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Diretide 2013 was a Halloween event that lasted from November 14 to November 28, 2013. It features a game mode similar to Diretide 2012 with some changes, most notably that Roshan must now be killed repeatedly to obtain the server record, instead of being killed the fastest. Special crafting recipes were also introduced for this event.
The Diretide 2013 game mode consists of three stages.
|Candy Chaos||8 minutes||
|The Trickster Awakens||8 minutes||
When this stage is over, the team with the most Greevil Taffy wins, and are awarded items.
In this stage, players must Team up with the opposing team to kill Roshan.
How to Obtain
Greevil Taffy can be acquired in the first two stages of Diretide by:
- Killing Roshlings (2 pieces each)
- Roshlings must be within ? range of an enemy hero to drop any Greevil Taffy.
- Killing jungle creep (0-3 pieces per group)
- Stealing from the enemy's candy bucket
- Killing enemies and taking any taffy they're carrying
- Picking up a piece of Greevil Taffy will reduce the player's maximum HP by 7.5% (stacking). Maximum HP will not drop below 1.
- Dying in any way causes a player to drop all Greevil Taffy.
- Greevil Taffy can be transferred between players, including enemies.
- Depositing Taffy in the candy bucket will grant gold and experience to all players, including enemies.
Players will receive one item for collecting more taffy than the opposing team, as well as one item at the end of the match. Possible rewards for both instances are:
In addition, there is a chance of receiving a rarer item for killing Roshan. This chance increases by 33% for every extra level Roshan gained before the end of the game.
Sugar Rush Hall of Fame
The teams who last the longest against Roshan will receive the very rare Platinum Baby Roshan. This record resets every cycle (every 24 hours).
Differences from 2012
- Roshan has a new skill set.
- Roshan has two new costumes - Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster
- All items can now be bought anywhere on the map during the last stage.
- counter will be reset to 1.
- Roshan is now unaffected by Hex and Root interruption
- You can now use a password to only match against other players with the same password in Diretide Matchmaking
Cosmetic changes have been made to the map.
- Autumn/Halloween theme.
- Radiant creep models have been replaced with Ghost models.
- Dire creep models have been replaced with Zombie models.
- Rune models have been replaced with a pumpkin model.
One of, in regular Quality:
And one of (40% Chance):
One of, in Cursed Quality:
One Cursed Quality item
- Valve did not originally plan on hosting Diretide 2013, but the event was eventually created after persistent community feedback.
- During the months leading up to the event, the meme "༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ GIVE DIRETIDE" was commonly seen in streams and community websites.