Halloween Event  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Halloween Event  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Halloween 2018 In Game Event Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/32sb9/halloween-2018-in-game-event-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/32sb9/halloween-2018-in-game-event-guide Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:09:36 -0400 Ty Arthur

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Will you be playing any of these 11 in-game Halloween 2018 events in our list? Let us know what event you are most excited for, and be sure to leave a comment if we left out a Halloween event for your favorite game that should be included!

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Destiny 2

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This year's Festival Of The Lost Halloween event runs through November 6th in Destiny 2. With this event, solo players or teams can head into the Haunted Forest to fight against a horde of ghouls and demons.

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Furthermore, the Tower will be redesigned with Halloween decorations, and Amanda Holliday will offer daily bounties to earn Fragmented Souls, which can be exchanged for the new legendary Horror Story weapon.

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Dead By Daylight

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In addition to the new Shattered Bloodline DLC, asymmetric horror game Dead By Daylight just launched a big Halloween event called The Hallowed Blight.

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From now till November 2nd, survivors and killers are both in a race to collect vials of special toxin from a new plant scattered across the map. Killers use them to create Cankerous Hooks, while either survivors or killers can use vials to get a special currency called Putrid Serum to unlock cosmetic pieces.

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The game will also be on sale across all platforms this coming week in celebration of Halloween, so if you haven't picked it up yet, now is the time!

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Fortnite

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  • Event: Unknown / Darkness Rises Season
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All of Fortnite's Season 6 is essentially a spooky October event, as the Darkness Rises skins all revolve around Halloween costumes.

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With the game currently consumed by the new Alpha Tournament, it isn't clear when or if there will be a major actual Halloween event officially starting.

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Traditionally we get some pumpkin-themed weapons for both Save The World mode and Battle Royale, but for now we'll just have to wait and see what happens next week.

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Pocket Mortys

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The gotta catch'em all mobile phenomena Pocket Mortys has always featured a host of scary Mortys, from the tentacled Cronenburg Morty to the ethereal Ghost Morty.

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The Halloween event just went live, which throws the new creepy Pale Morty into the wild, and also includes a new starter pack offer with a ghostly Rick skin.

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Hitman

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Hitman 2 is due to arrive next month, but for those still playing the previous reboot of this beloved assassination franchise, you too can get in on the spooky shenanigans.

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The Halloween Event Pack takes you to a series of creepy featured contracts in Colorado. Best of all? This one's totally free for PS4, Xbox One, and PC players starting today!

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Hole.io

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Everybody's favorite time wasting iOS game Hole.io is of course jumping in on the spooky fun with a few slight tweaks to the map and a new skin.

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If you manage to swallow 50 ghosts that randomly spawn across the city in normal matches, you'll unlock the fancy new sea monster skin! Be on the lookout for pumpkins on the street as well, which act as easy early-game items to swallow for a size bump.

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World Of Tanks Blitz

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Ready for a whole new territory in a raging sandstorm, new tanks, and some crazy new modifications? You get all that with World Of Tanks Blitz October event.

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Players now have access to the Gravedigger and Scavenger tanks, as well as the game-changing armor regen modification and chameleon concealment. The special modification battles will remain available until November 12th.

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Overwatch

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Every year Overwatch players eagerly anticipate the Halloween Terror event, and it has officially kicked off again in 2018, running through the 31st. This year, Brigitte and Tracer have been added to the Junkenstein’s Revenge mode.

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Besides an absolute avalanche of scary skins landing on the player base, we also get the all new PvE Endless Night mode, where players try to survive wave after wave of enemies.

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Killing Floor 2 

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As if Killing Floor 2 wasn't scary enough already, the Monster Masquerade event is ramping up the creature feature effects.

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This more tongue-in-cheek event offers up the Monster Ball map, new Halloween-themed skins for characters and zeds, and several new weapons to earn. If you've been away from Killing Floor 2 for awhile, jump back right now and join the party to die for!

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Furthermore, there's a crossover event coming between KF2 and Road Redemption, where players who own both games on Steam will get special in-game items.

