Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How to take the Dota 2 Survey

This guide caters to the gamers who are new to Steam.

In order to obtain the Dota 2 beta key invites from Valve, you need to answer a couple of surveys regarding your current hardware and Dota genre experience.

How to answer the Dota 2 Survey
Steps on taking the Dota 2 beta survey.

Step 1 (Skip this if you already have a Steam account)
Download Steam and create a Steam account.
http://store.steampowered.com/

Step 2
Install and open Steam

Step 3
Update Steam (You must have the latest version of Steam in order to take the survey)


Step 4
Wait for the update.


Step 5
Restart Steam after the download finishes.


Step 6
Once your Steam has been updated, click on this: Dota 2 Survey.
*If the link above does not work, go to the Dota 2 Blog post and click Dota 2 survey.

Step 7
Click Next on everything that pops up.


Step 8
Answer the Dota 2 Experience Survey honestly.


Step 9
Wait for your brand new Dota 2 beta keys.

If you have any questions, just post it as a comment below.

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128 comments:

  1. do u get into beta automatically or are u still chosen?

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    1. how long will i w8 so that i can play dota 2?

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    2. It's okay you can still take it, nobody knows how much time it need to give you dota 2 but it's from 1 day - 3 months. (likely in 2-3 weeks). I hope i helped. -Anonymous

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  2. I think u will get into a pool of people who have much higher chance of getting the keys than in other competition. but i don't think the chance can get up to 100%. just guessing though =\

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  3. >Wait
    still chosen i think

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  4. How long does it take for dota keys to come, and is it a chance to get them or 100%

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  5. Mine says that firefox can't open through steam or something like that. Plz help.

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    1. try it again 2 times and it will work

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  6. Try Google Chrome.

    Mine worked on FF

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  7. when will the beta keys be given?

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  8. Need to upgrade my PC ASAP!!! Hopefully they will provide a Beta Key for those who wants to Play Dota 2.

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  9. the survey didnt pop up on steam for mines...
    wtfff..

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    1. Mines didnt open too :(

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  10. Always use Opera(somewhat unknown) if you have a pc since it is made to synergise with every comp program there is.

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  11. where does the dota 2 beta key will be given in the email add?

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  12. The survey notice still didn't pop up and I'm up to date.... ><

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  13. I was able to do the hardware survey but when it tries to open the survey it doesn't work.

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  14. i read on forums to do survey with Internet Explorer and it worked :)

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  15. When can i get my key

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  16. YOU NEED TO HAVE "STEAM INSTALLED" in your pc/

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  17. When will the beta keys be given? Please tell me!!

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  18. come on...need the betaa

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  19. Come on we still need dota 2 beta , philippines still need dota 2 to play thnx :)) FILIPINO'S SAID; GUSTO NAMIN NG BETAKEYS ,(WE WANT BETAKEYS)

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  20. I didn't answer one question, the top 5 heros i play because i thought it was the top 5 heros commonly played in general so i didnt answer it, will i still get the beta key?

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  21. Ako rin gusto ko rin ng betakeys (Me neither I want beta keys) XD

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  22. How many more months to get a beta key?
    Steam: RazingGodz
    (waiting since april 2011)
    -_-

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  23. how they contact you to give beta keys?!?!?!
    via mail or on steam client?!!?

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  24. beta keys will be given on email .. i think ..

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  25. seriously -.-

    I've been waiting for weeks will i actually get 1 ?

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  26. got mine, AWESOME.

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    1. how long did i take?

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  27. how long will it take to get one?

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  28. If for example you got your beta key, how can you play dota 2?

    btw, I already installed steam and answered the survey.

    pls reply. thx

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  29. got three dota 2 beta keys couple of days ago :p
    just complete that steam survey, and wait some months .__. i submitted the survey in september, and got the keys in mid december .

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    1. may i have your extra key?

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  30. and what happens after u receive the beta key, how will i get to play dota 2 beta?

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  31. can i ask you something?Will it be for free?

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    1. Yes it will be free to play.

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  32. i have got dota 2 beta and steam and i have servey ..... i can start dota but cant join games :P what's the proplem

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  33. How long does it take to get DOTA 2 beta key?

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  34. I cant wait!!!! :D

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  35. I already done this survey in November 2011..
    now its January 2012.. Still no invites
    how long will I wait for my beta key?? :(

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  36. Done this 4 months ago.. still no key, i think valve should speed up giving the keys..

