Games with annual Halloween events
As people decorate their homes, eat candy, watch horror movies, and dress up in October, some video games are also getting into the spirit of Halloween. In fact, some have unique events every year for the spooky season. These games often have both online and multiplayer features, with Halloween being just one of the many annual events.
The games are also getting creative when it comes to how Halloween plays out in their world. Many have their own traditions and traditions, which makes each of them have a unique take on Halloween. Here are some of the best in-game Halloween events.
Halloween was part of Animal Crossing since its first game title. It occurs exactly on Halloween, October 31st. A unique character known as the “Halloween Tsar”, Jack, visits the city all evening and night.
As with Halloween, you can stock up on candy and give it to your various villagers. There is also special furniture that can be obtained during Halloween called the Creepy series in New Leaf and the Spooky series in other games. Players also often create their own personalized Halloween clothing for the season.
Halloween in Destiny 2 is known as the “Festival of the Lost”. In terms of the lore of the games, the event is meant to honor the spirits of the dead. There is also candy involved. Events started with the original Destiny game and continued in Destiny 2.
The tower area is decorated with purple candles, banners and paper lanterns. Not only that, but there is some spooky music and sometimes sweet screams to really get you in the mood for the season. You can also earn special rewards such as weapons and armor.
Guild Wars 2
From 2012 to this year, Guild Wars 2 has always celebrated Halloween. The method of celebrating the occasion is by hosting events centered around the Mad King’s Thorn, a spirit who is essentially the face of Halloween in Tyria and rules the Mad King’s realm.
The event usually lasts about a week. Halloween themed items arrive in the Gem Store, bonus experience can be gained, and unique rewards can be earned.
The annual Halloween event in Fortnite is called Fortnitemares. The event hosts a battle royale as well as unique maps, games, and spooky cosmetics such as movie monster skins. Much of what happens in these annual events is actually made by the fan community and chosen to enter the game through a contest.
The latest events have involved an invasion of mysterious cubes, giving their Halloween event a sort of sci-fi flavor.
Final Fantasy 14
Halloween in Eorzea is known as All Saints’ Day Awakening. Each year, the MMO offers players the opportunity to take on quests as volunteers for the Continental Circus. Along with these quests, city-states and residential neighborhoods decorate their streets with ghosts, pumpkins and bats for the occasion.
Since 2016, a haunted mansion has also been part of the event. Rewards throughout the year have included minions, mounts, furniture, and clothing.
Ghost-type Pokémon are their own Halloween icons, and Pokemon Go makes sure they take center stage throughout the Halloween season. Decisive encounters reward players with spooky Pokémon, sometimes there are Pikachu roaming around in costumes, and special cosmetics are made in the store.
Scary Pokémon are also present in raids, such as Giratina and Mega Gengar. Pokémon like Driftloon and Murkrow also benefit from spotlight hours.
Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 becomes what is playfully named “Scream Fortress” during the Halloween season. The event was introduced in 2009 and has been around for years. Players can get Halloween cosmetics, fight spooky monsters, and play Halloween cards.
Halloween cards include Mann Manor, Harvest Event, Helltower, Carnival of Carnage, Pit of Death, Sinshine, Brimstone, and more.
Apex Legends celebrates Halloween with unique Battle Royales, spooky skins, and weapons that can be bought or won.
The great Halloween Battle Royale of Apex Legends is the fear or fear of Shadow Royale. Each year bundles of items from previous years also go on sale, such as the Prince of Darkness Bundle, Queens of the Night, Tortuured Souls, and Wicked Wraith.
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