Valve improved the algorithm behind the Dota 2 network settings. The game will be more responsive while remaining playable on connections with packet loss.
- The Network Quality option (Settings > Options > Advanced) has been updated. | If you have a network connection with packet loss, setting this to 'LOW' will increase latency but improve overall smoothness
Jeff Hill, software developer at Valve Corporation, explained in detail what the option does:
- cl_network_quality command changed to cl_network_quality2 | Works with the changes mentioned above
He also affirmed that even if a player had already set cl_interp 0 cl_interp ratio 1, he will still see enhancements thanks to today’s update.
In the video below, you can observe an example on how the change affected the reaction time of the game.
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