You can watch replays in Spectator mode, although the replays can be played at different speeds or just the highlights. The replay may take a moment to become available after playing a match.
- Audio streams of casters
- Casters’ camera perspectives
- Players’ camera perspectives
Replays with audio streams are considerably larger in file size.
Valve‘s Dota 2 launched in 2013 and is a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena). A community-made modification for Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Defense of the Ancients (DotA) has spawned a full-fledged sequel.
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Players can take control of heroes during a replay in this mode.
10 players are required to open a lobby window for each player to select the hero they wish to take over. Takeovers are considered a new match and have separate replays recorded from when you take control. Only available on replays created after the January 29, 2014 Patch.
How to watch a replay offline in DOTA 2?
Here is the step-by-step guide to watch replays in DOTA 2.
- Open Steam
- Right-click on Dota 2 in your library
- Select Properties. Click on Set launch options.
- Type -console. Click on OK.
- Open Dota 2.
- You should see the console window in addition to the normal display.
- Type play demo replays/replay-id.dem
- Press enter. Enjoy!
You can rename replays to make them easier to find based on the replay-id, a number such as 563581. If you have a large number of replays, it’s helpful to label them 1, 2, etc.
What is Spectator Mode in Dota 2?
DotaTV is a real-time viewing experience that is accessible from the Watch tab in the game. You can spectate as part of a Group or a Party. Third-party content can also be seen on Dota 2‘s official streaming hub.
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There are four styles of camerawork to choose from when watching a live feed.
|Direct Camera||The camera automatically follows important events across the map.|
|Free Camera||The user is given full control of the camera and access to Showcase View.|
|Player Perspective||The camera is shown from the player’s perspective. Click on a player’s top icon to select their vision.|
|Hero Chase||The camera centers on and follows a hero. Click on a player’s top icon to follow their hero.|
Spectators can select from up to 6 broadcasters to listen to.
|Both Teams||Sees map vision of both teams in the map.|
|The Radiant||Sees map vision of Radiant team.|
|The Dire||Sees map vision of Dire team.|