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Top 10 games with Halloween events in 2016

We pick our top games to celebrate Halloween with this year.

© ArenaNet / NCSoft

Tomorrow is Halloween so we’ve decided to pick out our top 10 games that have Halloween themed events this year.

It seems that this year more games than ever are vying for players attention on Halloween. It’s always been popular for MMO’s to celebrate the occasion but this year gamers are spoilt for choice as all kinds of genres are getting in on the action.

Below are our top 10 picks for this year along with some brief details, dates of events and links where you can find out more.

10. Ark: Survival Evolved

Until November 6th

Ark: Fear Evolved 2 is the second year that Ark has run a Halloween event. The moon has turned blood red while the world is filled with all kinds of Halloween creatures, candy, hats, masks and pumpkin patches.

Check out the official Ark: Survival Evolved Steam page for more details.


9. Grand Theft Auto V

Until November 7th

Players can look out for Halloween-themed vehicles and a special Lost vs Damned mode. It’s Devils vs Angels battling it out with a 60-second day/night cycle granting bonuses to each.

Check out the official Rockstar Games website for more details.

© Rockstar Games

© Rockstar Games

8. Gears of War 4

Until November 1st

Look out for the Pumpkin Ball playlist. It’s a remixed Dodgeball list where players can find Pumpkin heads. There’s also bonus XP and a special Elite Gear pack just for Halloween that can drop items from the Day of the Dead Legendary Collection.

Check out the official Gears of War website for more details.

© Microsoft

© Microsoft

7. Destiny

Until November 8th

The Festival of the Lost returns with trick-or-treating, quests and plenty of treats such as masks, consumables and emotes. There are apparently tricks to watch out for too and Crucible matches take place at night.

Check out the official Bungie website for more details.


6. The Elder Scrolls Online

Until November 1st

The Elder Scrolls Online gets its first Halloween event, The Witches Festival. Grab a free Crow Caller from the Crown Store to obtain a special quest called The Witchmother’s Bargain. Completing this gains you a special whistle that summons a Cauldron. This can polymorph you and your group into the Undead and grant players special loot while the spell lasts.

Check out the official The Elder Scrolls Online website for more details.


5. Final Fantasy XIV

Until November 1st

The All Saints’ Wake event returns again this year to Final Fantasy XIV. A quest series can reward players with a Continental Eye minion, Vampire Armor and Halloween themed goodies.

Check out the official Final Fantast XIV website for more details.

© Square Enix

© Square Enix

4. Black Desert Online

Until November 9th

Look out for special event quests that reward you with Halloween items. There’s also daily candy rewards for logging in and a special time-limited bundle packed with treats including a bloody suit, ghost pet and skeletal horse armor.

Check out the official Black Desert Online website for more details.


3. Overwatch

Until November 1st

The second seasonal event for Overwatch arrived just in time for Halloween. Look out for special candy loot boxes that reward Halloween-themed items. There’s also a special co-op Brawl mode where 4 players can face off against zombie robots.

Check out the official Overwatch website for more details.


2. World of Warcraft

Until November 1st

The annual Hallow’s End event returns to WoW. Take your characters trick-or-treating across Azeroth to the various inns for special candy rewards and money. This year introduces new rewards for taking on the Headless Horseman in Scarlet Monastery each day.

Check out the official World of Warcraft website for more details.

© Blizzard

© Blizzard

1. Guild Wars 2

The Shadow of the Mad King event returns again to Guild Wars 2 for Halloween. Look out for the Mad King’s Labyrinth and the insanely difficult Clock Tower jumping puzzle. Lion’s Arch has been redecorated for the event and there are plenty of treats to be had.

Check out the official Guild Wars 2 website for more details.

© ArenaNet / NCSoft

© ArenaNet / NCSoft

What games are you going to be playing to celebrate Halloween this year? Did we miss your favourite game with a Halloween event? Let us know in the comments below.


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