Dota 2 recently release the option to start your game in the Reborn Beta. Usually, to do this you have to go to your library and hit the play button in the Steam client for it to give you the option. When I run my desktop shortcut it doesn't give me an option and automatically opens plain Dota 2.
Is there a way to either make a new icon for the Beta, make the Beta default, or let me choose when I click the icon?
You have to create a shortcut to (PathToSteamFolder)\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64\dota2.exe if you are running a 64 bit OS or (PathToSteamFolder)\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win32\dota2.exe if running 32 bit OS.