Ultima Online kicks off Halloween but postpones vet rewards to next spring


Halloween comes to most MMOs, even to the 21-year-old ones. One. Yes, it’s pumpkin spice season in Ultima Online.

“With Publish 101 Britannia is in full Halloween spirit! The pumpkin patches are bustling with Grimms, the Butcher’s are terrorizing graveyards, tricks and treats are finding their ways into beggar’s pockets and immense wealth is pouring from the Treasures of Khaldun. There’s still plenty of time to enjoy all these great features – so log in and have some fun! We have received feedback regarding the new stealables in the chests in Khaldun, please know these are a rare spawn so please do not give up! You will find them if you keep looking!”

Broadsword says already working on the game’s next few updates; publish 102 in November will bring new rewards, and Huntsmaster trophies, while publish 103 – we assume in December – will include holiday tokens and “a new combat encounter during the Holiday season that is sure to satisfy even the most seasoned of warriors.”

There’s a downside, however; while veteran rewards usually roll out in the fall, the studio’s pushed them off to the spring 2019 release instead.

Producer Bonnie “Mesanna” Armstrong also updates players on the bancount for the month: 57 more miscreants were banned recently for everything from macroing and multiboxing to duping.

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