A small Dota 2 patch now allows teams to call GG as a surrender option has been added on public matches – among other changes.

Popular multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) Dota 2 received a minor update this Wednesday, July 6, 2022, which added a massive quality-of-life change for players. The small patch is designed to encourage players to team up together when playing the game, and hence the following changes have been made for the game:

  • Full parties are now permitted to match against any valid opposing team, and are no longer required to match against a full party in ranked.
  • Adjusted matchmaking tuning to make finding a game as a full party faster.
  • Full parties may now all chat “gg” to surrender a match after 30 minutes of game time with the same 10-second countdown and cancel UI as in pro games. This is scored as a loss.
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The last change is something that many players have been asking for for years. The option to surrender has been present in Dota 2's main competitor League of Legends, has been a staple in other MOBAs even on mobile, and was even a feature in Heroes of Newerth. It took Valve 11 years to implement this on their own game.

Dota 2's surrender option was only available in custom lobbies and pro games prior to this update, but now the courtesy has been extended to full parties in pub matches. However, if you're playing alone on solo queue and you're stuck with horrible teammates and you know your team doesn't have any hope of winning, tough luck. The privilege of calling GG and surrendering is not extended to you. Hopefully, though, Valve reconsiders and makes this an option for all cases moving forward, as nobody wants to waste their time playing a losing game, most especially in Dota 2, when a game could literally take hours to complete.

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Franz Christian Irorita ·