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DotA2 Is now Region Locked?

Discussion in 'Dota 2' started by Map Designer, Jul 19, 2017.

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    Hello

    I heard dota will apply some sort of region lock. I am wondering, can you guys queue at far servers and find match in AP mode? I tried US East server (85 ping) and couldnt find match for 4 hours (reached the cap of 99minutes timer). I am wondering, are you guys @EU able to find match in US East and vice versa?

    I am at UK here and I could not find any match in US, but I could find a match in SEA server. I did not manage to even enter chinese perfect world servers. All I know is that console command will be needed to queue there, but I did not manage to get a username (a phone number is needed and it did not accept my UK number, apparently it has to be chinese number)

    I already know about soft region lock that happened earlier, meaning that if 3 servers are selected, one being with 100+ ping, only the others with ping lower than 100 will be selected, and the higher ping server will be ommitted from the search. Furthermore, if all servers are 100+ ping, then only the lowest Ping server is selected, and the others are omitted.




    you can see some valve employee post about new match making algorithm here in reddit Did the region lock get reverted? • r/DotA2