After two years in the grave, the popular Halloween event, Diretide, will return to Valve's MOBA game, Dota 2, along with the second part of the Battle Pass. Unlike the event's 2020 edition, this year will be premised around an icy cold theme.
The Diretide features two teams competing against each other to collect taffy by the end of each round, as the most taffy collected wins the match overall. Although the game sounds simple and easy, it's tricky to play as we're taking a closer look at Diretide and Candyworks & Treasure Emporium.
Dota 2 Diretide Event – How To Play?
The Diretide map has two lanes, the bottom, and the top, as each lane spawns creeps like the usual Dota 2 matches. However, players collect taffy instead of gold once they've eliminated these creeps.
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Defeating the enemy heroes will also drop all their taffy and give the team a tremendous advantage. After collecting the desired amount of taffy, they must drop them into the home bucket, as adding the collection to the bucket has a channeling time.
They can also collect taffy from enemy Taffy Wells by destroying them, as these structures usually have a guardian to protect them, so eliminating them is a little complicated. It's also essential to feed Roshan when it demands candy; every two minutes, the monster will target a single player for candy and eliminate them if not provided on time.
The entire team will also receive the Roshan's Curse, which drains their HP with time. The heroes keep getting gold and XP throughout the Diretide match. They can use the gold to buy necessary items from multiple shops on the map.
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Collecting taffy and having the most collected at the end of the third round is the game's primary purpose. The intricacies and updated rules of the new Diretide event are unknown, but it will likely follow the guidelines from the previous iterations.
Dota 2 Diretide – Candyworks & Treasure Emporium Explained
Candyworks & Treasure Emporium is a way of trading the candy they'll receive during the Diretide event; they can redeem the candy with Sithil and Quirt to get exclusive treasures filled with cosmetics. However, they should be careful while dealing with the trading mechanics as it has a history of giving rewards that are below par.
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