Dota 2: What Is Behavior Score and How to Check It

Have you been on your best behavior in Dota 2? Here's how you can find out!

Dota 2 is a free-to-play MOBA that was developed and published by Valve Corporation. It is the stand-alone sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA), a community-created mod for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion pack, The Frozen Throne. The development of Dota 2 began back in 2009 when IceFrog, the lead designer of the original DotA mod, was hired by Valve to create a more up-to-date version of the game.

In Dota 2, there's a stat called the "behavior score" that basically evaluates what sort of player you are. And in this short guide, we're going to break down what this score indicates and how you can check it for yourself. 

What is the Behavior Score in Dota 2?

The behavior score is pretty much what it sounds like -- it's a score for your behavior in the game. It's a lot like those grades you received for your behavior in preschool or elementary school -- N for Naughty, G for Great, or something along those lines. It's the same concept here.

If you are a mean or toxic player, you’ll have a low behavior score. If you’re a nice and friendly player you’ll have a high behavior score. The max behavior score is 10,000. No one knows precisely how the game calculates this score, but more than likely it has something to do with commends and reports.

Valve uses this behavior score to match players together when they queue up for games. So if you’re determined to be a toxic player have a low behavior score, you’ll be grouped up with similar people.

How to Find Your Behavior Score in Dota 2

Finding your behavior score requires having the console enabled if it isn't already. To do this, you'll need to:

  1. Open your Steam Library
  2. Right-click on Dota 2
  3. Right-click on Properties
  4. Click Set Launch Options
  5. Type “-console” (without the quotations)
  6. Click OK

Once you have the console up and running, you need to use a specific command within it in order to see your exact behavior score, as there's no place in the game's base UI to find it. Here are the steps you need to follow:  

  1. Start up Dota 2
  2. Open console (the default key for this is “\”)
  3. Type “developer 1” and press Enter
  4. Type “dota_game_account_debug”
  5. Look for “playerbehavor_score_last_report: #####”

Hope this is helpful for you! What's your behavior score in Dota 2? Got any tips for raising a low behavior score? Let us know down in the comments! And stay tuned for more Dota 2 guides here on GameSkinny.


Games Dota 2 Genres ActioneSportsMOBAStrategy Platforms PCMac Tags dota 2
Published Jul. 17th 2017

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