Is DOTA 2 Playable On the PS4, PS5, Xbox, and Steam Deck?

So, you just bought a brand new PS5, Steam Deck, Xbox, or a PS4 and the first game you want to play is DOTA 2?

Well, I don’t want to disappoint you but the fact is

that DOTA 2 is NOT on any of the above platforms other than the Steam Deck.

But there’s a lot more to this and for that, you need to continue reading below.

Can You Play DOTA 2 On the PS4?

Unfortunately, you can’t play DOTA 2 on PS4 as DOTA 2 is not available for this platform according to Steam.

Moreover many users on Reddit asked the same question and only there was one answer and that is NO.

But you can play DOTA 2 with a PS4 controller on your PC and to set up the controller you can follow the Video Guide given below:

Video Guide: How to Setup a Controller on Dota 2?

Is DOTA 2 Playable On PS5?

As DOTA 2 has not been released on any Sony platform so you can’t play DOTA 2 on PS5.

But if you want to have a good hand on the controls then you can use a PS5 controller to play DOTA 2 on your PC/laptop.

And you can see the gameplay by a user on Reddit with a PS5 controller down below.

And if you can play DOTA 2 on Xbox or not?

For that, you need to continue reading.

Can You Play DOTA 2 On the Xbox?

No, you can’t play DOTA 2 on Xbox as DOTA was only released on macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Classic Mac OS.

And one main reason is that MOBA games such as DOTA 2 are designed for PC. There is just no way many of the skill shots can be done in a timely manner with a controller.

And if you want to know more reasons then you can see the discussions in the Steam community.

dota 2 on xbox

Is DOTA 2 Playable On Steam Deck?

YES, you can play DOTA 2 on Steam Deck. In an interview by Gabe Newell, the president of Valve Corporation said that


But playing DOTA 2 on the Steam Deck may not give the right satisfaction due to the 7-inch screen although you can connect a mouse and keyboard with Steam Deck.

But it will give you a different kind of experience so, it’s best you try to play DOTA 2 on Steam Deck at least once.

And here’s a video of the gameplay of DOTA 2 on Steam Deck:

DOTA 2 – Steam Deck (512 GB model) handheld gameplay

I hope you get to know on which platforms you can play DOTA 2

If still, you have a query feel free to share your experiences and question in the comments section down below.


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