Minecraft Halloween Events Are Super Spooky

Published: October 15, 2020 2:01 PM /


Minecraft Halloween cover

Minecraft Halloween events and merch have been detailed by Mojang and it has a lot planned for its various games! Whether you're playing Minecraft DungeonsMinecraft Earth, or all three games, there's something fun for you to do!

Every now and again, Minecraft does a little something special to celebrate the holiday season. With Halloween coming up in just a couple of weeks, Mojang has turned its eye towards spooky season with special updates to its game and some free printable goodies. Let's dive in!

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Minecraft Halloween Content Coming to Marketplace

The first big item of note is a bunch of Halloween content coming to the Minecraft Marketplace! A curated collection of goods will be available via the Marketplace and Character Creator. Mojang hasn't specified what we'll be seeing in-game, unfortunately.

Some free Marketplace items will be making their debut starting on October 27, 2020, at 1:00 PM EDT, but you should get them right away — they'll be gone for good on November 3.

Minecraft Dungeons Readies 'Spooky Fall' Event

As for Minecraft Dungeons, this game will be launching the "Spooky Fall" event starting at midnight on October 27, 2020. This event will launch time-limited Seasonal Trials with challenges for players to overcome and some special seasonal rewards.

Players who can beat these challenges will score exclusive gear and weapons to reward them for their bravery! It won't be easy, though, especially if you use the new "Night Mode."

Night Mode will be an "even more challenging way" to play Minecraft Dungeons, presumably referring to how monsters tend to come out at night in the original Minecraft. More specific details are likely to be revealed as we get closer to the launch of the event.

Get Spooky with Minecraft Earth

As for Minecraft Earth, this augmented reality game for mobile devices will also be launching a special Minecraft Halloween event of its own. The "Boo! Spooky!" event is coming and it's got some neat surprises, too.

Players enjoying this event will have all-new challenges to tackle. Complete them successfully and you'll unlock some new character creator items. You'll also have some creepy new enemies to battle: the Witch, Viler Witch, and Climbing Zombie will make their debut on October 20, 2020.

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Minecraft Halloween Costumes and Free Printables

Finally, this Halloween will likely be a lot trickier due to the ongoing pandemic. That said, you can still dress up in style with new Minecraft Halloween costumes!

New Minecraft Halloween costumes are now available for purchase on Amazon and at other retailers. Whether you want to dress up as Steve or get spooky as a Creeper, there are a lot of options available for kids and adults alike. And yes, believe it or not, there is indeed a sexy Creeper costume.

Supplementing these offerings are a bunch of free printables available on the Minecraft Halloween blog post. You can print out some neat pumpkin stencils and papercraft masks right now, letting you spice up your Halloween with a bit of blocky flair.

And that's everything! The Minecraft Halloween offerings are pretty robust this year and players will be spoiled for choice no matter how they enjoy this franchise. Mojang promises to release more details about the Halloween events in the coming weeks.

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