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The Sims Mobile: Halloween Haunt Event Tips and Tricks

The long wait is finally over! The Sims Mobile has just kicked off its Halloween Haunt event and it’s HUGE! It seems all the hype was for good reason, because this event is bigger and possibly more involved than any event we’ve ever seen before for The Sims Mobile.

Players who remember the ASOS Fashion event will notice some similarities with the Halloween Haunt event. Like the ASOS event, players will be gathering special event currency in order to purchase specific rewards of their choosing. This is a welcomed change to the game because players have been criticizing the random reward payouts of past events. It looks like the Gurus have been listening to this feedback and are striving to make events more fun and rewarding for dedicated players.

Halloween Haunt Rewards

Pick Your Own Rewards

Players will be able to purchase a series of Halloween goodies with candy corn they’ve collected from doing Halloween events and completing the Halloween Haunt quest. You’ll be able to pick and choose which rewards you want. Here are all the rewards you can purchase with your candy corn in order from least to most expensive:

Fairy Makeup – 250
Skull Rug – 300
Bat Rug – 300
Pumpkin Rug – 300
Windenburg Helmet – 750
Cat Makeup – 750
Bubbling Cauldron – 750
Pumpkin Mask – 750
Stitches Makeup – 750
Spooky Armchair – 750
Spooky Sofa – 1,000
Spooky Table – 1,000
Mr. Muscles – 1,100
Can Do Jumpsuit – 1,200
Can Do Headwear – 1,200
Witch Hat – 1,250
Windenburg Armour – 1,500
Horse Mask – 1,500
Witch Dress – 1,750
Undead Groom Makeup – 2,000
Undead Groom Tuxedo – 3,500
Undead Groom Hat – 2,000

Check them out in-game below!

Accumulated Rewards

In addition to the rewards you can purchase with your candy corn, you’ll also receive rewards just for accumulating candy corn. You’ll receive the first reward right away by completing the first couple quest steps, which is a bowl of candy. Unlike the previous rewards, these must be earned in order. The more candy corn you accumulate during the event, the more rewards you’ll earn. Here are all the accumulated rewards:

Candy Bowl: It makes candy corn!
Gravestone Trio: Decorate your home for Halloween!
Winged Gargoyle: You get two!
Grim Gary Gnome: A frightening addition to your collection!
Scare Bear: What dark secrets does it hold?
* Ghostly Figure: Includes a Relationship Story!
Undead Bride Costume: Includes a Dress, Hairstyle, Makeup, and Necklace!

* The Ghostly Figure is a Family Heirloom! It unlocks the A Spirited Friendship story! Check it out in your Heirlooms Collection!

Creepy Coffin

The Creepy Coffin is the only random aspect of the Halloween Haunt event. Players can opt to spend their candy corn on a creepy coffin which is like the different types of random goodie bags we’ve seen in past events. Open the coffin to receive a random item from an assortment of jack-o-lanterns and decorative tombstones. Unlike previous goodie bags, everything in the creepy coffins is flagged as common.

Activities

So you know you need to collect candy corn to get all these amazing Halloween prizes, but how do you get all this candy corn? The Halloween Haunt event comes with a new time-limited quest called An Eerie Effort. Players will have 9 days to complete the quest. Completing the quest steps will reward you with candy corn. Finishing all the quest steps in time will give you a new item called the Mystic’s Table. There are also three new Halloween-themed events for your Sims to partake in that will pay out candy corn; Home for Halloween, Costume Construction, and Halloween Haunt.

We know that’s a lot of info! It’s a big event! The basic breakdown? Do quests and events to earn candy corn, then spend your candy corn on sweet prizes!

Tips & Tricks

As always, Sims Community is here to help you make the most of this event! Check out our tips and tricks to make sure you don’t miss out on anything this event has to offer.

