A Spooky Season: Halloween Events in Video Games

A Spooky Season: Halloween Events in Video Games

Originally posted October 24, 2023

Halloween is just around the corner, and gamers are in for a treat as various video games bring their unique Halloween themed events and challenges. From Fortnite to Overwatch, Pokemon Go to Dead by Daylight, there's something for every gaming enthusiast to enjoy!

Fall Guys: Trick or Yeet Fame Pass

October 3, 2023 - November 7, 2023

Fall Guys Halloween

Fall Guys newest season pass is the Trick or Yeet Fame Pass. Obtain the Bat-Tastic Costume and Sore Point Emote immediately by purchasing the premium pass, and continue the pass to earn so much more! It's a perfect way to add some Halloween flair to your Fall Guys chaos.


October 10 - November 2, 2023

Jack Skellington, Micheal Myers

Fortnite is notorious for its seasonal events, and Fortnitemares is no exception. This Halloween, jump into Battle Royale and keep an eye out for Candy Corn and other sweets that grant special buffs. You might even get your hands on the unvaluted Pumpkin Launcher or Witch Broom. Completing Fortnitemares Quests during this event will unlock spooky-themed cosmetics, including Gliders and Pickaxes. Not up for Battle Royale? No worries! There are plenty of custom games for you to check out as well as the item shop for Halloween themed skins like Jack Skellington, Michael Myers, Alan Wake, and more that have been released in previous seasons.

Overwatch 2: Halloween Terror and Rise of Darkness

October 10 - November 7, 2023

Overwatch 2 Halloween Cover

Overwatch 2 gets in on the Halloween action with its Halloween Terror event. Additionally, they're introducing a whole spooky-themed season called "Rise of Darkness." This season draws inspiration from Diablo IV, and it features a Battle Pass loaded with horrifying skins and cosmetics. For Halloween Terror 2023, a new game mode called "Trials of Sanctuary Arcade" joins classic modes like Junkenstein's Revenge and Wrath of the Bride. Challenge yourself to complete these game modes on different difficulties to unlock free spooky items.

Runescape: Pumpkin Pete's Halloween Event

October 16 - November 5, 2023

Runescape Halloween Event

RuneScape is set to send shivers down your spine with a thrilling Halloween event. Join in the fun as you assist Pete in growing a new pumpkin head with Necromantic energy, collect sweet enhancers, and engage in some pumpkin smashing action at communal Pumpkin Parties. Your efforts can earn you exciting rewards, including unique masks, emotes, cosmetics, and more.

Destiny 2: Festival of the Lost 2023

October 17 - November 7, 2023

Festival of the Lost 2023

Destiny 2 brings back its classic Festival of the Lost event, featuring Hocus Focusing that allows players to focus Exotic armor and Festival of the Lost weapons by using Candy. Play matches in the Haunted Sector Playlist to collect Eerie Engrams and use them to craft weapons and Exotic gear. This year also introduces a new set of community-voted Halloween skins, the Creepy Crawlies collection.

Apex Legends: Doppelgangers Collection Event

October 17 - October 31, 2023

Apex Doppelgangers Collection Event

In Apex Legends, get ready for the Doppelgangers Collection Event. It features a new limited-time mode called Trick N' Treat Trios, where you collect Candy by defeating enemies, opening loot bins, and breaking down doors. Gain EVO points, Ultimate charge, and Shield points by consuming Candy. Completing daily event challenges unlocks free Halloween loot, culminating in a spooky Horizon skin.

Call of Duty Warzone 2: The Haunting

October 17 - November 6, 2023

Call of Duty Warzone The Haunting

Warzone 2's Season 6 is brimming with Halloween spirit, but there's more to come in The Haunting. This Halloween Call of Duty event features a new "Vondead Lockdown" zombie mode in Vondel and a limited-time mode called "Zombie Royale" in both Al Mazrah and Vondel. Acquire Souls in Multiplayer, Warzone, and DMZ by eliminating players, enemies, and monsters. You can turn in the Souls to collect rewards. Check out the store to see the various operators like Lilith from Diablo, Skeletor, and Alucard from Hellsing. Don’t forget to grab The Butcher's Meat Hook by dropping into Al Mazrah (Night) or Vondead at any time during the Haunting event, summon a portal to an otherworldly realm, and slay The Butcher to earn his prized Meat Hook in Diablo IV (make sure your Battle.net account is linked to your Activision account before you do this!)

Dead by Daylight: Haunted by Daylight 2023

October 18 - November 6, 2023

Haunted by Daylight

This Halloween, Dead by Daylight gets a spooky makeover with the "Haunted by Daylight" event. Explore the eerie Void Realm, which has bled into the Entity's world. While repairing Halloween generators or hooking Survivors on Halloween Hooks, collect Void Energy. Once you have enough, step into the Void Realm. Enjoy the Halloween costume party and don't miss out on the Event Tome and Halloween rewards.

Pokemon Go Halloween 2023

October 19 - October 26, 2023

Pokemon Go Halloween Side

In Pokemon Go's Halloween event, you'll encounter the Houndstone Pokemon making its debut. Take a stroll in the autumn air and discover spooky Dark-type Pokemon in Wild Encounters. Complete Timed Research to unlock an encounter with the debut Greavard Pokemon or Spiritomb Pokemon. And, don't forget to keep an eye out for Mega Gengar, who will appear in Mega Raids until October 20.

Disney Dreamlight Valley Candy Event and Haunted Star Path

October 24 - November 1, 2023

Disney Dreamlight Valley Halloween

Disney Dreamlight Valley offers a sweet Halloween treat with the Haunted Star Path event. Complete duties to collect tokens for unique Halloween decor, outfits, and more. Dress up in the Pumpkin King costume or the Trick-or-Treat style for Stitch. Later in October, participate in the Candy Event to collect Candy and use it to complete Duties and Halloween quests.

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