The Dota 2 error 127 usually occurs when trying to launch the game. You will get this error message and won’t be able to run the game. This is usually caused by an outdated Steam client and can be fixed by updating it.
Dota 2 is easily the most popular multiplayer online battle arena game that’s developed by Valve and available to download for free from the Steam platform. In this game players control a hero with specific skills with the aim of destroying the opposing teams “Ancient”. Since its first release in 2013 more than half a million people play the game on a monthly basis.
Getting the Error 127 when starting DOTA 2
One of the issues that you might encounter while trying to run this game is when you get this particular error message. This is usually caused by an outdated Steam client. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.
Things to do first:
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- Restart your computer.
Method 1: Update the Steam client
Normally, the Steam client will automatically check for updates when you open it. You should however try to manually check for the update just to make sure that the client is updated.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Get client updates
- Open Steam.
You can do this by clicking on it from the Start menu list of applications.
- Click on the Steam menu.
This is located on the upper left side of the Steam client.
- Click on “Check for Steam Client Updates…”
The self update tool will start checking if any new update is available and download it.
After the client has been updated try running Dota 2.
Method 2: Verify the Dota 2 game file to fix error 127
If your Steam client is already updated and the issue still persists then you should try to fix this by verifying the game. This process checks for any corrupted game files and replaces it with new ones from the server.
- Open the Steam client.
- Click on Library.
- Right click on Dota 2 then click on Properties.
- Click LOCAL FILES.
- Click Verify integrity of game files.
After performing the steps listed above you will successfully fix the Dota 2 error 127.
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