Dota 2 will no longer share player info until the matchmaking queue is accepted

After the last Dota 2 matchmaking update, players have been finding ways to reveal who’s behind the queue and whether to accept or decline the match based on that. But recently, Valve has changed so that lobbies will no longer share members’ account information until all players accept the lobby.

For those who don’t know, Dota 2 recently had a recent update. They changed the matchmaking, which gave status regarding their queue, and players could exploit that to find out particular member information of all those in the queue.

This allowed users using third-party apps to designate, for example, whether their opponents are boosters or not or 1 hero spammers, similar to what’s been used, for example, Overplus users, before they got banned. From now on, that information has been limited.

But according to users, this hasn’t prevented Overplus from showing what players are picking which hero the most, but instead of knowing that beforehand, now they must join the game first.

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