Event Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Event RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Valentine's Day Event Brings Favorite Map to Destiny 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/ku3mj/valentines-day-event-brings-favorite-map-to-destiny-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/ku3mj/valentines-day-event-brings-favorite-map-to-destiny-2 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:38:03 -0500 Nilufer Gadgieva

Destiny 2's Valentine's Day event, Crimson Days, is already making a better appearance than the last. The popular Crucible map "Burning Shrine" from Destiny's Trials of Osiris is going to be added to Destiny 2 next week. 

The map is considered one of the very best by a majority of fans; however, this version, named "The Burnout," will be remade to meet the theme of the Curse of Osiris DLC.

This would be the second time Bungie has relaunched a former map since "Shores of Time" made a comeback in October of last year.

The Crimson Days event will begin Tuesday the 13th of February and end on the 20th of the following week. Additional features will be added as well, such as an option for gamers to play in duos or couples and benefit from staying within proximity of their partner.

For those who don't have a partner to play with, the game will match you up with somebody compatible. There will also be new items and enough loot to go around for a while. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for all your Destiny Crimson Days info and guides!





Paladins Gets Spooky with the All Hallows Evie Update and Event https://www.gameskinny.com/488e6/paladins-gets-spooky-with-the-all-hallows-evie-update-and-event https://www.gameskinny.com/488e6/paladins-gets-spooky-with-the-all-hallows-evie-update-and-event Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:02:42 -0400 Kengaskhan

Night falls on the sci-fi fantasy realm of Paladins as the All Hallows Evie event goes live, where players can celebrate Halloween inside the world of their favorite hero shooter!

Of course, as a Halloween event, All Hallows Evie brings a spooky assortment of champion skins and accessories to the game. Most of the Halloween cosmetics can be obtained from Little Boxes of Horror -- the event treasure chests -- which you can purchase for 75 crystals each.

New Skins and Cosmetics

You'll find some themed accessories and weapon skins inside the chests, but if you're lucky, you'll pull one of the epic character skins like Evie Bewitching or Bomb King Pumpking. 

On the other hand, if you want the Mal’damba Wickerman and Strix Raven character skins, you'll have to purchase them directly with crystals. However, you only have to buy the Wickerman skin to get both -- upon purchase, you’ll receive a fairly simple quest line that rewards the Strix Raven.

There are also a few exclusive treats for players who are a part of the game's VIP membership program -- namely a Bruce Buffer UFC-style announcer pack and a taunting dance emote for Pip -- but the most notable of the new VIP-exclusives is clearly the Nightmare mount.

Check out the official art for all these new additions to Paladins as part of the Hallows Evie event:

New Map

But that’s not all -- in addition to the usual map and champion tweaks that come with updates this size, Open Beta 60 introduces a brand new map for the Onslaught game mode! It's called Foreman's Rise, and you can check it out in this teaser trailer below:


Join the Halloween festivities for the duration of Paladins' All Hallows Evie event to get some exciting new skins for some of your favorite characters!

Puzzle & Dragons Gets Limited-Time Monster Hunter Dungeon https://www.gameskinny.com/1ll24/puzzle-dragons-gets-limited-time-monster-hunter-dungeon https://www.gameskinny.com/1ll24/puzzle-dragons-gets-limited-time-monster-hunter-dungeon Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:17:00 -0400 LuckyJorael

GungHo Online Entertainment America has teamed up with Capcom to bring Monster Hunter into the mobile game Puzzle & Dragons for a limited-time event. The collaboration introduces an all-new dungeon with massive creatures to battle, which players can team up to tackle: the Multiplayer Monster Hunter Collab! Dungeon. Inside, Massacre Demon Diablos awaits, with difficulties ranging from Intermediate to Ultra G Rank.

Additionally, players receive the new Male Hunter just for logging in during the event, and can also obtain the Female Hunter by clearing the Collab! Dungeon the first time. Players can get materials to evolve their new characters by playing the dungeon, or outright purchasing the characters in the game's MP shop.

High enough rank characters -- 50 or above -- will also get a free pull on the Monster Hunter Egg Machine, with a chance to receive one of the new monsters featured in the Collab! Dungeon.

The Monster Hunter event starts today, July 10th, and lasts until July 23rd.

Star Trek Timelines' First Ever Mega-Event "Process of Assimilation" is Coming May 4th https://www.gameskinny.com/bbpam/star-trek-timelines-first-ever-mega-event-process-of-assimilation-is-coming-may-4th https://www.gameskinny.com/bbpam/star-trek-timelines-first-ever-mega-event-process-of-assimilation-is-coming-may-4th Tue, 02 May 2017 12:29:02 -0400 Marc Hollinshead

It's been over a year since its initial release, but Disuptor Beam's Star Trek: Timelines is about to receive its first ever mega-event on May 4th. Ominously called "Process of Assimilation", it plans to bring a number of Borg-themed events in a month-long series that spans across a new story arc for players.

When teasing the event in an official blog post, Disruptor Beam simply poses the question:

What if a mysterious space-time anomaly was no longer your biggest problem…?

Zero Hour, the game's first event of the series, starts on Thursday May 4th and continues until Monday May 8th. Events that follow include:

  • Experimental Design (May 11th)
  • Contagion (May 18th)
  • Resistance (May 25th)

For more details and a sneak peek at this mega-event, you can check out the official trailer below:

It's all about the Borg!

With all of these events taking place, players will be greeted by a bunch of new characters, such as Janeway, La Forge, and Tuvok. The Borg Queen will also be making an exciting new appearance, as will the Borg Sphere -- a shiny new ship for players to experience.

