The Dashboard is the main menu and user interface for accessing everything within the Dota 2 client.
The top bar consists of tabs and a few buttons. The Settings button is in the leftmost corner, and the Quit button is in the rightmost corner. When the servers are down, a message appears along the top to inform you. Along the underside of the top bar the number of unique players, currently online players, and current time are shown.
Elements of the top bar from left to right:
When in a game, an arrow will appear acting as the toggle between the game screen and the Dashboard. This is not visible until you are viewing/playing a match.
Access settings by clicking the gear icon at the top left.
Forward and Backward arrows
These can be used to quickly go back and forth through menus you have already been through.
Dota 2 Icon
Clicking it returns you to the main landing page of the Dashboard.
Access and view your Hero Loadouts.
Buy equipment and treasures from the Store.
Allows you to Spectate games and look at Replays.
Contains useful tutorial resources for new players.
Has many custom games to play from, made by the community.
Organize and manage your inventory of equipment.
Closes the Dota 2 client, available at the top right corner.
Displays the Hero Grid. Selecting a hero will display its loadout. The hero grid can be searched and sorted by typing their name or clicking on the desired characteristics. There is also a triple lined iconwhich shows a text list of all the hero names when hovered over. Clicking on a hero's name also takes you to their loadout.
Displays non-hero related items.
Purchase equipment and treasures.
- Featured Item
- Spotlight Sale
- Treasure Spotlight
- New Arcana
- Top Sellers / New Releases
- Available / All
Watch Dota 2 matches.
- Popular Tournament Matches
- Friend Matches
- Saved To Watch Later
Shows replays saved to your machine. They can be watched or deleted.
Learn how to play Dota 2.
Learn the basics of Dota.
Play as Luna.
Guided Bot Matches
Join and battle against AI-controlled heroes as you learn to play Dota.
Practice with and against AI-controlled heroes in a stress free practice space.
- Easy Bots
Learn a new hero.
There is a wide variety of community made mods to play.
- Most Popular
- Open Lobbies
- Game of the Day
- Workshop Vote
- Installed Games
There are several panels on the home page of the dashboard, some of which can even cycle through pages. Details of each panel are listed below.
Displays your Dota Level and profile showcase. Clicking on it takes you to the Profile screen, which contains additional information such as Match History.
Displays the current season Compendium. If you own a Compendium, clicking on it opens the Compendium.
Displays your friends currently in game or online.
- Variable Panels
These are a group of panels which display news and other information related to the current events of Dota 2. The number of panels and the information they display is not fixed and can change all the time.
- Persistent Chat
The chat box stays available throughout the client, even when switching tabs. You can enter Chat Channels to discuss topics with other Dota players. You can also chat with friends in game or on Steam.
- Variable Panels
A few more variable panels for displaying news.
- Friends Feed
Displays global messages sent by friends and recent actions made by friends.
Details of the Profile page:
- Edit Profile
- Edit Showcase
- Play Style
- Activity Feed
- Recent Games
- All Hero Challenge
- My Collection
Shows how many tournament passes you own.
Show win rate and other statistics for each hero you have played.
Play an actual game of Dota!