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New Player Objectives

New Player Objectives were introduced as an update to the old and outdated tutorial of Dota 2. These can be found under the Welcome section of the Learn tab in the Dota 2 client. There are 32 different objectives ranging from Videos, Tutorials, Game Features, Scenarios to New Player Mode, Match with Coach, AI Match, Party Match and All Pick Unranked Match. They have been divided in 4 tiers of 8 objectives, each focusing on different aspects of the game, ranging from basic mechanics like, teleporting, using the courier to advanced tactics like Black King Bar usage, and disjointing abilities. Completing the objectives will grant players free Gunslinger Set for Sniper minimap icon.png Sniper, Traveler on the High Plains Set for Juggernaut minimap icon.png Juggernaut, Emoticon Packs,Announcer Packs, Dota Plus Shards and a lot more. There are 16 cosmetic rewards and 4000 Dota Plus Shards up for grab.

Contents

Tier 1 - So You Want To Be A Hero...

NPX SW.png Five heroes, a map and a dream.

Tier 1 - So You Want To Be A Hero...

Let's start with the basics. That's what Tier 1 is for. Dive in for a crash course on core mechanics and general concepts of the game.

Objective 1: This Is Dota

NPX SW.png Sick of reading? This is like reading but with pictures. I call it 'watching'.

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Type Duration
Video 2 minutes


Voiced by John Patrick Lowrie, This Is Dota is a 2 minute long video covering the very basics of Dota 2. It covers the factions in Dota 2, the playing field, ancients, heroes, creeps, gold and experience, towers, lanes, roshan, aegis, barracks and carries the general idea of destroying the enemy ancient to win the game.


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  • This video was first uploaded by Dota 2 in 2015, on YouTube.

Objective 2: Basic Mechanics

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Type Duration
Tutorial 10 minutes


This objective features Luna minimap icon.png Luna as the playable hero. The goal is to destroy the Dire's tier 1 tower on the middle lane. This tutorial teaches:


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  • You can share interesting tips, tricks & information related to this objective here.

Objective 3: Getting Around

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Mirana minimap icon.png Mirana as the playable hero. The goal is to bypass hurdles using various mobility items and abilities on the way to the final marker. This scenario teaches:


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  • You can share interesting tips, tricks & information related to this objective here.

Objective 4: Teleporting

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Wraith King minimap icon.png Wraith King as the playable hero. The goal is to kill the enemy Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight. This scenario teaches:


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  • Starting items can be sold for extra gold.

Objective 5: Using Your Courier

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Night Stalker minimap icon.png Night Stalker as the playable hero. The goal is to buy various items from Base Shop and Secret Shop using the courier. This scenario teaches:

  • Selecting courier
  • Retrieving items from stash
  • Sending courier to Secret Shop
  • Speed Burst
  • Transferring items from courier


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Objective 6: Regen Consumables

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Viper minimap icon.png Viper as the playable hero. The goal is to learn using consumable health and mana regeneration items. This scenario teaches:


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Objective 7: Demo a Hero

NPX SW.png Try any hero. Find your favorites. Politely ignore your least favorites.

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Type Duration
Game Feature 3 minutes


This objective teaches:

  • Using demo mode


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Objective 8: Play a Game

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Type Duration
New Player Mode 30 minutes

The objective queues the player for a New Player Mode match and can be completed by playing a New Player Mode match until one of the teams win.


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Rewards: Tier 1

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Rewards can be unlocked by completing any 5 of the 8 objectives in this tier.

Rewards Quantity
Shards splash.png 1,000
Cosmetic icon Shade of the Ranger.png 1
Trolltooth Necklace.png 1
Cosmetic icon Gunslinger Set.png 1
Cosmetic icon Dolfrat and Roshinante.png 1

Tier 2 - What's With All This Hero Stuff Anyways?

NPX SW.png Every hero's a little different, depending on how you like to play.

Tier 2 - What's With All This Hero Stuff Anyways?

Tier 2 focuses on knowledge you'll need to face your enemies the right way. Because the heart of battle is found in the fight.

Objective 1: Mid-Game Progression

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Type Duration
Tutorial 5 minutes


This objective features Sven minimap icon.png Sven as the playable hero. The goal is to defeat the enemy Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png Shadow Fiend. This tutorial teaches:

  • Using Quickbuy
  • Respawn
  • Obtaining gold
  • Getting Last Hits
  • Equiping a neutral item
  • Sending neutral items to the neutral stash
  • Choosing talents
  • Buying items


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  • You can share interesting tips, tricks & information related to this objective here.

Objective 2: Map Vision

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Lich minimap icon.png Lich as the playable hero. The goal is to avoid getting kiled by enemy Pudge minimap icon.png Pudge while warding and dewarding. This scenario teaches:

  • Buying items
  • Warding
  • Dewarding


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  • You can share interesting tips, tricks & information related to this objective here.