Borg-centric Gauntlets, Borg-related rewards in the Battle Arena, and even Borg Packs in the Time Portal will also be available throughout "Process Assimilation". 

Disruptor Beam has promised to keep us updated through their Facebook and Twitter pages as the month continues, as well through the forums and in-game mail. 


Are you excited about Star Trek Timelines' first ever mega-event? Let us know in the comments!

D.Va Receives New Skin From Playing Heroes Of The Storm https://www.gameskinny.com/1d57p/dva-receives-new-skin-from-playing-heroes-of-the-storm https://www.gameskinny.com/1d57p/dva-receives-new-skin-from-playing-heroes-of-the-storm Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:47:55 -0400 Dan Roemer

To celebrate the launch of its massive Heroes of the Storm 2.0 update, Blizzard just released a trailer that showcases new content for both HotS and Overwatch -- plus a fresh skin for D.Va that players can get for trying their hand at the revamped MOBA.

The trailer shows Genji fighting a Diablo, when suddenly D.Va appears to help him out. This video doesn't give us any information on when the event is happening, or how D.Va plays in Heroes of the Storm. But in order to take part, you'll have to boot up the game and enter the "Nexus Challenge 2.0" in order to participate once the event has started.


The event itself will last four weeks, with different rewards each week -- including loot boxes for both games, the potential to earn previous awards from the last Nexus Challenge event, and plenty of other rewards as highlighted in the trailer above.

Once dates are announced, we'll be sure to let you know. But for everything Blizzard related, stay tuned to GameSkinny!

Summer Games Done Quick (2017) Released Its Full Schedule https://www.gameskinny.com/38ahm/summer-games-done-quick-2017-released-its-full-schedule https://www.gameskinny.com/38ahm/summer-games-done-quick-2017-released-its-full-schedule Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:12 -0400 Tinh Nguyen (Tinhn778)

Twice a year Games Done Quick holds a speed running event, one in January called, “Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ)” and one in the summer, which is coming up known as "Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ)." The event runs for a week, starting on Sunday, July 2 ending Sunday, July 9. The full Schedule is on the official website.

Why do these speedrunners decide to do this event? Well, this event is to raise awareness and money for Doctors Without Borders (donate if can). Awesome Games Done Quick in January broke their record with $2.2 million raised and last year’s Summer Games Done Quick raised almost $1.2 million.

The schedule has many different types of games for everyone to enjoy. One of the newer games and first on the list is Nier: Automata. The speed runner Clint “Halfcoordinated” Lexa will attempt a two-hour run on normal difficulty. His nickname “Halfcoordinated” is due to his disability that limits the use of his right hand. We’re in for a treat watching this speed runner do the impossible.

On Tuesday, July 4  is the debut for Dishonored 2 on Games Done Quick. Blood_Thunder who has a knack for Bethesda games, completing Doom (2016) during AGDQ 2017 with a 54-minute run, Wolfenstein: The New Order at SGDQ 2016 which he finished with a time of 1:45:41 and at the same event Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with the time of 1:06:53. It’ll be great to see how he tackles the problems and difficulty of the world of Dishonored 2.

A game that is notably not on the list is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, don’t worry though there are many other Zelda titles in the main schedule like, Twilight Princess HD on Wednesday, July 5th, Majora’s Mask on Saturday, July 8th, and a triple threat on Thursday, July 6th with A Link to the Past, Adventure of Link, and Link’s Awakening DX to end out the day. Even though Breath of the Wild isn’t on the main list, it has been accepted as one of the six “bonus games” that will get an unscheduled hour demo that will be played on the Wii U.

Breath of the Wild is a weird situation when it comes to speed running. Once you complete the 30ish minutes of the Great Plateau you are given the freedom to fight the boss and complete the game, but there are DLC and Amiibos’ to factor in the speedruns. But it’s great to see the process of the speedrunners with Breath of the Wild.

Games Done Quick is an amazing organization, not only do they raise awareness and money for charity, but they also show another side of a gamer. The side that doesn’t just play for their own enjoyment, but also the happiness of others less fortunate. Games Done Quick does great things for this industry and it’s not just playing or talking about games, it’s the joy they spread around.

Payday 2's "Search For Kento" Event Has Ended After 10 Days https://www.gameskinny.com/4la1u/payday-2s-search-for-kento-event-has-ended-after-10-days https://www.gameskinny.com/4la1u/payday-2s-search-for-kento-event-has-ended-after-10-days Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:28:08 -0400 Olly Smith

After ten days of daily updates, Payday 2's "The Search for Kento" event has come to a close with the release of a new heist called Green Bridge. Players saw lots of new content and in-game balance changes for the duration of this event. 

As per the developer's modus operandi of doing regular free event periods, "The Search for Kento" was based on wrapping up a subplot that began years ago, with the Yakuza character Jiro coming to America to find his missing son.

During this event, two new heists -- Heat Street and Green Bridge -- were released. Both were based on levels from the first game and retconned to accommodate the new storyline. A new game mode called Crime Spree was also made available to players, which allowed them to string together heists in a never-ending sequence as each level gradually escalated in difficulty.

Along with this new content came several smaller quality-of-life adjustments in the form of armor skins, AI teammate management, a new pistol capable of penetrating shields, and many new masks to wear. Players could also participate in community challenges together to earn bonus experience points, as well as enter a competition that allowed them to design their own character that would appear in the game.

What's Next for Payday 2?

