Battlestate Games has stealthily installed a new Halloween Event in Escape From Tarkov. The event is already live, and we’re trying to find all the changes included in it. This Halloween event is slightly different and much bigger than the others, and it doesn’t evolve around the cultists only, as other bosses are now available on other maps.
The event startup was escorted with a new message from Escape From Tarkov’s official Twitter profile. The letter in the image is apparently sent by Killa. The translated contents can be found below:
— Escape from Tarkov (@tarkov) October 27, 2022
Youngster, I found your sledgehammer, is everything okay with you? What are you walking around with? Plus I’ve heard that you have been seen as very angry and not only on the factory. Tbh I don’t like that some kind of madness is happening with the weather. Sometimes I feel sickness, sometimes blood from the nose, always hungry, gun is jamming, scavs like crazy start to disturb intruders. Also I heard that signal (rocket?) got into the wrong hands. But most importantly, do you know what is going on on tarkov’s resource /halloween? – Killa
Remember that we’re still trying to find what’s new, as official patch notes are missing. You can find more on our patch notes page, where things are updated frequently.
What we know so far
Basically, it’s a Halloween update, which contents we do not like to reveal. Instead, you need to check for yourself. Just a heads-up, check the traders and the hideout before jumping in a raid. There’s speculation of a possible Halloween event. It’s time to go nighttime and experience the changes. Hopefully, we get to see what the cultists are all about now. Maybe we get to experience some demons?
- Update size: 35 MB
Once you enter a Raid, you will have a random Halloween health effect. Some may be greeted with small bleeding too.
New Pumpkin With Sweets
It seems that there are new types of pumpkin heads with a description saying:
- Looks like someone in Tarkov decided to have some fun and scattered these pumpkins all over the place. There could definitely be something inside them.
These items can be looted and held in your inventory until extracted. They can be unpacked only in inventory.
Boss spawns – Tagilla Rework
There are multiple reports that Tagilla can spawn on all maps. It’s Halloween time, so jump-scares are more than welcomed, I guess. Tagilla has a new sexy-looking SCYTHE weapon running around with. Witchery fulfilled.
Consumable rework – Sweets and Juices
All the sweets in the game are changed and grant additional buffs upon usage. Slickers, Alyonka, Juice, etc… Check them before using.
Escape From Tarkov Website Halloween Page
The developer has added a new page on their website related to Halloween. It might represent a number of players that have lost their lives during the event. Check https://www.escapefromtarkov.com/halloween for more info.
Increased chance of gun jams
Based on the letter posted by Escape From Tarkov’s official Twitter profile, it seems that not only are players getting zombified by random debuffs, but weapon jams are about to become more frequent. The letter specifies weird health issues, and gun jams specifically.
New Signal Flare
As instructed by the letter, there’s a POISON GREEN signal flare that apparently can spawn on Tagilla. The flare can be shot by a flare gun. The item and its description can be found below:
The distress signal flare can turn the most hostile enemies into your best friends. Once shot in the air, it stuns AI in the vicinity. It’s almost like you become invisible to them. There are some other reports that you can summon Tagilla with it. While you’re immune to them, other players are going to be engaged.
Pumpkin mask – tagged and cursed?
There are reports that the Pumpkin Head cosmetic that can be equipped adds “tagged and cursed,” which basically makes the AI attracted to your appearance.
Cultists now have increased spawn rates on all maps except for Labs.
Pitch black raids
When the counter on https://www.escapefromtarkov.com/halloween reaches 666,666, the live raids are plagued by a dense-dark fog, becoming extremely dark and gloomy. You can also witness the transition while being in-raid.
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