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The Nanite of the Living Dead is a recurring annual event in Planetside 2. It typically starts mid-October each year, and lasts until early November. The event task players with numerous "halloween" themed objectives, such as killing players while wearing horror-themed cosmetics, and using halloween-themed weaponry to get kills.

The event also brings halloween-themed equipment with it, like knife re-skin The Slasher, as well as unique directive rewards including exclusive Titles and cosmetics.

This event allows players to equip Winter-only cosmetics and enables the Experience Boost effect found on Halloween Helmets.

The current Nanite of the Living Dead event started on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018, and will last until 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.

Halloween Event Weapons Edit

Ectoblaster
Ectoblaster
Originally pitched as a research tool to measure Anomaly variance, the Ectoblaster releases a barrage of plasma before overheating. Users are cautioned not to cross the streams.
Limited event item.
Costs
Cert Cost: N/A Icon resource certpoints 25x25
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Weapon Type: Pistols
Fire Rate: 270 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 150m/s
Effective Range: Short
Fire Modes: Semi-Automatic
Headshot Multiplier: 1.5x
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 125
Min Damage: 125
Max Indirect Damage: 25 before 1m
Min Indirect Damage: 10 after 2m
Heat Reload Stats[?]
Heat Recovery: N/A
Heat Recovery Delay: N/A
Overheat Penalty: N/A
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 19
Ammunition Pool:
Heat
Heat per Shot: 100
Heat Capacity: 1999
Accuracy
Hip
Crouch Still: 1
Move: 1.25
Stand Still: 1.5
Move: 1.75
Bloom per Shot: 0
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 0.75
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.6
Angle Min/Max: 10°/10°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 15
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1.5x
Data Sources
Census API source: Ectoblaster API Data?
Note: Only available during Nanite of the Living Dead event.
NS CandyCannon 3000
NS CandyCannon 3000
Originally designed as an office toy for long-range candy corn delivery, Nanite Systems' Indar office branch quickly went out of business after the public experienced firsthand the folly of firing the world's hardest substance out of a 'toy' gun.
Costs
Cert Cost: 1000 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
DC Cost: 699 Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Weapon Type: Pistols
Fire Rate: 200 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 100m/s
Effective Range: Short
Fire Modes: Single Shot
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 300 before 10m
Min Damage: 150 after 50m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 2.5s
Long Reload: 2.5s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 3
Ammunition Pool: 27
Accuracy
Hip
Crouch Still: 1
Move: 1.5
Stand Still: 1
Move: 1.5
Bloom per Shot: 0.28
Data Sources
Census API source: NS CandyCannon 3000 API Data?
Note: Only available during Nanite of the Living Dead event.
The Slasher
The Slasher
Simple stainless steel knives haven't gone out of style as a weapon of choice for the discerning space psycho. Despite using millenia-old technology, contemporary body armor hasn't solved the problem of 'getting stabbed.'
Costs
Cert Cost: 1000 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
DC Cost: 699 Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Weapon Type: Melee Weapons
Fire Rate: 63 RPM
Effective Range: Melee
Fire Modes: Quick Melee
Melee
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 500
Min Damage: 500
Data Sources
Census API source: The Slasher API Data?
Note: Only available during Nanite of the Living Dead event.

Halloween Event Cosmetics Edit

Nanite of the Living Dead cosmetic items, including those that do not provide any experience boosting effects, can only be equipped during a Halloween Holiday Event. They are not usable outside of these periods, and simply cannot be chosen in a loadout.

Space Pumpkin Seeds are the unique currency used to purchase various cosmetics for this event.

Infantry Edit

Jester Facepaint
Jester Facepaint NS Helmet
Clown on your enemies in this simple grease facepaint.
+10% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 700 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Skull Facepaint
Skull Facepaint NS Helmet
Strike fear into your opponents with this skeletal facepaint.
+10% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 700 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Frankenstein Facepaint
Frankenstein Facepaint NS Helmet
Actually, it's Frankenstein's Monster Facepaint.
+10% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 700 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128


