Halloween update added to Unreal Tournament pre-alpha

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 22 October 2015 18:13 GMT

An update to the Unreal Tournament pre-alpha contains some rather interesting Halloween-themed content.


The update will contain various unlocks for Halloween period, such as Spooky Face which is a different take on the “classic Facing Worlds map.” Players will need to harvest 6666 pumpkins to earn the Pumpkin Fiend mask which they can keep after the season ends.

Players can also earn special seasonal leader hats by picking up skulls dropped upon death on all Epic official hubs.

The Harvest Gourd is unlocked with 200 skulls, the Harvest Spectre with 1000 skulls, and the Harvest Ember with 5000 skulls. The Harvest Ember will become a permanent part of the player’s collection, and checking progress on the player card will show how many skull have been collected.

Five new Halloween offline challenges have also been added, and upon completion, the player will gain spooky stars which are used to unlock Trickster horns, Hellion horns and Baaler horns. Players will also earn XP in all offline challenges and an XP bonus for newly earned stars.

Other updates outside of the Halloween fun have been applied, such as new weapon balance tweaks, improvements to bot AI, and various fixes and improvements.

The patch notes are rather extensive and can be looked over through here.

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