Valve’s Market Director, Eric Johnson has revealed that Dota 2 will feature mod and LAN support. Speaking to Join Dota, he confirmed that Dota 2 will allow mods on launch.
There are some systems that LAN mode requires that we haven’t finished yet, mainly because we’ve been focused on matchmaking. We know how important this feature is for the community.
We have a long history supporting the mod community around our own games, so we’d like to continue that with DotA 2.
Valve has yet to announce any release date for Dota 2 and on top of that, Blizzard has filed a legal application to stop Valve from getting a trademark for word ‘DOTA’.
All that aside, this news has me super excited, are you feeling the same way ?
Source. Join Dota