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Dota 2: Diretide returns after seven years with new rewards and more

Valve has surprised the Dota 2 community with the return of Diretide, bringing new rewards, events and more for fans to enjoy.
Dota 2: Diretide returns after seven years with new rewards and more

In 2012, Valve launched the Dota 2 Diretide event for the first time. It returned in 2013, and since then, Dota 2 fans have been hoping for its return. Now, seven years later, the Dota 2 Diretide even has returned with the fury of Roshan behind it. Here's what you need to know, including the new rewards, the Hallowed Chest and events you can experience in Diretide.

Dota 2 Diretide: When does the event end?

First up, you might be wondering when the Dota 2 Diretide event ends, since this is a Halloween-themed event.

Dota 2 fans will have a lot of time to enjoy Diretide, and earn all the new rewards. The Dota 2 Diretide even ends on 22nd December 2020.


Diretide new rewards & Hallowed Chest

First up, there's a whole bunch of new rewards for Dota 2 players to claim while playing Diretide or regular Dota 2 during the event.

Witch each match, you will get Diretide points, and with every 100 points, you can unlock one of over 75 unique items.

These items include sets, audio, treasures, UI and effects, as well as sprays & emoticons. Check out the full list of rewards.

Dota 2 diretide rewards hallowed chest events
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Then, there's the Hallowed Chest of the Diretide, which drops in both regular Dota 2 and Diretide matches.

You will need a key to open a Hallowed Chest, which will set you back $2.50 a pop. There are over 60 items of various quality which players can unlock with the new Hallowed Chest. Both the chest and the items themselves are immediately marketable, giving players the chance to trade with others via the Steam Marketplace. 

Check out the full list of items, from Tier 1 to 5, thanks to Valve's Wykrhm Reddy.

Diretide event details

The new Diretide event game mode sees players duke it out in a best-of-five brawl, all while collecting and stealing candy, and fighting off a more-angry-than-usual Roshan.

Players are encouraged to participate in the "Foultivities", which includes:

  • Collect Taffy: The clock is ticking and your team's stash awaits. Cut down those creeps and secure their taffy. Harvest with haste.
  • Fill Your Bucket: Heap piles of taffy into your trove but beware your enemy's thievery and tricks. Driven by greed, they will stop at nothing to rob you blind.
  • Satiate The Beast: Roshan's hunger is not to be ignored. Only the taffy in your pocket and your propensity to part with it will save you from a quick death.

The Diretide event is something no Dota 2 fans should miss, as we might not see it return again for a long time, judging by its past seven-year absence.