Fallout 76 has promised to hold its very own Halloween event in 2021, with the Spooky Scorched. With Halloween creeping up on us lets take a look at everything returning and what we could see from Bethesda Games Studios. Here's what we know so far:
When Does The Halloween Event Start?
As noted below, Fallout 76 has confirmed that their Halloween Event will begin on Tuesday, October 19, lasting until Tuesday, November 2. That's a whole two weeks of spooky shenanigans.
We suspect the event will begin at the time of the game's daily reset, around 5pm BST. If you're wondering how long you have to wait until the event kicks into life, check out the countdown timer below, and keep reading for details of what to expect from the Halloween event in 2021.
Fallout 76 Halloween Event Start Time Countdown
15 October 2021 -
Bethesda has at long last confirmed their plans for Fallout 76's Halloween event and festivies.
Here's a rundown of what to expect on Tuesday, October 19, when Halloween descends on Appalachia:
Though the Scorched have lost much of what once made them human, it seems they’ve managed to retain some semblance of fondness for certain holidays. In fact, as Halloween approaches, they’re wriggling into creepy costumes and have even begun collecting sweet treats they’ve stumbled upon. From October 19 – November 2, you’ll occasionally run into these “Spooky Scorched” during your adventures in Appalachia. Each one will spawn as legendary, and taking them down will net you with a legendary item and a piece of Mystery Candy. You’ll also receive a Spooky Treat Bag, which you can open to receive rewards like consumables, ammo, and even a chance at some Halloween themed loot!
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, the Mystery Candy you’ll get from Spooky Scorched may seem enticing in the moment—especially because eating it will grant you with one of five random special buffs. However, you may want to bring a few pieces back to your C.A.M.P. for any visitors who stop by during the next couple of weeks…
TRICK OR TREAT CHALLENGES!
Before the bombs fell, there was nothing quite like dressing up as your favorite comic book hero, storybook princess, or gruesome monster on Halloween, and going door-to-door with your closest friends on the hunt for some delicious sweets. This year, you can recapture some of that magic by raiding your wardrobe for a costume and trick-or-treating your way around Appalachia!
Starting October 19, everyone will be able to claim a free Spooky Candy Bowl from the Atomic Shop, place it in their C.A.M.P.s, and fill it with Mystery Candy they’ve collected from Spooky Scorched or purchased from train station vendors. Until November 2, all Dwellers will receive Daily Challenges to trick or treat at others’ C.A.M.P.s, as well as Daily and Weekly Challenges to hand out treats from their Spooky Candy Bowls. Each of these Daily Challenges that you complete will grant you one of several possible rewards, like a consumable item, Perk Card Pack, Lunchbox, Repair Kit, or some S.C.O.R.E. Additionally, Weekly Challenges to give candy to trick-or-treaters can award you S.C.O.R.E., rare crafting materials, or even Halloween costumes. If you manage to complete both Weekly Challenges, you’ll also receive the new Popcorn Machine that you can build in your Appalachian abode.
Remember to transform your home into a horrifying haunted house that will give your visitors a scare, and be sure to place your Spooky Candy Bowl where others can easily find it. Don’t worry about folks snatching all of your sweets in one go, either. Each Dweller will be limited to one piece of candy from your bowl per hour. Finally, just like in real life, you’ll need to be in costume in order to trick or treat successfully, so be sure to wear your most festive apparel when visiting others’ C.A.M.P.s.
13 October 2021 -
Still no news on Fallout 76's Halloween event, but there is plenty of spooky items available in the Atomic Shop This Week.
11 October 2021
There's still over a week to go before the Fallout 76 Spooky Scorched Halloween event starts on October 19. Hopefully, we should get some more info from the dev's later this week on what else to expect beyond the brief details shared back in August.
1 October 2021
It's now officially October and the spooky season is nearly here. Get ready for some Halloween high jinx coming very soon to Appalachia.
Fallout 76 Spooky Scorched Halloween Event Start Times
- Fallout 76's Spooky Scorched Halloween Event 2021 Start Date: October 19, 2021
- Fallout 76's Spooky Scorched Halloween Event 2021 End Date: November 2, 2021
Fallout 76 Spooky Scorched Halloween Event Features
According to an update from the devs back in August:
"it's not just going around and killing a bunch of Scorched in costumes, it's more about collecting certain types of candy and we're going to allow players to go to other player camps and effectively trick-or-treat from a special object in the camp"
The team also teased that players will be able to dress up in costumes and visit other players C.A.M.P. to trick-or-treat in-game.
You'll find more details from the devs in the below video at the 18 minute mark.
What happened to Mischief Night?
Fallout 76 did hold a Halloween event in 2019 called Mischief Night, but it didn't return in 2020. This event offered up new quests and rewards to earn themed around the spooky occasion. A new public event was also added which offered up some treats.
Clearly though it didn't hit the right tone of what the devs were looking for since it seems to have been scrapped in 2021.