Valve stopped an Overwolf add-on, which allowed Dota 2 players to gain competitive advantage in their matches by checking their most-played heroes. The program had previously raised concerns among community members who considered it cheating.
The addon was in a grey area. It used public data to provide draft assistance. While this allowed players to identify smurfs and act accordingly, beginners failed to play their favorite heroes for a long time.
In decades of research, Valve has taken action and disabled program ability to track the Dota 2 and the three history at the pick stage.
Players can’t be accessed in matchmaking during pregame phase. They can still be accessed once the picking process ends. #Dota2: Allianza2: 0:09:21.
Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) February 28, 2023
A little bit of sand, Valve made it that third-party tools couldn’t access profiles while picking, so the bans and picks will now start without any aid tools. At once the players load in will become accessible.
The draft help was the main advantage of these add-ons. Valve closed the door, so the uninstallation numbers may start to piling up.
While the Volvey update made it appear as though the Dota2 developer could disable a feature that would allow users to be inaccessible during the pick-up stage, adding-ons continued to work for a short time afterwards.
Dot can confirm that they’ve stopped working in picking stage.