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Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians 

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The main Halloween event for MMEG is Trick Or Dark Glyph, which gives you immediate access to a random new dark glyph when you summon 150 creatures of 2 stars or higher.

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The fastest way to farm that many 2 stars is to get epic fragments in the arena on Silver or higher, or to complete achievements in the Shattered Islands for seals and just buy epic stones directly with the discounted 3 or 9 stone packs.

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Next up, the weekly assignment running through Sunday the 28th is Halloween themed and tasks you with destroying skeleton warriors. The most efficient place to farm these creatures in Tower Of Trials stage 12, where you can get 6 at a time for only 5 energy.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4

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Scary seasonal gear is available to earn across all modes of the freshly released Black Ops 4 in celebration of Halloween, but that's just the start.

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Zombie mode also now has the Halloween Calling, with exclusive rewards to earn through new challenges while mowing down the undead. Head over to the Zombie mode barracks to get full details.

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Note that the event started and ends 7 days early for PS4 players. That means all platforms get the same amount of time to earn rewards, but PS4 players get first crack at it (and their time will end on October 27).

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For my family, October is all about the frights. It's nothing but Outlast, Call Of Cthulhu, Costume Quest for the little one, and a horde of horror flicks. When we're done binge-watching the latest Netflix horror series, it's time to dim the lights, pull out the controllers, and start screaming.

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You don't have to love scary games to get into the Halloween action though, as MMORPGs, freemium mobile games, and AAA shooters are all kicking off special spooky events.

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Here we've rounded up 11 of the most anticipated Halloween events currently going (or coming soon) this year to add a creepy vibe to your favorite games!

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Celebrate Halloween Wizard Style In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery https://www.gameskinny.com/ey4mx/celebrate-halloween-wizard-style-in-harry-potter-hogwarts-mystery https://www.gameskinny.com/ey4mx/celebrate-halloween-wizard-style-in-harry-potter-hogwarts-mystery Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:14:33 -0400 QuintLyn

Fall is here, the leaves are changing, and everyone's preparing to celebrate the spookiest of holidays. Just today, Jam City, developer of the mobile adventure game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery announced the start of the game's Hallowe'en feast event.

The Great Hall has been decorated and all of Hogwarts ghosts are coming out to play. It's the perfect time to take a break from classes, and trying to solve the mystery of how your brother went missing -- or so you'd think. But that holiday cheer isn't going to last.

Later on this month, a time-limited seasonal side quest will throw a bit of a shadow over the fun and players will need to use all the defensive spells they've learned to defend Hogwarts from the dark forces arriving on the full moon. At the same time, players will be able to test their skills in a special Duelling Club event where they can even turn their opponents' heads in to a pumpkin.

The event is live as of today, and will continue throughout the month of October. So, be sure to update your game to get in on the Hallowe'en fun.

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Pokemon Go Halloween 2017 Event: What to Look For https://www.gameskinny.com/o8do1/pokemon-go-halloween-2017-event-what-to-look-for https://www.gameskinny.com/o8do1/pokemon-go-halloween-2017-event-what-to-look-for Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:52:03 -0400 Allison M Reilly

If you're still playing Pokemon Go, then you may have already noticed the arrival of a few new Pokemon from Gen 3: Sableye, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull and Dusclops. If you stopped playing  since the release of Gen 2 or the legendary Pokemon, then now's a good time to jump back in as the Halloween 2017 event started Friday.

Halloween 2017 Perks

This year's Halloween event last from 12 p.m. PST on Oct. 20 to Nov. 2, 1 p.m. PST. Besides the new Pokemon, the event features some perks that were part of previous events, such as double candy and double stardust.

The Super Incubators are also back, but they aren't free. They're only available as part of the Great Box and the Ultra Box, which cost 780 coins and 1480 coins respectively. Raid passes also come in the boxes too.

More Ghost Pokemon

Like last year's Halloween event, there will be oodles and oodles of your favorite spooky Pokemon lurking about, including Gastly, Cubone, Meowth, and Drowzee. Some Gen 2 Pokemon will be appearing more often as well, such as Houndour, Houndoom and Misdreavus. To set the mood just right, Pokemon Go has new background music: a remix of the Lavender Town theme.

