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Fallout 76 Seasonal Event Guide: Spooky Halloween Scorched

Updated: Mar 30


Image Credit: Alixen on Discord.

 

Updated: 13th of October 2023


Spooky Scorched have style and grace and will punch you in the face with a melee weapon...well try to anyway.


Spooky Scorched will drop a 1, 2, or 3-star weapon or armour piece, a spooky loot bag, and a piece of mystery candy upon death.


Spooky treat bags drop contextual ammo when opened, so make sure you have the correct weapon equipped, depending on which type of ammo you want/need.

 

Boring information:

  • Spooky treat bags can not be purchased from robot vendors

  • Spooky treat bags will not appear in Collectron’s inventory

  • Spooky treat bags and mystery candy are character-locked and non-tradeable

  • Spooky treat bags and mystery candy can not be used in display cases

  • There will be daily and weekly challenges that will require you to participate in this event

 

Spooky Candy Bowl


Claim the spooky candy bowl for free in the atom shop while the spooky scorched event is running.


Place the candy bowl in your camp, ideally near the front door, and fill it with mystery candy so other players can find it and interact with it.

The bowl can only be filled with mystery candy and will not let you fill it with anything else.



Mystery Candy


Mystery candy is a guaranteed drop from spooky scorched and can also be purchased from faction-based robot vendors.


When consumed, they can grant one of 5 effects for 10 mins.


How to boost your Charisma to 25

Note, **some of these do not stack.

 

Spooky Treat Bag

This item drops from spooky scorched. The spooky treat bag can not be purchased from vendors nor will they appear in your collectron’s inventory


The spooky treat bag can be found under "Aid" in your pip boy. Select it and press A to open it.


The treat bag will drop aid, booze, bubble gum, and grenades, as well as an uncommon or rare reward.


Checklist of uncommon and rare plans at the bottom section of this guide.

 

Trick or Treat


Exactly as the name suggests, this part of the event requires you to visit other people's camps, while in costume, and take some mystery candy from their spooky candy bowl.


The full list of what counts as a costume in game can be found here.


The daily and weekly scoreboard challenges will range from trick or treating at other players' camps to having a certain number of players take candy from your candy bowl.


To prevent greedy little heathens from emptying the candy bowl in one go, the game has added some rules to how players can interact with the bowl.

  • The player must be wearing a costume

  • Players can only take candy from the bowl once per hour, per character, per camp.

  • Leaving and rejoining the world will not reset the 60 min cooldown timer

  • The spooky candy bowl shares the same cooldown period between all camp slots

  • Scrapping and rebuilding the candy bowl will not reset the 60 min cooldown timer

  • The spooky candy bowl inventory is shared between camp slots, similar to how vendor machines work now

If a player has an activated (full) spooky candy bowl in their camp, then you will see the below icon on their camp icon.


Be considerate to your fellow Wastelanders and turn your camp icon ON during this event but keep an eye out for trap camps.

 

Spooky Scorched

Image credit: Bethesda


As previously mentioned, there is no option to purchase the spooky treat bags, so here is how to hunt them down.


Spooky scorched have a 10% chance to spawn anywhere on the map. This means for every 10 enemies, one has a chance to be a spooky scorched. Areas with more enemies have a higher chance of having more spooky scorched spawns.


You will hear Halloween-themed music when you get close enough to them and they will always appear in one of the following costumes:

  • Silver Shroud Outfit and Fedora

  • Pirate Outfit and Hat

  • Beelzebilly outfit and Mask

  • Viking Outfit and Helmet

  • Halloween Witch Outfit

  • Executioner Outfit

  • Cuddles the Clown (Psycho Outfit)

  • Rubber Monster Outfit

  • Jack Gourdon Outfit

Sometimes you will see a legendary scorched that is playing the Halloween-themed music but isn't wearing an outfit. If you kill them when they aren't wearing a costume, there is a high chance that the treat bag and candy won't spawn in their inventory.

This is a minor bug that has occurred in the past. To fix this, move away from the scorched until they are no longer in your line of sight. Wait about 30 seconds and then come back. They should now be wearing a costume.

 

The more enjoyable way to farm spooky scorched is to complete events that have waves of scorched.


Recommended events:

  • A Real Blast at Seneca Rocks Visitor Center

  • Always Vigilant at Relay tower DP-B5-21 & Relay tower EL-B1-02

  • Bots on Parade at Berkeley Springs Station (can sometimes spawn super mutants instead)

  • Collision Course (check the supply drop afterwards for a potential coloured baseball bat)

  • Distant Thunder (any location)

  • It's a Trap (any location)

  • Protest March

  • Surface to Air

  • Census Violence at Big Bend Tunnel East, Drop site V9 & Ranger District Office

  • Distinguished Guests (can sometimes spawn super mutants instead)

  • Line in the Sand

  • Scorched Earth

 

Alternatively, you can hunt down spooky scorched using the force spawn method below.

This will work on public and private servers


Note: Spooky Scorched will not spawn inside buildings and instances that require a load screen to enter them.


Step 1) Pick 10 to 12 locations from the list below. It is recommended that you pick one region on the map and only hunt in that region.


Step 2) FT to the first location and murder anything that moves.


Step 3) Loot ALL the bodies (very very important, even if they aren’t Spooky Scorched). You can dump all the crap afterward but you need those meat piles to disappear for this process to work.


Step 4) Fast travel to the second location and repeat Step 2 and Step 3


Step 5) Keep Fast Traveling around until you have visited all the locations, repeating Step 2 and Step 3. Take a 10 min break, FT back to the first location, and more Spooky Scorched will spawn.