Objective 3: Stuns and Disables

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Shadow Shaman minimap icon.png Shadow Shaman as the playable hero. The goal is to disable enemy Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain long enough to help ally Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger to get a kill on her. This scenario teaches:

  • Disabling an enemy with stun.
  • Disabling an enemy with hex.


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  • You can share interesting tips, tricks & information related to this objective here.

Objective 4: Teamfight Initiation

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Tidehunter minimap icon.png Tidehunter as the playable hero. The goal is to disable multiple enemies to assist your allies in winning the teamfight. This scenario teaches:

  • Positioning
  • Casting teamfight ultimates
  • Casting teamfight ultimates with Blink Dagger icon.png Blink Dagger


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Objective 5: Status Effects

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Ogre Magi minimap icon.png Ogre Magi as the playable hero. The goal is to disable enemy heroes to help allied heroes kill them. This scenario teaches:

  • Stunning enemy
  • Silencing enemy
  • Rooting enemy
  • Disarming enemy


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  • You can share interesting tips, tricks & information related to this objective here.

Objective 6: Roshan & The Aegis

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Ursa minimap icon.png Ursa as the playable hero. The goal is to kill Juggernaut minimap icon.png Juggernaut using the extra life from Aegis of the Immortal icon.png Aegis of the Immortal. This scenario teaches:


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Objective 7: View the Glossary

NPX SW.png If you have a question and I haven't answered it yet, try here.

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Type Duration
Game Feature 3 minutes


This objective features can be completed by visiting the Glossary.


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Objective 8: Watch a Live Match

NPX SW.png Watch and learn. You can gain loads of new strategies from watching others.

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Type Duration
Game Feature 30 minutes


This objective can be completed by watching a live match on DotaTV.


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  • You can share interesting tips, tricks & information related to this objective here.

Rewards: Tier 2

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Rewards can be unlocked by completing any 5 of the 8 objectives in this tier.

Rewards Quantity
Shards splash.png 1,000
Cosmetic icon Swordmaster of the Vigil Set.png 1
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Traveler on the High Plains Set.png 1
Cosmetic icon Wards of Dolfrat.png 1

Tier 3 - Destroying An Ancient

NPX SW.png Destroying an Ancient is half the battle. Well, two halves. It's all the battle.

Tier 3 - Destroying An Ancient

Tier 3 is what separates the heroes from the creeps. Learn how to maximize your potential in the lanes.

Objective 1: Last Hitting

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective focuses on last hit training. The goal is to last hit and deny the maximum number of creeps in 3 minutes. This scenario teaches:

  • Last hitting


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Objective 2: Invisibility Detection

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Lion minimap icon.png Lion as the playable hero. The goal is to kill invisible heroes with the help of various detection items. This scenario teaches:


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Objective 3: Stacking Neutrals

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Vengeful Spirit minimap icon.png Vengeful Spirit as the playable hero. The goal is to stack neutral camps. This scenario teaches:

  • Neutral camp respawn time
  • Stacking neutral camps


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Objective 4: Pulling Creeps

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Witch Doctor minimap icon.png Witch Doctor as the playable hero. The goal is to pull creeps. This scenario teaches:

  • Creep Equilibrium
  • Pulling creeps


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Objective 5: Use Private Coaching

NPX SW.png Fellow players are standing by, waiting and willing to help.

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Type Duration
Match with Coach 30 minutes


This objective can be completed by playing a match with a Coach.


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Objective 6: View Items Section

NPX SW.png Looking for incredible potions? Enchanted gauntlets? Surprisingly useful sticks? This is the place.

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Type Duration
Game Feature 3 minutes


This objective can be completed by viewing the Items section of the Learn tab.


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Objective 7: Play a Co-op Game against Bots

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Type Duration
AI Match 30 minutes


This objective can be completed by playing a Co-op match against Bots.


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Objective 8: Play a Game with a Friend

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Type Duration
Party Match 30 minutes


This objective can be completed by playing a party match.


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  • To start this scenario you must have a friend in party.

Rewards: Tier 3

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Rewards can be unlocked by completing any 5 of the 8 objectives in this tier.

Rewards Quantity
Shards splash.png 1,000
The Berserker's Blood Set.png 1
Cosmetic icon The Regal Forest Lord Set.png 1
Cosmetic icon Nature's Shortbow.png 1
Emoticon wiz glhf.gif 1
Emoticon wiz wow.gif 1
Emoticon wiz wat.gif 1
Emoticon wiz bringit.gif 1
Emoticon wiz help.gif 1


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  • All Emoticons are part of Dolfrat Emoticon Pack and cannot be unlocked individually.