With this new event, Payday 2 has seen over 40 heists in post-release content, plus 150 updates with new weapons, characters and improvements, since its release in 2013. "The Search for Kento" also marks the point where the developers will be preparing for the end of their support contract,which is supposed to end later this year.

When asked about the game's future in an AMA on Reddit, Producer Joakim Wöntner did not comment on whether the game could be supported in 2018. He simply wrote:

"So far what's been publicly said is that Payday 2 is supported all through 2017."

It's unknown what features will be added next to the game as the clock ticks down. There are hints at new infamy levels, more classic heists, and new playable characters to join the Payday crew. But Overkill and Starbreeze have a record of being very secretive about this sort of stuff, so only time will tell what's coming. 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Bonus EXP Event Guide: Tips for Grinding the Most Experience https://www.gameskinny.com/n9a93/yu-gi-oh-duel-links-bonus-exp-event-guide-tips-for-grinding-the-most-experience https://www.gameskinny.com/n9a93/yu-gi-oh-duel-links-bonus-exp-event-guide-tips-for-grinding-the-most-experience Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:18:19 -0400 Erroll Maas

This week, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links sees the return of Yami Bakura in Duel World, the release of the new "Chaotic Compliance" booster pack, and a week-long 1.5x bonus experience event.

If you're looking to grind through some levels, now is the time to do it. If you need a little extra help making the most of this week's event, here are some of the best ways you can level your characters fast and get more rewards while it's still happening. 

Don't Surrender

This is the best advice any Duel Links player can give. No matter how badly you're losing, no matter how it makes you feel, do not give up the duel. If you lose you still get experience -- just less than what you would have if you won. But if you surrender you get absolutely no experience.

Remember: Yugi only ever surrendered twice. Both times in duels which he could have won easily. Don't be like Yugi; take the loss and try again when you feel more confident.

Duel the Vagabond

The Vagabond is a great resource for farming experience. Not only does he provide a hefty amount, but he also provides extra challenge for those who feel the Legendary Duelists and other characters in Duel World just aren't cutting it.

Make sure to always challenge your friends when he asks you to so you can duel against him more times per day. (As long as some of your friends send a challenge back, of course.)

Gather Keys

Keys allows you to duel Legendary Duelists at the Duel Gate, and can be won from winning duels. Keys are also often found lying on the ground for you to pick up. Make sure to pick up any exclamation point you see on the ground so you can amass a number of differently colored keys. It's always better to have too many keys than not have enough.

Duel The Strongest Version of Each Duelist

Depending on your stage level, the strongest duelists available at the gate may be level 30, 40, or 50. Always make sure to play against the highest level duelists you can, whether that be through the gate or Duel World.  

If you're having trouble, it's probably a good idea to bump down to the next strongest version of that duelist until you feel confident enough to take on the highest level version.

With Yami Bakura making a return, alongside The Vagabond and plenty of other characters you can play against, this week's event is a great chance to level up (and maybe even max out) some of your characters. The bonus experience will also be able to help you obtain character rewards -- like gems, deck boxes, and exclusive cards -- much faster.

This may be the only bonus experience event we'll see for a while, so make sure to rack up plenty of points this week. And if you need help facing down the returning enemy during this 1.5x EXP weekend, we've got a guide to beating Yami Bakura to help you out!

Edna and Mikleo Joins the Cast in Tales of the Rays https://www.gameskinny.com/7h40o/edna-and-mikleo-joins-the-cast-in-tales-of-the-rays https://www.gameskinny.com/7h40o/edna-and-mikleo-joins-the-cast-in-tales-of-the-rays Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:43:09 -0400 Kevin Ngo

The latest event in Tales of the Rays -- titled "God's Recipe" -- has you going on an adventure with Edna and Mikleo from Tales of Zestiria. So if you wanted more Zestiria characters in the game, this is the perfect chance to go get them.

If you have played Tales of Zestiria, you will be very familiar with who Edna is. But if not, Edna is the Earth Seraph in Zestiria and has the tendency to tease others. She fights with an umbrella and primarily casts earth spells.

Mikleo is the Water Seraph, and the childhood best friend of Sorey. While he is a calm and composed individual, he has a tendency to get flustered. This makes him a very easy target to get teased by Edna. Mikleo uses a staff as his weapon of choice and primarily casts water spells.

Mikleo, Tales of the Rays

The new event comes with a prologue you will need to clear before you start the quest. Once you have beaten the prologue, you'll be able to start the 2-part quest. The first part has 17 stages -- and by clearing it, you'll unlock Edna and Mikleo for your party. Clearing the final stage in part one will unlock Mikleo Mirror Arte. The 2nd part has 10 stages, and is much more difficult than the first part. But you'll get Edna Mirror Arte at the end of it.

The one advantage this event has over the game's previous event is the inclusion of Mirror Arte as a reward for Edna and Mikleo. While the summon banner does feature a much more powerful Mirror Arte for the two characters, it's nice for them to have at least a basic Mirror Arte. This event also has rewards in the contract section for leveling Edna and Mikleo so you are encouraged to use them while the event is live.

Edna, Mikleo, Tales of the Rays

With this, we will now have had 4 characters added to Rays through events. The "Gods' Recipe" event will run from March 31 to April 17.

Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Festival Has Come Back https://www.gameskinny.com/iuqhw/guild-wars-2s-super-adventure-festival-has-come-back https://www.gameskinny.com/iuqhw/guild-wars-2s-super-adventure-festival-has-come-back Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:00:02 -0400 Paige McGovern

Super Adventure Festival (finally) returned to Guild Wars 2 on March 30, and will remain active until April 20.

