How to Fix Packet Loss In/Out in Dota 2

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In most subscribers of PLDT, either its fiber or home modem they got a common problem when playing the DOTA 2, the Packet Loss. Other players in the SouthEast Asia region also encounter the same problems with their internet providers. Having a packet loss in a match affects your gameplay and could ruin your team strategy of winning the game.

There are ways to fix the Packet Loss In or Out problem in Dota 2, this is by entering a console command that will refresh your server to a new and better one.

But before that, we have to fix enable the Console Command to Dota 2.

How to Enable Console Command

Open up Steam and go to the Library.

Locate Dota 2 and right-click then Properties.

At the General Tab, press the button Set Launch Options.

Then type the following in the Textbox: -console

Launch Dota 2 and go to Settings, and open up Hotkeys. From here, find the Player’s Action “Command“, and select you may assign keyboard key to display the console.

After enabling the Console Command you’re good to go on fixing Packet Loss.

How to Fix Packet Loss In/Out in Console Command

During the match, when you encounter a surge in Packet Loss you could open the command by the key you assigned earlier.

Then type the following command at the console:

  • sdr SDRClient_ForceRelayCluster man

The man in the command is for the region of Manila, the Philippines which is the closest location we have. If you are from other countries, please choose the code location of the nearest server from the list below.

Region Command List

Server CodeLocation
bomMumbai, India
dxbDubai, United Arab Emirates
eatMoses Lake, Washington, United States
fraFrankfurt, Germany
gruSao Paulo, Brazil
hkgHong Kong
laxLos Angeles, California, United States
limLima, Peru
luxLuxembourg, Belgium
maaChennai, India
madMadrid, Spain
manManila, Philippines
okcOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
ordChicago, United States
sclSantiago, Chile
seaSeattle, United States
shaShanghai, People’s Republic of China
stoStockholm, Sweden
sydSydney, Australia
tyoTokyo, Japan
wawWarsaw, Poland

Using the fix above, the Packet Loss In or Out will automatically fix to and reduces to zero. However, if it still has a packet loss after doing the step above, the problem might be your internet connection.

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  • Dirk January 29, 2020 7:34 pm

    Had a similar or the same problem, my ping was steady round about 11-13 but,
    i got packages In/Out Loss between 5/5 in Average and 20/20 in Peak.

    The Problem:
    My Router got struggle to manage IPV6-Protokoll together with DOTA 2.
    The Cure:
    Deaktivate the IPV6-Protokoll in the Network-Adapter Settings.

    No Problem any more 🙂

    • Jeff April 10, 2020 7:25 am

      Hi, can you teach us how you do that

    • millkan April 25, 2020 4:50 pm

      hi DIRK what did you do to solve this problem teach us plss..

    • Mohammad June 21, 2020 10:19 am

      Thnx Helped a LOT!!

  • Quaderno June 5, 2020 1:12 pm

    after entering the code should I restart my dota 2?

  • emto August 14, 2020 12:39 am

    it solved my packet loss but increased my ping from 110 to 190 🙁

  • DrakKorm August 13, 2023 11:14 pm

    i am from peru and i dont know why i have packet loss in server lima, this post help me to change the server to chile, it helps but increase the ping, how to fix the packet loss at lima i have, i need play with better ping


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