As a Dota 2 player, and someone that hasn’t played Mario Kart since I was a kid, this new mod by ‘BMD’ is speaking to my inner child. Using the usual top-down view of Dota, the mod uses all the same items, characters, and environment features of Dota 2, but it’s all been tweaked to play like a kart racer.
Over on a Reddit post mod creator BMD says, “In the meantime, I'm working on making the dota 2 map raceable, as well as building a "campaign" system so that people can race across multiple maps in the same game session, instead of on only a single map.” Looks like this isn’t just a one-off map then - we’ll be able to compete in Mario Kart style campaign modes.
In the video below from Nigma Vidya’s YouTube channel you’ll see the mod in action, with Clockwerk’s Power Cogs being used as shells and illusion runes as power ups. The mod is pretty impressive in its current state, with twists, turns and even jumps throughout the track.
As BMD mentioned, he is also working on making the actual Dota 2 map an option to race on, and some footage from his channel is below – prepare for frantic mouse clicks!
The mod is available to download via the Dota 2 forums, so head on over there if you want to powerslide Pudge around the track.