Diretide 2020 was a Halloween event that ran from October 29, 2020 to December 22, 2020. It featured a special game mode where two teams must collect the most taffy while avoiding the wrath of Roshan. Players could earn many unique event cosmetics by playing matches and earning Diretide Points.
Large ghosts will, after a delay, create an area on the ground that damages and slows enemies.
Volatile Arachnids explode when killed, dealing ?? damage and causing ?? knockback, as well as creating ?? small spiders.
Only candy in your home bucket counts as score, so it is important to deposit it before the round ends. Use Town Portal Scroll to hurry home as the countdown begins.
Sometimes it is better to starve Roshan, especially if he demands a large amount of candy or the round is about to end and the scores are close. The curse doesn't affect your score, only your ability to fight over the taffy.
Roshan can be used as a tool, since his stomping will damage and knock back all players. Consider luring him through enemies if you are targeted.
Passing your candy to a lane partner can be beneficial as they can transport it back to your home bucket while you remain in lane to fight and collect more candy. This is also handy after a fight in which your team steals a lot of candy as you can press the advantage without risking your gains.
Heroes with high AoE abilities are efficient at clearing all rounds except for round 3.
Clinkz's Death Pact can make him literally strong, eating by some greater creep.
Earn Diretide Points by playing the event game mode or normal matchmaking.
Bonus points can be earned by completing in-game feats such as killing the first tower, Roshan, Scarecrow Stash, etc.
1 point every 2 minutes
First win of the day
Feats (Normal modes)
4 Points 2 Points (Turbo)
First tower kill
First Roshan kill
Feats (Event mode)
First Taffy Well kill
First Scarecrow Stash kill
First candy steal
For every 100 Diretide Points earned, players are given a random award from the following list.
During this season, the Diretide Bucket at main menu will change visual according to total candy collected from 500 (techies mine), 1000 (green broodmother), 2000 (purple broodmother) and 5000 (Roshan`s head).
The slivers of the Mad Moon hang low in the night sky. From spring comes summer, from summer comes fall; the shift of the seasons march onward, droned out by the unceasing clash of Radiant and Dire. Long forgotten are the brief moments in which we stopped to turn our attention towards the woods. Where is the season of Diretide? We howled at the woods, begging it to bring forth its candy-mad beast. But nothing came. And we moved on.
But now the trees shake. The taffy in our bowls jostles as the ground shakes under foot. Could it be?
Brace yourself for a special Dota 2 event. Roshan stomps from his cave, lumbering down the river, hungry for candy and blood. Round after round of an an all-new frenetic, five-on-five game-mode awaits. Lo, the season returns. It’s Diretide.