Along with the release of the new Dota 2 Battle Pass, the Aghanim’s Labyrinth, Valve has announced the Dota 2 controller support. Controller what? Yes, you read it right. Dota 2 now has controller support, which means that you can play the game using a gamepad controller.
According to the official announcement, the Dota 2 controller support is an experimental feature for the game. Quoted from the blog post,
Today’s update expands the ways players can enjoy the game by adding controller support. From choosing your hero to smashing an Ancient, you can now battle your way to victory in Dota using a controller instead of a mouse. Just plug in a Steam Input-compatible device and start steering your hero into the fray.
Since the controller support is still an experimental feature, it’s likely that players will be facing a lot of in-game issues. Moreover, the developer has confirmed that every Dota 2 heroes are playable with a controller.