I am new to Dota and I liked playing the Turbo mode. Also it is great for trying out new heroes. Is there a way to play Dota turbo offline with bots ? Also, can I play the other unranked game modes like draft pick and mutation offline?

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Without access to the internet:

You will need to use console commands to set up your game. Enable the console by right-clicking Dota 2 in your steam library, selecting 'properties', then typing "-console" in the 'launch options' field.

Open the console by using the default key of "\"

You can then input the commands below -- or save them as a config file to load up easily next time.

con_enable 1                                    //these are all just setup commands
sv_cheats 1                                     
sv_lan 1                                        
sv_hibernate_when_empty 0                       
dota_quit_on_hibernate_after_lobby 0            
dota_quit_after_game 0                          
dota_bot_set_difficulty 3                       //these set bot difficulty: 
dota_bot_match_difficulty 3                         
dota_bot_practice_difficulty 3
dota_bot_practice_gamemode 23                   //game mode selector
dota_bot_match_use_matchmaking 0
dota_bot_practice_start 1
dota_bot_match_solo 1
dota_bot_disable 0
dota_force_gamemode 23
dota_lobby_browser_selected_gamemode 23
dota_heropicker_ap_select_time 999
map dota                                        //actually starts the game

Save these commands in a text file, and name it turbo.cfg (or something else .cfg) Place the file in C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\game\dota\cfg or wherever your dota installation is located.

Start up dota, open the console, and type exec turbo or whatever you named your file. This will start a turbo game with bots for you.

Credit to u/aveyo for this information.

To change the bot difficulty: on the lines with dota_bot_something_difficulty, change the number to 0 for passive, 1 for easy, 2 for medium, 3 for hard, and 4 for unfair.

This will always put you on radiant team. I don't know how to allow selection of team.

Also, I tried mutation mode (game mode 24) but it did not seem to work. Hero picker screen said mutation, but nothing seemed different.

If you do have access to the internet

use the Custom Lobby Feature in the Play Dota tab.

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Edit the options at the bottom:

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Select Turbo mode (or captain's mode, all pick, mutation, whatever), and Fill empty Slots with Bots. You can customize bot difficulty separately for each team.

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Start it up, and you're ready to go!

  • Thanks @Roijan Eskor. Is there a way I can do this while being offline ? I can't create custom lobbies while being offline.
    – VishnuVS
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 16:46
  • @VishnuVS I think so. Will test this when I get home this evening Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 19:14
  • @VishnuVS Added information to the answer. Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 23:02
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    sorry for being REALLY late :) , it worked. Thank you.
    – VishnuVS
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 2:40

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