DOTA 2: API Performance: Page 5 of 6

Dota 2 Performance Guide

 

Thanks to events like The International, the Dota community gets constant updates and visual improvements in the form of Arcana, Treasures and Weather effects. Because of this, we wanted to include some testing for weather effects and if they actually impact performance in a meaningful way. For a constant, we used the Harvest weather effect and performed the same laning test with Drow Ranger on Radiant side safelane. Here are the results!

 

 

 

Surprisingly, weather didn't really seem to impact performance at all! I personally expected a small drop in average framerate, but no measurable different was recorded. We got a small bump from the AMD side and NVIDIA but I believe that is close enough for margin of error. Woohoo, time to play with our weather effects rotation!!