Half-Life 2 Episode 3 Hinted at in Dota 2 Client Code

September 20, 2011Written by Alex Osborn

Ever since fans witnessed the shocking ending of Half-Life 2 Episode 2, there has been a massive outcry for another episode. It’s been a few years since the game’s release and Valve still has yet to say anything about the future of the Half-Life franchise. Fortunately, judging by a bit of code found in the Dota 2 client, Episode 3 may not be all that far off.

For those that aren’t familiar with the franchise, Dota 2 is the followup to a popular PC-based RTS title created by Valve. Apparently, the beta client for the game contains a folder titled “ep3” which was discovered by a fan site known as Lambda Generation.

Interestingly enough, buried within the code is information regarding two weapons: an ice gun and a flamethrower in addition to concrete, liquid, and metal “weaponizers”.  While we still don’t know exactly what all this means, and whether or not this is even Half-Life related at all, we figured that anything we can dig up that provides even a glimmer of hope regarding another episode is worth reporting.

You can be sure that we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear more.