New Hats

 

If the new Gen 3 Pokemon don't interest you, then perhaps you'll be excited to know player avatars can don a new Mimikyu hat. All you have to do to get the hat is log into the game. Pikachu is getting a new hat as well. During the event, Pikachu will be sporting an adorable witch's hat. I know I'm only playing Pokemon Go again to get the new Pikachu.

What do you think of the Halloween event so far? If you haven't played Pokemon Go for a while, then will this event be enough to bring you back, even for a little bit? Let us know in the comments!

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Get Spooked with These Halloween 2017 Events in Your Favorite Games https://www.gameskinny.com/bvhcq/get-spooked-with-these-halloween-2017-events-in-your-favorite-games https://www.gameskinny.com/bvhcq/get-spooked-with-these-halloween-2017-events-in-your-favorite-games Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:36:11 -0400 Josh Broadwell

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Absolver: Halloween 1.08 Update

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Sloclap and Devolver Digital released Absolver's latest update recently, which includes new seasonal gear, among other updates and accessories.

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Your 1v1 Combat Trials matches can now take place at night, but more importantly for some players is the fact that all 6 Marked Ones are sporting Halloween masks--Halloween masks that can be dropped upon your victory. You can check them out in the trailer above.

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There are a couple of other important inclusions in the update. One of them is the Prestige system, which lets you advance your Absolver beyond level 60 and provides additional subsystems to help you grow them even further. Each level gained nets you a Crystal, which you can use to reset attribute points.

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The random loot drops from Combat Trials have been replaced with Rift Disks and Rift Coins, items that can be traded for rare gear. You also can acquire Rift Disks by trading in Crystals.

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There's a new, more intuitive inventory management system included in the update too. And the other major addition? You can now be bald.

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Hearthstone: Hallow's End

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It wouldn't be Halloween without Hearthstone! The Hallow's End event is back, and the Headless Horseman is your master of ceremonies. He's taken control of the tavern, which you'll find has been remade to match the seasonal mood, but there's more to the event than just that. Once each week during the Halloween spectacular, the Headlass Horseman will be handing out card packs and an Arena ticket.

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Arena Matches
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There's a brand new dual-class Arena match for the duration of Hallow's End too. Each Hero is wearing a special Halloween costume; you'll choose both a Hero and a Hero Power and then receive cards from both classes, alongside your neutral cards.

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Tricky Tavern Brawl--Now Through Oct. 28
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Don a costume and travel throughout the countryside to find the Headless Horseman and put an end to his tricksy deeds. What costume you'll wear is Discovered once the Brawl begins, and each costume has its own deck featuring cards from across the classes, plus a passive Hero Power.

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Fortnite: The Fortnitemares

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Epic Games' Fortnite is yet another hero shooter joining in the Halloween fun. The Fortnitemares Fortnite Halloween event, starting October 26, brings with it a brand new stage: Hexsylvania. Hexsylvania is full of creepy catacombs and long hallways lit only by the dim light of floating candles and is covered with dense fog that obscures your path. There are plenty of other good things in store, too:

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  • 8 Hexsylvanian-themed heroes of each class and gender
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  • New weapons -- pumpkin launcher and gravedigger
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  • New storm effects and visuals
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There are some new Halloween skins on sale in the store too, purchasable with V-bucks.

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Character Skins

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Fortnite Patch 1.8

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All of this is part of the much larger Fortnite update out now, and here are the details about it.

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Leaderboards
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The patch implements different types of rankings to help you see how you stack up to the competition in these categories:

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There are two types of leaderboards too, and they all automatically reset on Wednesday of each week.

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Division Leaderboard

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These are based on different groups, or divisions, of players.

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Friend Leaderboard

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Team Chat
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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players who own a microphone now have the option for team chat in their games, and it's a default setting. PC players have voice options too--added in the last update--but they need to push talk to activate it, and it's bound to the Y key. Chat isn't mandatory, though, and can be deactivated in the  Audio Options menu.