Beginning as a "game within a game," Super Adventure Festival, or Super Adventure Box (SAB) as it's also known, first appeared in 2013 as an April Fool's joke, but quickly gained popularity within GW2's community.

Using pixelated graphics and "old school," retro music, the game world starkly contrasts with the traditional Guild Wars 2 experience. Accessible for characters level 10 and up who have reached Rata Sum, regardless if they have the expansion or not, SAB sees players entering its world through the portal at Magustan Court Waypoint.

Here, players travel through two dangerous worlds and various zones -- either by themselves or with a party -- to save Princess Miya and (perhaps) emerge victorious.

With limited lives, restricted combat, and automatic respawns, SAB can be difficult and frustrating. But it can also be a lot of fun, too. In each unique zone, the player must jump to difficult platforms, dodge projectiles, defeat challenging enemies, avoid hidden traps, and simply figure out where to go in order to collect rewards and complete the world. There is no fall damage, so players can be as daring as they'd like when it comes to exploration. They may even be able to discover hidden rooms. There are checkpoints to save progress along the way and game modes of varying difficulties to suit every player: Infantile (easiest), Normal, and Tribulation (most difficult).

guild wars 2, sab, super adventure festival, super adventure box

Players must start in World 1 and can only advance to World 2 once they've completed World 1, or if they are in a party with a player who has completed World 1. To enter the first world, players must walk to the house numbered 1 in the Super Adventure Hub.

Note: New players should be warned that all buffs will be removed upon entering the world and will not return upon exiting. In addition, SAB progress is character bound, not account bound.

Finding and entering SAB shops in the world can improve the player's quality of life and add more skill slots. If a player dies too many times, they must spend Continue Coins to advance. If the defeated player does not decide to advance in time, they will be teleported out of the world and back to the Super Adventure Hub.

Moto, the Asuran who invented the vast world, is at Magustan Court Waypoint to trade the earned SAB material -- Baubles -- for exciting items. New crimson super weapon skins can be collected this year. According to Moto, there have also been a number of bug fixes.

To get the most out of SAB this year, check out Dulfy's Super Adventure Box 2017 Guide.

SAB took the GW2 community by storm, and it is now sorely missed when it’s gone. Every informed Guild Wars 2 player looks forward to its annual return when April Fools' Day approaches.

Act a Fool with ESO's Jester's Festival and Double XP https://www.gameskinny.com/initf/act-a-fool-with-esos-jesters-festival-and-double-xp https://www.gameskinny.com/initf/act-a-fool-with-esos-jesters-festival-and-double-xp Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:12:04 -0400 Glitchieetv

Looking to bring some humor and joviality to Tamriel, The Jester's Festival has made its presence known in ESO. Starting March 23, the festival celebrates fools and jesters until April 4. Pavilions featuring comical jesters dressed as  King Jorunn, Queen Ayrenn, or King Emeric have popped up on the outskirts of Ebonheart, VulkhelGuard, and Daggerfall.

With an introduction quest featuring pie as a reward, you may wonder what is in it for you? This pie is not just a normal, scrumptus pie. When your character eats it, they gain a buff of +100% XP gained for two hours throughout the time the festival is going.

When the festival ends you keep the pie, but that is not the only item included in the festivities.Once the intro quest is complete, each jester ruler will give a daily quest with rewards such as The Crown of Misrule, new consumables, housing items, and a Cherry Blossom Branch.

New items have also made their way into the Crown store. No Jester's Festival is complete without a Royal Court Jester costume (700 crowns) or the Jester Personality (1,000 crowns). 

Will you be joining in on the absurdity that has over taken Tamriel? Let us know of your foolish adventures and the new achievements you unlock! Who among you will be the ones to become a Royal Jester?

New Battlerite Champion and eSports Event Announced https://www.gameskinny.com/57509/new-battlerite-champion-and-esports-event-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/57509/new-battlerite-champion-and-esports-event-announced Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:35:49 -0500 Unclepulky

Stunlock Studios has revealed the newest playable champion for its popular MOBA, Battlerite.

Set to be released on February 15, this new champion's name is Raigon. Raigon is skilled in both two-handed swordsmanship and martial arts. An exiled but proud warrior, he'll be using his time in the arena as a way to make a living, while also plotting his revenge against those responsible for his exile.

Along with the addition of Raigon to the game, Stunlock has announced that it's partnering up with major organizations Beyond The Summit and Twitch for “Enter The Arena” -- the largest Battlerite Tournament held so far. The event has a total prize pool of $10,000 and will be running simultaneously in Europe and North America.

Alexander Hermansson, head of eSports at Stunlock Studios, said:

“Enter The Arena is the perfect event for kicking off the competitive scene and showing off the game's potential in eSports. We’re hoping to not only offer an entertaining broadcast, but to also introduce the game’s intricacies to fresh audiences, newer players as well as eSports fans."

Onslaught eSports recently announced the signing of a currently top-ranked Battlerite squad who will compete in “Enter The Arena” under the Onslaught banner. The team members Connor "Averse" Shacklady, Alvin "Ninjas" Xu and Dominic "Arakune" Valentino are all on the global top-10 ranking, with Averse set as the best individual Battlerite player in the world.

