10 Games With Halloween 2016 Events and Updates

Halloween is quickly approaching, and numerous games are marking the occasion with in-game updates and events.

It can be hard to keep track of everything that’s happening, and you may want to ensure you spend some time with certain games over the next few weeks. Overwatch and Rocket League, for instance, have introduced new items that can only be unlocked for a limited time (or at least until next October). We’ll continue updating this story as more are announced.

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We’ve compiled a list of many of the Halloween-themed events happening in games right now. Check them out below, and let us know what you’ll be playing (as well as any we missed) in the comments below.

Alliance of Valiant Arms

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Free-to-play online shooter Alliance of Valiant Arms has introduced a Halloween-themed version of the Gallery map, decorating it with pumpkins, ghosts, and so on. There’s also a special jack-o-lantern version of the ARX-160 that can be obtained for a limited time.

  • Dates
    • Now – unspecified
  • Further Reading
    • Official site

ArcheAge

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ArcheAge celebrates Halloween–or Hallowtide, as it calls it–with an assortment of themed items you can obtain for varying amounts of tokens. There are also limited-time Achievements you can earn, which in turn unlock more tokens; unlocking them all comes with a special mount. During the event, Two Crowns and Solis Headlands are both off-limits to PvP, save for any guild-related fights.

  • Dates
    • Now – November 9
  • Further Reading
    • Official site

Atlas Reactor

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Atlas Reactor introduces a bunch of skins for Halloween, including one that lets you dress up like a Ghostbuster. Skins are available only for a limited time and can be earned through a repeatable mission, in-game purchases, or–for an even smaller window of time–by using ISO.

  • Dates
    • Now – November 8 (skins)
    • November 1-8 (unlock skins with ISO)
  • Further Reading
    • Official site

Battlerite

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MOBA-style brawler Battlerite, which made a splash when it was released on Steam last month, is getting a big update on October 21 that features new Halloween content. A special Battle Wolf mount is now included with the Ultimate Fan Pack (whether you buy it now or have bought it already), and the new Halloween Chest guarantees the unlock of an Epic Halloween item. Joining Battlerite’s official Steam group gets you a free Halloween Chest and a weapon for Ruh Kaan, one of the two new characters arriving with this patch.

  • Dates
    • Now – November 4
  • Further Reading
    • Official site

Black Desert Online

Special event quest are now available in Black Desert Online that can earn you various Halloween-themed items. You can collect candy by logging in every day and then trade that in for special rewards. There’s also a limited-time bundle including the blood suit, a cute pet, a skeleton look for your horse, and more for $45, which is less than half the price of buying all of its contents individually.

  • Dates
    • Now – November 9
  • Further Reading
    • Official site

Bridge Constructor

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A game like Bridge Constructor doesn’t necessarily lend itself to a Halloween event, but that hasn’t stopped ClockStone Software from offering a Halloween update anyway. The PC, iOS, and Android versions have all received a free update with five new levels to build bridges in, but only for a limited time.

  • Dates
    • Now – unspecified
  • Further Reading
    • Official site

Clustertruck

Details regarding Clustertruck’s Halloween event are more than a little limited. All we have to go on currently is the trailer above, which shows that Halloween-themed levels are on the way to the game.

  • Dates
    • October 28 – unspecified

Company of Heroes 2

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Company of Heroes 2 has introduced some creepy new skin sets, and you can get one for each faction for free by logging in between now and November 8. You can then use those skins this coming weekend, October 28-31, to earn twice as many loot points as usual.

  • Dates
    • Now – November 8 at 10 AM PT (free skins)
    • October 28-31 (double loot points)
  • Further Reading
    • Official site

DC Universe Online

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Superheroes (and villains) can dress up for Halloween too, but there’s more to DC Universe Online’s event than just that. Both sides have an NPC they can speak to kick things off, with each day presenting a mission that can be completed to earn Spooky Bites. These can then be cashed in for Halloween themed outfits, Base/League Hall decorations, and more. Spooky Bites can also be purchased outright, and The Vault has been decorated for the duration of the event.

  • Dates
    • Now – October 31
  • Further Reading
    • Official site
    • Dead by Daylight

      Not content with simply offering its own take on horror, Dead by Daylight is offering a proper Halloween crossover in a $7 DLC pack. Horror movie character Michael Meyers, along with horror victim Laurie Strode, are both becoming playable characters in the game. There’s also a new environment based on the setting of Halloween. Meyers has two forms: initially, he’s weaker and slower, but has better detection skills. By looking at survivors, a gauge rises; once it’s filled, he becomes quicker and more powerful, but without the benefits of his buffed detection.

      • Dates
        • DLC available now
      • Further Reading
        • Halloween’s Michael Meyers Headed to Horror Game Dead by Daylight
        • Official site

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