The Big Spooky isn’t until Monday but plenty of games are already celebrating Halloween with special events for people with nerves of steel and eyes in the back of their head. If you’re feeling extra brave, check out our collection of spookyspoos going on this weekend. This isn’t a definitive list, mind, just a fair spread of things you might fancy trying. Do share your favourites too!
Look, shut up. Maybe some of us just have this ticking away, okay. Like every other AdCap event, it’s… more AdCap. This time, with spooky things!
American Truck Simulator
ATS has released some totally \m/etal truck skins to celebrate Halloween, in a paid DLC that’s down to £0.54 until Tuesday. Combine this bad boy with that six-shooter steering wheel and I’ll have my dream American Truck.
Ark: Survival Evolved
Fear Evolved is back, filling the land with graves, pumpkin patches, skeletal dinosaurs, zombie dodos, the terrifying DodoRex, and other nasties. Players can also collect spooky costumes and decorations, take Zomdodos and ZombieWyverns, and more.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Chickens have cute little pumpkin hats. Boo!
Dead By Daylight
The 1v4 slasherfest has gone proper Halloweenie, adding Michael Myers and Laurie Strode from John Carpenter’s Halloween in its latest DLC.
The ‘Zombiefest’ Community Bounty is pitting players against each other with Invasions and ‘Be the Zombie’ mode. Take part and you can get a special rank and a gold-tier weapon. It’s no Terry’s All Gold but, y’know, can’t be picky with what people hand out on Halloween.
Grand Theft Auto Online
Japes include a spooky skullface motorbike with glowing eyes, a new ‘Lost vs Damned’ Adversary mode with angels fighting demons, horror movie t-shirts for keepsies, spooky masks, and more.
Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars is always been good with Halloween, and Shadow of the Mad King event is back again this year. Trick, treat, battle the pumpkinhead Mad King, explore his Labyrinth, climb his haunted Clock Tower, play Mad King Says with him, and collect spooky items like weapon skins and pets.
The Halloween Terror event has brought spooky outfits and a spooky co-op PvE mode.
Rocket League has introduced new spooky cosmetic items and brought back last year’s too.
The Buffy ’em up has launched a Halloween update introducing trick-or-treating and rituals as mission types, along with new plot points, dialogue, a shotgun, and more. If Wot Alec Thought had you interested but not quite enough to buy at full-price, hey, it’s on sale too – down to £10.49.
Team Fortress 2
TF2 is celebrating Scream Fortress VIII and oh my, aren’t we all so very old? Spooky new maps are in, old Scream Fortress maps are back, new spooky items are in… it’s all quite nice. I’ve always enjoyed the Scream Fortress event maps with their weird goals, and it’s just not the same playing them outside spookseason.
Pumpkin lairs, spooky mounts, and more are in Shadow’s Eve.
World of Warcraft
As ever, WoW is celebrating Hallow’s End with trick-or-treating, costumes, masks, burning wickermen, spooky bests, a battle with a Headless Horseman, and buckets of spooky loot.
This screenshot is really old but I like seeing that old character model again. Almost makes me want to fire up WoW again. Not quite.
Do pipe up if there are any other Halloween events you’re digging!