Hello, everybody! Hope you enjoyed your weekend and are starting to feel the Halloween spirit. The time is drawing closer, just about two weeks left until it’s spooky time! How are you all getting into the Halloween spirit? I personally am doing a whole lot of nothing. Which is entirely out of character for me, but I’ve been busy gaming and doing the other more mundane things of life. It’s really starting to drive me crazy though. I need a pumpkin shaped cookie and some cheap fake spider webs soon, or I’m going to go insane. I will not let Halloween just pass me by!!
In that spirit, I have put together all the Halloween in-game events and updates for this year that I could dig up. I already talked about one big one. That is the Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017. Fun times! There are way more than that, and I’m ready to share. Let me know if I missed any! I found ten including Overwatch, which makes nine on this list.
1. Pokémon Go
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This event is still clouded in mystery. There is still no date announced, and most things are still tight-lipped with this event. What everyone is hoping for though is some new Gen 3 pokémon. Which may just be hopeful thinking. Last year the event only saw an increase in ghost type Pokémon. We shall see!
2. World of Warcraft
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The World of Warcraft Halloween event is titled Hallow’s End, and it runs from October 18th to November 1st. There not much knowledge on the details beyond that except this little description from the site:
Hallow’s End celebrates the break of the Forsaken from the Scourge. Fun and mischief reign as the Innkeepers of Azeroth give treats, and tricks, to whomever asks.
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The Halloween patch for Smite is out! There are six new god skins! The Halloween arena has returned as well as Scary Potion. The new Halloween treasure chest items are: Trick or Treat Cupid,, Grim Reaper Thanatos, Spooky Music Theme, and Jack O’Lantern Jump Stamp. The patch is out for PC but is still not out for Xbox or PS4. No dates announced. The patch is 4.19, Departure to the Afterlife. For more info on the patch, check it out here.
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It is Minecraft’s Spooktacular Halloween Event from now until November. You can find special Halloween themed activities and items in servers Lifeboat, InPvP, and Mineplex. There are haunted houses, get spooky zombie pets, zombie attacks, trick or treating, unique quests, and more! For the full details check out Minecraft’s webpage about it here.
5. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
From now until November first is Willard Wyler’s Halloween Scream! Just by logging in weekly you can pick up a free Halloween drop box (each week a new one). Each week there is also a new zombie boss for a big boss battle. Additionally, there is a special game mode called Gesture Warfare mode. In this mode, you can kill enemies by pinching your fingers! The Carnage map is free for everyone during this event.
Check out more details at their official site here.
6. Gears of War 4
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This last Friday–Friday the 13th–Gears of War had Skorge return. He will become a skin you can get later on as well. The big Halloween event itself doesn’t start until October 27th. Once it starts up you can join multiplayer matches that give everyone pumpkin heads. There will also be a special mode called Phantom Dodgeball, as well as other surprises.
The Shadow’s Eve event has been going on from October 10th and will continue until November 1st. During this event, there will be limited-edition chests that will have Shadow’s Event unique items like skins and banners. There will also be regular items in the boxes. If you want to make sure you can do everything you can, there is the option to purchase a bundle with it all from October 24 to November 11th. There will be discounts for any items you already have.
Check out the official site here for more details.
8. Heroes of the Storm
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Heroes of the Storm event Hallow’s End is kicking off October 17th and runs until November 14th. This one is similar to Overwatch’s Halloween event in that regular event chests are replaced with Halloween ones. There is guaranteed at least one Halloween event item per chest. That means you’ll get a chest when you level up and after October 20th you will get one as a Weekly Brawl reward. You can also purchase chests with gems.
Making progress in quests will also get you some sweet prizes. Read more here.
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Starting October 17th, you can claim a free new hero! She is Warlock Nemsy Necrofizzle. To get her you just have to participate in a Fireside Brawl at any Fireside Tavern. These Fireside Taverns are real-life events! Sounds pretty exciting! Check out the webpage here for details and to find a Fireside Tavern near you!
This month the Fireside Brawl is a tag team, 3v3 team tournament. You will be paired up at a location.