I currently play DotA 2 and in the summer my Internet will be capped at 5GB/month. On average how much data does a game of DotA 2 use?

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Take care that Dota 2 traffic is not the only thing you should take into account. There are weekly Dota 2 patches (200-500MB), there are Steam patches and Steam traffic.

But speaking about Dota 2 client traffic only, I just measured a single match of 40 minutes and here are the results:

  • around 37 MB downloaded
  • around 11 MB uploaded
  • in addition there is an option to lower the network quality which could help
    – Wandang
    Commented May 20, 2012 at 22:37
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    The console commands rate, cl_cmdrate and cl_updaterate all probably play a part in the amount of data sent.
    – Decency
    Commented May 21, 2012 at 3:49
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    But be aware that changing these too much will force lag upon you, even if your connection is great. Commented Jun 2, 2012 at 18:44

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