Call of Duty's Haunting in Verdansk is the ultimate Halloween event

Infinity Ward goes all out with its new Haunting of Verdansk Halloween event in Modern Warfare and Warzone with tons of content.

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Infinity Ward's new Haunting of Verdansk cross-over Warzone and Modern Warfare event might be the ultimate seasonal Halloween event in gaming history, complete with custom Jisaw and Leatherface skins and tons of content.

The ambitious Haunting of Verdansk timed event starts tomorrow across all platforms in both Warzone and Modern Warfare, and is part of the season 6 rollout. Infinity Ward has jam-packed tons of stuff to do and experience, from new Jisaw and Leatherface skin packs that unleash a distinct Halloween Horror Nights terror onto the battlefield, to the little nuanced Easter eggs that only appear every so often (weird ventriloquist dummies in Verdansk, as well as chainsaw ghosts).

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The most exciting part of the Haunting in Verdansk event is Zombie Royale, a new zombies mode with a twist: When players die, they come back as zombies to take on other living players. Undead players can actually resurrect themselves by killing two live players and collecting special syringes.

The weird hauntings and changes across Verdansk are also available in this mode, so expect creepy things to happen in the darkness--the trick or treat boxes, random encounters with ghosts and ghouls, and other surprises.

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The cosmetic bundles include:

  • Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) - Velikan skin -A classic rendition of the maniac's appearance in the original 1974 terror-fest, complete with an attachment that lets you wield his new LMG gun like a chainsaw. There's also a special bone hammer skin that can be crafted. He comes with an LMG blueprint, an SMG blueprint, the hammer blueprint, a horn, and five other themed items.
  • Billy the Puppet (Saw) - Morte skin - Billy is back and ready to unleash carnage. Jigsaw's signature puppet has a special throwing knife that causes enemies to bleed everywhere--there will be blood-- This pack comes with an assault rifle and a shotgun blueprint as well as a tricycle charm, a cargo truck skin, and four other pieces of content.
  • Dr. Karlov - Bale skin - Freaky mad scientist who uses electricity in demented experiments with a Phantom of the Opera-style mask. The bundle comes with two shock-themed weapons, a zapping throwing knife, vehicle skins, and other cosmetics.
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Warzone is getting a limited-timed Trick or Treat event, which shrouds Verdansk in darkness. The new dark infiltrations will be available in certain modes like Trios and adds some creepy new additions to mess with your A-game, including a ventriloquist dummy that randomly pops up on TV screens, as well as a ghost that terrorizes players on nearby farmlands.

The Trick or Treat event also includes a neat little scavenger hunt with special supply boxes. Sometimes these boxes contain goodies. Other times they contain a watch out. If you find all the boxes you can unlock a special rare Pumpkin Punisher assault rifle blueprint.

Other additions include Modern Warfare multiplayer content. When a player gets 3 or more kills in a row, their head will transform into a flaming pumpkin, Headless Horseman style. Other changes include scarecrows, skulls and other spooky alterations.

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There's also two new modes included with Haunting of Verdansk:

  • Onslaughter - Squads must wrest control of a Juggernaut suit that spawns somewhere on the map and advance forward into a specific goal area. Be prepared for plenty of Minigun fire and consider powerful Killstreaks to take down an opposing Juggernaut, as well as the mad scramble whenever the suit is available for the taking. Also, the Juggernaut in this mode - and in all other modes during The Haunting of Verdansk - will come with a pumpkin head, which is surprisingly sturdy and durable despite it being a hollowed-out squash.
  • Snipers Only - As the name suggests, leave all other weapons at home for this Team Deathmatch variant. Instead of custom loadouts, all operators will have a choice between five pre-built loadouts. Aim to have more kills than deaths, as the squad that hits the target score wins the match.

Haunting of Verdanski goes live tomorrow in both Modern Warfare multiplayer and the free-to-play Call of Duty Warzone tomorrow, October 20, 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

New weapons:

  • JAK-12 shotgun - Ultra fast rate of fire
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Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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