If like us, you’re compelled by those three little words we wait all year to hear, you won’t want to miss this.
No, we don’t mean ‘I love you’, we’re talking of course about ‘limited time only’. With another ‘holiday’ on the horizon, game developers are once again offering limited content in the form of Halloween events.
Halloween events add specific and spooky features to games that you won’t find the rest of the year round. If that sounds good to you, check out our top picks for Halloween events happening right now.
Dr. Junkenstein’s thirst for revenge still burns…
So heroes beware: Overwatch Halloween Terror returns!
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) October 10, 2017
Overwatch – Halloween Terror
Dr Junkenstein returns to Overwatch this Halloween for a repeat of last year’s assault on the castle gates. If you didn’t play ‘Junkenstein’s Revenge’ last year it’s essentially a horde mode featuring four-player co-op. You and your friends must defend the castle gates from waves of Zomnics and sub-bosses. Junkenstein is back with all new spooky skins for the traditional characters and a few new tricks.
If players manage to survive until the final wave, they will have the chance to take down Dr Junkenstein himself. The event also features Halloween themed loot crates and customization options for players to unlock.
Pokemon Go – Halloween Event
Niantic has yet to release any official details, so we are a little in the dark. Many are speculating that this will be the first time players will get to see Gen Three Pokemon. As expected the Halloween event will feature increased spawn rates for Ghost and Dark type Pokemon. As these are in limited supply at the moment though Niantic could be about to boost the event with the addition of new Pokemon.
— Pokémon GO News (@PokemonGoNews) October 15, 2017
A supposed leaked screen grab of the new loadout screen features Dusclops, Duskull, Sableye, Shuppet and Bannette. Rumour has it the event will also feature a limited Halloween themed Pikachu and possibly even Mimikyu.
New sound files have been added to the game with the last update so there is a good chance rumours are true. If like us you got swept up in the mania all over again after the release of Gen Two; you’ll want to take to the streets for some extra treats this Halloween.
Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Willard Wyler’s Halloween Scream
The Call Of Duty event will feature plenty of Halloween and Zombie themed loot for players to collect. It’s all free, players simply have to log in weekly to pick up the new skins and cosmetic items.
The event will also see the return of Gesture Warfare Mode for a limited time, where players kill each other with mere hand gestures. The Carnage map from the Retribution DLC is also available for players to download for free, up until the end of the month.
Finally, new boss battles have been added to different zombie episodes each week. After completing the original zombie campaign players will have the opportunity to take down four new bosses for double XP. Bosses include an Alien, a Burning Man Enthusiast, a Witch Doctor, a Demonic Beast and something only referred to as a Radioactive Thing.
Take on Aliens and the Super Slasher in Infinite Warfare Zombies Boss Battle! Now live until Friday, October 20th! 😎👽 pic.twitter.com/xFKYEST3GI
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) October 13, 2017
Minecraft – Halloween Spooktacular
Popular mining and building simulator, Minecraft is also adding some spooky features this Halloween. Players will be privy to new Halloween-themed building materials allowing them to create more macabre constructions. Minecraft are also introducing plenty of new features for fans to enjoy.
A skeleton character will be roaming around the map all month, find and defeat it, and players are rewarded with a creepy pet. Players beware though, there is an added presence of zombies roaming around looking for players to feast on.
There is a Haunted House Parkour Course for players to take a crack at and a new pumpkin throwing PvP mode. Finally Minecraft are adding a new quest involving the Pumpkin King, the quest pays out rewards every three hours, with additional quest items to found scattered around the map.