Below is an overview of all the invited teams:

EU Tournament

  • TelroskMi (Teldo, Verosk, Mini)
  • MyCon - Prepare to Die (LittleMaster, GodOf, K3B4B1)
  • Intolerant (Joltz, Iska, Nyy)
  • Project Horizon (HotBiscuit, Blankzz, Wuzac)

US Tournament

  • Onslaught Esports (Averse, Arakune, Ninjas)
  • Identity Crisis (InTheFlesh, Vorime, Emperor)
  • Scylla (Maelstrom, Jeter, rarepeep)
  • Excel Wizards (Neewha, Skywind, Finlev)

"Enter the Arena" will be broadcasted live in on Twitch. It'll be kicking off with qualifiers held on the 19th of February, followed up with the grand tournament  on the 25th & 26th of February.

Pokemon Duel's Recent Update Opens Gyms in Flying Cup Event https://www.gameskinny.com/iq9rb/pokemon-duels-recent-update-opens-gyms-in-flying-cup-event https://www.gameskinny.com/iq9rb/pokemon-duels-recent-update-opens-gyms-in-flying-cup-event Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:21:57 -0500 ElectricNerd

Pokemon Duel, Nintendo's latest Pokemon-branded mobile game, has just gotten a large update that adds gyms to the game experience for a new event.

These gyms are not really like the gyms in the cartoons or games; they just share a name. In the new update -- in addition to the large reward for people who have been playing since before the patches fixed the majority of the lag -- there's a new gym button on the main screen which takes players to the "Flying Gym Cup" event.

The Gym Cup works a lot like you're playing a random person online, but instead of being rewarded you're givien a box with a 1. Every time you win, that number increases.

Starting at the lowest tier you're looking at prizes like a few thousand coins. Move your way up and you get things like AI Tickets, Booster Tickets, and Cubes. If you make it to 200, you get a Cube EX, which permanently boosts a chosen Pokemon's attack.

If you cash it in at 50 wins, you get a Flying Gym Cup trophy. It's not entirely clear what this does, and the description is simply:

"Trophy given to the player with the most battles won in the Round 1 Flying Gym Cup."

There's other trophies given out based on rank at the end of the tournament -- but similarly, we know very little about what these do.

Pokemon Duel might be getting a minimal amount of publicity from Nintendo, but it does seem to be getting more frequent updates. There's no word on future updates planned for the game. 

5 Best Valentine's Day Themed MMO Events https://www.gameskinny.com/r3065/5-best-valentines-day-themed-mmo-events https://www.gameskinny.com/r3065/5-best-valentines-day-themed-mmo-events Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:11:23 -0500 Emily Parker


No matter which MMO you're playing this Valentine's Day, there are always ways to get into the spirit. Don't forget about your friends when you're busy chasing crushes, and definitely don't forget about your partners while you're busy hanging with friends.


Happy Valentine's Day!


Which events will you be participating in? Or will you avoid it altogether? Let us know in the comment section below. 


Final Fantasy XIV

Valentione’s Day

From the 2nd to the 15th, you'll need to go speak with Lisette de Valentione to start your Valentione's Day festivities in Final Fantasy XIV



Old rewards will be included, but there will be a new emote and minion coming this year as well. This game also includes one of the best marriage mechanics in an MMO, if you'd like to make the day extra special!


Everquest 2

Erollisi Day

Erollisi Day has always provided a ton of content to complete in Darklight Wood, the Stonebrunt Highlands, Butcherblock Mountains, Lavastorm, Great Divide, and the Thundering Steppes. 


There will be a new quest, plus more recipes and achievements this year, with several more rewards added. The famous pink unicorn mount is (of course) on the returning rewards list. 



Blade and Soul

Blade and Soulmate 

Not only will Blade and Soul be updating their Hongmoon Store with both old and new costumes and weapon skins, but it will also have some in-game content to go with them. 


Head to Jadestone Village to begin your quest. Assist Chai concoct a love potion and she'll give you some chocolates in return!




Valentine's Day Cash Shop Update

Archeage will likely be celebrating the big day as they always do, by adding more items to the cash shop. But so far, there's no update on what will be available in 2017. We will likely see similarities to 2016's additions, which are possibly the most beautifully stylized options in an MMO.



World of Warcraft

Love is in the Air

Traditionally players spend their Valentine's Day in WoW collecting charms to craft into a charm bracelet that they can present to their Valentines -- even NPCs. 


The Crown Chemical Company is set up to sell perfumes across Azeroth, and it's up to the players to unlock their secrets. For 2017 players will be able to queue and farm for rewards (like the Big Love Rocket mount pictured above) at level 16 in Shadowfang Keep. Even traditionally max level gear will scale to you lower level. 


As it only takes about 3 minutes to reach level 16 these days, this has essentially made Love is in the Air content available to everyone.


Lady Sylvanas will always be my Valentine! I wonder if she'll have time for me now that she's Warchief...



Valentine's Day is right around the corner, in case anyone has let you forget. And of course, MMOs are ramping up to celebrate their in-game versions of the holiday. 


In addition to decorating in-game locations, these events provide ways to earn everything from jewelry to mounts. (And feeling less lonely on the day of lovers is a pretty nice bonus.) So let's take a look at the best Valentine's Day themed MMO celebrations happening in your favorite games! 

Overwatch Motion Comic Retells Classic Story https://www.gameskinny.com/z7931/overwatch-motion-comic-retells-classic-story https://www.gameskinny.com/z7931/overwatch-motion-comic-retells-classic-story Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:42:31 -0500 Unclepulky

Overwatch's "Year of the Rooster" event has begun! There are now over 100 Eastern-inspired cosmetic items for players to get in their loot boxes, ranging from skins to emotes to voice lines.

And, to tie into the event, Blizzard has kindly released a new motion comic.

There are very few sentences in this comic. Although brief, we do get some new information from them about the lore of Overwatch from them.

