DOTA 2: How To Surrender

DOTA 2: How To Surrender

DOTA 2’s a competitive game. There’s wins and losses, of course, which can either be very close or absolute stomps. So what do you do when you’re being stomped? Usually, wait for the game to end. Sometimes, though, you can choose to end your misery by surrendering.

While I hope you never have to use this info, it’s nice to know… just in case.

Two conditions need to be fulfilled to let a team surrender in DOTA 2. First, you need to be in a ranked game that’s gone on for over 30 minutes. Normal matches, single draft, turbo - none of those lets you surrender. You also can’t surrender any time before the 30-minute mark. 29:59 isn’t enough.

Second, you need to be in a party of five. Stacks of 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s cannot surrender. You need the whole squad.

Once those two conditions are met, surrendering in DOTA 2 is really easy. Aside from the mental pain it brings..

Just type gg in the chat.

You’ll see a timer counting down. If you’ve got second thoughts, now’s your chance to cancel the surrender.

The first few seconds of this video explain how to do it.

If you let it finish, that’s the end of the match. You’ve surrendered.

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