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How to trade items in Dota 2 without friends

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If you’re a Dota 2 player, chances are that you’ve had a few items gifted to you. Maybe it’s for your birthday, or maybe someone wanted to show their appreciation for your great play on the battlefield.
Either way, being given an item is pretty cool—and it also means that there’s someone else who got an awesome drop from a match too! But if giving away items isn’t your thing (or if you have no idea how), there’s another option: trading with other players in Dota 2.


Trade items with people you don’t know in Dota 2

If you’re looking to trade items in Dota 2, but don’t have any friends who play the game with you, then this guide is for you.
First of all, it’s important that you don’t use the chat function when trading items in Dota 2. Instead of using this feature of Steam and chatting with other players directly through Steam (which would require having an account), we recommend using another platform entirely: Discord.
This will allow for greater anonymity than just messaging through Steam itself does—and if someone happens upon your profile while searching for people who might want their own items listed on our website (or elsewhere), there are ways they can contact us without giving away their identity as well!

Avoid using the chat function when trading in Dota 2

When trading, there are a few things you should be aware of. The first is that the chat function will let people know when you’re trading with them.
This means that even if you’re trading with a friend and don’t want anyone else to know about it, people will still see your name in their chat log and might guess what’s going on if they see their teammates talking about “the trade”.
Another thing to keep in mind when using the chat function is that some players may try and scam others by claiming items are worth more than they actually are (or vice versa). If this happens, avoid using any sort of verbal communication between players during trades—instead use an item description or image instead!


Use SteamRep to find out more about traders when trading in Dota 2

If you want to trade with someone, but don’t have their Steam profile handy, the best way is to go on the [SteamRep]( It’s a website that allows players to check the reputation of other players and see if they’ve been reported for scams or other bad behavior.
It also lets you keep track of what other people think about them (and vice versa), so if your potential trading partner has an interesting history in game, it might be worth taking note of that as well!


Use a different chat platform altogether, such as Discord

You may find that it is more difficult to trade with people you don’t know in Dota 2. This can be frustrating and lead to delays, but there are ways around this.
First off, use a different chat platform altogether, such as Discord. This will allow you to avoid using the chat function when trading in Dota 2 because most traders do not use this feature of SteamRep (the database where players find other players who share their interests).
It also gives you more freedom as an individual player because it allows for private conversations between users without having them heard by anyone else in your party or game lobby.”


Don’t just give your items away!

There are a few things you can do to help your trader keep their items. First, make sure they know that they’re not just giving away their item for free. Second, ask them to use SteamRep or another third-party service like it (like Dota2Market) to check the reputation of the person who is buying from them.
This will tell you whether or not the buyer is trustworthy or not—and if so, maybe even offer some advice about how best to trade with them!
Thirdly: don’t be afraid of using multiple platforms for trading! You can always just use Discord instead if there’s someone else on there who needs help getting started with Dota 2 too! If neither option works out well enough though then I suggest using Steamrep instead…



In the end, there are many ways to trade items in Dota 2. The most important thing for you is to make sure that the person you’re trading with is trustworthy and has good ratings on SteamRep. If you do this, chances are high that your items won’t be stolen from you!

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