Prioritize What You Want the Most

Ideally, we all want ALL THE THINGS but with so many prizes and so much candy corn to collect, you don’t want to risk being stuck at the end of the event scrambling to get that favourite item of yours. Buy what you want the most first to make sure you get the best spoils, then focus on the other stuff if you have the time and candy corn.

Save the Creepy Coffins for Last

Save the Creepy Coffins for after you already have everything else you want and the event is winding down. While the jack-o-lanterns and tombstones are neat, they are small rewards compared to the new home furnishings and costumes we can get with our candy corn. The Creepy Coffins are mostly just a nice way to burn the last of your candy corn when the event ends.

Spend Those Cupcakes!

Remember those cupcakes we advised you to stock up on and save during the Countdown to Halloween event? Now’s the time to break them out. Use them as needed if you feel like your Sims could use a boost. If you don’t have any cupcakes stored up, don’t panic. You’ll still be able to earn lots of candy corn with some time management and dedication.

Don’t Forget Helpful Items!

If you completed the Countdown to Halloween event and earned the rewards, make sure you have them placed on your lot! They will help you in this event! Congrats on getting a head start, but don’t slack off just because you have a bit of extra help. All players will need to get out there and do their best to collect lots of candy corn. If you didn’t complete the Countdown to Halloween event, don’t forget that the candy bowl you earn early on in this event makes candy corn! Put it out and use it!

Stay One Step Ahead of Emily

This quest will ask you to complete LlamaZoom tasks several times and Emily loves to demand that you finish a 7-8 hour long event every single time you see her. This eats up way too much time. To make sure you’re ahead of the game, have at least one Sim always doing long relationship events back-to-back throughout the entire event. That way, they’ll have a big head start when Emily shows up. Wait until you get a LlamaZoom quest step and Emily asks you to finish a long event for her before tapping the check mark, otherwise it won’t count for the quest. If you have 3 or more Sims, you can adopt the same strategy for those pesky standard events too.

Relationships are Key

Always select Emily’s relationship tasks when doing the LlamaZoom quests. They are the easiest to complete because you can get those three short relationship events out of the way almost immediately. Find a Sim your Sim doesn’t already know and introduce yourself, then start a friendship. Play through this super quick event. It will only take a minute and use hardly any energy. When the event is finished and you’re prompted to pick a relationship story, don’t pick one. Select Choose Later, instead. Then keep doing those quick intro events with that Sim until Emily is satisfied. You’ll save hours of time this way.

Set Timers

You’ll be asked to do some new Halloween-themed events that are quite long. To get through these as quickly as possible, set a timer to go off every hour and a half. That’s how long it takes for a Sim to completely replenish their energy. Check in with the game every hour and a half to play through more of the event and make sure to utilize objects in your home that replenish energy.

Time Management is Crucial

If you’re going to bed, work, school, or doing something else where you know you won’t be able to check the game for the next 6-8 hours, prioritize long quest steps. Take care of those 7 hour Halloween events and 7-8 hour long relationship events for Emily so they’ll be ready when you get back to your game. Any other time, prioritize back-to-back short tasks to finish quicker.

Use Household Items

Your Sims can replenish their energy using beds, showers, toilets, and bathtubs. Make sure you’re using these objects as often as you can to keep your Sims on task longer. Remember, your Sims can go home in the middle of events to use these items and return to the event without losing their progress! These objects can also be upgraded to give your Sims more energy by purchasing specific decor items for your home. Check out the Buy catalogue and read the object descriptions. Most of these items cost SimCash but if you’re able to purchase these items, it’s well worth the investment.

Happy Halloween, Simmers!


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SnarkyWitch

I'm a 27-year-old author and Sims-addict based in Canada. I've been a diehard Simmer since it all started back in 2000 and I'll be focusing on providing you with some great tips and tricks to get the most out of your Simming experience here on SC. When I'm not Simming, I'm writing my next novel. To date, I've published The Heaven Corporation and am working on its sequel.

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