Bloxtober (stylized as BLOXtober) was a Halloween event that took place throughout October 2013 on Roblox. The event was inspired by the success of the 2013 Roblox Easter Egg Hunt. The event featured purchasable gifts, Halloween costumes, and a scavenger hunt for minifigures called "BLOXikins."
Halloween 2013: The Witching Hour
|Halloween 2013: The Witching Hour||Games|
The idea of a Halloween game was first introduced during the 2013 Virtual BLOXcon. The map had an area of 20,000 by 20,000 studs, making it the largest official Roblox event game to date. The map was dotted with multiple swamps, forests, and pumpkin patches. There were also several "landmarks", most of which had NPCs who would give you quests.
The objective of the game was to defeat Bloxhilda, a wicked witch whose goal was to conquer and rule the city of Bloxburg, where the game takes place. Players could collect costumes and be assisted by NPCs (Roblox admins) in order to complete this task. The game contained several key components to game-play. One of these concepts was that of companions. Companions were animals that were created to aid players in completing their required tasks. They could be customized and upgraded by players as they gain more experience.
Another key component to the game-play of the place was a consumable. Consumables were items that could be purchased in game multiple times that helped players in their conquests. Some examples of things that consumables could unlock include currency, keys, and ammunition.
|BLOXikin #01 Skeleton Builderman||Collect four Wooden Planks, then locate Frazzled Jim, who will ask you to collect 8 Jack-O-Lanterns. Afterwards, collect a full Skeleton Companion Costume.|
|BLOXikin #02 Vampire Shedletsky||Collect four Black Iron Ingots and locate Telamom, who is behind Telamon's house and will send you to collect 13 Swords. Afterwards, collect 19 Shedletsky Toy Pieces. The player will obtain the Shedletsky BLOXikin after this point, but Telamom will send them to collect 61 Fried Chicken Legs for seven quest chests.|
|BLOXikin #03 Bella Vampire BrightEyes||Kill 17 Purple Fuzzy Spiders and collect her Dance Ray Gun from Jeditkacheff and a full Vampire Companion Costume.|
|BLOXikin #04 Witch ReeseMcBlox||Requires the completion of MajorTom4321's quest. Collect four pieces of candy corn, six haunted pumpkin seeds, and a full Witch Companion Costume. Then, locate BrightEyes.|
|BLOXikin #05 Mummy OstrichSized||Locate Matt Dusek, who will ask you to kill 10 Scare-ubs. Afterwards, collect 10 Squeaky Scarab Toys. Then, kill five Creeper Crunchies for the Creature Keeper. Finally, kill 20 Desert Jackals and collect a full Mummy Companion Costume.|
|BLOXikin #06 Swamp Monster Jeditkacheff||Kill 15 Swamp Wolves, then locate CodeWriter, who will send you to collect 8 Spider Fangs. Afterwards, collect a full Swamp Monster Companion Costume.|
|BLOXikin #07 Grim Reaper Sorcus||Locate Games, who will ask for 13 Lens. Then, complete every quest in the game. Afterwards, collect 77 Souls and a full Grim Reaper Companion Set.|
|BLOXikin #08 Black Cat Tarabyte||Collect five Paintbrushes, then locate Coatp0cketninja, who will ask you to collect 15 Sewing Needles. Afterwards, kill 15 Howlers, and collect a full Cat Companion Costume.|
|BLOXikin #09 Zombie StickmasterLuke||Collect five antidotes, then locate jmargh, who is located on the silo of Stickmasterluke's barn and will ask you to collect 12 arrows. Afterwards, kill twenty Zombies and collect 16 T-Bone Steaks and a full Zombie Companion Costume|
|BLOXikin #10 Frankenstein Fusroblox||Locate Fusroblox's twelve Lost Marbles. Then, collect 15 Nuts and Bolts and locate totbl, who is located under the bridge of Fusroblox's titanic castle and will ask you to kill 17 Blood Fangs. Afterwards, collect a full Frankenstein Companion Costume.|
|BLOXikin #11 Werewolf OnlyTwentyCharacters||Collect 20 Matches and locate Dbapostle, who asks you to collect 11 Dog Treats and kill 13 Ghost Spiders. Afterwards, collect a full Werewolf Companion Costume.|
|BLOXikin #12 Ghost SolarCrane||Collect 10 Candles, kill 20 Ghost Wolves, and locate Raeglyn, who will ask you to collect 13 Spirit Box Pieces and kill 20 Ghost Spiders. Afterwards, collect a full Ghost Companion Costume.|
|BLOXikin #13 Devil ChiefJustus||Kill 20 Purple Monsters, then locate Keith, who will ask you to collect 13 Bags of Candy. Afterwards, collect a full Demon Companion Costume.|
|BLOXikin #14 Jack-o-Lantern ROBLOXian||Collect 8 Jack-O-Lanterns for Frazzled Jim.|
|BLOXikin #15 Pumpkin Girl ROBLOXian||Collect 10 Spider Legs.|
|BLOXikin #16 Bat ROBLOXian||To be added.|
|BLOXikin #17 Bat Girl ROBLOXian||Complete Taking candy from monsters quest from Keith|
