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20 October, 2020 – CraigBGP Team

COD Modern Warfare: Hallowween Event begins today - all the info + trailer!

Many players are longing for a new Warzone map in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and while a new map may not come until Cold War, players can look forward to Halloween in Verdansk, which will turn the Battle Royale upside down. On October 20th the big event "The Haunting of Verdansk" begins.

Finally Halloween again! Sweet and sour will also be available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, more precisely in the Battle Royale mode COD Warzone. The trailer promises great things! In "The Haunting of Verdansk" the Warzone comes at alive during the dead of night and zombies will make life difficult for you. There are some new cosmetic items and other bonuses that players can get their hands on during the event. The event begins later today (October 20th) at around 6pm BST (TBC) and the horror spectacle ends on November 3rd.

The spook of Verdansk is due to a Season 6 update and the horror is not comparable to the often brightly coloured (but popular) Halloween events of other shooters. In the Horror Warzone you can feel the action when you are overrun by zombies in underground shafts or in the Boneyard. So keep on your toes and watch out for what may be lurking around the corners!

What happened in Verdansk?

A common use of operators in Verdansk turns into a nightmare. There is evidence of a serial killer on the loose, who wears the faces of his victims like masks on his own head. You may already have some idea who he is. At first only a nasty laughter can be heard from the doll on the tricycle. No big secret: She turns out to be a killer from the SAW series, of course. After almost the entire operator squad has bitten the dust, you land in Verdansk at night, with the aim of putting an end to the haunting.

Halloween comes to COD Warzone

Of course, the new cosmetic items that will be available in the game's shop will reflect the horror theme of the event. Expect a SAW bundle (based on the film series of the same name). Other horror film legends also enter the stage at the spooky scene of Verdansk. Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre will probably be part of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Bundle.

The mad scientist Dr. Karlov is also part of it. And he is wearing his mask (made of metal). Karlov is obsessed with energy weapons after his (failed) experiments in the Gulag. Electricity is his thing. You'll feel that when you see the spook of Verdansk and it wouldn't be Halloween without a Grim Reaper. Ghost will swing his scythe in Verdansk and bring a Ghost: Grim Reaper Bundle for you. All bundles contain operator skins, but some also contain special throwing knives and weapon blueprints.

Zombie Royale mode: Zombies must be simple. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War comes with its own zombie mode, but COD Warzone is a special event during the Halloween festivities. In Warzone you can either slaughter the zombies on the side of the living - or join the zombie hordes and dare to make common cause with the stinkers. You'll probably return to the game as a zombie after your defeat during the mission. Great idea! But don't think that such a rickety zombie knows how to use an assault rifle. As the undead you don't have any weapons, but you do have special abilities, such as thermal vision. All this happens in selected Battle Royale game modes or in the new Zombie Royale mode at night.

Fresh bonuses for life-weary Verdansk fighters

The developers have also placed within Warzone at 16 locations on the Verdansk map, various cards matching the Halloween theme "Trick or Treat" boxes. These include pendants for weapons, new stickers, spray tags, holo-watches or other cosmetic rewards: including the weapon blueprint "The Cleaver" and the assault rifle "Return to Dust". You can expect one or two (frightening) surprises when opening such a box. In total there are supposed to be 16 rewards. Once you have collected them all, the developers will give you the "Pumpkin Punisher" assault rifle weapon blueprint. Tip: Have a look around the hospital or the stadium and you will find what you are looking for.

Picture gallery: When night falls in Verdansk

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