Halloween is just around the corner, and that means that certain games are getting into the holiday spirit by hosting Halloween events. Earlier this week we learned that Blizzard was doing that with Overwatch, and today Bethesda reveals the same for The Elder Scrolls Online. The event is called The Witches Festival and will run for the remainder of the month.
Bethesda said the following about the event:
“Tamriel’s ancient autumn tradition, The Witches Festival, arrives on the 13th of Frostfall (October 13th), and so begins an annual clash of sorcery and religion. For the remainder of the month, demonologists, conjurors, lamias, warlocks, and thaumaturgists will convene in secret locations throughout the wilds of Tamriel to engage in all manner of incantations, invocations, and conjurations, and the profane creatures they create or summon may plague Tamriel for eons!”
“To join in the frightening festivities, visit the Crown Store to get your free Crow Caller, then blow into this baneful birdcall to have “The Witchmother’s Bargain” quest bestowed upon you. Complete the quest to receive the Witchmother’s Whistle and use it to summon The Witchmother’s Cauldron. This bubbling bowl of toil and trouble will polymorph you, and anyone in your group, into the terrifying visage of an Undead creature. The polymorph will last for two hours, but you’ll be able to use it as many times as you like until the first day of Sun’s Dusk (November 1st).”
Players who take part in the festival will be able to keep the Witchmother’s Whistle as a “spooky memento” of the event, but all of its powers will be gone. The Elder Scrolls Online is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and the event will be supported on all platforms.