One thing you can count on every October, aside from a bunch of big game releases, are developers releasing Halloween-themed updates and events. Halloween is still weeks away, and already we’ve seen a number of such announcements, and some of these events are already underway.
With so much going on, it can be difficult to keep track of everything that’s happening. Given that many of these events, such as Overwatch’s Halloween Terror, provide you with a limited amount of time to obtain items you can use year-round, you’ll want to stay on top of how and when you can expand your collection. We’ve compiled a list of many of the Halloween-themed events happening in games this month, and we’ll continue to update this as more are announced. Check everything out below, and let us know what you’ll be playing (as well as any we missed) in the comments.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Activision will host a monthlong event in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare called Willard Wyler’s Halloween Scream that features several different components. Each week, players will be able to pick up a free Halloween Supply Drop by logging in, as well as a Halloween-themed cosmetic item on each Friday. Halloween gear and loot, such as a zombie-themed Rig skin, will also be up for grabs.
Additionally, Gesture Warfare mode–where you take out opponents by doing things like pinching your fingers–returns for a limited time. Carnage, one of the maps in the Retribution DLC, will be free to all players from October 12 until November 1 in a special playlist that runs only that map and offers double XP. Finally, Boss Battle will allow DLC owners to tackle a different Zombie episode’s final fight each week.
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm once again sees its Hallow’s End event, which kicks off this month. However, this marks the first Halloween since Blizzard launched HotS’ new Loot Chest system, which means things work a bit differently than in the past. Like in Overwatch,…