Tier 4 - Advanced Tactics

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Tier 4 - Advanced Tactics

You've learned a lot, but the possibilites in Dota are endless. Pick up a few more essentials in Tier 4 and get ready to play your own way.

Objective 1: Customize Your Profile

NPX SW.png Express yourself. That's an order.

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Type Duration
Game Feature 5 minutes


This objective can be completed by customizing the user profile.


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Objective 2: Visit Shard Shop

NPX SW.png You've EARNED those shiny magic rocks. Now SPEND them!

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Type Duration
Game Feature 3 minutes


This objective can be completed by visiting the Shard Shop.


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Objective 3: Dodge/Disjoint

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Windranger minimap icon.png Windranger as the playable hero. The goal is to dodge and disjoint projectiles. This scenario teaches:


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Objective 4: Item Setups

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Jakiro minimap icon.png Jakiro as the playable hero. The goal is to use items as setups for spells. This scenario teaches:


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Objective 5: Advanced Items

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Rubick minimap icon.png Rubick as the playable hero. This scenario teaches:

  • Sharing Tango icon.png Tangos
  • Selling items
  • Disassembling items
  • Combining items


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Objective 6: Black King Bar (BKB)

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Phantom Assassin minimap icon.png Phantom Assassin as the playable hero. The goal is to kill enemy heroes without dying to their magical abilities. This scenario teaches:


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Objective 7: Glimmer Cape

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Type Duration
Scenario 3 minutes


This objective features Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden as the playable hero. The goal is to save self and allies using Glimmer Cape icon.png Glimmer Cape. This scenario teaches:


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Objective 8: Play an All Pick Game

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Type Duration
Unranked Match 35 minutes


This objective can be completed by playing an unranked all pick match.


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Rewards: Tier 4

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Rewards can be unlocked by completing any 5 of the 8 objectives in this tier.

Rewards Quantity
Shards splash.png 1,000
Cosmetic icon The Corpse Maiden's Set.png 1
Cosmetic icon Weight of Omexe Set.png 1
Cosmetic icon Wicked Bad Voodoo Set.png 1
Cosmetic icon Axe Announcer Pack.png 1

Community-Created Objectives

NPX SW.png The Dota community is continuously creating content to help players improve.

Dota Tutorial

Community Created Objectives

This tutorial is entirely community-made by the players that were brand new to Dota at one point. Between new player videos, tutorials and websites, there is a variety of resources out there to increase your Dota knowledge.

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Type Duration
Tutorial 45 minutes

Dota Tutorial or the Dota 2 Community-tutorial project was an attempt to create a new player onboarding experience for people who become curious about the game after watching the then upcoming animated series on Netflix. In their blogpost, "A New Approach to Helping Players Learn Dota", Valve acknowledged this effort by the community.

We've also been encouraged by the community's own efforts and progress in this area and will be including a section in the objectives for the new community tutorial spearheaded by SirActionSlacks.
Valve

The tutorial contains 6 Chapters, all of which can be accessed individually from the chapter-select menu at the top. This objective features Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight as the playable hero.

Character Voiced By
Cosmetic icon Greedy Greevil.png Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner
Cosmetic icon Voracious Greevil.png Shannon "SUNSfan" Scotten
Mirana icon.png Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden
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Pugna icon.png Kevin "Purge" Godec
Alex "Sheepsticked" Roberts
Sniper icon.png Andrew "Jenkins" Jenkins
Kunkka icon.png Mason "mason" Venne
Ursa icon.png Austin "Capitalist" Walsh
Ember Spirit icon.png William "Blitz" Lee
Grimstroke icon.png Trent "TrentPax" MacKenzie
Zeus icon.png Gabriel "Lyrical" Cruz
Undying icon.png Troels Lyngholt "syndereN" Nielsen
Storm Spirit icon.png Ted "PyrionFlax" Forsyth

Chapter 1: Fountain

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Duration
5 minutes


This objective teaches:

  • Ancient
  • Base Shop
  • Fountain
  • Respawning
  • Moving the hero
  • Moving the camera
  • Dodging projectiles
  • Centering camera on hero
  • Attacking
  • Leveling up abilities
  • Items
  • Selecting item guides
  • Creeps


Chapter 2: Top Lane

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Duration
15 minutes


This objective teaches:


Chapter 3: Jungle

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Duration
5 minutes

CHAPTER BROKEN AS OF 21/04/2021

This objective teaches:


Chapter 4: Vision

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Duration
5 minutes

CHAPTER BROKEN AS OF 21/04/2021

This objective teaches:

  • Vision
  • Juking
  • Warding


Chapter 5: Roshan

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Duration
5 minutes


This objective teaches:

Chapter 6: Back Home

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Duration
10 minutes


This objective teaches:

  • Heroes
  • Primary attributes
  • Roles
  • Community Resources
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