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Halloween 2018's Best In-Game Events And Updates

It’s October again, and that means time for Halloween festivities throughout a whole host of online games. Many announcements have already begun to outline the upcoming festivities, so we’re keeping track of all the spooky specials. Many of these will be time-limited events with special rewards, like the Overwatch Halloween Terror event, so check out the active dates and plan your gaming accordingly.


The Dauntless Dark Harvest event will kick off in the middle of the month, casting a shadow on the hub city of Ramsgate. It will introduce a new cult known as the Unseen, who worship a Behemoth. Slayers can test their might against a new Behemoth in the Shattered Isles and stores will offer limited-time exclusive items.

  • Dates
    • Begins October 17

Destiny 2

Destiny is bringing back its annual Festival of the Lost, the Halloween-themed celebration that offers some special masks and exclusive loot. This year, it will include a horde-like PvE mode, a special quest-line to solve a murder, and a unique currency to purchase masks and a special auto rifle called Horror Story. You can also earn new Ephemeral Engrams for exclusive cosmetic items. This will all be accompanied by the return of the Iron Banner event, with some tweaks to make it easier to obtain Powerful gear.

  • Dates
    • Begins October 16


The entire season is somewhat spooky, with the Darkness Rises theme and skins like the Dire Wolf. Plus the game brought back the popular Skull Trooper skin and made it a little easier to get the Ghost Portal Back Bling. We’ve gotten a look at some special leaked Halloween cosmetics. Those include skins, back bling, gliders, and pickaxes. No word yet on what creepy world events might be ringing in the seasonal content.

  • Dates
    • Unknown
  • Further Reading
    • Fortnite Halloween Skins Leaked


Hearthstone’s annual “Hallow’s End” celebration starts on October 17 and lasts through Halloween on October 31. Logging in during the event will net you a free golden Witch’s Cauldron card, and the Headless Horseman will return for a new Tavern Brawl starring the characters from the Monster Hunt mode. You’ll also be able to take part in a dual class Arena mode, and characters will use Hallow’s End emotes. Finally, the event will accompany the launch of a new Paladin hero for purchase with a new Witchwood bundle.

  • Dates
    • October 17-31
  • Further Reading
    • Official Site

Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 has already introduced its Halloween Horrors: Monster Masquerade update. The sprawling update includes a new Monster Ball map, along with Halloween-themed looks and effects for all the zeds and bosses. Plus you can access new weapons and limited-time items to take them all down.

  • Dates
    • Available Now
  • Further Reading
    • Official Site


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    Overwatch’s annual Halloween Terror event is once again here. Each year the Halloween Terror event continues the story of Junkenstein’s monster, and this one serves up two separate PvE modes: Classic and Endless Night. The event is always a debuts several new Halloween-themed skins, emotes, sprays, and more. It is going on now through October 31, and Blizzard has revealed all the nifty new costumes.

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    • Dates
      • October 9-31

    Rocket League

    Rocket League is bringing back its Haunted Hallows event on October 15. You can earn “Candy Corn” currency for playing online matches, which can then be used to cash in for limited cosmetics like decals, toppers, and wheels. You can also gain a Golden Pumpkin that will contain a customization item from the Nitro, Turbo, or Player’s choice crates. The event will end on November 5, and your Candy Corn will expire on November 8, so make sure you cash it in fast.

    • Dates
      • October 15
    • Further Reading
      • Official Site

    Splatoon 2

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    The Splatoon 2 version of a Halloween gathering is a twist on its usual monthly Splatfests, appropriately named Splatoween. It will start October 19 and last through October 21, with players picking their sides in a Turf Wars between Team Trick and Team Treat. Inkopolis will also be updated with Halloween decorations, and the squid kids will get a chance at four special Splatoween headgear that can be kept after the event is over. You’ll have to go through the Nintendo Switch News app to get them, however.

    • Dates
      • October 19-21

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