Guild Wars 2 Shadow of the Mad King Halloween event starts tonight

500 years ago the tyrannical reign of the Krytan king Mad King Thorn came to end when he was deposed and slain by his oppressed subjects. Although his spirit was banished to the Underworld, legend says that he can return to the mortal realm for one day a year: on Halloween.

The Guild Wars 2 Shadow of the Mad King event will begin tonight at 02.00.

For further information and a launch trailer go to

The event runs from 23 October until 1 November which features four acts on 22nd, 26th, 28th and 31st October.

Also, from 23rd October to 5th November the Gem Store will have all kinds of Halloween goodies like tonics that turn you into a ghoul or ghost and creepy-crawly followers.

If you open a Black Lion Chest between 22nd October and 5th November you may acquire any of the of the six Halloween weapon skins.