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Rocket League Halloween Event Starts Tomorrow

The Rocket League website has details on a Halloween event kicking off tomorrow in the hard-driving sports game (thanks Engadget). This involves a temporary in-game currency based on candy corn the beloved/worst-ever candy (depending on who you ask), and the lightning rod of the moment, loot crates. Things get started at 8:00 pm EDT, and this will conclude on November 6th at 1:00 pm EST (that's no typo, daylight saving time ends during the event). Here's a rundown on the event, which, like most loot crate/virtual currency deals, is pretty complicated:

Rocket League’s first-ever Haunted Hallows special Event is just around the corner, which means that it’s time for a closer, not-at-all spooky look at Rocket League’s upcoming Event system!

Our Event system introduces a new limited-time currency, with the first being Candy Corn! All you need to do to earn it is to play (and complete) Online Matches. In order to use Candy Corn, simply click the 'Special Event' button on the main menu screen. From there, you can redeem whatever you've earned to claim Halloween Items, Decryptors, and Locked "Haunted Hallows" Crates.

Candy Corn can be spent throughout the Event, and will expire one week after Haunted Hallows is over, but don't worry -- Items purchased with Candy Corn DO NOT expire at the end of the event, and will remain in your inventory forever!

*Note: The standalone items you can buy with Candy Corn are NOT the same as the items available in the ‘Haunted Hallows’ Crate!

Decryptors are the newest way to unlock Crates in Rocket League and they can be used for any Crate in the game (including Event Crates). The only way to get Decryptors is to buy them with Candy Corn. But remember: any Crate Item unlocked through the use of Decryptors will be untradeable. If you want to trade an unlocked item, make sure you use a normal Key.

Our new ‘Haunted Hallows’ Event Crates are only available during the Haunted Hallows event, and there are three ways to get them. As always, you can get a new Crate as a drop after some Online Matches, and you can also buy the Crate using Candy Corn. In both cases, you can open the Crate with a Key or a Decryptor. We’re also letting you buy Event Crates directly, similar to how you buy Keys, and any purchased ‘Haunted Hallows’ Crate will not require a Key or Decryptor to unlock. Purchased Crates will not be tradeable, but items from purchased crates can be traded after the normal seven-day trade hold window.

Finally, the Haunted Hallows Event Crates will not be updated for next Halloween. If you decide to wait a year to open one of these Crates, it will still have the same potential item inside as it does during this event.

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2. Re: Rocket League Halloween Event Starts Tomorrow Oct 15, 2017, 21:42 MisterBenn
I'm fully hooked on this too, although I've probably hit the limit of what my ageing, medicated body can accomplish in public matches. I've learned that the best way to avoid toxicity is to play unranked during late hours... it's way more easy going there compared to the ladder and sometimes actually positive!

From what I can see, two things are happening together in this announcement. Firstly it's a variation on the limited time events they often do, except instead of straight up giving you the items, they seem to prefer the spinning lights of the loot box opener.

Secondly, it's (a temporary trial of?) a solution to the fact that everyone has stacks of crates and actually spending keys to open them is a poor value proposition. At least within a couple of weeks of a crate being newly introduced. Buying items for keys from other players is pretty much always better value than trying to get them randomly from creates. This Candy Corn thing is more or less a suggestion from the forums, that people should earn a way to open their crates, that keeps the items inside usable but soulbound to not flood the marketplace more.
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1. Re: Rocket League Halloween Event Starts Tomorrow Oct 15, 2017, 16:14 jdreyer
I like this game. Playing with the kids is a blast. But limited time currency sounds stupid.  
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