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Slurp Juice
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This consumable item is a major new piece added in the update. It grants the user one health and one shield per 25 seconds and can restore your health all the way up to 100. You'll find them in the same areas where you find other consumables, and you can also stack up to 2 of them.

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Season Levels
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These seasonal perks are a way to help level up your character and get exclusive items into the bargain. The first level gives you the ability to raise your character to 100 and displays your level in your banner. It also adds banner flair from levels 2-49 so you can display your prowess for all to see.

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There are two seasonal awards for progressing through the first season as well.

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Daily challenges are the way you raise your seasonal experience points, with a new one provided every day and the ability to have up to 3 active at one time.

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Clash of Clans: Halloween 2017

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Fans of Clash of Clans won't be surprised to hear that Supercell appears to be gearing up for yet another seasonal event. Details aren't confirmed as of yet, but here's what seems to be in store.

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Troops
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Supercell is introducing two new troop types: Pumpkin Barbarian and Giant Skeleton Troop. The Pumpkin Barbarian is a regular Barbarian dressed up as a pumpkin and with an extra shield -- a pumpkin shield, of course. Don't let the images you might have seen fool you either. The Pumpkin Barbarian doesn't have low HP; that's just for the shield.

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The Giant Skeleton has its own unique characteristics that actually encourage you to let it get defeated. It carries around a giant explosive that goes off when it dies. It can even destroy structures like spell factories.

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Obstacle
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This year's Halloween obstacle is a baby dragon skull. Like other obstacles before it, it costs 25k elixir to remove and gives you 75k in return.

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We'll post more as it becomes available, so check back soon!

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Pokemon GO: Halloween 2017

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Niantic finally announced what dataminers already discovered: Halloween introduces Generation III Pokemon from Ruby and Sapphire! The event runs from October 20th at 12pm PST to November 2 at 1pm PST.

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As in previous years, there will be higher chances of finding the returning spooky Pokemon, including Houndoom and Gengar, but you'll also get to catch Gen III's Ghost types as well--Duskull and Dusclops, Shuppet and Banette, and Sableye. And, starting in December, Niantic will be slowly rolling out additional Hoenn Pokemon, though which ones and when specifically have not yet been stated. However, you'll also want to be on the lookout for the special witch-hat-wearing-Pikachu seen in the trailer.

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Special boxes are on sale too, with items including Raid passes, Super Incubators, and, of course, candy. Pokemon will be earning twice as much candy as normal during the event too. There's also a Gen VII surprise in store, in the form of a Mimikyu hat you can get for your avatar.

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Guild Wars 2: Shadow of the Mad King

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The Mad King returns in Guild Wars 2 for yet more Halloween mayhem! The event brings with it numerous spooky diversions for your gaming pleasure, from battles to puzzles and more besides!

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The Mad King's Labyrinth

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Find your way through the maze, knocking on doors to trick-or-treat, if you have the courage for it. Watch your back, though; monsters prowl the maze, looking for an easy meal. If this all gets too much for you, there's always the Lunatic Inquisition you can try instead, the event's PvP mode

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Ascent to Madness

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Face off against the Mad King himself--Oswald Thorn. Study his tactics carefully if you want a chance for survival. But be careful--you never can tell what a madman might do next.

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The Mad King's Clock Tower

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Race your way to the top of the crumbling, haunted clock tower. Mind your step as you go, because one wrong move sends you tumbling into the rising tide of horrors below.

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Lion's Arch Festivities and More

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Drink in the Halloween atmosphere at the creepily bedecked Lion's Arch, and you might even have Oswald Thorn himself drop in for a game of Mad King Says. But of course, it wouldn't be Halloween without treats, and there are plenty to go around, including Halloween skins, weapons, and armor.

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Rocket League: Haunted Hallows Event

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Rocket League''s first ever Halloween event is here! It runs until November 6th at 10am PST, and it introduces a brand new form of currency for a limited time: Candy Corn.  You'll be using this throughout the event, so here's a short guide to help get you started.

