What's the Average Match Time in Dota 2? [With Stats]

The average match time in Dota 2 varies by rank, but typically lasts 35 to 45 minutes, with All Pick mode games lasting around an hour on average.

Updated on Jan 21, 2024
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What's the Average Match Time in Dota 2? [With Stats]

A typical Dota 2 ranked game lasts for about 35 to 45 minutes on average. However, If you’re playing All Pick mode, the whole match can last for an hour on average. 

Here are the official stats on how the average game time looks for all Dota 2 ranks:

Rank Average Game Time
Guardian 41:30



Still, it's worth noting that the average game length in Dota 2 changes with each patch. Some versions of the game have led to quicker matches, which was particularly noticeable in patches that buffed pushing strategies

During these times, heroes like Pugna, Venomancer, and Lycan were in favor, known for their ability to quickly overrun enemy bases, often finishing games in just 15 to 20 minutes.

In Dota 2, unlike some other games such as League of Legends, players do not have the option to forfeit. This aspect can have both positive and negative impacts. On the one hand, you can pause Dota 2 mid-match, which can also reduce a typical game time.

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