After playing a couple of games yesterday, my abandon rate went from 0% to 1%. Yet I didn't abandon/rage/disconnect any game. And haven't done so in any of my games.

I did have a game that aborted because someone else failed to load before getting to hero selection. But I've had that happen before and never received an abandon. And I know I was loaded because I was chatting with others while waiting for loaders.


You recieve an abandon if :

  • You disconnect from the game and fail to reconnect within 5 minutes (given that the game keeps on playing, if the game is paused, the 5 min are not ticking)
  • You disconnect from the game and explicitly click the "Leave Game" button (in the matchmaking menu)
  • You spend more than 5 min in the game without earning any experience (the game then conciders you AFK and give you an abandon)
  • You have not interacted with the game in the last 2 minutes

You used to recieve a "secondary abandonment" if one of the member in your party abandoned the game (following one of the condition listed above). Those were displayed between bracket in your DotA profile :

Abandon : number of abandon (number of secondary abandonment)

But since one of the last patch they are no longer counted and you just have a global % of game abandonned in your profile.

  • "You have not interacted with the game in the last 2 minutes" wait what?
    – T_O
    Jul 11 '14 at 13:12
  • @T_O Well that's quoted from the wiki which is usually up to date with the information. To be honest i was quite surprise myself but it has never happened to me or any of my friend before so I can't confirm. If you want to test feel free to do so :D =p
    – WizLiz
    Jul 11 '14 at 13:29
  • So is it possible to finish a game but exit/disconnect from it in a way that's counted as an abandon? Like a say, I've never quit a game intentionally or due to connection problems. And I always remain active to the end. So I don't understand what could have caused this other than the game that aborted due to failed loaders.
    – ScottO
    Jul 11 '14 at 13:30
  • @ScottO When you exit a game you have a message displayed in the menu that tell you if it is safe to leave the game and if it is not safe what are the consequence so I don't see that happening by mistake. Quite frankly, except not earning any XP for 5 min (like being dominated really hard and clustered in your base for 5 min) and having a rare glitch that doesnt dipsplay the abandonment message (double badluck), I don't see what it could have been. Plus after the ancient is destroyed, its alwyas safe to leavevia the exit button in the menu (I do it quite often)
    – WizLiz
    Jul 11 '14 at 13:34
  • @WizLiz "Plus after the ancient is destroyed, its alwyas safe to leave via the exit button in the menu (I do it quite often)" That's why I was confused to see I had abandoned > 0%. Any game I've entered - gotten far enough to pick a hero - I've been in until one of the Ancients has been destroyed. Any game I haven't made it to hero picking phase, has been due to failed loaders.
    – ScottO
    Jul 11 '14 at 20:01

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