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What is It?
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Candy Corn is your spendable reward that you use to purchase Haunted Hallows Crates, alongside Decryptors and other Halloween items. You receive Candy Corn as a reward for completing an online match, so it's a simple and intuitive system.

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Your Candy Corn will disappear one week after the event ends, but everything you purchase with it remains in your inventory, including crates. To spend your candy, click the Special Events button on the main menu, and go from there.

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What Can I Get with It?
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The Haunted Hallows Crates are your the main draw for spending your Candy Corn, and they contain a variety of items for your Halloween enjoyment. These items are separate from the ones you can purchase in the event store as well.

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However, you can also purchase Decryptors with Candy Corn, Decryptors are a new way of unlocking crates in Rocket League and, for now, can only be purchased with Candy Corn. Be sure to note that crates unlocked with Decryptors cannot be traded.

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Anything Else I Should Know?
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There are two other ways of obtaining Haunted Hallows crates. One is through regular online play; there's a chance a crate will drop at the end of each match. The other is through purchasing them directly, with real-world money. However, like crates unlocked through Decryptors, Haunted Hallows crates bought with money cannot be traded. The crates won't be updated for next year either, which means you can wait an entire year to open them, if you so choose.

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Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money Zombie Outbreak

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What happens when zombies and killer zombie raykins invade your neighborhood? Well if you want to know, check out the Trailer Park Boys Halloween event, running until October 20th!

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Take down the zombie horde before they become out of control, and seek out the source of the creeping plague by taking on the evil raykins. Depending on your performance, you may just unlock a raykin for your wrestling arena too, which boosts profits for your ring.

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Minecraft: Spooktacular Server Events

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Sandbox fans aren't left out of the Halloween fun either! Mojang's server partners are running several different Halloween events from Friday 13th (quite appropriately) until October 31st. From trick-or-treating to fleeing from zombies, there's plenty to keep you in the Halloween spirit.

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Lifeboat
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The lobby received a Halloween makeover, featuring pumpkins, glowing green goo, and spiders, but there's more lurking in the dark than the eye can see right away.

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You'll need to keep an eye out for a tiny skeleton wandering around the lobby, and if you catch him, you receive a cave spider zombie jockey as a pet to accompany you until Halloween. But beware: the hunter can easily become the hunted. Zombies prowl the lobby, looking for their next snack. However, you can always take a break and enjoy the Haunted House parkour course too--if you dare.

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InPvP
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There are changes afoot in the lobby here too. The entire lobby has taken on an eerie Halloween-themed neighborhood look, complete with spooky skins for your characters. Get your skin from the Jack-o-Lantern by the spawn point, then head over to the house for your treat--but be prepared for tricks too. You can also bring along one of the limited time DLC pets, including blaze, wolf, or mooshroom, among others.

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On top of that, you can play the Halloween themed SkyWars map, where every island is a grave, and you have to keep on your toes to ensure it isn't yours.

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Mineplex
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The Mineplex event is all about rewards. The Pumpkin King has arrived, and he brings with him an assortment of quests, each with their own rewards, on a three hour basis. There are also flaming pumpkins that will randomly appear in games, each offering prizes to those who smash them, from gems and keys, to Top Rank.

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This one has its own limited time DLC too, in the form of trick-or-treat boxes you can gift to your friends (or hoard for yourself). They contain lobby effects, potions, costumes, and food.

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Paragon: Shadow's Eve

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If Overwatch or SMITE just aren't your favorite, you'll be happy to know Epic Games' Paragon Shadow's Eve event is now live. It brings several new skins and banners, in addition to the return of some old favorites, and the event runs until November 1.

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Skins
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New Skins

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  • Crypt Goddess Yin
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Returning Skins

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  • Spider Witch Belica
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  • Mephisto Gideon
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  • Franken-Grux
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  • Sweet Dreams Khaimera
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  • Feline Queen Sparrow
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There are three new banners, featuring the three new skins, you have a chance of winning in a chest after each match. Each chest also gives you the chance to win one of the new or older skins, alongside the usual keys and tokens.

