It looks like Dota 2, the popular online MOBA, is struggling to survive with so much competition, dropping to its lowest player count since 2014, whilst the spin-off title, Underlords, loses around 80% of its player-base.
First released in 2013, Valve’s Dota 2 was one of the first titles to explore the genre of massive online battle area, taking influence from a community-created mod for Blizzard’s Warcraft III and finding success alongside the already popular League of Legends by Riot Games.
But now it looks like the title is struggling to stay relevant to gamers, with the Steam Charts showing a rather large and consistent drop off every month.
Underlords, the title based on a community-created game mode, looks to be even worse for wear, with the daily peaks for the game having fallen by around 90%.
Whilst it’s a shame to see the MOBA struggling, it’s safe to say that the lifespan of the title has been incredibly, continuing to provide entertainment and a competitive atmosphere for players 7 years after its release.
Do you think Valve can do enough to revive the game, or is this the end for Dota 2?