Halloween is an unstoppable force in the MMO industry and will not be denied to developers and their players. It’s that time of year where spooky, creepy, and delightfully nightmarish events erupt across games worldwide, allowing players to indulge in trick-or-treating and costume parties regardless of age.
In the spirit of the holiday, Massively Overpowered is proud to present its ultimate guide to MMO Halloween. Read on for details on all sorts of events, promotions, and contests!
Guild Wars 2: The Shadow of the Mad King Take on the Mad King’s lair, labyrinth, and clocktower in this annual event, and earn yourself a pair of batwing shoulders while you’re at it! (Through November 6th)
Marvel Heroes: Halloween Event Gazillion promises, “The Halloween Event is returning this week, along with the spoopy Avengers Tower decorations and a brand new Halloween costume and Team-Up that’ll be in the store (Frankencastle).” Thanks Kurt!
RuneScape: Halloween 2015 Anti-Santa is crashing on Death’s couch in Old-School RuneScape… and Death wants your help to get him out of there! Afterward, make sure to attend Death’s Halloween party. We hear it’s a killer. Over on the regular servers, though, you’ll contend with the Gauntlet of Souls. (Through October 10th) Thanks Tyler!
Skyforge: Evil Pumpkin Festival Marks off for the name, but if it ends up being fun, who cares? There’s a new quest chain, daily quests, and all sorts of fun rewards to be had. You can also win prizes by making an actual horror movie. (Through November 4th)
Team Fortress 2: Alien Invasion Darn aliens. Always trying to steal our candy. The team hosts kick off a month-long invasion event, spilling its community-curated guts in the form of new maps, weapons and items.
Trove: Costume Sale and Shadow’s Eve Pick up one of several new types of costumes in the store during this holiday season! Also, enter the dreaded pumpkin lairs designed by the community and see if you can survive. (Through November 3rd)
WildStar: Shade’s Eve Explore the decorated capital cities, accept creepy quests, and go through the brand-new Quiet Downs as this game’s first holiday takes a decidedly bent turn for the weird. (Through November 2nd)
World of Tanks: Dead City Halloween Mode The battlefield of Himmelsdorf has been eerily transformed into a spooky wonderland. A unique tank, Spectre, is available to glide across the map, launching ethereal and rapid plasma rounds, manned by a literal skeleton crew. (Through November 2nd)
World of Warcraft: Hallow’s End The wickerman must burn, treats must be consumed, and the Headless Horseman must be defeated in this annual event. There’s also a real-life pumpkin carving contest if you’re into that sort of thing. (Through November 1st)
Do you know an event that isn’t in this guide? Drop it into the comments section! We’ll be updating this post as the week progresses.