Facing off against legions of werewolves and zombies is certainly not out of the ordinary for a character in City of Heroes... but facing off against hordes of them in alliance with Jack-O-Lanterns, Eidolons, and Shivans can only mean one thing. The annual Halloween event is kicking off once again, with both Paragon City and the Rogue Isles feeling the effects and summoning their residents to defend their homes. This year, however, a new wrinkle has been added.
Every so often, a Haunted Sigil will appear, which is the cue for nearby heroes and villains to smash it and prepare for wave after wave of relentless foes to retaliate. Lest you wonder why you'd do such a thing (aside from instinct for heroes and general misdirected aggression for villains), when all of the enemies have been dispatched, a "ghoulish surprise" is promised for the successful defenders. The event will also feature badges, special temporary costumes, and various other enjoyable nuggets for anyone looking to enjoy a bit of holiday-themed mayhem. City of Heroes players visit Ravenwing Cabbal's Annah or Granny Beldam in Croatoa or Nerva Archipelago, respectively, to learn more about the year's festivities, and look forward to the event running from October 20th to November 3rd.