If I mute someone in a public matchmaking game in DotA 2 (from the in-game menu, clicking the microphone button to make it red), will this persist into other DotA 2 games?

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    You mean from dota 2 to portal 2, for example? I doubt so.... this doesn't make a lot of sense, since different games are different and behaviour of people as well.
    – klm123
    Apr 15, 2015 at 15:30
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    Given @enche's use of "game" in "public matchmaking game," it seems like they're referring to future Dota 2 matches. Apr 15, 2015 at 16:38
  • @cloudymusic is correct.
    – enche
    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:59

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Yes, if you are muted by someone, you will be muted from their perspective when you meet again. It works the other way as well! If you mute someone during a game, they will be muted until you physically unmute them. It is persistent across all matches.

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    I can confirm this. I've been grouped with someone I both muted and blocked before in ranked matches. The mute persists. (Giving a very confusing first 10 minutes of the second game, trying to figure out whom my other 3 teammates were talking to.)
    – Jeroen
    Apr 17, 2015 at 13:02

They do in all of Valve's other multiplayer games, so I'm going to assume Yes until presented evidence otherwise.

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    By "persist into other games" I'm assuming you mean other DOTA2 matches as opposed to say, mutes from DOTA2 carrying over to CS:GO.
    – Powerlord
    Apr 15, 2015 at 15:17
  • I can confirm that they do; I've gone into games where another player was already muted due to my doing so in a previous game. Apr 15, 2015 at 15:38

Yes it persists into future matches. Also as I recall you could leave the game without getting an abandon(A.K.A. dodging a player). Although they fixed it because of abuses :p

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