Play DOTA 2 Offline Without Steam Using RevLoader

Play DOTA 2 Offline Without Steam Using RevLoader

The common tutorials on how to play DOTA 2, especially the latest DOTA 2 Reborn in offline mode, still require an internet connection on the first step because you need to login to your account in Steam client to access the 'Go Offline' mode. And this is a hassle for some who are eager to play DOTA without internet.

Below is the typical DOTA 2 'Go Offline' Steam method, which requires you to login to your Steam account; once logged in, you can disconnect your internet and click the 'Go Offline' in the Steam menu.

DOTA 2 Go Offline Steam Method

In this post, you will surely play DOTA 2 offline, no internet required, and no Steam login required, perfect for players with a slow internet connection, volume-based internet, or no internet connection at all. Using RevLoader, you can play DOTA 2 Reborn AI mode and DOTA 2 Reborn custom maps/custom games from Valve, including Overthrow, Dota 10v10 and Colosseum, as well as from Community-creations including Roshpit Champions, Angel Arena Reborn, Angel Arena Black Star, Memes Reborn, Spin TD, Guarding Athena, Skillshot Wars, Attack on Hero, Battleships, Crumbling Island Arena, Custom Hero Survival, Dota IMBA, X Hero Siege: Reborn, Epic Boss Fight, Gem TD, Legends of Dota, Legends of Dota: Redux, Life In Arena, Naval Warfare, Pimp My Peon, Warlock Brawl, Legion TD Reborn, Horde Mode, Wraith Night: Expansion, Warchasers, Tree Tag, Survival Co-op, SF Wars, Retro Dota, Reflex, Pudge Wars, Invoker Wars, Dota Strikers, Enfos Team Survival, Adventure Mode, Quadroside, Footmen Frenzy, Capture Points and many more.

But wait, there's more; you can also use cosmetic items, including arcana, immortals, sets, terrains, weather effects, cursors, announcer packs, chat wheel mods, and others.

Here's how to play DOTA 2 offline without logging in to Steam using RevLoader 2022.
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    • Note
      • Before proceeding, make a backup of your DOTA 2 and disable your antivirus too.
* PC or Laptop (Windows 7 or higher, and met the minimum hardware requirements for 64-bit system, Processor: dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz, Memory: 4 GB RAM, Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600, DirectX: Version 11)
* Install/Update DOTA 2 from Steam (Dota 2 7.31, as of this writing)
* Download [Dota 2 Offline Launcher] (Revloader with Simple Option, Direct Connect Option.)
- (Optional, if you want to play Custom Game) Download GCFscape
- GCFscape Runtimes: Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Visual C++. Skip this if you already have them installed on your computer.


1. Open Dota 2 Offline Launcher installer. On 'Destination folder', locate/browse your Dota 2 win64 folder path: "...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64".

Dota 2 Offline Launcher + Emu v3541
Dota 2 Offline Launcher (Installer main interface)

2. Click 'Extract.'

3. Next, copy the updated steam.inf located at "...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\dota" and paste it to "...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64\dota." After that, do the procedure for Client Emulator and Item Bin Update below.

4. Run the desktop shortcut created by the installer named "Dota 2 Offline". Run as admin, right-click the icon, select "Run as administrator".

5. Done! you are now able to play DOTA 2 offline directly without the need to login to Steam. For Solo Gamers, just create a Practice Match with AI bots, select solo and the difficulty of the bots.

DOTA 2 Revloader 2019 Launcher
Dota 2 Reborn Launcher 2022 main interface

Client Emulator (steamclient dll February 2022 update) and Item Bin v5080 (Marci Update):
1. Update your DOTA 2 client.
2. Download [steamclient dll update] then extract it and overwrite old steamclient.dll on dota 2 win64 path: '...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64'
3. Download [items_570_v5080] and extract it on '...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64\platform'

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    • Troubleshooting
      • - If you can't start the game, do not use the launcher, just directly open the revloader.exe (Run as Admin).
        - You can try to turn off UAC (click Windows start, search "uac", then click the "Change User Account Control settings" result, drag the slider all the way down to the "Never Notify" setting. Click "OK" when you're done). Then open the launcher normally.
        - If you still can't start the game, download [Dota 2 offline LAN by 2AENyl]. This will work on Dota 2 version 7.31.
        1. Create a copy of dota 2 beta from Steam\steamapps\common in a new folder.
        2. Extract Dota2Start.rar in the same folder (Overwrite files).
        3. To enable chat wheel mod, copy from dota 2 beta\game\nyl to dota 2 beta\game\dota.
        4. Add additional commands in nyl.ini from the dota 2 beta\game\nyl folder if needed.
        5. Launch Dota2Start.exe and Run Dota2.

Play DOTA 2 offline on LAN as host:

Be sure you have done the Item Bin Update in order to play LAN.

