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Halloween ambience

Halloween ambience: scary trees and pumpkin lights

Halloween in Craft the World is a special event based on two Western real life traditions: the Halloween celebration and the Friday the 13th's superstition, applying some changes to all worlds, like the zombie waves and featuring a bunch of items which are only acquirable within this time period.

Frequency and duration[ | ]

The Halloween event takes place on two different occasions:

Annual[ | ]

It primarily happens every year around the real life Halloween time[1], including one week before and two weeks after the October 31, i.e.:

  • from October 25;
  • to November 15.[2]

Friday the 13th[ | ]

And it happens whenever the real life 13th day of the month falls on a Friday. In that case, it will last for only 24h.[3][4]

Next Fridays the 13th
2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Oct Sep Dec Jun Feb Mar Nov Aug

Triggering the Event[ | ]

The event depends on the system date on which the game is being played to be triggered.

Changing the system date will cause the event to take place or to finish, depending on the date chosen.

Tricks[ | ]

During this event, many changes will apply to the base game:

Zombie Open Season[ | ]

Zombies Open Season

Zombie Open Seasons are mini-events or mini-games that happen every night inside the Halloween event. The game consist in red portal (similar to monster portals) opening and spawning mainly costumed zombies, and a zombie number counter. The counter schedule an amount of zombies that must die that night, dividing the objective in 3 stages and giving 1 star for each stage accomplished. The more stars the player get, the bigger will be the reward at the morning.

Each opened portal spawn a random and limited amount of zombies. The player must kill them as fast as possible because the next portal will only open if there is no more zombies left alive from the previous one.

As the items provided are in most cases strictly better than any other item in the game, and will literally drop from the sky without any of the hassle of crafting them, it's highly recommended to use coins and buy mithril weapons, if this technology is not available yet. The 3 stars reward includes a considerable amount of coins, which will compensate part of the investment.

Treats[ | ]

Halloween items cannot be purchased and are not craftable.
Once in the inventory, they can not be disassembled.

Halloween package

Parachuted Halloween box

Package notification icon Package

Halloween items may be received as:

These items will drop in parachuted boxes around the base (image at the right), and a notification icon (image above) will focus the screen on the packages when clicked. Each box is opened by clicking on it. The items will fall on the ground and dwarfs will be able to collect them.

History[ | ]

Version Date Changes
1.3.005 2 Nov 2016 Fixed bug - zombies counter grows indefinitely when Halloween zombie falls into the lava.
Halloween celebration prolonged about 2 weeks, the frequency of the waves eventually decreasing.
Reduced the number of items in the award for the 2nd star in the Halloween event.
1.3.004 27 Oct 2016 Special content available during the event: attire, weapons, armors and furniture items.
Hostile creatures behave more aggressively than usual.
Introduced the zombie waves.
Monsters, plants and the rest of the environment take on an unusual appearance.
0.9.036 17 Oct 2014 Introduced.

References[ | ]

  1. The Western celebration of the Halloween
  2. As notified by Khilda Rijaia on Craft The World's VK - comments session
  3. The Western superstition of the Friday the 13th
  4. Craft the World on VK posted Friday, 13 April, 2018: "Haven't you noticed anything strange today?" in russian.