Along with the latest update to Valve’s MOBA, Dota 2, they also ‘accidentally’ pushed a text file called hl3.txt. We’re not lying, its actually called that. This might be it. You can find the text file on you own computer if you have Dota 2 installed and updated (or click here to view the file online.)

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\game\core\tools\help\fgd\hl3.txt

The Proof

There is more evidence than just a text file, though. Here it is:

The first indication was when the Steam Summer Monster Sale’s mini game finished loading at 109% rather than 100%. Indicating perhaps towards 10/9 (the date, 9th of October).

The Second interesting part is that the date possibly referred to above was the initial release date for the last Half Life game, HL2: Episode 2.

half life

Inside HL3.txt

Inside the file there is a lot of interesting stuff. You can view the file yourself (methods mentioned above). Here are some things that stood out.

Combine Turrets mentioned

string m_Id = “Element.npc_turret_ceiling_pulse”
string m_FriendlyName = “npc_turret_ceiling_pulse”
string m_TooltipOverride = “”
string m_HelpText = “Combine Pulse Ceiling Turret


The following things are also mentioned

  • XBox 360
  • Quests
  • Procedural generation
  • Possible ‘VR Support’
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10 Responses

  1. Faisal Shareef

    I am also finding lot of “(HL3 only)” mentions in that file. Its real its happening *cries with tears of joy*


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