Important notes:
Run revloader.exe as administrator to successfully play LAN.
To avoid slot merging for players in the client. As the host, don't lock in yet upon picking a hero; wait for other players to select their hero first.

Open the console by pressing the backslash key "\" (without the double quotes) in the game lobby.
Here are the commands:
dota_bot_set_difficulty 3 (you can set it from 0 to 4: 0 = Passive, 1 = Easy, 2 = Medium, 3 = Hard, 4 = Unfair)
dota_wait_for_players_to_load 1
dota_wait_for_players_to_load_timeout 120 (120 is time in seconds, you can change it)
map dota (to create map)
dota_bot_populate (to fill the empty slot with bot/AI) Skip this if you will play with another player.
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    • Troubleshooting
      • - If LAN game is not working, try to patch it. Download [SKYNET_steam_api] and extract it. Copy and paste the files on this directory: "...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64"
        - To change your in-game name, click the player name in the upper left corner of the home's interface. Click edit profile, enter your desired player name and select save changes.

How to Connect to LAN host:

Open the console by pressing the backslash key "\" and type the following commands:
connect (Change this IP to the IP of the LAN host. To see the IP, on windows, press Windows Button + R; this will open the run command, then type ipconfig and press Enter. You'll see a bunch of information, but the line you want to look for is "IPv4 Address.")
jointeam good or bad (good is for Radiant faction, bad is for Dire faction)

How to play DOTA 2 Custom Maps/Custom Games in offline mode:
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      • Before proceeding, you must have downloaded DOTA 2 Custom Maps first.
1. Locate custom maps directory in "Steam\SteamApps\workshop\content\570". Use 'search' in the top right of the window then type "publish_data" (without the quotes), it will show you many results of publish_data.txt, open one of it and you will see the name of the custom map, right click your chosen publish_data.txt and click 'Open File Location'.
For example, I have opened publish_data.txt that contains 'Overthrow', then 'Open File Location' I found 455312245.vpk. And that vpk is what we need to extract using GCFScape.
2. Go to "Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\dota_addons" then create new Folder.
For example, I will create a folder named 'Overthrow' then open GCFScape.exe, select and open 455312245.vpk then extract it to "Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\dota_addons\Overthrow"
3. After extracting, open DOTA 2 using revLoader.exe, in console, type:
dota_launch_custom_game example
Which will look like this when I open my custom game 'Overthrow':
dota_launch_custom_game overthrow
4. Done! Enjoy playing DOTA 2 Reborn Custom Maps or Custom Games in offline mode, absolutely no internet required.

Play Custom AI/Bot Script
1. Create a 'bots' folder inside the 'vscripts' folder.
DOTA 2 - Play Custom AI/Bot Script

2. Download the [bot script] for your respective Dota 2 version:
  • Custom AI bot script for Dota 2 v7.19 (Ranked Matchmaking AI, OMEN Bot Solo Mid - SF only, A Beginner AI - Mid Lane Only, Mid Only Solo, OMEN Bot Solo Mid - Drow Ranger Only, GXC Bot AI, GOSU AI, Bot Experiment Furiospuppy)
  • Bots for Dota 2 v7.29d
  • Bot scripts compiled by Vampire (Bot Experiment by FURIOUSPUPPY - for v7.29 to v7.30, Ranked Matchmaking AI by adamqqq - for v 7.29 to v7.31)

3. After downloading your desired bot script, put the files inside the 'bots' folder.
dota 2 bot script (.lua files)

4. Play Solo Game with Bot/AI or use the command (map dota) then (dota_bot_populate). The bot script will automatically load.

Ready-to-Play Versions

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    • Ready-to-play DOTA 2 7.30c
      • This ready-to-play DOTA 2 offline client features Dota Plus Fall 2021 update.
    • Download

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    • Ready-to-play DOTA 2 7.30b
      • This ready-to-play DOTA 2 offline client features Dota Plus Fall 2021 update.
    • Download

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    • Ready-to-play DOTA 2 7.29d
      • This ready-to-play DOTA 2 offline client features Nemestice Battle Pass update.
    • Download

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    • Ready-to-play DOTA 2 7.27d
      • This ready-to-play DOTA 2 offline client features TI 10 Immortal Treasure 3 update.
    • Download

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    • RevLoader for DOTA 2 7.19 below only
    • Instructions
      • Play DOTA 2 offline without Steam login:

        1. Download DOTA 2 v7.19c, you can found the links in the Requirements. If you have already DOTA 2 with lower version than 7.19, that will do.

        2. Extract Dota 2 Offline Launcher + Emu for and open Dota 2 Offline Launcher + Emu for 7.19x.exe, extract the files to your DOTA 2 Steam directory "...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win32"

        3. Next, copy the steam.inf located at "...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\dota" and paste it to "...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win32\dota"

        4. Done! Run the Launcher or RevLoader and you are now able to play DOTA 2 offline directly without the need to login to Steam.
    • LAN Game with skin/cosmetics
      • 1. Open the launcher.
        2. Click Update IP.
        3. For server/host/solo, select your OWN IP.
        For client, select the SERVER IP, to connect to the server.
        4. Click PLAY.