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  37. Yeah, they might've stopped giving keys and instead just taking the info and using it...

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  38. No, they are still giving them away. I filled out the survey on December 29th and got the keys yesterday, people just need to be patient.

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  39. When I Click .. Check for Steam Client Updates..
    and Then Your Steam Client is Already uPdate

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  40. Dota is still the best..... :D

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  41. Where does those keys go? Stright to your e-mail or trough steam mail system?

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  42. where would the beta keys be sent?? email or steam account??

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  43. so how long will it take befor i can play just curious if any body noes like a week or like a month?

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  44. they announced that they officially stopped giving out keys because they don't want more noobs

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    1. Haha I've never played the game before and I got my key today ;)

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  45. LOL I need to play!

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  46. i have the gamed downloded but i dont have the key and i dont know how to do this survey ineed help plz and if any one has extra key plz plz plz give it to me plz :(

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  47. i cant finish the survey after i answered the hardware questions the button with the link doenst work? Neither Chrome nor Internet Explorer

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  48. same problem on me...the link that appears after i answer the hardware questions doesnt work for me neither

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  49. I get survey error why ? :(

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  50. survey is down, wanna play dota so badly... :(

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  51. Obviously some sort of problem they have lately, since I got it aswell.. and doesnt seem like anyone else has it - that made the survey earlier.

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  52. cannot get to step two no matter what. Ive tried it with internet explorer, firefox, and chrome. any other options?

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  53. damn just missed out, if I knew this existed last month I would have been playing it already, seems like it worked then.

    I have never played "Dota" but I do play LoL. Wanted to see what the true "Dota" was like. aww too bad I guess

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  54. I have just finished the survey but I am not sure why you guys cant do it.

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  55. i love DOTA 2 GAME ^^

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  56. Been waiting forever for a key. Anyone has 1 in spare? <3

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  57. Anyone has spare dota key?

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  58. I signed up today I'll let you all know how long I have
    to wait. Maybe you should make another steam account with
    new answers to the survey. I answered no experience with DOTA but experience with other games like it. In the meantime I will be playing LoL. Why don't you join me?

    http://signup.leagueoflegends.com/?ref=4f4765a8d5ea8480892714

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    1. I singed in december 2011 and got it today :D Dota 2 and Dota 2 test... soo be patient

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  59. i like this game, like, like like! may i get a key please? please.

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  60. Thank you very much, how do you know when you've gotten the keys, is it an email, an update in Steam, or something else?

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    1. You get an email and u get an install button in steam.

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  61. What happens if they pick u? Please reply to me

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  62. I GOT A KEY BUT I DON'T HAVE THE GAME. ANYONE CAN HELP ME DOWNLOAD IT?

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    1. What's your E-Mail?.. i'll give you a tutorial

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  63. Hi I have now completed the survey. Will I get an invitation? Does everyone who fill survey gets invitation ?

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  64. So, let me get this straight; in order to join the Beta I have to fill out a hardware survey (easy enough) and then a survey to say how my experiences in Dota 2 were. Something I can't do, honestly, until I can play it and I can't play it until I answer the question honesty, and so on and so forth.

    Am I missing a Game Download button somewhere? How am I supposed to know how good I will be at the game in a survey when I can't play the game until I complete the survey. It is late and I am whacked out on Ambien right before bed but my girlfriend likes the game and I would like a shot at playing too.

    Any explanation that doesn't involve me going through millions of pages of back stuff and changelogs would be welcome.

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    1. no, the survey is for the first Dota game

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  65. Hahaha! Sabi ng Friends ko eh mga 2weeks daw hintayin bago nila i send sa mail mo ung beta key (My Friends said that you need to wait 2 or 1 week till they send u the beta key)

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  66. i already fill out that survey and how many days i will wait for that dota 2 ?

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  67. Can anybody tell me how long it's gonna take to get a key if you signe up now?

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  68. i had cliked on dota 2 survey and now say me .thank you for agreeing to take this survey....it looks like you started this survey earlier so we dont have to gather information about your machine again.press finish to open a web page where you can comlete the rest of the survey... the point is that i press finish and nothing happend plz somone tell me what to do....

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  69. i had waited the invitation but nothing happens. plz help! =(

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  70. guys its useless.. i registered for beta key for like 3-4 month ago..still nothing..don't think that all gonna get it...