Fanged Skull Bandana
Fanged Skull Bandana
What frightful engine of horror and despair lurks beneath this skull themed bandana?! Just the rest of your face, calm down.
+10% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 750 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Full Skull Bandana
Full Skull Bandana
What frightful engine of horror and despair lurks beneath this skull themed bandana?! Just the rest of your face, calm down.
+10% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 750 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Busted Skull Bandana
Busted Skull Bandana
What frightful engine of horror and despair lurks beneath this skull themed bandana?! Just the rest of your face, calm down.
+10% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 750 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Skull Noir
Skull Noir NS Helmet
Nanite Systems hasn't let the trade secret of what causes the color of Skull Noir's unholy black flames, but anonymous sources have indicated it may very well be related to nanites.
+20% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 5000 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Inferno Skull
Inferno Skull NS Helmet
State-of-the-art air conditioning in Nanite Systems' perpetually burning skull helmet keeps it both looking and feeling cool.
+15% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2500 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Spectrum Skull
Spectrum Skull NS Helmet
The high-temperature colorants in the continuously burning in the Spectrum Skull are neither environmentally friendly nor comfortable, but beauty knows no pain.
+15% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2500 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Augmented Brain Chassis
Augmented Brain Chassis NS Helmet
While the synthetic skin has some minor wear and tear on it, this high-tech titanium brain chassis (for the laymen out there: a skull) has a bit more character than new-in-box model.
+10% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 1500 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128

Crimson Inferno Skull
Crimson Inferno Skull TR Helmet
Protect your actual skull with this terrifying, fiery red skull helmet.
+15% xp when worn
Empire: Icon TR
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2000 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Ichabod Crown
Ichabod Crown TR Helmet
You'd be out of your gourd to not rock up this crimson-eyed jack-o'-lantern helmet.
+10% xp when worn
Empire: Icon TR
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: Default Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: Default Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128

Azure Inferno Skull
Azure Inferno Skull NC Helmet
Protect your actual skull with this blazing blue skull helmet.
+15% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NC
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2000 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Ichabod Crown
Ichabod Crown NC Helmet
You'd be out of your gourd to not rock up this cyan-eyed jack-o'-lantern helmet.
+10% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NC
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: Default Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: Default Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128

Violet Inferno Skull
Violet Inferno Skull VS Helmet
Protect your actual skull with this flaming violet skull helmet.
+15% xp when worn
Empire: Icon VS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2000 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Ichabod Crown
Ichabod Crown VS Helmet
You'd be out of your gourd to not rock up this violet-eyed jack-o'-lantern helmet.
+10% xp when worn
Empire: Icon VS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: Default Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: Default Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128

Vehicles Edit

Flash Flamerider Tire Trails
Flash Flamerider Tire Trails
Adds flaming trails to the vehicle's wheels.
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Lighting
DC Cost: 399 Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2500 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Harasser Flamerider Tire Trails
Harasser Flamerider Tire Trails
Adds flaming trails to the vehicle's wheels.
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Lighting
DC Cost: 399 Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2500 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
ANT Green Wisp Tire Trails
ANT Green Wisp Tire Trails
Adds spirited particle trails to the vehicle's wheels.
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Lighting
DC Cost: 399 Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2500 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Sunderer Green Wisp Tire Trails
Sunderer Green Wisp Tire Trails
Adds spirited particle trails to the vehicle's wheels.
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Lighting
DC Cost: 399 Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2500 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Harasser Green Wisp Tire Trails
Harasser Green Wisp Tire Trails
Adds spirited particle trails to the vehicle's wheels.
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Lighting
DC Cost: 399 Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2500 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Flash Green Wisp Tire Trails
Flash Green Wisp Tire Trails
Adds spirited particle trails to the vehicle's wheels.
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Lighting
DC Cost: 399 Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: 2500 Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128

Directives Edit

v  e
Halloween III
Rank Requirements Rewards
Novice
Halloween Directives Novice
Complete 3 objectives

75Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128

Hallow Hunter Earn Hallow Ribbons by killing targets with Halloween Weapons. 4
Supernatural Savior Receive Savior bonus. 1
Necromancer Earn revive experience with a Halloween mask equipped. 15
Pumpking Slayer Seek and destroy the elusive Galact-O-Lantern. 1
Toil and Trouble Earn resupply experience with a Halloween mask equipped. 50
Witchign Hour Gain shared experience while in a vehicle with another player. 25
Adept
Halloween Directives Adept
Complete 3 objectives

100Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128,
Ectoblaster

Hallow Hunter Earn Hallow Ribbons by killing targets with Halloween Weapons. 40
Supernatural Savior Receive Savior bonus. 5
Necromancer Earn revive experience with a Halloween mask equipped. 150
Pumpking Slayer Seek and destroy the elusive Galact-O-Lantern. 1
Toil and Trouble Earn resupply experience with a Halloween mask equipped. 500
Witchign Hour Gain shared experience while in a vehicle with another player. 50
Expert
Halloween Directives Expert
Complete 4 objectives

200Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128,
Halloween V Profile Banner

Hallow Hunter Earn Hallow Ribbons by killing targets with Halloween Weapons. 120
Supernatural Savior Receive Savior bonus. 15
Necromancer Earn revive experience with a Halloween mask equipped. 450
Pumpking Slayer Seek and destroy the elusive Galact-O-Lantern. 1
Toil and Trouble Earn resupply experience with a Halloween mask equipped. 1500
Witchign Hour Gain shared experience while in a vehicle with another player. 100
Master
Halloween Directives Master
Complete 4 objectives

400Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128,
LB00 Python AP

Hallow Hunter Earn Hallow Ribbons by killing targets with Halloween Weapons. 400
Supernatural Savior Receive Savior bonus. 45
Necromancer Earn revive experience with a Halloween mask equipped. 750
Pumpking Slayer Seek and destroy the elusive Galact-O-Lantern. 1
Toil and Trouble Earn resupply experience with a Halloween mask equipped. 2500
Witchign Hour Gain shared experience while in a vehicle with another player. 200

Pumpkins Edit

The primary objective for players during the Nanite of the Living Dead event is to locate and destroy pumpkins. There are two types of pumpkins; the Space Pumpkin, the common pumpkin that rewards a small amount of seeds and XP, and the Galact-O-Pumpkin, an exceedingly rare pumpkin that rewards a large amount of seeds and XP, and is an objective for the event directive.

Seeds Edit

Space Pumpkin Seeds (SPS) are used to purchase various Halloween-themed cosmetics, and are earned primarily through the eradication of pumpkins across Auraxis.

You will gain between 1-10 Seeds for destroying a Space Pumpkin and anywhere from 15 to 55 seeds for destroying a Galact-O-Lantern.

Spawn Schedule Edit

In the 2016 Nanite of the Living Dead event, Pumpkins only spawned during a special alert. As of the 2017 event, Halloweens now spawn constantly, approximately between 3 and 10 minutes since their last destruction. If there is no Galact-O-Lantern on that continent then one will also respawn at a random time, though this delay is a lot longer than a Space Pumpkin's respawn time.

Hunting Tips Edit

  • Search near civilized areas, such as buildings and the out-skirts of bases, as well as near the roads that follow lattice lines.
  • Each continent has approximately 600 random spawn locations, but only around 100 Space Pumpkins can spawn at any given time, and only a single Galact-O-Pumpkin will exist per continent.
  • Keep changing locations, but don't forget to re-check where you've been!
  • Pumpkins will spawn in slightly random offsets from their spawning origin, this means they will occasionally be set in strange places, like on trees!

General Locations Edit

Pumpkins tend to spawn in the same, pre-determined areas constantly. However, they can spawn slightly off-set from these locations, so take a quick sweep before dismissing an area as one which has no pumpkin.

History Edit

Old Halloween Event Weapons Edit

Pumpkin Grenade
Pumpkin Grenade
This weaponized pumpkin packs a punch killing space pumpkins will refill your stock of pumpkins grenade. These grenades are only available during the holiday season.
Usable By: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Resource Cost: 1Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Fire Rate: 60 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 85m/s
Max Stock: 40
Damage
Max Damage: 450
Min Damage: 450
Damage
Max Indirect Damage: 50 before 0.5m
Min Indirect Damage: 15 after 2m
Auraxium Slasher
Auraxium Slasher
For the dedicated knife-wielding psycho, access to the hypnotically-shifting Auraxium Slasher is mysteriously granted after demonstrating a disturbing devotion to their craft.
Costs
Seed Cost: N/A Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Weapon Type: Melee Weapons
Fire Rate: 100 RPM
Effective Range: Melee
Fire Modes: Quick Melee
Melee
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 500
Min Damage: 500
Data Sources
Census API source: Auraxium Slasher API Data?
Note: Was only available during old Nanite of the Living Dead event, for completing event directives.