        Extra: Check Connect if you want to connect on server directly.

Frequently Asked Questions on DOTA 2 RevLoader:

1. How to change the language from Russian to English?
- Go to your Dota 2 installation directory where rev.ini file is located - "...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64" (win32 for older versions)
- Edit the rev.ini file using Notepad.
- Find the line containing this text: Language
- Change the value from Russian to English, then save the file

2. How to change Player Name?
- Go to Dota 2 directory where the rev.ini file is located - "...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64"
- Edit the rev.ini file using Notepad.
- Find the line containing this text: PlayerName
- Change the value to your desired player name.

3. How to play DOTA 2 game modes (All Pick, Captains Mode, Random Draft, Single Draft, All Random)?
- Open the console by pressing the backslash key "\" (without the double quotes) in the game lobby.
- Enter command according to your chosen game mode.
For All Pick: map dota gamemode 1
For Captains Mode: map dota gamemode 2
For Random Draft: map dota gamemode 3
For Single Draft: map dota gamemode 4
For All Random: map dota gamemode 5
- After choosing the game mode, enter the command for joining a team.
For Radiant faction: jointeam good
For Dire faction: jointeam bad

4. How to solve the 'Need to update game' error?
Update your Steam first using internet then copy the updated "steam.inf" from "Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\dota" and paste it to "Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64\dota"

5. The console doesn't appear, or the revloader gives an error
Try the following possible solution:
- Go to your Dota 2 installation directory where revloader rev.ini located. "...Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64"
- Edit the rev.ini file using Notepad.
- Find the line containing this string: ProcName=dota2.exe -steam -silent /help
- Replace that line with this: ProcName=dota2.exe -console -steam -appid 570 -novid -dx11 -silent /help

6. "Lost connection to Steam" error.
The following are the probable reasons why you encounter this error:
- You run the dota2.exe instead of the revloader.
- You've installed Smart Steam Emu and didn't yet removed its files.
- The revloader might not be compatible with the dota 2 client version.

7. It shows "Steam validation rejected" when I start bot games/join games.
- Close Dota 2, turn off UAC and run again (alternatively, you can just right-click revLoader.exe in your Dota 2 folder and select "Run as Administrator")

8. Can I use this in public/ranked matchmaking?
- You CANNOT use it on legit Dota 2 servers. In the first place, you're unable to join them.

9. Will this be usable forever?
- No, therefore, we must wait for an updated version when revLoader doesn't work properly.

10. It always shows "Connecting to the Dota 2 network."
- Right-click revLoader.exe and select "Run as administrator." Alternatively, right-click, select Properties. Under the "Compatibility" tab, check "Run this program as Administrator," apply and press OK.

11. Skin/cosmetics not showing in-game.
To play LAN game with skin/cosmetics for both client and server:
- Edit rev.ini file using Notepad
- Find the parameter named ServerIPNSNet =
- In that parameter, enter the host IP address
ServerIPNSNet =

To play Solo bot game with skin:
- Edit rev.ini file using Notepad
- Find this parameter, ServerIPNSNet = and add # before it
#ServerIPNSNet =

Alternative fix using the Dota 2 launcher:
[For server/host]
1. Backup rev.ini first.
2. Open rev.ini file using Notepad, delete "ServerIPNSNet =" line located at the last part.
3. Save the file.
4. Run "Dota 2 launcher" as admin, then click "Update IP," then wait for "Done updating network IP" to appear. After that, click on the link with the IP (don't check). Find your IP there that is the same as the one in your "My IP," then click PLAY.
[For client]
1. Do steps 1 to 3, same as above.
2. Run "Dota 2 launcher" as admin, then click "Update IP," then wait for "Done updating network IP" to appear. After that, click on the connect with IP (don't check). Find the IP that created the game.

Using Dota 2 Mod Master tool:
To play offline with skins and even online that works in all versions (latest 7.31 and older), you can use the tool called [Dota 2 Mod Master by AJOM].

Here are the important notes. The tool uses a database, so it needs an internet connection to generate and download files. You can have all global items and choose whatever you like, such as announcers, wards, couriers, terrains, weather, heroes, Arcanas, personas, cursor, pets, etc.

After choosing what you want, it will generate a mod pack with game info, or if you change the option, it will generate the pack only.
If you have any comments regarding this tutorial, you can leave them below. Thanks for reading!

Tutorial and tool - abno456 of Mobilarian
DOTA 2 RevLoader - bir3yk, revCrew, and mr.crack
DOTA 2 offline LAN - 2AENyl
Mod packs - Vampire
Featured Image Source - goodfon

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