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The in-game store is also running a 25% discount on these additional Halloween skins.

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  • Silver Ghost Kwang
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  • Death Mask Sevarog
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  • Undertow Gideon
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  • Biofreak Murdock
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  • White Tiger Greystone
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  • Grux Pelt Khaimera
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Be sure to check back for more details as they come in. For now, let us know in the comments which of these you're playing or planning on playing!

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CoD: Infinite Warfare -- Willard Wyler's Halloween Scream

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Call of Duty: WW2 might be coming out soon, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the series' latest offering in the meantime. Willard Wyler's Halloween Scream is back, with some frightful extras to help spook out your game.

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Items
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Every week, there will be a free Halloween-themed Supply Drop at the beginning of the week. At the end of the week, you'll get a free Halloween cosmetic item and an extra drop on the 30th, including:

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  • Gravestone Accessory (Friday the 27th)
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  • Zombie Mercenary RIG (Monday the 30th)
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Extra Modes
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Boss Battles

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Starting Friday the 13th, you can re-challenge select bosses from the zombie campaigns. Do note that you have to own the respective DLC packs in order to access these battles.

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Carnage

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The event also features the return of fan-favorite Carnage DLC map, along with double XP. This one lasts until November 1.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Witch's Festival

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The Elder Scrolls Online Witch's Festival makes its return this year as well, with a glut of new content for you in the Crown Store. However, a good chunk of it is limited to certain periods of time, so make sure to note the dates for your favorites listed below. Note, too, that everything listed is available on all platforms.

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Housing
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Like the creepy witch's cottage you see above? It's called the Coven Cottage, and it's for sale from October 19 through November 1. It's allegedly guaranteed not to be haunted...but who knows?

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Mounts
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Ditch your regular mount for Halloween and pick up one of these eerie rides instead:

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  • Shadowghost Wolf (October 19-23)
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  • Shadowghost Senche (October 26-30)
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  • Jackdaw Daedrat (October 12-November 1)
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Dressing up for Halloween is the perfect chance to play around with a new personality, and Halloween in ESO is no exception.

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Personality

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  • Pumpkin Spectre (October 23-27)
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  • Deep Elf Executioner's Hood (October 12-November 1)
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  • Moonshadow Wings Mask (October 12-November 1)
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  • Jhuna's Owl Mask (October 16-20)
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  • Rajhin's Cat Mask (October 16-20)
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  • Dibella's Doll Mask Pack (October 19-November 1)
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  • Nightmare Demon Mask Pack (October 19-November 1)
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Black Desert Online: Halloween in Wonderland

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Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss are bringing a unique new crossover and aesthetic to Black Desert Online starting October 18. As the above trailer shows, it centers around mysterious wormholes linking Wonderland to the world of Black Desert -- and, of course, the White Rabbit plays an important role. But so do you: you're enlisted by the White Witch to assassinate the Black Witch.

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Other Halloween additions include spooky makeovers for central hubs like Velia and Heidel, and there will also be special Alice in Wonderland- themed areas and props, like the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

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Of course, it wouldn't be Halloween without costumes, and there'll be plenty of those. The Angelic and Demonic Queen outfits are two notable inclusions, and you can also dress your horse up with the Skeletal Horse Set. Throughout the event, you can wear Scarecrow Masks and Halloween pets Neurotic Cabby and Witch Hat Charlotte make their return this year too.

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More information is set to come next week when the event starts, so be sure to check back!

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Paladins: All Hallows Evie

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Paladins: Champions of the Realm's treat bucket is full to bursting with the All Hallows Evie patch. There's something for everyone in the Little Box of Horrors chest, from exclusive VIP content and items to new skins for your favorite characters, making this Halloween 2017 event full of scares and delights.

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Hi-Rez has included a number of well-designed skins for this Halloween 2017 event, including --finally!-- the tantalizing PumpKing.

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The Strix and Mal'Damba skins are connected to the Harrowing Horrors Quest Line -- which involves paying crystals and defeating a set number of enemies -- so keep that in mind. Strix's outfit is tied to the new "Give 'em a Scare" Harrowing Horror quest (more on that later) and once you unlock his, you can get Ma'Damba's as well.

