Calling all Elder Scrolls Online players! The annual Witches Festival, aka the Halloween event, will begin next Thursday, October 21 at 10AM EDT, and will run until Tuesday, November 2 at 10AM EDT. During this spoopy spectacle, you can acquire unique event-specific rewards including Plunder Skulls, boosts to XP, Event Tickets, and collectibles.
It’s that perfect time of the year to put on your spooky outfits and grind for everything, as there are riches to be had. So why exactly spend Halloween in ESO? Here’s why!
During the Witches Festival, when you defeat a boss monster, you’ll receive a Plunder Skull container in addition to your regular rewards. These bloodcurdling boxes have a chance to contain some of the following items:
- Fragments of the new Witch-Tamed Bear Dog pet called Bonedust Pigments
- Combine 10 fragments to craft this collectible
- Hollowjack style items
- Dremora style items
- Witches Festival-themed recipes
- Witches Festival-themed furnishings and furnishing recipes
- Bewitching Alchemy reagents
- … and an assortment of creepy and valuable items!
Even better, the first time you slay each different type of boss, you’ll receive a special Dremora Plunder Skull that can contain the above items and has a chance to also include these additional rewards, too:
- Dremora Motif chapter pages
- Witches Festival Writs
- Complete these writs to unlock an Achievement that’ll grant you the Witch hat collectible AND the “Witch” title!
- Glenmoril Treasure Maps
- Use the map to find Glenmoril Weapon Style pages scattered all over Tamriel
- Glenmoril Armor Outfit Style pages
- Grave Dancer Weapon Style pages
- A new Marshmallow Toasty Treat emote Runebox
- A new Bonefire memento Runebox