Halloween is just around the corner, so you know what that means: special Halloween events in your favorite video games! What did you think we’d say candy? On the eve of the big day, many games have revealed their plans to celebrate the most creepy holidays with special events. A lot of great things are happening this year, so let’s take a look at some of the standout ones.
Minecraft Spookyfest and Minecraft Dungeons Spookier Fall Events
You can always count on Mojang to have some fun with Halloween in Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons. New Minecraft Dungeon Seasonal Challenges unlock exclusive items including the Cackling Broom, Phantom Bow, and the Spooky Gourdian Armor Set. Go to Minecraft to download the free Spooky Gourdian Character Creator and the free Halloween Fiends skin pack. The team also celebrates IRL Halloween, so go to Minecraft.net for full details…
Sea of Thieves – Fury of the damned
Perhaps unsurprisingly, for a game full of creepy skeletons and ghost ships, the Rare team always goes to Halloween. In this year’s in-game event, players can earn additional favor with Bilge Rats by completing quests (outlined in-game via Mysterious Notes) such as destroying skeleton ships or devastating skeleton forts. Upon reaching a certain threshold of favor, you will receive Wicked Web cosmetic items for your efforts. There are even Community Spirit Trials to destroy a huge number of skeletons, offering pirates even more rewards after Fury of the Damned ends. More details, visit the official Sea of Thieves website…
Fortnite – Fortnitemares
Once again, the Fortnite Halloween event is called Fortnitemares, and it will feature some spooky decorations scattered across the island where the game’s battles take place. New skins are also available to players, including Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead and everyone’s favorite lab-created monster Frankenstein.
Apex Legends – The Monsters Within
Aside from special Halloween costumes for characters like Bloodhound and the already creepy Revenant, Apex Legends will also include a recurring game type called Shadow Royale. In this mode, dead players return as ghosts that can help their teammates from the great world.
Rocket League – Haunted Hallows
Developer Psyonix has always offered its Halloween offerings extensively, and this year is no exception. This year’s Haunted Hallows event won’t be intimidating, however, but will focus on everyone’s favorite crusader in the cloak: Batman. The Big Draw is the ability to unlock the 1989 and 2016 versions of the Batmobile, although there’s also a new Gotham City Rumble mode that puts the Rumble play-type right into Batman’s world.
Rainbow Six Siege – Curse of the Doctor
Everyone who plays Rainbow Six Siege loves the annual Doktor’s Curse event, so it’s no surprise Ubisoft will bring it back for another year. Offering a macabre twist to the time-honored Rainbow Six Siege formula, this mode lets players fight their way through the titular Doctor’s castle, while mutated operators fight their way through twisted creatures seeking to destroy them. As the slogan of the regime says: “When the Doctor is not around, monsters will play.”
Overwatch – Halloween Horror
Popular since 2016, the annual Halloween Terror event in Overwatch brings back Junkenstein’s Revenge with new challenge challenges for players to overcome. For those fans who only want to loot, there are also loads of weekly challenges that will offer badges, sprays, badges, and even some epic skins. You can even grab some loot boxes that have cosmetics and gear from previous Halloween events.
Destiny 2 – Festival of the Lost
The Festival of the Lost is back! Once again, you will put on a mask and collect candy throughout the universe, and then dive into the haunted versions of the game’s lost sectors to eliminate headless enemies. Just like the Headless Horseman, they’ll have pumpkin lanterns on their shoulders, so get headshots!
Call of Duty: Warzone – Ghosts
If you’re looking for a game mode that changes everything you’d expect from a game, look no further than Warzone’s second annual Halloween event. Ghosts are a fun twist on the Warzone Infection game mode, in which players transform into ghosts upon death, gaining special abilities that they can use on unsuspecting (and still living) comrades. There’s even a fear meter that will scare you when you fill it up!
No Man’s Sky – Emergence
Giant worms: it’s so hot now! While No Man Sky actually added massive, centipede-like Titan Worms to the game in this year’s update, the Emergence event gives players the opportunity to tame them, ride them and, yes, even grow their own from the tiny worm. What’s more, you can get a special worm mask that is as creepy as it sounds.