Dear Fellow Commanders,
Sometimes having an open and transparent dialog means we have to deliver bad news, and we truly appreciate your understanding.
At this year's WG Fest, we announced the return of the Halloween mode in a revamped format.
The team has been pushing hard to get it into the hands of players. Unfortunately, despite all our efforts, we couldn’t fix a number of bugs and technical errors in time for the release. We’re afraid the Halloween event in its current state clearly isn’t the type of experience we want to deliver.
Recently, we've encountered similar problems launching other in-game activities and wouldn't want to repeat such situations. Releasing the mode with bugs and issues, just so we could get it out in time for Halloween, would fall short of our targeted quality bar.
Taking all of the above into account, we had to cancel the event in 2019.
Understandably this news will be disappointing to many; we know there was a lot of excitement for the event. Rest assured the team will continue working to bring you other engaging events during the rapidly approaching Festive Season.
Please accept my sincere personal apology, especially those of you who have been looking forward to the mode. Our team is committed to using this unfortunate case to learn from our mistakes and improve. Stay tuned for updates, we'll let you know what events will soon make up for the cancelled Halloween mode!
See you on the battlefield, Commanders!
World of Tanks Operations Director