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When is the Warzone Haunting event happening for Halloween

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The Warzone Haunting event is going to be happening soon, which we know because we're already quickly progressing though October towards Halloween, and the top level reveal of this spooky event name was teased during the introduction to Warzone Season 6. After the success of last year's Haunting of Verdansk event, which featured a ghoulish makeover to the map along with horror-themed challenges and even the possibility to turn into a zombie with superhuman powers, it stands to reason that something similar would be put in place for Halloween 2021. Official details are pretty thin on the ground so far, but if you're looking to find out more about the Warzone Haunting event then here's everything we know so far.

When is the Warzone Haunting event

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The Warzone Haunting event will officially begin on October 19 this year, and run until November 2, so we get two full weeks of Halloween horror across both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War multiplayer modes. A full announcement is due to be made on October 18 via the Call of Duty blog, but we can already reveal some details for what will be added during the Warzone Haunting event.

What Warzone Halloween skins are being released

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To get started, we know that some new Halloween-themed Operators will be available for the Warzone Haunting event. As you can see in the above video, a gameplay blip lead to the reveal of Ghostface from the Scream movies as a new Operator. The cinematic video for the Warzone Scream skin in that clip also matches the teaser for the Warzone Haunting event seen at the end of the official Season 6 trailer, and this was basically confirmed by the official Call of Duty Twitter responding to Ryan's tweet with a clip of Ghostface accompanied by the message "Shhh… the scares begin on 10/19."

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If you look carefully at the end of that video, you'll also see another Operator flash up briefly on screen that looks very much like Scarecrow, the supervillain from the Batman universe, complete with tattered mask and toxin tubing. However, that is actually the Diabolical skin for Operator Stone, which is available for purchase now as part of the Chemical Reaction Ultra Skin Pro Pack on the Store.

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Another Operator skin that has been leaked ahead of the Warzone Haunting event is Frank, the giant and terrifying rabbit from Donnie Darko. It looks like this bundle will include the rabbit outfit along with several gun customizations, for maximum bunny horror. There may well be further spooky Operators joining the fight, so we'll keep a look out for further leaks or announcements.

What else is being added for the Warzone Haunting event

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A new game mode for the Warzone Haunting event titled "Scream Deathmatch" has been revealed via leaks, and it sounds like that Ghostface outfit will be put to good use. Two Killers are randomly selected each round, and are tasked with eliminating all other players who are designated as Survivors before the timer runs out. Survivors can hide but will occasionally scream to give away their position, so they need to keep on moving – Survivors win by either lasting until the end of the time limit, or by turning the tables as the Final Survivor and taking out both Killers.

Warzone Haunting event LAPA SMG

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Elsewhere, the LAPA submachine gun can be unlocked either as a Warzone Haunting event reward, or purchased as a weapon blueprint from a Store bundle during that time. We're also promised a spooky Halloween version of a classic multiplayer map, as well as some more game modes, and we should have further details on all of this very soon so make sure you check back.

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