As we now know, science isn't Winston's only passion -- he also loves stories. It was also reinforced that despite how Winston's time in the lunar colony ended tragically, his fond memories of the time he spent with his surrogate father haven't been tainted.

The real meat of the comic comes in the form of a young Winston reading Journey to the West for the first time, as we see the story come to life in his head.

This part of the comic is told almost exclusively through the images, as well as the music that plays. The music fits the tone perfectly, and the images, as you can see from the several I've shown, are absolutely stunning.

If you're a fan of Overwatch or Journey to the West, or even if you just want to see more of adorable baby Winston, this motion comic is worth a read.

Happy Early Thanksgiving, Pokemon GO Players! https://www.gameskinny.com/ny8tx/happy-early-thanksgiving-pokemon-go-players https://www.gameskinny.com/ny8tx/happy-early-thanksgiving-pokemon-go-players Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:44:07 -0500 Jeffrey Rousseau

Today, the Niantic team behind Pokémon GO announced a special event for the Thanksgiving holiday. From November 23 until November 30, players will be able to receive double experience points and stardust in the game.

Experience points allow players to level up and thus be able to acquire stronger Pokémon. Stardust is an item that allows players to strengthen their pocket monsters. This is similar to the rare candy items from the series. The event is in celebration of the game's success and it's also meant to encourage more activity for fans.

Pokémon GO was originally released for Android and iOS in July. Since its initial release, it has grossed 200 million in sales. Nintendo stock prices also rose as the game became available in more territories. At its peak of popularity it had as many as many active users as

The event, as stated by the team, is in celebration of the game's success. Fans of Pokémon GO can take part of the week-long event in just a few days.

Black Desert Online Thanksgiving event quest and reward guide https://www.gameskinny.com/qrlmo/black-desert-online-thanksgiving-event-quest-and-reward-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/qrlmo/black-desert-online-thanksgiving-event-quest-and-reward-guide Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:59:03 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Black Desert Online's Thanksgiving event kicked off a few days ago and players are eager to get their hands on its exclusive food items. But some players are having trouble seeing the daily event quest at all.

The primary event quest is called Joy of Harvest, which gives you a choice between some pretty nice food and also grants you three event-only Big Black Feathers to be turned in for even more beneficial food. We'll get into that here shortly.

So first and foremost: Where can you pick up the Joy of Harvest quest? At one of four NPCs found across the world. You can visit the following NPCs to get the quest started:

  • Emma Bartali at the Bartali Farm node in Balenos
  • Coco Elda at the Elda Farm node in Serendia
  • Villa Owner Phoniel at the Phoniel's Cabin node in Calpheon
  • Namoki at the Bazaar Farmland node in Valencia

If you can't see the quest

If you travel to one of those NPCs and do not see the quest, bear in mind that only characters who are level 30 or above can start the Joy of Harvest.

If you meet that requirement and still can't see it, open your quest log and change your filter to "All" (I don't remember the exact one) to be able to start the quest.

The quest is the same no matter where you grab it. Kill three turkeys nearby and turn it in to choose your food and get your three Big Black Feathers.


When you turn in Joy of Harvest you are given three food items to choose from. These are:

  • Sour Cranberry Juice - HP Recovery +750, MP/WP/SP Recovery +500; recovery is 45% more effective if used while you are immovable (Instant)
  • Sweet Pumpkin Pie - All damage reduction +125 (10 minutes)
  • Hearty Grilled Turkey - Movement, Gathering, Fishing Level +5; Skill, Life, Combat EXP +10% (60 minutes)

But that's not all! The Big Black Feathers can be traded in to Velia's chief, Igor Bartali for a Golden Sunset Bundle at a rate of two Big Black Feathers for one bundle.

The Golden Sunset Bundle itself is packed with amazing food, but you'll only get one per open bundle. Here are the foods you can get out of the Golden Sunset Bundle:

  • Sour Cranberry Juice - HP Recovery +750, MP/WP/SP Recovery +500; recovery is 45% more effective if used while you are immovable (Instant)
  • Sweet Pumpkin Pie - All damage reduction +125 (10 minutes)
  • Hearty Grilled Turkey - Movement, Gathering, Fishing Level +5; Skill, Life, Combat EXP +10% (60 minutes)
  • Lethal Taxidermied Turkey - Critical Hit Level +2 (1 hour)
  • Threatening Taxidermied Turkey - Attack Speed Level +2 (1 hour)
  • Cunning Taxidermied Turkey - Movement Speed Level +2 (1 hour)
  • Chillaxed Taxidermied Turkey - All Evasion +15 (1 hour)
  • Greedy Taxidermied Turkey - Gathering Speed Level +2 (1 hour)
  • Overhyped Taxidermied Turkey - Max Stamina +200 (2 hours)

There are two very important things to note here: These Taxidermied Turkeys sell for 1 million silver each at vendors, and they can be used until their durability runs out.

Each Taxidermied Turkey can either be placed in a home for 50 points as well.


Aside from the Joy of Harvest there's also the giant turkey, Targargo, to be slaughtered in Belanos just southwest of Marino Farm. Taking down Targago is a group effort, but his drops aren't anything to go crazy over.

Targago may drop both armor and weapon Black Stones, a Hunter's Seal, silver, a Big Black Feather, and maybe even a Taxidermied Turkey. Grinding him is really only warranted if you really want to crack open more Golden Sunset Bundles.

Doing the Joy of Harvest everyday is an easy way to rack up some great food, but you don't have to dive into whacking on Targargo if you don't feel like.