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  71. @Artem like you I also registered 3 months ago, and still nothing. I've tried every contest I see but still, no luck

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  72. Same here, registered on a day the beta key survey appeared online and still nothing....

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  73. when i can receive my beta key?

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  74. This is so F*CKiNG TRUE, haha. Got my keys 2 weeks after. im from the philippines. :D

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  75. cannot get to step two no matter what. Ive tried it with chrome. any other options?

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  76. this is real...if you take the servay,you'll be snt an invitation to play dota 2 in your email..I take the servay using 5 account,and got them in all account cheers~

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    1. Could you kindly share one with me? I know its highly impossible but its worth a try, I really want my friend to play. Thanks

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  77. i already fill up mine..
    kelan ko kaya makukuha ung beta key??
    sana mapili ako :))

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  78. Let the NoObs enter the realm of PWNAGE.Give them BetA-Keys.:D:D:D:D

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  79. I just finished my survery and got steam, can't wait hope I get it soon :)

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  80. I just honestly answered all the questions on survey and after 1 week in my steam account it appeared and i can freely installed it:) sorry for bad grammar

    I am Keneth Asuncion living in marikina city philippines.

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  81. ei What about dota 2 invite? can u play dota when your friend invites in dota 2? can u have a beta key. thanks:)

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  82. My beta key arrived 4 months after I answered the survey.
    (Survey taken: November. Beta key received: March)
    But my friends took the survey by March and got their 2 weeks.
    And when valve released beta keys, they release per batch.
    Have faith.

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  83. it appear in the steam account or only in the email?

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  84. If ever they send me a Beta Key after I answer a survey, where can I see it? (sorry for the grammar)

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  85. How Will I know If Im invited?? Pls REPLY ASAP

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  86. how long does dota 2 take to update/download on steam? i nid a quick reply guys

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  87. not more than 40 min

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  88. its been over 2 month and still no beta key from valve

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  89. Just answer the Survey and you will get it . . .

    I got one from this survey just wait patiently if they pick your steam account.

    IGN: itsyouashley

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  90. Is there a calendar date limit for which you can do the survey? Because i tried to do it, but after the hardware survey it just closes, i don't get the next questions; only clicked next,next, after that the steam simply closes.Can someone answer? thanks.

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  91. how can i get dota 2

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  92. ive been waiting forever... Its not im not impatient or nothing but its been more than 3 months :(

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  93. Not accepting the noobs? What we were all noobs at one point. It's called trial and error noob=Pro in time. So it's just wrong to hating on the noobs!

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  94. i did the survey like 5 month ago and nothing is there another way to get one?

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  95. i did the survey 2 months ago and still no key. How to get the key

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  96. when i will get the dota2 beta key

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  97. I have waiting for almost a month but still cant get it.... How long I have to wait more?

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  98. This really works, I got my INVITE somewhere around mid-August. I only waited a week :) You first need to have a steam account since D2 is only playable through steam. And by the way, a little trick should i say? :D -> when you fill the survey, do it like you are the best player... You'll get the key guaranteed! ^^ Good Luck!!

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  99. I think at this point folks you're just going to have to buy the $29.99 invite or wait for release later this year. I can't imagine so close to release they'll accept any more beta players.

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  100. Hah, I filled in the survey about 2 weeks ago. I checked google to get the best answers for the survey, filled them in, and just received the key 3 days ago :D

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  101. Just did the survey yesterday and got the e-mail for my free dota 2 xD

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  102. Hey, does this still work? I'm a Filipino and I really want to play this AWESOME game! How long will I have to wait? :D

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  103. Hello Fellows,
    Somehow, a Dota 2 appeared in my library (3.0 gb size)
    Is this the real dota? do i need a beta key now since i have it in my account? and if i download and install would it be dota spectator mode only or would i be able to play?
    P.S: I added my brother in steam and started dota2 download on his account then paused, logged in my account and found it there.
    Would Really Appreciate If Someone Answers Me :)
    Good Luck Getting A Key !

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  104. Luckily the internet cafe near our house always update their games and patches every month especially on dota 2 so that it takes no hassle in playing the game. We play lots of dota 2 everyday especially on weekends lots of bet games. komatsu colombia

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  105. Help! I can't finish part 2. I says to complete the survey press finish and continue on to part 2. But then it takes me to the Dota 2 website.

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