Halloween came and went for DOTA 2 fans without the Diretide event. The popular holiday themed mode’s absence this year had gotten DOTA 2 fans up in arms when Valve made no mention whatsoever of it. Today, Valve addressed those fans on the DOTA 2 Blog.
Valve apologizes to fans for not addressing their concerns, claiming that they “made a significant mistake”. ‘We didn’t ship a Diretide event this year, and you were rightly upset about it. That was clearly a mistake, and then we compounded the problem by not telling you what was going on.”
But all is not lost. DOTA 2 players will receive the Diretide Event in the game’s next update.
“We’re going to ship Diretide with the next update. The rest of the update we’ve been working on is in final testing, and as each of us finish up our work on it, we’ve been jumping over to Diretide. Second, we’re pretty sure the update that we’ve been working on for a couple of months is going to be pretty significant. In addition, we’ve made a few changes to Diretide that we think makes it more fun than before.