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Dota 2 Workshop - Loading Screens




  • Loading screen submissions require a 16:9 aspect ratio .png of preferrably 2048 x 1024 at 72dpi.
  • Our loading screen code is designed to use 16:9 as a base and achieve 16:10 and 4:3 aspect ratios by cropping the edges equally.
  • It's helpful if the most important elements of your image lie within the 4:3 area in the center.


  • Refer to the Submitting Items page for important general information about testing and submitting items.
  • Loading Screens are submitted under the "Images..." category.


  • During the submission process you will have a preview with buttons that will allow you to see how the image will display in 3 aspect ratios - 16:9 (full authored image), 16:10, and 4:3.



  • For item set loading screens, it is preferable to avoid Dota logos and text.
  • This image may also be used as a marketing image or as an armory icon.
  • If this image is connected to an item set, please ensure that the image is an accurate representation of the items.
  • If we request drastic changes to any items, we may either ask you to revise the screen to match the final items or we may not use the loading screen.
  • If you are submitting a loading screen for a team, player, or caster, they need to be included in the revenue share. Be sure to read the Team, Player or Caster Branded Item guidelines.
  • The workshop does not support animated loading screens.


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