When people started to announce the start of the season of horror, a few seconds have passed in October, but Halloween is an annual event, and we are happy to let us announce the whole month. When clothing store signs began to appear on both sides of the abandoned department store building, no one complained-it was exciting, unlike the annoying hacking of all the department stores that were still open sometime in November. Christmas song. (However, seeing the Halloween spirit logo on the side of Fry’s Electronics, the iconic Silicon Valley electronics chain that closed earlier this year, does feel a bit tragic.)
Similarly, in-game Halloween events often start sometime in mid-October, last for about two weeks, and never feel that they are outdated. Here are the creepy game events we look forward to every year and how they stack up on top of each other.
10. Rocket League-a haunted sacred weapon
Tyler Wilde, Executive Editor: The Rocket League Halloween event is my pumpkin spice: it’s not really autumn until the Rocket League becomes creepy. Sadly, this year’s event is all about Batman, which is not scary at all. Instead of collecting candy corn like before, you only need to complete boring activity challenges to unlock cosmetics. Hush. Not like a ghost; I mean Hush, It’s too bad—convince your team to play another game at 1:00 in the morning, because you only need more candy corn to get the stupid gargoyle car hat you want.
9. Overwatch-Halloween Horror
Andy Chalk, head of U.S. news: The annual Overwatch Horror Festival brings back Junkenstein’s Revenge with new challenge missions that make running zombies more dangerous than ever. There are also weekly challenges to be completed, including spray paint, icons, and epic skins. Halloween horror loot boxes are filled with new cosmetics and old songs from previous events. Of course, this is nothing new-Halloween horrors have been offering tricks since 2016-but the holidays are all about tradition, right? Some of these cosmetics are very sweet.
Morgan Park, contributing writer: Yes, every year is the same interesting PvE mode, usually there will be one or two new enemy types to match the new heroes added since the previous year. Considering that Blizzard suspended the release of new heroes before the advent of Overwatch 2, there is nothing to be excited about except for the cool skins.
8. Apex Legends-Inner Monster
Phil Savage, Editor-in-Chief, UK: There was a bit of fire this year, and the first two weeks of the event were nothing more than store updates with new weird skins. Given that Apex this season has already felt relaxed, this caused some frustration in the community. The title of Monsters Within (well, outside the cash store) is Encore. This is a new arena map that has no Halloween theme at all. Instead, it is set on the home planet of the Prophet, and it is just a map that may be released at any time this season.
In the last week of the event, the Shadow Royale mode returned. Yes, very good, very good. In this mode, the killed players will return as shadows and continue to help their living teammates. This is a fun enough way to mix formulas, but overall, internal monsters are a weak package for Halloween events. The best thing is that the reward track has some additional battle pass levels, and the power of those of us rises to 100 in time at the end of the season.
News writer Natalie Clayton: Therefore, this year’s creepy Apex event may be disappointing, but it did win points for the first good horizon skin in months-this is an interesting tribute to Arkane’s Prey, which features a lot of typhoon-like creeps. The worm infected our Scottish space mother. Special topic, wonderful.
7. World of Warcraft-Halloween
Alan Dexter, senior hardware editor: Since 2007, World of Warcraft has become a major Halloween event, and somehow managed to weave the headless knight into the game legend to celebrate the separation of the Forsaken from the Scourge. Blizzard will regularly update Halloween, from mid-October to the end of the month for two weeks, but the main event is the daily dungeon run of Scarlet Monastery, where you can kill the headless horseman and hope to get his hot-hoofed horse .
There are many more things to do, including collecting masks, trick-or-treating in the hotel, enjoying food on a Wickerman-themed campfire, and other activities. This is World of Warcraft, and there is still a truckload of achievements to obtain. This is a nice holiday activity, but it has been going on for a long time and it is easy to forget except for the chance to get horses.
6. Monster Hunter World-Autumn Harvest Festival
Wes Fenlon, Senior Editor: Every Monster Hunter seasonal festival is a treat, because they bring special hunting activities, you can not play the game during the rest of the year and additional login rewards. Your base hub is full of special lights and pumpkins, so it really feels festive. During the Autumn Harvest Festival, you can get tickets for playing specific tasks, and you can buy layered armor, which is a transmogrification of the Monster Hunter version. This means you can wear the most protective gear while looking weird.
But to be honest, the important thing is that you can make your palico dressed up as a ghost and wear a jack-o’-lantern on its head. So cute.
