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Dota 2: How to lock the camera

Many Dota 2 players wondered how they could lock the camera so as to follow their heroes all the time. In this guide, I’m going to show you exactly how you can do that and answer all your questions related to this matter.

How to lock Dota 2 camera

1. Use the hotkeys

  1. Navigate to your hotkey options.
  2. Locate the Select hero key.
  3. Edit the key and select a new key that will enable this option.
  4. Hit this key twice and the camera will automatically focus on your hero.
  5. To fully lock the camera, go to Camera options and disable the Edge pan option.

2. Bind the Lock Camera key

Alternatively, you can also bind the Toggle Offset Lock Camera option as shown in the screenshot below.dota 2 camera lock options

Pressing the key twice is necessary if you rely on units that have multiple heroes. In this manner, you can change the hero who’s taking the command without necessary changing the camera.

Many players don’t recommend locking the camera as this might cripple your gameplay. Maxing your camera efficiency allows you to gather as much information about the map as possible. Knowledge is power and having a clear vision of the map helps you to take the best game decisions.

Other players suggest the only case where locking the camera is useful is when you want to block creeps.

This need to lock the camera is prevalent for LoL players coming to Dota 2. While playing with the camera lock is fine in LoL, it does bring some disadvantages in Dota 2. Many gamers are still struggling to break this habit.

However, this is a matter of personal preference. If you’re feeling more comfortable with the camera lock option enabled, play that way.

Do you often lock your camera when playing Dota 2? Is this an old habit of yours that refuses to die? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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