Diretide – Available Now!
Slivers of the Mad Moon cast their waning light across the land. A dormant beast stirs in his cave, a powerful hunger overcoming the arcane tendrils that bind him in his hibernation. We once celebrated his taste for sweets and the blood spilled in his honor by both Radiant and Dire. But that was quite long ago. Yet he stirs. Could it be? Yes! Now comes the season of Roshan! And with him comes an all-new Halloween game mode, rewards upon rewards, gobs of candy to steal and a heaping new treasure for one and all. Lo, it’s Diretide.
Featuring a new version of the Diretide game mode, collect and steal candy from your enemies, while keeping Roshan at bay. The best-of-5 fast-paced brawl will be available for everyone to play until December 22nd. For the duration of the event, Diretide and Dota games you play will reward you with Diretide Points. Every 100 Diretide Points collected, you’ll receive one of over 75 unique rewards including exclusive sets, couriers, wards, a Chest of the Diretide, a Pumpkin Head equippable by any hero, ghostly costumes for your heroes and your courier, an alternate in-game art style global item, chat wheel lines, sprays, MMR Double down tokens and more!
Diretide is not the only thing that is back from the past this year: The Hallowed Chest of the Diretide, with more than 60 items among 5 tiers, including Immortals and Emblems, reintroduces the Chest and Key system. Similar to Dota chests from 2013 and CSGO, the Chest of the Diretide drops as a reward for playing and is opened with a key purchasable on the store. Both the Chest and its contents are immediately marketable and can be purchased and sold on the Marketplace directly from inside the client. Additionally, we are introducing a Trade Up system that allows you to turn 10 items of a tier into a random item of a tier higher. Don’t have 10 items of the same tier? We will help you automatically fill the empty slots with the cheapest items from the marketplace so you can find the best bargains and turn them into more valuable items. Like CSGO crates as well, the odds of tier 1 to tier 4 are 1:5 compared to the tier immediately below. The odds for the cosmically rare emblems are 1:100000, like previous emblems.