5. Call of Duty: War Zone-Haunting
Morgan Park, contributing writer: Warzone is the second Halloween event, this year is basically a remix of the previous theme, which is not a bad thing. This mode is basically infection, in which human players fight with ghosts controlled by the player and turn into ghosts after they die. Players must also manage a fear meter this year, when it is filled, it will trigger an annoying loud jumping scare gimmick.
I can talk about the game without the panic and Ghostface of the screen overlay, but it’s fun to play the ghost. Ghost players have acquired some super powers that are very inconsistent with Call of Duty, such as gorgeous super jumps and blinking teleports, which are very fun to use. This is the most interesting experience I have had in non-standard Warzone mode since its release. Raven Software should make more of these modes, leaving “tacticool” at the door.
4. Rainbow Six Siege-Doctor’s Curse
Tyler Wilde, Executive Editor: To be honest, I have never played the fun of Siege’s special event mode. I am not good at them, and I am always grateful when we rush back to defend the boring old conventional biohazard containers after my friends are full of them. But the siege team always put a lot of effort for them-it seems unnecessary, just as pleasant as some people over-decorate Halloween-and the skin is very stupid.I still use one of them Great puppet face I participated in the Sugar Fright event last year.
3. Destiny 2-Festival of Lost
Phil Savage, Editor-in-Chief, UK: With Mercury no longer appearing in the game, this year’s Festival of the Lost will shift the focus to the Halloween version of the game’s lost sector. The event itself is very cool: summon and kill Headless Ones before dealing with a bigger boss-of course, a person with immunity stage, of course, throwing a ball (pumpkin) at it will break it.
From my point of view, these are two shortcomings of the incident. 1) This is an ordeal. It can be said that everything in “Destiny 2” is a kind of training, but here, you can unlock this year’s Lost Tales Book Festival by obtaining pages from other activities and then charging them within the “Lost Sector” itself. New entry. This is a typical cycle of fate, only enough steps can feel like busy work. 2) I hate Destiny 2 event provider Eva Levante, and her whole crappy grandmother aesthetic. Now every time I load it into Tower, I have to deal with twee Halloween music, which is a big problem. Look, darkness is at the door, and the biggest threat to human survival is currently “trapped” in the home of a more vulnerable ally. This is not the time for “stupid”, Eva, FFS.
2. No Man’s Sky-Appear
Chris Livingston, feature film producer: With the release of “Dune” in theaters and HBO, many people think of giant sandworms. As Halloween approaches, No Man’s Sky will perform a super worm-like punch or two. The long-awaited giant sandworms will return in 2020 with the Origins update, but the new Emergence expedition finally allows you to tame them, ride them, and cultivate your own sandworms. You can even dress up as a worm with a new alien headdress. Getting rid of a hostile planet full of terrifying Titanic worms and leaving with a worm-themed mask is a great way for me to spend Halloween.
1. Guild Wars 2-Shadow of the Mad King
Lauren Morton, Associate Editor: Phil inspired the fierce defender inside me to log in again. The fierce Halloween events are fun in themselves, but I also like their traditional elements. Some, such as Mad King Says, have been in progress since the original game. I like to log in to see the main player centers decorated this season. A pumpkin head ghost king from the past of the universe will arrive at the Lion’s Arch every two hours and play the deadly game Simon said through the expressions in the game. “Your mad king said…Dance! Dance for me!” Crowds of players gathered to point and salute and sleep expressions, and received tricks and hospitality.
Although not much has changed over the years, almost everyone has activities. There is always a Halloween-specific dungeon, a loot grinding area called a maze, and even a Halloween PvP mode. Oh yes, and Guild Wars 2 unique hell event: the clock tower jumping puzzle. In addition, there are usually new weird cosmetics to be purchased along with your candy corn loot. Guild Wars 2 Halloween to me is like the real Halloween now-a gratifying moment of the year, when you dig the same stupid decorations, play the same music, and tell the same jokes as usual.
Phil Savage, Editor-in-Chief, UK: Apart from Clocktower, the best thing about this is its theme enemy. This is already a game based on ghosts, skeletons and monsters, so Halloween critters are more about the holiday itself: skeletons that glow in the dark, plastic spiders, candy corn elements, and even a game called “Gourdbinder” Everyone throws pumpkins.
Tyler Wilde, Executive Editor: Pay attention to the candy corn loot mentioned by Lauren, Rocket League…bring them back! In addition, although I don’t know anything about this incident, the picture above makes me believe it is the best.