Reliable site SteamDB has begun to show signs indicating that the popular Dota 2 will soon receive an update on where the game would run on the new Valve engine Source 2. The lists reveal several “depots changed” as a reference pointing to “Source 2 Dota 2 Content” for Windows 32 / 64 bit, Mac and Linux, in several languages.
DOTA 2 will soon be Implemented on Source 2 Graphics Engine
Long ago foregin side had informed us about the implementation of some elements of Source 2 in the popular MOBA, but nothing had been confirmed and was not known if any of these parties was functional. To move to the more modern engine, Dota 2 might come to incorporate new features more advanced graphics and better performance, perhaps making use of the most modern APIs such as DirectX12, Mantle or the latest version of OpenGL, known as glNext explicitly supported by the company Gabe Newell.
Valve announced in March that Source 2 will be available to everyone, free of charge, with the only condition to sell products through the Steam platform.