Halloween Event 2021

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Overview

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The Halloween Event is a suite of gaming tasks and visuals that are reminiscent of the Halloween holiday season. This includes Trick or Treating, costumes, monsters, ghosts, witches, and horror movie cliches such as a Zombie Apocalypse and mad scientist's monster. Windows on many buildings throughout the game glow green and display Halloween decorations.

The 2021 Event will run from October 5th 2021 to November 2nd 2021.

New in 2021

  • Dr Kane's House of Horror: The Black Whip bonus encounter has been revamped a bit and now rewards the badge Sinister Summoner.
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Sinister Summoner

You summoned and defeated the Halloween demon, Black Whip! Needless to say, the beast was stunned. Whip-crack went his whippy tail, and the beast was done.

Returning Events

Atlas Park Makeover

Main Article: Atlas Park Seasonal Changes

During the event Atlas Park is modified to feature autumnal trees, jack-o-lanterns, candy gazebos and a pumpkin patch in front of Atlas Plaza, with Malkiel Ivesse available for convenient turning in of Trick or Treat salvage for Heroes.

Dr. Kane's House of Horror

Main Article: Dr. Kane's House of Horror

The eccentric scientist Dr. Kane turned his home into a haunted house and has invited all of Paragon City to come and visit. Things are not as they seem in Dr. Kane's House of Horror, though. Visitors enter the mansion never to be heard from again!

This 4 player Level 15+ Holiday Trial can be accessed via the Holiday tab in the LFG Team-Up Teleporter.

Whispered Rumor Tip Mission

Main Article: Whispered Rumor

When a character goes Trick or Treating in a Temporary Costume (whether gained from a 'Treat' or a permanently bestowed one such as from attending a convention), there is a chance of a Halloween Tip Mission dropping from a 'Treat'. This Halloween Event Tip will drop even if you already have 3 Alignment Mission Tips. Testing has indicated that you need to be Level 20+ and not in Praetoria to get this Tip. The mission has a reward choice of 5 badges and an accolade for collecting all of them.

Deadly Apocalypse

Main Article: Deadly Apocalypse

The Deadly Apocalypse is a type of zone invasion introduced in the Halloween Event of 2009. Haunting Banners representing iconic horrors appear in a zone and are protected by foes that embody that banner's horror. Players must attack the defenders and then the Banners and then finally a Giant Monster. Rewards include badges and a selection of temporary powers.

Eternal Night

The Eternal Night state is only active for the first and last weeks of the event. When active the entire game is locked in nighttime mode. This is not just a visual effect, all aspects of the game that depend on a day/night cycle are locked to the night side during the event. Enemies that only spawn at night spawn continuously during the event. Banisher, The Slayer, and Haunted badges (Hero side) and Pirate and Spectral badges (Villain side) are examples of badges for which hunting will be much easier during the event.

Note that some zones, such as Cimerora, The Hive and The Abyss are unaffected by Eternal Night.

Zombie Apocalypse

Main Article: Zombie Apocalypse

The Zombie Apocalypse is a zone event that uses the Rikti World Invasion engine; random zones throughout the game come under attack by zombies for periods of time as the sky turns red. A new enemy group, Zombies, appear during this event. There are badges awarded for Zombie defeats.

Trick or Treat

Main Article: Trick or Treat

During this event, players are be able to 'Trick or Treat' by knocking (that is, 'clicking') on mission doors in the various zones. Treats are rewards which include Temporary Powers (a throwable Rock and Costume Powers), Tier 1 inspirations, and Halloween Event Salvage (from defeating the spawned 'Tricks') which can be traded in for an extra costume slot. Tricks include spawns of special event enemies for which there are defeat badges.

Giant Monsters

Main Article: Giant Monsters

The Giant Monsters from Croatoa, Eochai and Jack in Irons, spawn in most zones (including the City of Villains zones) along with the Unseelie spirits. There are Halloween-specific badges for their defeat (which are different than the badges for the defeat of the regular Croatoan Eochai and Jack Giant Monsters).

Rewards

Event Salvage & Extra Costume Slot

Main Article: Trick or Treating

Special Event Salvage drops from defeating spawned 'Tricks' can be traded in for an extra Costume Slot.

Temporary Powers and Inspirations

Main Article: Trick or Treating
Main Article: Deadly Apocalypse

By Trick or Treating, you can collect the Rock and Costume Temporary Powers and also get Tier 1 inspiration drops. By participating in the Deadly Apocalypse, you can collect other Temporary Powers or a Tier 2 inspiration drop.

Badges

Main Article: Halloween Badges

There are badges for defeating the Giant Monsters and their Unseelie companions; for defeating the enemies that spawn as Trick or Treat 'tricks'; for collecting Temporary Costumes; for defeating the Zombies of the Zombie Apocalypse; and for defeating each of the Haunting Banners and the Greater Mystic Aspect (Giant Monster).

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