Halloween MMO Events 2013
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG News Editor
Halloween has come again and in fine MMO tradition the spooky and fun events begin. This is just the beginning, we’ll be updating this list for the next two weeks so keep coming back for more events as they get announced.
Camelot Unchained – Bean Sidhe Race Reveal
Camelot Unchained‘s Kickstarter updates offer a spooky look into the backstory and racial boons and banes of the disembodied playable race, the Bean Sidhe aka Banshee. Catch the update for full details on this horrifying addition to the upcoming title.
Conquer 2 – Evil Unleashed – October 12 – October 31
Go on a treasure hunt, kill demons, and get boxes of treasure or the Forbidden Fear Scroll which summons the dreaded Fear Deamon. This quest can be completed up to ten times a day and there are rewards for being the top opener of boxes on your server.
DCUO – The Witching Hour – Dates Unknown
Klarion the Witch Boy returns to DCUO once again this year, bringing with him tricks, treats, styles, items, and more. Very little information is known as of publishing this article; check back next week when hopefully there will be more to tell.
Dragon Nest EU – The Night of the Pumpkin Duck – October 8 – November 12
Meet Crazy Duck’s undead cousin, Pumpkin Duck. Scare him away for coupons to get pumpkin related souvenirs. Plus get rewards for staying logged in for 30 minutes, 1 Hour, 2 Hours, or 3 Hours with cookies, jewel pouches, and more.
Elsword – Free Costumes for All
Eighteen different costumes have been added to Elsword this holiday season. Trick or treat in style, and keep an eye out for more events and community contests then ever before. Keep an eye out on social media for more and catch a preview of some of them on our image gallery.
Everquest – The Haunting of Norrath – October 19 – ?
The Haunting of Norrath returns once again with new candy and costume shops, bone collecting, The Gravedigger, Scarecrow Roundup, and many, many more events. To see them all you’ll just have to log in.
Everquest II – Night of the Dead – October 15 – November 11
Race fellow adventurers to capture ghosts and earn rewards. Or maybe you’d like to have a go at some of the popular quests from Halloweens gone by? Earn new achievements and buy some holiday themed items on the market for a limited time.
FFXIV:ARR– All Saints’ Wake – October 18 – November 1
A traveling circus has arrived overnight as if by magic. Talk to them to get a special quest. Enjoy decorative lanterns lining the streets and fun costumes but always be on the look out for tricks and treats.
Guild Wars 2 – Blood and Madness – October 15 – November 11
The Mad King makes a return this year up to his usual tricks, but he isn’t alone. Bloody Prince Edrick, the son of The Mad King has appeared. Trick or treat, get lost in a deadly labyrinth, and race to the top of the Mad King’s Clock Tower.
Kings and Legends – October 22 – ?
Active players will new card rewards and take part in a limited edition Challenge Hall to be in for a chance to get a Unicorn Mount and Runes. Expect more information to come out as the event approaches.
Marvel Heroes – Halloween Costumes
New costumes are being introduced to celebrate Halloween. The first is Wolverine Brood. After being infected with a Brood Embryo Wolverine was able to keep himself from being completely transformed but is now trapped in a half mutant, half alien form. Check the Marvel Heroes site regularly for more spooky costumes.
MU Online – Trick or Treat and Haunted Halloween – October 18 – November 6
Halloween gets not one but two events this year in MU online. The first is a trick or treat hunt across the web. Collect 5 codes from media partners (including OnRPG!) to get free in game gifts. This only runs until November 1st. The second event begins October 23rd and carries on until November 6th. The Haunted Halloween Hunt takes players on a quest to find the WereRabbit and Fire Flame Ghost then expands the monster hunt to include any above level 68. Get rewarded with scrolls or even a rare transformation ring.
Rift – Autumn Harvest – October 17 – November 1
Atrophinius returns for the Autumn Harvest. Eliminate scarabs who are trying to get at the harvest, steal loot that belongs to Telara, and face off against vampires and werewolves. As thanks for helping Atrophinius and the Fae get special tokens for Spectral mounts and other sweet loot.
The Settlers Online – October 17 – ?
A new server wide challenge is one of two highlights this year. A giant golem will invade every player’s island and must be defeated over and over for awesome rewards. Each time it returns the battle gets harder but the rewards get sweeter. Or take part in an exclusive quest chain that helps characters get pumpkins which can be traded for decorative items, buffs, and buildings.
SMITE – Limited Time Skins – October 15 – November 6
For a limited time get three new skins. Jack the Reaper – Pumpkin Thanatos. Golden Vamana and Golden Isis have also been introduced. Jack the Reaper Thanatos will only be available for purchase during the holiday season so make sure to purchase it before November 6th.
TERA – Banquet of Blood – October 17 – November 5
Crash the feast of the Vampir in a forgotten dungeon near Balder’s Refuge and protect your hard earned candy from creepy creatures going after your loot in the Eldritch Academy. Get costumes, accessories and even an adorable ghost pet called Boo.
The Secret World – The Cat God and Stories from Solomon Island
The Cat God returns once again for those who missed it last year, or simply wish to relive the fun. New this year is the Stories from Solomon Island. This series of missions has you helping the League of Monster Slayers in completing their book of urban legends by investigating these scary stories. The release date hasn’t been announced for this event just yet though.
Games mentioned in this article
- DC Universe Online - DC Universe Online is a 3D super hero MMORPG published by Sony Entertainment Online. Battle alongside some of the most famous superheroes and villains from the DC universe.
- Dragon Nest - Dragon Nest is a 3D anime inspired action fantasy MMORPG with fast paced gameplay. The game is being published by Nexon and has great gameplay elements.
- EverQuest II - EverQuest II is a 3D fantasy MMORPG published by Sony Online Entertainment. It was released back in 2004 as a pay to play game, but is now free to play.
- Final Fantasy XIV - Welcome to Eorzea, a wonderous world filled with many of the species and creatures you've come to know over the years in the Final Fantasy series. Join up with others and embark on incredible adventures in a redesigned MMORPG!
- Guild Wars 2 - Grab a first look at Guild Wars 2, the successor to Guild Wars, published by NCSoft and developed by ArenaNet.
- Kings and Legends - Collect cards and battle for glory in Kings and Legends, an online trading card game from Just A Game.
- Marvel Heroes - Get in the costume of your favorite Marvel heroes in Marvel Heroes from Gazillion Entertainment.
- Mu Online - Mu Online is a 2D Fantasy MMORPG currently being published by Gamers First. First released as a pay to play title, it was later re-released as free to play.
- RIFT - Rift is a 3D fantasy MMORPG. Chose to fight against the coming apocalypse as a member of the Guardians or Defiant faction.
- The Settlers Online: Castle Empire - Snag a look at The Settlers Online (Castle Empire), an online strategy game published by Ubisoft.
- TERA Rising - TERA is a unique action MMORPG that lets you become a legendary hero. Instead of the traditional target and auto-attack featured in most MMOs, TERA requires your own skill in positioning, aiming, and timing your attacks to take down your foes. With seven races and eight classes to choose from, and a variety of skills, you can customize to suit your style, there will always be a variety of ways to conquer your foes!
- The Secret World - Imagine if every myth, conspiracy theory and urban legend was true. Imagine a world where you can become anything you want to be, without restrictions such as classes or levels. This is the premise for The Secret World, Funcom’s upcoming massively multiplayer online game set in the modern-day real world. Be whoever you want to be and play however you want to play. The Secret World is completely without classes and levels, allowing you to progress freely.
- Elsword Online - Elsword Online is a 2D fantasy MMORPG side-scroller. Work with other players to clear stages in this anime inspired action oriented beat 'em up!