DotA 2 is undoubtedly one of the most famous multiplayer games of all time. It is still going very strong even today despite being released very long ago. DotA 2 is mainly a very competitive game that requires a lot of focus and team play, which is why it’s best played with friends or just people you know personally in general.
When playing with friends, you can communicate with one another through Discord and come up with great tactics, while also enjoying the cool features that Discord has to offer. But, if for some reason, Discord is not working with DotA 2 when you want to play together with friends, here are some of the best solutions you can try.
How to Fix Discord Not Detecting and Not Working with DotA 2
- Run Discord in Admin
Discord usually works without any problems. It is a fairly simple application that has many great features, and it tends not to provide too many problems for users. But on the off chance that it does, these problems can usually be fixed by running the application in administrative mode. If you’re having problems with Discord and DotA2 working together or Discord not recognizing the game at all, it could be because of your system.
Discord is sometimes denied the permissions that it needs to work properly with games if it isn’t running in admin mode. That’s why it’s recommended that you close all instances of Discord on your PC and then run the application again. The only difference is that this time you have to make sure that you run it as an administrator. Discord should now work fine and should start recognizing and working with DotA 2. If that wasn’t enough, there are still a couple more things left to try out.
- Disable DotA 2’s in-game Voice Chat
As communication is such a key aspect of gameplay in DotA 2, the developers added an in-game voice chat to DotA 2 many years ago. This allowed players to communicate effectively and efficiently while in matches, which also made the game more fun to play in most cases.
The feature is a great addition to the game that is still quite useful, but it can turn out to be problematic if you use Discord. DotA 2’s own voice chat will cause problems with Discord calls and overlays which will prevent you from speaking to or hearing anyone through Discord. Luckily, the solution to this problem is as simple as disabling the DotA 2 voice chat through the game’s settings.
- Update Discord
Discord not being updated to the latest version is also bound to cause some problems. Its recommended that you check to see if any new updates for the application were released. Discord’s desktop app usually installs them on its own if any are available, but this doesn’t happen every single time. Install the new update if it’s available and Discord should now work with DotA 2 again.