Minecraft launches Halloween Server Spooktakular

The Minecraft Halloween event runs from today through October 31st.

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For the next 20 days, Minecraft players can trick-or-treat across servers hosted by our official partners - Mineplex, InPvP and Lifeboat - for frightful surprises, games and events. Our good ol' servers will be transformed into blocky Halloweentowns with tons of treats (and tricks...hehe). Keep your eyes peeled for the terrifying Pumpkin Kings, Zombie Invasions and Jack-o-Lanterns for in-game prizes and quests. Here are the biggest, scariest activities you'll find on each server:

• Lifeboat - Hostile Zombie Invasions will take over the Lifeboat lobby throughout the course of Spooktacular, where players can enter a thrilling Haunted House parkour course! You'll find the lobby complete with glowing green water, pumpkins, creepy-crawlies and more!

• InPVP - Hop from gravestone to gravestone with the Haunted Mansion SkyWars map or explore various houses in the InPVP lobby for good old-fashioned trick-or-treating with friends. If you're looking for more treats, creep over to the Marketplace for limited-time pets for purchase.

• Mineplex - Finally, in Mineplex, players can come face-to-face with The Pumpkin King for random quests and Trick-or-Treat Boxes, and fight off randomly appearing Flaming Pumpkins for prizes like Top Rank, Gems, Skeleton Keys and Treasure Shards. Delight your friends and gift them with seasonally-exclusive Trick-or-Treat Boxes with DLC chock full of skin-crawling items.

What are servers? In contrast to Minecraft Realms that are private for you and your friends, servers are open and accessible to everyone. On Bedrock Engine platforms, we have trusted server partners who create maps and minigames for players to join - totally free of charge! This means more ways to discover new friends and experience new adventures! For more info on servers and to learn how you can join, check out our announcement post here.

How do I participate in the ghastly goodness??? Participation in the Halloween Server Spooktacular is completely free. Additional DLC from the Minecraft Marketplace can enhance the experience, and are available through Minecoin purchases. Start getting into the spirit with seasonal mini-games, or check out how to join the featured servers here!

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