Going with just Joy of Harvest you will rotate between getting one and two Golden Sunset Bundles each day, as you get three Big Black Feathers for each turn-in and Igor only requires two feathers to get the bundle.

Hopefully this short guide has helped you wrap your head around BDO's Thanksgiving event -- and hopefully this serves as a reminder for new players to play around with their quest filters. Happy upcoming Turkey Day, and make sure you stack up on these foods before the event ends November 30th!

Hampden-Sydney College Needs Your Support at Extra Life Event https://www.gameskinny.com/6432u/hampden-sydney-college-needs-your-support-at-extra-life-event https://www.gameskinny.com/6432u/hampden-sydney-college-needs-your-support-at-extra-life-event Fri, 04 Nov 2016 06:00:12 -0400 Nukeum117

Extra Life is an organization that began in 2008 with the goal of raising money and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States. The concept was simple, yet unique: Raise money by having sponsors donate to support their favorite gamers participating in a 24-hour gaming marathon.

In 2010, Extra Life raised $450,000, and in 2015 raised $8.3 million. The number of participants bolstered as well over the years, increasing from 4,500 members to 55,000.

Over the years, numerous groups have come together to help further this cause. Many groups stream their events, with the intention that people will watch their gaming marathons and donate to the cause. Some participants host speed runs of their favorite games, while others will take on certain challenges or achievements to attract viewers.

Last year, the Chess and Strategy Game Club at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia participated for the first time, after being introduced to the Extra Life event by a new college employee who had participated in prior years. Despite the short notice, the club hosted and ran a full 24-hour event, and managed to raise just over $1,500 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

This year, the club is once again partaking in the event, with the aim to double last year’s fundraising total. This year, the Garnet & Grey Gamers will hold their game day from Friday, November 4th at 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday night in Hampden Sydney’s library.

We are asking the GameSkinny community to help us meet our fundraising goal. Any and all donations, big or small, are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your support!

You can view the roster of participants or donate to the cause on our team's page. For additional information, you can check out coverage from last year's event. And to tune in to the stream, you can visit the hosting channel on Twitch.

Pokemon Go is Getting Spooky With a Halloween Event https://www.gameskinny.com/9zrjx/pokemon-go-is-getting-spooky-with-a-halloween-event https://www.gameskinny.com/9zrjx/pokemon-go-is-getting-spooky-with-a-halloween-event Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:51:52 -0400 SarahKel

Pokemon Go is getting a new Halloween update. It's the first holiday update for the game and will run for 1 week only -- beginning October 26th and ending on November 1st.

With Hallowen fast approaching, Niantic announced the special event with the following tagline:

'Trick-or-Treat, Trainers! It’s Halloween season and we have a treat for you!'

However, this update is all treats and no tricks, as players receive double candy for each Pokemon they catch, candy is doubled when they transfer Pokemon to the Professor or hatch eggs, and they can even play Pokemon Go with friends to receive quadruple candy. There are also improved chances to get the spookiest Pokemon during this special week, such as ghost and psychic types like Gastlys and Drowzees. 

There is also an opportunity to download pumpkin carving stencils for more Halloween fun, and the spotlight for Pokemon focuses upon the spooky types.

Go catch some Pokemon during this special Pokemon Go event, from 10/26 to 11/1.  The update for the event is currently available to download in both Google Play and the App Store. 

[Updated] The 2016 Guide to In-Game Halloween Events https://www.gameskinny.com/r3fz9/updated-the-2016-guide-to-in-game-halloween-events https://www.gameskinny.com/r3fz9/updated-the-2016-guide-to-in-game-halloween-events Thu, 13 Oct 2016 02:00:02 -0400 ChocolateCat42


Now that you have an idea of what awaits in-game, it's time to get into the spirit of Halloween! Be sure to check out these other great articles to prepare for the best Gamer Halloween ever:


World of Tanks: Blitz— The Night Hunt

Oct 10- Oct 24

Player have the chance to earn two premium tanks— T6 Dracula medium tank or the Helsing H0 tank destroyer. To earn one or both of these tanks, players must complete a series of parallel missions to earn Tokens of Light or Seals of Darkness. Please note: both tokens and seals will be needed to advance through the missions, regardless of which tank you want.


The event is based on a tale of Dracula versus Hellsing. According to the lore, when Hellsing defeated him, Dracula foretold  that he and Hellsing would face each other again in a different realm with chariots of iron.



The Elder Scrolls Online—Witches Festival

Oct. 13- Oct. 31

As spirits stir and the undead rise from ancestral tombs, stalwart adventurers will be tasked with special activities that will reward them with gruesome goodies, terrifying treasures, and awesome achievements. - TESOnline


Despite the knowledge that seasons, dates, and holidays are meant to play special parts in the Elder Scrolls Online lore, ZeniMax haven't done much with the idea. This year, however, their hosting a special Halloween event: the Witches Festival.


Players can collect a free item called the "Crow Caller" from the Crown Store to activate special quests and other events. This limited-time item will allow players to transform themselves into an Undead for a limited amount of time and can be used as many times as the player wishes before the beginning of November. Being Undead allows the players to gain extra benefits when defeating bosses and open special skulls chuck-full of loot.


RuneScape— Dimension of Disaster


All players— free and members alike —will have the opportunity to travel through a dimensional rift to the Dimension of Disaster. Here, players can work with Dr. Fenkenstrain by dismembering cadavers and taking the pieces to the "good" Doctor to build their very own monstrosity and collect macabre rewards, including a special-edition pet. While no starting date has been released, the team over at RuneScape have announced that the event will run for two weeks.


