“The city of Lion’s Arch is transformed with scary decorations and a gloomy autumn glow! Every two hours, Mad King Thorn will gather his ‘subjects’ (anyone within shouting distance) to play a game. Perform the emotes he commands you to—but only if he calls out, ‘Your Mad King says.’ If you do well, you’ll receive keys to unlock the Mad King’s Chest.”
Do note that if you’re a newbie to the game, you can hop to Lion’s Arch or the Mad Realm from the starting area for each race. ArenaNet also says to be on the lookout for haunted doors in Kessex Hills and Gendarran Fields – “interact with the doors to trick-or-treat!”
We streamed last year’s events for those who want to have a peek at us dying in the super hard Clock Tower puzzle!
The Mad King’s Labyrinth is also back this year, along with the raceway, Reaper’s Rumble and Lunatic Inquisition minigames, and the Ascent to Madness dungeon.
“Battle hordes of Halloween creatures, race your mounts, and trick-or-treat at haunted doors through the twists and turns of a macabre maze. It’s a great way to gain experience for your characters and Trick-or-Treat Bags full of goodies, especially if you team up with other players to explore. Stay on your toes, though—powerful enemies like the Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn, legendary Skeletal Lich, and Labyrinthine Horror will make nougat of the unwary.”