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This content is exclusive for VIP members and includes the Bruce Buffer announcer and a special dance for Pip. However, you'll also get the Nightmare Mount, a horse with ram's horns --of course-- and green glowing hooves.

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The Little Boxes of Horror could contain a number of other things, including costume pieces for your heroes or, for some, weapons.

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Note: All of these are rare.

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The Halloween patch also brings three new Harrowing Horror Quest lines with it:

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A Night's Haunting

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Toil and Trouble

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Give 'em a Scare

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SMITE: Departure to the Afterlife

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Hi-Rez Studios is offering a Halloween 2017 event for SMITE players, too. It comes in the form of its Departure to the Afterlife event, which is part of the latest SMITE patch, 4.19. It includes plenty of features to help infuse your game with some frightful fun.

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SMITE Halloween Skins
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There are six new skins in the Departure to the Afterlife event to help put you in the Halloween mood. And of course, they're all appropriately afterlife themed:

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  • Trick or Treat Cupid
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  • Warchief Raijin (Odyssey)
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  • Hachiman Mastery
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  • Yurei Susano (Odyssey)
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  • Mummified Izanami (Odyssey)
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In addition to the new God skins, the Halloween map makes a return appearance, alongside the Scary Potion. You'll also get some new Halloween chest items, including the Cupid and Thanatos skins mentioned earlier, a  Jack-o'-Lantern Jump Stamp, and the Spooky Music Theme. 

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The patch itself includes the return of foul-mouthed announcer Tactless Tina, which may or may not count as frightening, depending on your viewpoint -- and your playstyle.

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Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017

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Overwatch's Halloween Terror event is back! And the best part is that there's even more to it this year, from new skins and new items to Halloween-themed arenas and a brand new game mode. You've got a good while to enjoy this hero-shooter event, too: it runs from now through November 1.

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Dr. Junkenstein makes his return in Junkenstein's Revenge, and Blizzard added an endless mode for it -- appropriately named "Endless Night"-- to really test your skills as you battle endless waves of enemies fighting to gain entrance into the castle. You can also choose from four additional characters for this mode: Genji, Torbjorn, Zenyatta, and Widowmaker. Alongside that is a brand new leaderboard to record the highest scores and see who made it the farthest.

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In addition to the skins from last year's event, there are eight new skins for the 2017 Overwatch Halloween event:

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  • Jiangshi Mei
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  • Corsair Ana
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  • Cultist Zenyatta
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  • Totally '80s Zarya
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  • Viking Torbjorn
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  • Vampire Reaper
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Two maps have received a Halloween makeover as well. During the event, you can play in spooky versions of the Hollywood and Eichenwalde maps.

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In true Trick-or-Treat style, there are also Halloween themed loot boxes for you to purchase. These loot boxes contain a wide variety of things, from new skins and voice lines to avatars, emotes, and even last year's items -- some of which you might have missed.

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It's that time of the year again! Developers are slowly starting to unveil and release their yearly Halloween events. And for gamers, there's a lot to choose from. Every year, there's a wide variety of games that offer Halloween events, from Final Fantasy XIV to Pokemon GO and Paladins to Overwatch and beyond. The events themselves include a multitude of different updates and skins as well, including additional game modes, accessories, and item skins.

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To date, there are only a handful of games whose 2017 Halloween events have started or been revealed so far, so this piece will be updated as we continue to get more information about what's to come. For now, check out what's currently on offer to help get you in a spooky frame of mind.

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Payday 2 Halloween Event Review https://www.gameskinny.com/28j9k/payday-2-halloween-event-review https://www.gameskinny.com/28j9k/payday-2-halloween-event-review Sat, 31 Oct 2015 09:44:52 -0400 Dennis Adame

Every year, just like with Crimefest, OVERKILL does special events around Halloween and Christmas. This year is no different and this week the big Halloween event began. Payday 2 was given two new “Special Event” jobs that opened up on October 29th and will be available until November 17th. Both of these jobs are free and allow you to unlock six masks, ten new achievements, six new mask patterns and a new song. You are also given bolt cutters; a new free melee weapon.