Make sure to keep murdering anything that moves in each location and loot ALL the bodies.


For me personally, if there were no Spooky Scorched there on my first run, then on my second or third run, I would get 1 to 3+ spawn there.


The sweet spot time is 10 to 12 locations. If you pick 9 or less locations then you need to wait about 20 to 25 mins before going back to the first location.


Locations:


Ash Heap

  • AVR Medical Center (outside)

  • Camden Park

  • Monongah Power Substation MZ-03

  • Fissure Sites


Forest

  • Groves Family Cabin

  • Tyler County Fairgrounds

  • Wilson Brother's Auto Repair

  • Morgantown Airport

  • Morgantown Train Yard

  • Portside Pub

  • Gauley Mine

  • Morgantown High School

  • Bolton Greens

  • Greg's Mining Supply

  • Helvetia

  • White Powder Winter Sports

  • Sutton

  • Wixon Homestead

  • Relay Tower EM-B1-27

  • Poseidon Power Substation PX-01

  • Poseidon Power Plant (outside only)

  • Charleston

  • Charleston Capital Building

  • Summersville Dam

  • Summersville Docks

  • Overlook Cabin

  • Riverside Manor

  • Relay Tower DP-B5-21


Toxic Valley

  • Wavy Willards

  • Black Bear Lodge

  • Poseidon Power Substation PX-03


Savage Divide

  • Bailey Family Cabin

  • Palace of the Winding Path

  • Monongah Power Substation MZ-01

  • Seneca Rocks Visitor Center

  • Pleasant Valley Cabins

  • Pleasant Valley Ski Resort

  • National Radio Astronomy Research Center

  • South Mountain Lookout

  • Fort Defiance

  • Relay Tower EL-B1-02

  • Fissure Sites


Cranberry Bog

  • Firebase LT

  • Bootlegger’s Shack

  • Ranger District Office

  • The Thorn

  • Firebase Hancock

  • Drop site V9

  • Glass Caverns (outside only)

  • Fissure Sites


The Mire

  • Thunder Mountain Power Plant

  • Moss Town

  • Crashed Plane

  • Berkeley Springs

  • Berkeley Springs West

  • Harper's Ferry (can sometimes spawn Super Mutants or Ghouls instead)

  • Valley Galleria (outside only)

  • Camp Venture

  • Fissure Sites


Map of possible Spooky Scorched spawn locations.

 

Rewards


  • Bubblegum/Cotton Candy Bites/Gum Drops

  • Alcohol

  • Aid

  • Grenades

  • Contextual Ammo

  • Plan and/or Outfit




Please note only the rare and rare costume rewards are pictured below.

  • All outfits and plans are tradeable.

  • Hellfire Power Armour paints are non-tradeable

  • The 2023 plans will stop dropping once learned.


Rare Costumes

15% drop chance


Bear Gas Mask

Released: 2023


Gazelle Gas Mask

Released: 2023


Jack O'Lantern Pant Suit

Released: 2019


Jack O'Lantern Short Suit

Released: 2019


Pirate Costume

Released: 2019


Pirate Costume Hat

Released: 2019


Rooster Gas Mask

Released: 2023


Rare Rewards

15% drop chance


Plan: Alien jack o'lantern

Released: 2019


Plan: Assault Rifle Wraith's Wrath Paint

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Chainsaw Ghostly Grinder Paint

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Classic jack o'lantern

Released: 2019


Plan: Dr. Bones

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Evil jack o'lantern

Released: 2019


Plan: Executioner Mask

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Full pumpkin rack

Released: 2019


Plan: Giant Red Dinosaur

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Grim Reaper Vault-Boy Cutout

Released: 2019


Plan: Half Empty Pumpkin Rack

Released: 2019


Plan: Half Full Pumpkin Rack

Released: 2019


Plan: Happy jack o'lantern

Released: 2019


Plan: Hellfire V2 Prototype PA Paint Arms

Plan: Hellfire V2 Prototype PA Paint Helmet

Plan: Hellfire V2 Prototype PA Paint Torso

Plan: Hellfire V2 Prototype PA Paint Legs

Released: 2023

Hellfire Power Armour paints are non-tradeable

This plan will stop dropping once learned.



Plan: Honeycomb Paper Ghost Lantern 01

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Honeycomb Paper Ghost Lantern 02

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Honeycomb Paper Jack-o'-Lantern 01

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Honeycomb Paper Jack-o'-Lantern 02

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Honeycomb Paper Spider Lantern

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Mobster jack o'lantern

Released: 2019


Plan: Practice jack o'lantern

Released: 2019


Plan: Princess Backpack

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Pumpkin Rack

Released: 2019


Plan: Rad Skull Rider Helmet

Released: 2023

This plan will stop dropping once learned.


Plan: Surprised jack o'lantern

Released: 2019


Plan: Vault Boy jack o'lantern

Released: 2019


Plan: Vault door jack o'lantern

Released: 2019


Plan: Vault-Tec jack o'lantern

Released: 2019


 

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Luminotte Emberblade
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25. lokak. 2023
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Can confirm that this is an excellent guide to use to farm spooky scorched! All hail the Flamingo Overlord!


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Duchess of the Flamingo Units 😂

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You're an amazing contributor to my favourite game and community of players. 😀👍 "Cuddles the clown" and maybe "Jack Gourdon" to be added to the list : You will hear Halloween-themed music when you get close enough to them and they will always appear in one of the following costumes :

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Great eyes! Thank you for this, I've updated it, and Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad my guides help 💚

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Thank you very much for the information, very helpful.

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Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you found my guide helpful :)

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