This is not the case with Steam nowadays. Restart PC and open Steam client. Open Library. Right-click Dota 2. Steam says that I'm in a game very briefly (about 5 seconds) and then that stops, too. I have tried the following to resolve the issue: Launching Dota2 with. Real-time outages and problems for Dota 2. Dota 2 problems last 24 hours wont let us update games? why games no connection but steam online? hello?. Dota 2 - Network/Connectivity Issues. I am unable to connect to the Dota 2 network, experiencing network lag in-game, or losing my connection to the Dota 2. If you are encountering performance issues, game crashes, or Dota 2 is failing to launch with or without an error message, proceed through this article from top. Tried all prior Steam/YouTube/internet posted fixes to DOTA 2 not launching. Nothing worked for me, until I did this: Go to Steam's "Set Launch.