We received an interesting dev tracker post by Colin Johanson on the official forums Sunday. It seems that as part of our exciting Shadow of the Mad King Halloween event that’s starting today, we’ll be getting to see an extra special one-day event occurring on October 28th. A fairly specific time of day was even given as to when players should be around for it. Here’s the post, which begins with an answer regarding whether or not normal Black Lion keys open the special event chests:
Originally posted by ColinJohanson (Source)
You use normal keys to open the chests yes, there won’t be an additional chest type for Halloween, it’ll simply be that the existing black lion chests have new items that can be found in them during the 10 day Halloween festivities.
And also since I’m sure someone will ask this, yes there are loads of other Halloween rewards you can earn over the course of the festival that don’t come out of these chests!
And finally, make sure to be around on Sunday October 28th mid-day pacific time, you’re NOT going to want to miss it!
Sounds fun! Most GW1 veterans are speculating that the mini-event will most likely run throughout the day on a looped schedule of sorts as to allow players from all time zones to take part. Let’s hope this is the case.