting invites because of the mobile CPU and GPU models. Find an older computer which meets these basic requirements or visit a friend who has an old computer with a graphics card.

Install steam and take the hardware survey from that computer. This is your best chance to get a Dota 2 invite from Steam. Please do not be fooled by the many spam sites which collect your personal email id and name promising invites, they are fake and have no official connection with Dota 2.

I have seen many people get invites after doing this little trick, it does take a few days for them to send invites so be patient.

How to get Steam Dota 2 invite legally
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  • Croonuus

    DOTA 2 PLIS, [email protected]

  • Wow, that’s pretty interesting how people with crappy computers have better chances at getting invites. But I guess it does make sense.

  • i already purchase from steam
    but to share the key with my brother ?
    please advise thanks

  • I HAVE DOTA 2 INVITES AND I AM SELLING THEM CONTACT ME ON 9819242522 OR EMAL:[email protected] or

  • ravisinghboos


  • A

    so if you have a high end computer you may as well not bother with taking the survey as you’ll get dota 2 (or might not) like 6 months later???

  • fariq

    Can i get a free invitation for dota2.


    HELOO all plz caontac me for dota 2 invite ! 10x <3 need iT!

  • Request to Icefrog and he will be glad to offer you a invitation.

  • dra1234

    Can u tell me how to fill the survey coz i filled everithing with 0 and i dont know ???

  • Zuriel

    i have been given an invite but i can’t download it because of a survey can any1 plss help me…

  • Some Guy

    What if I don’t have laptop?? This is unfair.

  • J332HO

    have s1 free invite d0ta2 ? my mail [email protected]

    steam J332HO

  • lexart

    i have a laptop and i did the survey last September 2 and i received the free web invite after 2 days… but i didnt know that using a laptop will get a good change of getting the invite… only after reading this article.

  • lexart

    i also bought the invite for 29 USD.. and i got a free invite after purchasing.. so now i got three invites… but all will be used for my internet shop.

  • Loki

    os:vista home basic

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

    (RAM): 3,00 GB
    graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
    directX 10

    32-bit but also compatible with 64-bit

    what are my chances with these? plz answer if possible :)

  • ahhlep

    help me out guys. i really want to play this game. search the entire web for beta keys but failed.

    here’s my email [email protected]

    Thanks alot~

  • _INTER_

    Hello guys, same as person above. I’m in the survey sign-up process for months now and no answer so far. Please help me!
    My account name: _INTER_
    Or ID: STEAM_0:0:5928456


  • Lue

    Hi guys,I want to play this game very much. but I cant get the invite key, who can teach me how to get the key now?

  • Varun R. Khopatkar

    Can any1 pls send me dota 2 invitation… I’ll b realy thankful…. If any1 hvin extra dn pls send me….

  • homai

    any 1 can give me dota 2 invitation,plz my hotmail [email protected]

  • oleg

    send me an invite please, i wait for it for couple of moths already)) [email protected]

  • mrabc

    send me invite pls at [email protected]

  • Billyzai

    Pls send me invite~ [email protected]
    thx if you send abt it

  • please send me an invite to [email protected]

  • ostinb

    if anyone want to send me an invite my email is [email protected]

  • huatqq

    please send me an invite to [email protected]

  • jjj


  • Please dont leave your email address here. Dota 2 is sending out a new set of invites. We have also confirmed news that existing players are receiving 2 invites to give friends.

  • stev

    me wan ply tis game ….me wait tis invite really really long edy still dont wan send invite to me …… damn boring 1……zZzZzZz add me acc name stevchin1988

  • NutZ
  • Bob

    For the love of god, I hope you didnt give up school for your day job… your spelling and grammar is atrocious

  • anthony

    i have 2 dota 2 invite that i can give or sel

  • anthony

    if you wont you can buy for 10 €

  • Øyvind

    Give me :) Username Bergslia1

  • Raphael Jean

    please give me my username is PhazonAngel on steam

  • Tsuole

    I’ve been waiting like for 2 years after taking the survey with 2 accounts and still have not gotten anything. Can anyone help me? [email protected]

  • Tsuole

    Steam name is Tsuole

  • Lemonsquirt

    i’ll sell a Dota 2 invite for 15$
    steamnick Lemonsquirt, PM if interested, got a few invites left

  • Lemonsquirt

    you will have to friend me in Steam to send a pm ;)

  • Lemonsquirt

    I have 4 Dota 2 invites left.
    Selling them for 10$ each – friend me in Steam if interested.
    Steamname: Lemonsquirt (From Denmark , there are few others with same nick)

  • Lemonsquirt

    Selling Dota2 Invites, 6$ each!
    Add me in Steam “Lemonsquirt” (I’m from Denmark, there are few others with same nick)
    Pay is through paypal