Gears 5’s own Halloween event “The Pumpkin Ball” is currently underway. The event returns from Gears 4 and brings with it all the pumpkin-headed violence you could ever want.
As Halloween approaches, the dead won’t stay dead long.
— Gears of War (@GearsofWar) October 22, 2019
If you didn’t play Pumpkin Ball when it came to Gears 4, it’s a variant of the standard Dodgeball mode, “where the dead just won’t stay dead.” Players who are down but not out (DBNO) will self revive instantly. The only way to keep them down is to aim for the head. It helps that every player will be equipped with an overside jack-o’-lantern as a head.
Players will also get the Frankenstein Imago character skin for completing 13 matches of Pumpkin Ball.
More Halloween events are on the way. “The Mad Man’s Monsters” is a new event that’s coming to Horde, and we should have more details on that when it’s announced next Tuesday.
Pumpkin Ball is available to play now and runs until November 5.