Dota 2 Turbo Mode: 4 Reasons Why You Should Try It in 2021

You know you want to.
You know you want to. Valve

The new year is finally here, and you know what they say, it’s good to try out new things. If you’re a Dota 2 player who only played Normal or Ranked matches, maybe it’s time to try out Turbo Mode.

The Turbo Mode was introduced to Dota 2 back in October 2017 through update 7.07. This is the same update that brought to the game Pangolier and Dark Willow. This mode follows the same mechanics as All Pick but with relaxed rules to allow shorter match times. Turbo Mode features include more Gold and XP to heroes, weaker defensive towers, and quicker respawn times.

Today, we give you four reasons why you should finally give Turbo Mode a chance.

Reason #1: Casual Gaming

There’s no question that a lot of Dota 2 players are not playing professionally. There are actually many passionate players who lack the time because of work. With the threat of the pandemic still hanging in the air, more companies are likely to continue work from home arrangements. So, what better wait to use your coffee break than a quick game?

Turbo Mode lets you have shorter matches. Admittedly, some matches that go to distance like about 40 minutes or even an hour. However, matches, in general, are between 20 to 40 minutes. While other matches finish in around 15 minutes, that’s how fast the gameplay is. Why not take advantage of that?

Reason #2: Testing Builds

One advantage of Turbo Mode is that it allows players to try out new builds, whether for skills or items, or both. In Normal or Ranked games, chances are you’re going to need to follow the meta. Players on Positions 1 to 3 often need to buy items that pros do. Supports and those on Positions 4–5, meanwhile, are often limited to a few things, such as wards or smoke of deceit, due to a tiny budget.

Because of the nature of the gameplay, Turbo Mode lets you try out different skill build sequences and various item builds. Interested to see what happens when you buy Desolator for the Crystal Maiden? Go ahead and do it. Kunkka with 4 Daedalus? We’ve actually seen it and if you’re on the receiving end, it really hurts.

Reason #3: Convincing Friends

Games are often best played with friends. Now, Dota 2 is probably one of the games with the steepest learning curve. The fact is Normal or Ranked Mode usually requires a solid understanding of the game. This makes the game difficult for newbies to play. What many in the past have done is to start out with bots and work their way to Normal Mode.

With the fast gameplay in Turbo Mode, it can hugely help in convincing friends to try the game. Even if only the two of you can really play the game, you can invite three others to try. Turbo Mode makes the game simpler to understand and mistakes easier to accept. It can effectively promote group plays of novice players.

Who knows? Maybe one or two of them may eventually want to try Normal Mode, and later on, give Ranked Mode a shot.

Reason #4: Less than Usual Toxic Level

A lot of online games have toxic players and community members. Dota 2 is no different and there are even regions where the level of toxicity is so high that it can have players quit the game.

There are two advantages to Turbo Mode. Because the match time is shorter, if you make a mistake, chances are the game is over by that time someone can experience toxicity. And second, some players are actually supportive, in a sense. Imagine you’re in a game with four random players. You make a mistake and one of them becomes toxic. Either the others are going to let it pass or are going to remind them that you’re actually playing Turbo Mode. The mode is designed to experience human to human matches, with emphasis on practice and learning.

Final Thoughts

These are just some of the reasons why you should give Turbo Mode a chance. This mode is actually fun and because of the shorter matches, you can even play more of them. What do you think? Are you ready to give Turbo Mode a chance? Log-in now and give it a try.

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