Updating steam hangs
The first is the Region because whenever steam downloads a game it will always download it from the closest server to the one you have selected.So we want to force it to download overseas depending where you're from.
- Removing the Dota 2 files from the downloading folder - *Make sure you pause any downloads before you attempt* To remove the downloaded files that might be causing the game to no longer continue to update/download correctly all you need to do is to open up your steam directory (This is usually defaulted to C:/Program Files/Steam) and open steamapps , downloading and locate any folders associated with the number 570.When you remove these files also clear out the downloading folder as well in one of the previous steps above to make sure we have a fresh run at downloading Dota 2. Hopefully the above has fixed the stalling update issue and I want to state that all fixes are based upon previous threads and there are too many people to thank for assistance in resolving this issue.I do not take credit for the guide as most of the fixes have been a community effort I have just typed it up nicely for those who are experiencing difficulties.On the same tab you can see the approximate speed which you can change people have stated changing this has allowed them to get past the stuck download. - Clearing out the Dota 2 Files from the depocache folder - If your still continuing to have issues downloading dota 2 or updating dota 2 where it stalls at the same spot every time after the above fixes your next step is to remove the depocache files as they are what is most likely causing it to stall.To remove the files from the depocache folder first you want to exit steam completely, then go into your steam directory (defaulted to C:/Program Files/Steam).