Rocket League is answering the call with its Ghostbusters-themed Haunted Hallows event and return of the Ecto-1.
Who you gonna call? Well, according to Psyonix, it's Rocket League. With Halloween season fully upon us, games like Fortnite, Call of Duty, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are cashing in on this spooky season and going bump in the night. While we're used to usually burning rubber in the vehicular football game, Rocket League is celebrating Halloween and burning sage with its next pop culture crossover.
Remember not to cross the streams as the Rocket League "Haunted Hallows" event makes the most of this occult time of year. As part of the event, you'll be able to creep into the crypt with Ghostbusters Wheels, a Slimer Topper, Mood Slime Boost, and a whole lot more.
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What is coming with Haunted Hallows?
Psyonix showcased what was on offer with an atmospheric trailer that was typically Ghostbusters-esque. The big talking point is the fact the iconic Ecto-1 will be back in the item shop after it appeared last year. The Busters' legendary vehicle will come screeching onto the Rocket League pitch and whirring its siren. Another highlight is a whole line of Rocket League items based on the Stay Pufft Marshmallow Man that made 1984's Ghostbusters a box office smash.
As well as the brand new vehicle options, there are two limited-time modes as drivers get to grips with Haunted Heatseeker and Spike Rush. Be warned, each LTM will only run for a week each, meaning this week sees the return of Haunted Heatseeker to the new Haunted Urban Arena map. Next week, rev your engines with Spike Rush on a night-time variant map.
When is the Rocket League Haunted Hallows event live?
Better yet, there's no hanging around waiting for "Haunted Hallows". Psyonix has confirmed the LTE is live right now and will run until November 2. It's not all ghastly ghosts and skeletons in the closet though. Completing challenges throughout the event will earn you golden pumpkins, which don't have to be spent on Ghostbusters items if the franchise isn't your thing.
In the run-up to Halloween where every game under the sun tries to cash in on the horror action, it's good that Psyonix has got the jump on the competition.
With Tinseltown currently working on a reboot of the movie franchise, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife expected to land next year, there's still a lot of love for those spook-slaying kooks. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there's a likeness of Peter Venkman as part of "Haloween Hallows", but hey, maybe Bill Murray wasn't available?
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