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Dota 2 Anonymous Mode: How to enable

Here's how you can enable the Dota 2 Anonymous Mode added by Valve on 2nd July.
With the Dota 2 Battle Pass for The International 10 came a Guilds, which has seen some controversy, for example, Twitch.tv streamer and Dota 2 esports caster, Michelle "Moxxi" Song was flashed via a guild invite. On 2nd July, Valve has now added a Dota 2 Anonymous Mode. Here's how you can enable it.

 

How to enable Dota 2 Anonymous Mode

If the Dota 2 Anonymous mode isn't self-explanatory enough, Wykrhm Reddy explained on Twitter what happens if you enable it: "When you have this options enabled, you won't see avatars, nicknames or in-game chat messages from people you aren't friends with.

"Additionally, you will see not guild information from guilds that you don't belong to."

To enable the Dota 2 Anonymous Mode, you need to follow a few simple steps as outlined below:

  • First, launch the Dota 2 client and head into the settings menu.
  • Click on the "Social" tab.
  • At the right side, there will be an Anonymous Mode box you can tick to enable it.

how to enable Dota 2 anonymous mode
How to enable Dota 2 Anonymous Mode (Picture: Valve)

 

In the latest Dota 2 update, Valve has also added in-game progression trackers for Guild Contracts.

The Anonymous Mode should make it much easier to avoid explicit content from avatars, and Guild invites going forward.