Spooky treasures arrive in Dota 2 without Diretide

There will be no hats and candies this year.

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Screengrab via Valve

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With Halloween quickly approaching, Valve will celebrate the bewitching night with new item sets for nine heroes.

The new items come in lieu of the Diretide event, a popular event mode that the community loved for the abundance of cosmetic items that it gave to players. Cameron_dev confirmed on Reddit that there will be no Halloween event this year while the Dota 2 team focuses on “matchmaking, player experience, and the Outlanders update.”

The rarest treasure is Dark Willow’s Saccharine Saboteur, which transforms her into an even bigger oversight. The mischievous fairy swings fully into the Halloween mood, complete with a pumpkin lantern, sweet treats, and an adorable kitten hiding in her witch hat.

The treasure includes sets for Tidehunter, Shadow Demon, Slardar, Jakiro, Storm Spirit, Viper, Faceless Void, and Clinkz. Here’s a look at each of the heroes decked out in their Halloween costumes.

Fans will be disappointed to hear about the lack of Diretide and will be anxiously anticipating The Outlanders update. All signs point toward a major shakeup with Outlanders, including two new heroes in Snapfire and Void Spirit.

Related: When does The Outlanders update come out for Dota 2?

The patch will likely drop after the conclusion of the first Dota 2 Major, MDL Chengdu, which ends on Nov. 24.