Please note that the Invention skill is not required to take part in this event.


Second Life

Dates vary per event

From the Mad House to Panic of Pumpkin 2016 in Okinawa, the Mad Circus Halloween & Gacha Fair, and everything in between, fans of the creative content driven, online virtual world have plenty of Halloween events to choose from. Check out the Marketplace to find special seasonal items offered by various developers, or go exploring through many of the zombie-infested sims presented across the realm. Dress your avatar in a holiday-themed attire or in a complete costume, and don't forget to deck out your decor!


Be sure to check out the Gloxinia region's Fantasy World for sims such as "Zombie City." A list of Zombie destinations and where to find them can be found here.


Guild Wars 2— Shadow of the Mad King

Starting Oct. 18 

The pumpkin-headed former ruler of the Thorn dynasty returns to Lion's Arch this year in Guild Wars 2. Players will have the opportunity to challenge themselves with special mini-games and collect special items. Special activities include the return of the Mad King's Clock Tower jumping puzzle and the Mad King's Labyrinth. Don't forget about the candy corn!


The team over at Guild Wars 2 promises players "ghoulish capers, spooky fights, and holiday fun... tricks, treats, and terrible jokes."


World of Warcraft— Hallow's End

Oct. 11 - Nov. 1

World of Warcraft is no stranger to in-game Halloween special events. From special achievements to challenging the Headless Horseman, gamers in the MMO have plenty of activities from which to choose. However, there are some key changes this year. Trick-or-Treating is no longer an hourly event


Trick-or-Treating is no longer an hourly event. Instead, players receive tricky treats through dailies while pumpkin spreads are found throughout inns. Players receive a one-time gift of two treats from every inn they visit. Masks, wands, candy, and toys will be available from special vendors. These vendors, as well as new quest-givers, can be found outside of Stormwind and Undercity within special holiday hubs.


Players can also earn the title "Hallowed" by completing the below list of specific Halloween achievements to complete the quest Hallowed Be Thy Name.

  • Trick or Treat!
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  • Bring Me The Head of... Oh Wait
  • \n
  • That Sparkling Smile
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  • G.N.E.R.D. Rage
  • \n
  • The Masquerade
  • \n
  • Tricks and Treats of Azeroth
  • \n
  • Out With It
  • \n
  • The Savior of Hallow's End
  • \n
  • Rotten Hallow
  • \n
  • Check Your Head
  • \n
  • Sinister Calling
  • \n

League of Legends— Doom Bots of Doom

Oct 20-24, Oct 28-31

Riot Games invites players to test their luck against the nightmare of Doom Bots. Doom Bots feature a high-level AI team on a special edition of the Summoner's Rift map. Players must work together to survive the battle until the AIs band together to summon the ultimate boss: Little Devil Teemo. To win the game, teams must defeat Teemo rather than take down the enemy base. In fact, enemy turrets will be invulnerable, so there's no point in trying. 


Doom Bots will push lanes relentlessly for fifteen minutes, after which Little Devil Teemo is summoned. They will not recall or shop, and if you managed to kill an enemy champion, they'll return to lane quickly. The Rift has been halved in size, giving teams less room to maneuver and setting a more hectic pace for gameplay.


Can you survive and take down Teemo? Or will your base fall?



Minecraft PE and Win. 10 Edition— Campfire Tales

Currently Available

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes!


At the tail end of September, Minecraft started teasing followers on Twitter with "Campfire Tales" - ghost stories in the form of short poems telling the tales of wicked spirits haunting the realm. From Rancid Anne to Ol' Diggy, each of the 16 stories now boast their own skin. Hop into a friend's server, mute your microphone, and prepare to give them a fright with one of these creepy skins.



The "Campfire Tales" Skin pack is now available for Minecraft PE and Minecraft - Windows 10 Edition.


For even more Halloween fun, check out "6 Minecraft Maps to Play for Halloween" and "6 Minecraft Halloween Mods"!


Overwatch— Halloween Terror

Oct 18-Nov 1

Our favorite characters get new looks with the Halloween packs in Overwatch. From Witch Mercy to Junkenstein, each skin is a spin on some of our favorite Halloween stories and traditional costumes. A spooky new Haunted Hollywood map is available, allowing players a new environment to explore.


However, the new skins aren't the highlight of the holiday. Overwatch has also introduced a new PvE Brawl mode: Junkenstein's revenge. Join your teammates in a quest to protect the castle from a swarm of enemy minions. Check out our Overwatch Halloween event guide for everything you need to know about this event.


New! Pokemon Go: Halloween 2016

Oct. 26 - Nov. 1st

Great news, Trainers! In Pokemon Go's first ever Halloween event, you earn double the candy for catching Pokemon, sending them to Professor Willow, and even walking your Buddy! In addition, global encounter rates have been increased for the spookiest Pokemon available: Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Drowzee, Hypno, and --  everyone's favorites ;) -- Zubat and Golbat. So grab your gear, pick a costume, and get ready!


[Updated Oct.24] Check out the Pokemon Go Halloween event on the next slide!


One of the best holidays of the year is almost here: Halloween! A time for creepy haunted houses, glowing pumpkins, hay rides in the dark, bonfires, fun costumes and— of course— candy!


As gamers, we have the added bonus of in-game Halloween events. Special game modes, skins, and quests are being patched into our favorite games. In-game shops are starting to carry special wares for the holidays, and avatars find themselves dressed to impress with a spooky new look. Even better, most of these special events last longer than a single night, meaning we can enjoy the holiday several times over.