"Safehouse Nightmare"

This job consists of you and your team going into your safe house and setting up a drill to open the vault to all the money you are hoarding. Once you start the drill, waves and waves on Bulldozers (Super heavy armored guys with LMGs) and Cloakers (think Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell) will come at you, and it is madness. It truly is a nightmare as the job title dictates.

The drill takes a little over five minutes, so you and you team need to hold out until the end. Once the vault is open you need to move all the bags of money to the van upstairs and then you are done.

"Lab Rats"

The second job is brand new and it’s something that hasn’t been done in a Payday game yet. The name of the job is “Lab Rats” and it’s a spin on "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." The Payday gang has been shrunk to the size of a rat and so have all the enemies on the level. Just like always in Payday games you need to make meth during this job using the same formula you always use in other jobs. You can stay and cook as much meth as you want but you only need one batch (four bags) in order to finish the level. A few really cool things stand out on this level -- the Necrocloaker and the giant spider.

The Necrocloaker

When you first start the level you may notice that off to the right of your starting point is a safe with a timer set for two minutes.  When the Necrocloaker appears on the level you and your team need to get to the safe as fast as you can because he is only there for a limited amount of time. Believe me when I say, you can’t miss him when he appears.

Once the team is at the safe the timer will begin to count down and a glowing circle will appear on the floor around you and the team. The team has to survive two minutes of hordes of enemies but you can’t leave the circle (think king of the hill). I suggest placing ammo and medical bags around the safe so you and your team can use them during the two minutes of madness.

If you are lucky enough to survive the full two minutes you will get something for your hard work, but I won’t spoil it for you. Also, if you do the Necrocloaker hoard on the OVERKILL difficulty, you get a mask and an achievement.

Giant Spider

I’m truly sorry if you’re afraid of spiders... The spider is located on the opposite side of the job's starting point and it comes up from the side of the table. The spider will attack the team if they are in the area for too long and it will also randomly appear. Oh, and the spider can kill you in one hit so watch out for that.

That’s all for this year’s Halloween jobs and all in all I think they did a really nice job. One of the levels is new and exciting. The other older level that is still a huge challenge. I would give “Lab Rats” an 8/10, “Safe House Nightmare” a 7/10 (simply because they are just reusing a level) and the Halloween event as a whole an 8 out of 10.  Good luck on the new Halloween jobs and go make some money heisters.

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Dota 2's Haunted Colosseum Halloween event takes place of Diretide https://www.gameskinny.com/rnb9r/dota-2s-haunted-colosseum-halloween-event-takes-place-of-diretide https://www.gameskinny.com/rnb9r/dota-2s-haunted-colosseum-halloween-event-takes-place-of-diretide Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:37:01 -0400 Jessi_Cat

Dota 2, the popular MOBA by Valve, has joined in the crusade of Halloween events this season with a “Haunted Colosseum” event. This event is a 5v5 territorial control custom game. It involves capturing points and avoiding the “devilish traps” along with dodging warrior Behemoths. The traps are set by enemy players - but be careful, some traps don’t just hurt your enemy, they can hurt your friends and yourself as well.

If that isn’t enough to send a shiver up your spine, then maybe the Spooky Behemoths will. Players can activate these Behemoths by scoring 1,000 points. This brings forth a Behemoth to your side to fight and defend you. They are immune to magical damage and also have true sight.

Players gain points by capturing control points. If you get up to three, your team will score points even faster. Once you reach 5,000 points the match ends. So, be sure to capture at least three points and defend them to win the game!

As you defend, be sure to also collect the yummy treats your foes' lifeless corpses will drop after defeat. These treats can restore health, mana, or grant additional gold so you can shower your hero with items. Fortunately, unlike real life, these treats won’t make your hero gain a few pounds.

Players that own the “Fall Compendium” seasonal item will get their second Tribute treasure now. The treasure is called, “Tribute of the Sharpened Feather.” Be sure to check that you have retrieved it.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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