Seasonal Events Return to Dota with Dark Moon Update

Events like Wraith Night and the infamous Diretide are beloved by many a Dota fan. Valve has announced a new event: Dark Moon.

Frostivus. Wraith Night. The Greeviling. Year Beast. Diretide.

If you’re a newer fan to Dota, you’ve probably heard of these events. They are renowned for their prizes and fun, and thought to be a thing of the past (the last one was Year Beast 2015.) In a surprise announcement on the Dota 2 Blog, however, the Dota developer team has announced a brand new event: Dark Moon. The Dark Moon update features a brand new gamemode titled Dark Moon. It features a pool of 18 heroes, a new map, and its own set of rules. 

Also released today was the announcement of the 2017 Winter Battle Pass. The Winter Battle Pass is similar to last season’s Fall Battle Pass. You can purchase the Battle Pass in the Dota 2 client.

The Winter Battle Pass includes (as of January 26, list is subject to additions): 

  • Seasonal Terrain
  • Winter Battle Cup
  • Three New Quests
    • Path of the Paragon
    • Path of the Inquisitor
    • Path of the Skirmisher
  • Winter Treasure I
  • Winter Treasure II (Coming Soon)
  • Winter Treasure III (Coming Soon)
  • New Emoticons

Are you excited for Dark Moon? Can it be as good as events were in the past? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us @GAMURScom.

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Art Credit: Valve Software