|BLOXikin #18 Spider ROBLOXian||Defeat Swamp Spiders.|
|BLOXikin #19 Spider Girl ROBLOXian||Collect 16 Sewing Needles.|
|BLOXikin #20 Raven ROBLOXian||To be added.|
|BLOXikin #21 Owl Girl ROBLOXian||To be added.|
|BLOXikin #22 Cthulhu||To be added.|
|BLOXikin #23 Kaiju||To be added.|
|BLOXikin #24 Ooze Monster||Complete A needed sacriface quest from ChiefJustus|
|BLOXikin #25 Scarecrow||Complete: Real Meaty quest from Jmargh|
|BLOXikin #26 Bride of Frankenstein||To be added.|
|BLOXikin #27 Gargoyle||Complete: Jackal and Hide quest|
|BLOXikin #28 Yodalien||Complete: One zombie down quest from Jmargh|
|BLOXikin #29 Hallo-bot||Complete: Squeeky Scarabs quest|
|BLOXikin #30 InvisibleMan||To be added.|
|BLOXikin #31 Headless Horseman||To be added.|
|Halloween Checkered Bow Tie||Awarded to players who collected one BLOXikin.|
|Spookoween Hat||Awarded to players who collected at least five BLOXikins.|
|Amethyst Vampire Collar||Awarded to players who collected at least ten BLOXikins.|
|Bat Phones||Awarded to players who collected at least fifteen BLOXikins.|
|Noir Riddling Skull||Awarded to players who collected at least twenty BLOXikins.|
|Purple Pumpkin Inferno||Awarded to players who collected at least twenty-five BLOXikins.|
|Cloak of the Living Dead||Awarded to players who collected at least thirty BLOXikins.|
|Orange Banded Top Hat||Awarded to players who collected all 31 BLOXikins and defeated Bloxhilda in the Witching Hour Halloween Game.|
Early Access Items
These items were given to players who purchased early access to the game.
There were a total of thirteen gifts put on-sale during Bloxtober 2013. The gifts were revealed over a time period of thirteen days. Each of these gifts could only be obtained by purchasing it. The gifts were only on sale for a certain amount of time before they are taken off sale. Each gift was be opened a few days after it was taken off sale.
|Gift of the Dark Night||100 Robux||October 4, 2013||Night Bat Shades|
|Gift of the Survivor||500 Robux||October 7, 2013||Tiger's Eye Eye|
|Gift of Ex-fear-ience||200 Robux||October 8, 2013||Vlad the Impaler, VIII|
|Shady Gift of Spiders||300 Robux||October 9, 2013||Spider Shades|
|Gift of the Merry Prankster||250 Robux||October 10, 2013||The Merry Prankster|
|Gift of Forbidden Magic||350 Robux||October 11, 2013||Dr. Spooks Magic Top Hat|
|Horror of the Pack Gift||500 Robux||October 14, 2013||White Fang|
|Gift of the Halloween Fedora||750 Robux||October 15, 2013||Jack O Lantern Fedora|
|Sinister Gift of Autumn||1,000 Robux||October 15, 2013||Sinister V.|
|Elegant Gift of the Mad Scientist||1,500 Robux||October 16, 2013||Frankenstein Top Hat|
|Shrieking Gift of Doom||3,000 Robux||October 16, 2013||Shriek|
|Fancy Gift of Fright||5,000 Robux||October 17, 2013||Sharp Dressed Pumpkin Man|
|Big BOOtiful Gift of Destiny||31,000 Robux||October 17, 2013||Doomsekkar|
On October 14, Roblox announced a virtual Halloween Costume contest. It was a contest judging a player's virtual Halloween style, and the winners were awarded prizes. The winners (Top Three), received a free virtual item. Also, in the Halloween Event, if any Robloxian wears one of the winning packages, they received a helpful item in game. More information here.
The catalog items released during BLOXtober 2013 were well received, and the community enjoyed speculating what the Big BOOtiful Gift of Destiny contained. Although many ideas were thrown around the forums before the gift opened, such as Dual Ghostwalkers or a new Dominus, much of the community already predicted that the gift would contain Ghosdeeri or a retexture thereof. BLOXikins were a favorite among many members of the community, anticipating that Roblox would create more of them down the line. Alas, the last official BLOXikin was released in Bloxgiving 2014 and were never seen again.
The event received the most criticism for its event place, The Witching Hour. Players complained that the event's map was unnecessarily large and emphasized that the event was nearly impossible to complete without purchasing the Hallo-Cycle for 999 Robux. Lag and bugs plagued many of the game's servers, making it difficult to play. Consequently, mobile players were unable to play the event.
Another common complaint about the game conveyed that the admins' questlines were too long and obnoxious, as they often required players to collect dozens of items that could have only been obtained through lootboxes (in the form of Quest Chests) or from killing monsters by going from door to door. The loot generated from fighting each monster was randomly generated, adding to the difficulty players faced in completing each quest.