Halloween. The one time that you can leave your cobwebs in front of the door and nobody looks at you strangely when you howl at a full moon. In October, many game publishers perform séances to make special eerie content. So we can style our character and weapon to match this terrifying season.
A lot of holiday-themed events happen all year round. What makes the Halloween event special is that you can often get a lot more event-exclusive items compared to other events. So naturally, there are Halloween events to be found in all of our favorite video games! Some games come with their own spooky levels, but what we are looking forward to the most is customizing our characters to fit the season. Let’s find out what unearthly surprises await us this month!
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If there is any genre that is perfect for a Halloween event, it must be Battle Royale. Normally, matches are already very thrilling and nerve-racking. But add a ghostly map with spooky sound effects, and your adrenaline goes through the roof.
The Halloween event in Apex Legends is “Monsters Within” and can be played from October 12, till November 2. Remember that time when you walked out of the bunker in Apex Legends and a Wraith lurked around the corner? Well, this time they are dressed as the “Mistress of Evil” to make it even eerier. All the highlights for this event in a nutshell:
The beloved Halloween event Fortnitemares is reanimated in Season 8. The event lasts from October 5 till November 1. All over the map, you can find pumpkins and other iconic Halloween items. Even the battle bus is dressed in style. Throughout October, Epic Games teases and releases new cosmetics and other content. What other bewitching content can we expect:
Both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will be possessed from October 19 till November 2. Players who joined the horror event in Warzone last year might still recall the Haunting of Verdansk. This special in-game event introduced a limited time reward system and various new game modes like Zombie Royale. Now, The Haunting is back in full swing for both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, featuring new game modes, new multiplayer maps, exclusive operator bundles, new weapons and much more!
Warzone players will find a spiritual successor to Zombie Royale in the new Ghosts of Verdansk playlist. Manage your fear level by killing enemies and staying in Sacred Ground, or find yourself experiencing some frightening hallucinations. Killed in action? Return to the battlefield as a ghost and haunt your enemies. You’ll even get a second chance once you collect enough souls!
Black Ops Cold War also introduces new content in line with the Halloween festivities. Return to the streets of Nuketown, now decorated with spooky Halloween props. Fancy some more thrills? Try to stay alive in the new Scream Deathmatch game mode and the fan-favorite Infected playlist. If you’re looking for a more lighthearted experience during the spooky season, Prop Hunt Halloween is your go-to game mode. Hide with new Halloween props and outsmart the Hunters to win it all. Even zombies players get some new thrills with Hallow’s Eve Outbreak, a 10 minute survival mode that puts your zombie slaying skills to the test.
Aside from these game modes and map changes, there are plenty of new weapons and operators to customize your Halloween experience this year. Strike fear into the hearts of your opponents with the new LAPA submachine gun and the Hammer & Sickle melee weapon or claim exclusive event rewards such as Weapon Blueprints, Charms and an exclusive Watch. Two horror movie icons also make an appearance with the “Ghostface” operator from the new SCREAM and the “Frank the Rabbit” operator from cult classic Donnie Darko. Other operators also gain a creepy new look with a Necro Queen variant for Portnova and a Disciple skin for Weaver.
Hallow's End will take place from October 18th and will last until the 1st of November. Hallow’s End began as a celebration to end the harvest event. This is the same date as when the Forsaken broke free from the Lich King. If you wonder what to do in this time around Azeroth and beyond, here are some tips:
As we are used to from World of Warcraft, there are also pets, toys, and clothing to be earned that fit the theme. Perhaps you are feeling lucky and want to try and defeat the Headless Horseman each day. Who knows, you might end up with the elusive Horseman’s Reins!
If you want to go outside after dark, you can do so in spooky-style with Pokémon GO. The event is going live on October 15 and lasts until October 31. Just make sure to finish your ritual before catching a Ghastly in the alley behind the church. The cool new stuff that this event brings will come in 2 parts, divided over two weeks. There will be a collection challenge featuring Pumpkaboo, a special Research story called: What Lies Beneath the Mask, and increased XL Candy when you are walking with your Buddy. Besides that, Phantump and Trevenant will make their debut and there are increased spawns for Yamask, Duskull, Alolan Marowak, and Banette.
The content for Halloween Terror, as the Overwatch event is called, might be hauntingly familiar. Junkenstein’s Revenge is back again, as well as all the old cosmetics from previous years. Time to finally get that Winston Werewolf skin you couldn’t get last time!
Halloween Terror will last from October 12 until November 2. We can expect new skins, voice lines, emotes, and sprays.
Rockstar also joins the sorcery with Halloween Passes for GTA Online and Red Dead Online. A Halloween Pass for Red Dead Online costs 15 gold bars and provides rewards that are spread out over 20 levels. This time around we can expect the bloodied and torn Boucher Coat as well as the Glabella Lantern. Halloween Pass 2 runs from October 28th until November 22nd.
GTA Online brings a Halloween Surprise. That is literally what the event is called. The event will commence on October 28th and end on November 4. Rockstar feels very generous during the Halloween times and will probably double up on payouts again in some game modes. Of course, we are trying to save up for new cars with Halloween spray. Or perhaps you want to spend your Gold Bars on Weapons and Cosmetics such as face paints or masks.
We have all had some time to develop our skills in the newest addition to the EA sports family. FIFA 22 will join Halloween with a few tricks and treats of its own! Expect a little rebrand as the “Ultimate Scream” event we are familiar with is now called the “Rulebreakers” event. Scary! The event is rumored to start on October 22 and last for 2 weeks. Within these 2 weeks, several teams will be released, joined by promotional packs and squad building challenges.
Do one last check under the bed and in your closet before you start up your console or PC. Now hold on to your soul and don’t be frightened, you can always call your mom. Happy Halloween! Muahahaha.