It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas, that's months away luckily, of course it's Halloween! Where you get to dress up as spooky stuff and bother a car manufacturer about when your favourite game will be getting a seasonal game mode. Not so fast, Dota fans.
For a spookstober party that is actually happening check out Overwatch's Halloween update.
Dota's annual scarefest is by now more famous for the times it wasn't released than when it was and this year, sadly, will only further that reputation.
Confirming what we all feared but didn't dare believe before beginning the "つ ◕_◕ つ Give DIRETIDE つ ◕_◕ つ" beg thread on Reddit, Valve's Daniel J stepped in to dash our hopes.
It was probably good to step in early given that previous years' beg threads have sprawled out and encompassed car manufacturer Volvo in a very confusing PR meltdown.
As yet another Halloween slips by with no Roshan candy hunt, we should probably give up on the game mode ever returning particularly as there were only two years it did happen and we all know what Valve thinks comes after two. Zero. It's zero.