DotA 2, Valve’s popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game, recently saw a significant decline in the player user base following the major Reborn update. The update rolled out last month with the express intention of creating a more varied, accessible game. Among the changes were a new interface, community-created game modes, and most significantly, a shift to the Source 2 engine.

Along with these features came a range of reported bugs and issues, much to the disappointment players. According to the Steam Charts, September saw a 16.28% drop in average active players, from 606,944 to 508,156. This is not only the most significant drop in DotA 2’s lifespan, but also the lowest average thus far.

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Valve has since released the 6.85 update directed at correcting a range of reported issues. This isn’t an entirely dramatic issue, as DotA 2 is still going strong with a broad player base, but the MOBA genre is tightly contested, so maintaining a strong user base will require some fine-tuning from Valve.

Source: Geek Snack