Dota 2 fans: The Reborn beta starts now

One of the biggest MOBA timewasters is bound to further cripple your productivity

Seeking to attract more Dota 2 players to the fold, Valve recently announced a major overhaul to the UI and various newbie-friendly tweaks. All this is coming via a new client Dota 2 - Reborn, in beta and already downloadable from Steam now.

You first need to have the original Dota 2 installed, run the game and click on the Play tab. Once there, there will be a button that will allow you to download Reborn. The client is a hefty 7273MB download so those with slower connections might need to wait awhile.

The dashboard and interface redesign are easier on the eyes, promising a better experience even when you're not actually playing it - with a new hero browser, and improvements to watching and streaming live Dota 2 games.

But it's not all cosmetic - the game will now also run on the Source 2 engine, which Valve claims will allow more frequent updates, as well as improving on performance and rendering. Valve is also including better guides and tutorials for players new to the Dota 2 world.

In response to the changes, players of Dota 2's biggest competitor League of Legends have been clamouring for Riot to also make much asked-for improvements to the game as opposed to adding more champions. For more updates on the game, surf on over to the official Dota 2 - Reborn page.

[Source: Valve]