Greetings Survivors! Fall has come around once again and we are excited to invite all of you to the new and improved MineZ Spookfest 2023 celebration! This update features a combination of returning and new locations, items and events. Treat ChestsOnce again, Treat Chests return for Spookfest! These spooky supply drops have been a staple of Spookfest, and bring many different players together for the chance at getting some special loot. Similar to last year, they will be run on an alternating schedule so that players from all over the world have a convenient time each week to participate in the events. Loot from these events are special and those who manage to grab a portion of the loot from the many chests that spawn during these events will walk away well rewarded. Below you will find all the information you'll need for this year, whether you're a seasoned veteran, or you are attending Spookfest and Treat Chests for the first time! Treat Chest Schedule We try our best to make sure chests are available to as many people as possible and we are accommodating our players all over the world. For that reason, we've decided on this schedule for Treat Chests! (All times in Eastern Standard Time EST) Monday: 4 PM EST Wednesday: 9 AM EST Friday: 8 PM EST Saturday: 4PM EST Weekend Chest Sunday: 9AM EST Weekend Chest You can view this schedule in-game as well by typing the /drops command Chest spawning is an important part to be aware of during our Treat Chests to make sure you don’t miss the chance to grab some loot! At the scheduled start time there will be an announcement across MineZ with its location and the countdown to the first chest spawn! There will also be an announcement in the Shotbow discord for those who have the @Minez Notifications role! Similar to last year, weekend chests will have larger amounts of high tier loot available compared to the weekday chests. Chests spawn in 10 minutes after the announcement, and similar to the regular supply drops, will not spawn all at the same time. Chests spawn in phases, little by little each of the chests will spawn in, staggered one after the other, and you'll either have to get out quick with the first drop of loot, or take control of the area and keep up defending to claim as much as you can! As a reminder, some of the items found in the Treat Chests will have an expiry date of 30 or 45 days. As always, alting is not allowed, and all other MineZ and Shotbow Rules apply as normal. Spooky ExplorationsSpooky builds have become a staple throughout the many years of Spookfest. Each year the team has brought new and old builds back. This year we have added many new spooky and spine shivering additions. From returning favorites to new spooky builds, you’ll have quite a lot of exploring to do. Like previous years, spooky locations offer a variety of special halloween goodies and some even offer parkour challenges. The Golden Treat Basket HuntFor those explorers who are looking for a challenge, we present you this spooky and rewarding headhunt. There are 13 golden treat baskets hidden in our spooky locations across the map (none in instances). You may have to search more thoroughly for some that are well hidden, but if you are persistent you’ll be greatly rewarded! Once you've found a head, simply right click it to be awarded a small amount of Shotbow XP. When you claim the last head, you'll be given some extra prizes. You can view info about this headhunt in-game as well by typing the /checkheads command Closing We're super excited for you all to explore Spookfest, head hunting, Treat Chests and more. These holiday events are always something to look forward too. Remember that Wonderland is not too far off! Enjoy the spooky celebrations and as always, Thanks for flying Shotbow!