The low-end spectrum of PCs and laptops are not to be frowned upon when it comes to running Dota 2, since a few tweaks in the settings can make it run far better than you may think. In this article, we will show you how you can enhance your gaming experience without having to dish out a thousand bucks on a brand new gaming setup.
Under the game settings of Dota 2, expand the advanced settings tab. Under the network section, make sure the “I have a low-end network connection” is checked. Now, navigate to the video tab. Here, enable Use Advanced Settings. You may want to lower your resolution to ensure the smoother running of the game. Make sure your Display mode is set to Exclusive Fullscreen. Now, look for the Rendering tab and enable Use Advanced Settings. Disable as many of the options below as you are willing to. Note that you can leave Normal Maps, Ground Parallax, Atmospheric Fog, Grass, Tree wind, and Specular on, since they do not demand many resources. Lower the textures, effects, and shadow quality from their current setting. You can also consider lowering the game render quality from the slider bar below. Also, remember to always use the DirectX version recommended to you by the game under the rendering API section.
Well, there you have it. Those in-game settings will undoubtedly help you better your experience. However, if you are looking for more, we have one last tip for you.
Go into the Steam Library and right-click on Dota 2. Here, select properties. You will find the option to edit its Launch Options. Type in the following here to ensure the game is launched at optimal settings for it to run smoothly: “+cl_showfps 1 -novid -nojoy +r_dynamic -console +fps_max 300 -high -autoconfig”. This launch option command will ensure smooth running of the game!