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Top 10 Craziest In-Game Events

VO: Riccardo Tucci WRITTEN BY: Mackenzie Houle
What better way to spice up an already great Video Game than to have special in game events? Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Craziest In-Game Events. In this video we'll be looking at popular games such as League of Legends, Overwatch and Grand Theft Auto. Have an idea you want to see made into a WatchMojo video? Check out our suggest page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and submit your idea.
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Top 10 Craziest In-Game Events

Your favorite titles like you’ve never played them before. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Craziest In-Game Events.

For this list, we’re taking a look at events in video games that caused quite the commotion. From limited time game modes to major player gatherings, these moments really changed how we viewed and played our these popular games. We must preface, however, that the events MUST be official; community-based events are for another day.

#10: League of Draven


“League of Legends” (2009)

Devs love to mess with their communities on April Fools day, and Riot Games is no exception. In 2016, the narcissistic yet lovable Draven has completely taken over the League, turning everyone, and almost everything, into Draven. For April 1st through 3rd, Champions heads’, minions, and even wards sported the mustachioed champion’s signature look. “Welcome to the League of Draven” has long been an in-game catchphrase of fans of the character, but with this event, we got to see what that would actually look like. While the aesthetic change has yet to ever reappear, for a few small days everyone got to be Draaaaaven

#9: Scream Fortress (Halloween Events)


“Team Fortress 2” (2007)

Many video games have something special come Halloween, but “Team Fortress 2”, even over a decade after its initial release, still manages to make this frightening autumn celebration a particularly special one for its players. Nearly every year since its inception, the team at Valve has carefully crafted a unique horror show of Halloween - featuring boss fights, new game modes, maps, cosmetics, and even spooky-themed lore to add to the world of mercenaries. While longtime fans can find these events in custom servers, official servers launch every October dedicated to bringing you the spookiest and creepiest experiences.

#8: Talk Like a Pirate Day


“Sid Meier's Pirates” (2004)

ARRRRRRRRRR, be ye prepared to talk like a salty ol’ pirate? Well, apparently the developers at Firaxis felt so, as they snuck this hidden little event into the fan favorite Sid Meier game. Every September 19th, known as “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” since 1995, the game would read your internal clock and change around the in-game text to be more pirate fitting. While not a drastic change, it was still a fun little event for those who wanted to feel more immersed in their pirate lives.

#7: Holidays


“Animal Crossing” series (2001-)

With a sim game like “Animal Crossing”, it wouldn’t be fair to not include players on RL festivities. Using the system’s clock, all of the game’s holidays happen in real time - offering up aesthetic changes to your town, its citizens' apparel, and even offering a host of activities and celebratory merriment. From trick-or-treating, costume-filled October, and a gift-giving December, to the sweetheart and chocolate-filled February, several major holidays make their presence known in the popular casual sim. Just remember to be patient, as turning the clock manually will make a certain mole very upset.

#6: Snow Day (Hockey)


“Rocket League” (2015)

What do you do for wintertime with a sport based on soccer/football? Why, turn it into hockey, of course! While this may seem like a small change at first, the shift from a buoyant bouncy ball to a heavy puck altered how “Rocket League” was played drastically. The affecting physics forced a major change in gameplay, as the puck had to be pushed around, and couldn’t rely on bouncing off or aerial moves. While the overall mode was certainly more grounded, it still offered a nice change of pace to the car-based sports game.

#5: Summer Games (Lúcioball)


“Overwatch” (2016)

We weren’t sure whether this was homage or coincidental, but Lúcio seems to have taken a few pages out of another wildly popular futbol game. Either way, the DJ takes a break from his music and his duties as a support to play his favorite sport. Using the knockback ability, two teams of Lúcio attempt to score goals using a rather large soccer ball -you can see the similarities now, we bet. Introduced as a game mode for the summer, “Overwatch” also includes a plethora of sports-related attire for their cast of heroes, getting them motivated to get some fresh air during this heated time of the year… while you hopefully play them in air-conditioned rooms.

#4: Talking Unicorns


“Battlefield 1” (2016)

The Great War was a dark time, with the world at conflict, we almost forgot there were talking unicorns… wait, what? As a special April Fools day event in 2017, DICE replaced all the horses with unicorns… that talked. Yep, the lovable horses that you rode into battle now sport a fabulous horn, complimented with rainbow trails, and a corny voice over. After only one day with this change, however, we can see why talking horses were ruled out in the first place - they just don’t ever seem to shut up -especially unicorns.

#3: Festive Surprise


“Grand Theft Auto V” (2013)

Most players of Rockstar’s popular “GTA” entry from 2013 will easily identify Los Santos as being a fictional re-write of LA. And most people from LA likely don’t get many snow days. However, once a year, a snowy miracle takes place, as Los Santos becomes blanketed in the white stuff. Small joking aside, it actually is quite impressive - the snow leaves car trails changes the weather, and even allows players to roll up and throw snowballs at one another. Criminal activity can be put aside to experience a White Christmas in Los Santos -just don’t throw snowballs at the cops…

#2: The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj


“World of Warcraft” (2004)

Very few in-game events can come to close the legend that was The Gates of Ahn’Quiraj. Introduced as a world event in the original “WoW”, the set of events to open the gates to the new raid were insane in scale -requiring the efforts of hundreds of players at once to complete. With the long chain of quests completed, a TEN -count it- TEN HOUR long war ensued, which would then allow players to gain entrance to the insect-filled raid. The extremely time-consuming and player-filled event would go down in history for “WoW”, MMOs and online games in general as one of the largest official events in a game, ever established.

#1: Infinity Gauntlet


“Fortnite: Battle Royale” (2017)

This one took the internet by storm… no, not the one YOU’RE thinking of. With the release of the extremely successful “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Fortnite” teamed up with Marvel to bring the Mad Titan, Thanos, into “Fortnite”. This crossover stunned millions, as there was no lead-up, or hint of any kind, to such a promotion taking place. Yet the Infinity Gauntlet-wielding madman dropped down into the ever popular battle royale in the form of a new game mode. Picking up the gauntlet would transform you into him, allowing you to take full control and reign down destruction upon other players.
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