Guild Wars 2 gets spooky with the return of Shadow of the Mad King
If you’re in the mood for scary fun in Tyria you’re in luck, because Guild Wars 2 brings Shadow of the Mad King back next week.
The annual Halloween event is back from October 5 through November 2. Each race receives festive decorations around the capital. Once the festivities begin, you’ll be able to travel between Tyria and the Mad Realm, bringing you all the spooky and sweet treats you could want. However, with the Mad Realm Passage open, that means residents on the other side can pass through as well.
Expect undead armies, Skeletal Lich, Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn, and Lanyrinthine Horror. And a whole host of fun events. These include a mount-based maze race, PvP rumble where you can compete to catch pumpkins while you spawn skeletons to attack the other team’s base. Mad King Says is a Simon Says Halloween where playing means following the instructions to win prizes, and not getting trapped. All in all, you’ll be able to fight, race, and play whatever you love the most and walk away with some fun loot.
Entering Mad King’s Raceway will also lead to mount races and even more challenges. For mount races, you can rent them when a specific mount is needed. There are a lot of repeat events and even something new to discover. All the fun and the candy have a point though, as there is a lot of gear and other rewards to be earned while you party and enjoy the spooky decorations.
There will also be a special XP bonus in effect from October 5 to November 12. If you bring a character to level 10, you will get a special weapon that will grow in power with you. Read more in the official Guild Wars 2 Halloween event announcement.