Old Directives Edit

v  e
Halloween 2014
Rank Requirements Rewards
Novice
Halloween Directives Novice
Complete 2 objectives

5DirectiveScore
50Icon resource certpoints 25x25

Smashing Space Pumpkins Smash normal space pumpkins! 2
Wrecked-O'-Lantern Destroy very rare Galact-O'-Lantern. 1
Leatherface Collect Halloween masks. 1
Masked Murder Kill Halloween mask-wearing enemies while wearing Halloween mask. 3
Trick or Treat! Kill enemies that are wearing a Halloween mask with the NS CandyCannon 3000. 1
Boogeyman Kill enemies with The Slasher knife while wearing a Halloween mask. 1
Adept
Halloween Directives Adept
Complete 3 objectives

10DirectiveScore
200Icon resource certpoints 25x25

Smashing Space Pumpkins Smash normal space pumpkins! 13
Wrecked-O'-Lantern Destroy very rare Galact-O'-Lantern. 1
Leatherface Collect Halloween masks. 2
Masked Murder Kill Halloween mask-wearing enemies while wearing Halloween mask. 15
Trick or Treat! Kill enemies that are wearing a Halloween mask with the NS CandyCannon 3000.
Boogeyman Kill enemies with The Slasher knife while wearing a Halloween mask.
Expert
Halloween Directives Expert
Complete 4 objectives

25DirectiveScore
Skull Blanc Helmet

Smashing Space Pumpkins. Smash normal space pumpkins! 31
Wrecked-O'-Lantern Destroy very rare Galact-O'-Lantern. 2
Leatherface Collect Halloween masks. 3
Masked Murder Kill Halloween mask-wearing enemies while wearing Halloween mask. 100
Trick or Treat! Kill enemies that are wearing a Halloween mask with the NS CandyCannon 3000 20
Boogeyman Kill enemies with The Slasher knife while wearing a Halloween mask. 30
Master
Halloween Directives Master
Complete 5 objectives

100DirectiveScore
Title — "Space"
Auraxium Slasher

Smashing Space Pumpkins Smash normal space pumpkins! 131
Wrecked-O'-Lantern Destroy very rare Galact-O'-Lantern. 3
Leatherface Collect Halloween masks. 6
Masked Murder Kill Halloween mask-wearing enemies while wearing Halloween mask. 300
Trick or Treat! Kill enemies that are wearing a Halloween mask with the NS CandyCannon 3000. 50
Boogeyman Kill enemies with The Slasher knife while wearing a Halloween mask. 50
v  e
Halloween II
Rank Requirements Rewards
Novice
Halloween Directives Novice
Complete 2 objectives

5DirectiveScore

Hallow Hunter Earn Hallow Ribbons by killing targets with Halloween Weapons. 1
Headless Horseman Kills from a Flash while wearing a Halloween Mask or Helmet. 3
Necromancer Revive ribbons with a Halloween mask equipped. 1
Pumpking Slayer Seek and destroy the elusive Galact-O-Lantern. 1
Toil and Trouble Resupply ribbons with a Halloween mask equipped. 1
Vengeful Spirit Melee kills with Vampire or Nightmare implant equipped. 3
Adept
Halloween Directives Adept
Complete 3 objectives

10DirectiveScore,
Novice Implant Pack

Hallow Hunter Earn Hallow Ribbons by killing targets with Halloween Weapons. 10
Headless Horseman Kills from a Flash while wearing a Halloween Mask or Helmet. 15
Necromancer Revive ribbons with a Halloween mask equipped. 10
Pumpking Slayer Seek and destroy the elusive Galact-O-Lantern. 2
Toil and Trouble Resupply ribbons with a Halloween mask equipped. 10
Vengeful Spirit Melee kills with Vampire or Nightmare implant equipped. 15
Expert
Halloween Directives Expert
Complete 4 objectives

25DirectiveScore,
Title — "Horseman"

Hallow Hunter Earn Hallow Ribbons by killing targets with Halloween Weapons. ?
Headless Horseman Kills from a Flash while wearing a Halloween Mask or Helmet. 50
Necromancer Revive ribbons with a Halloween mask equipped. 30
Pumpking Slayer Seek and destroy the elusive Galact-O-Lantern. ?
Toil and Trouble Resupply ribbons with a Halloween mask equipped. 30
Vengeful Spirit Melee kills with Vampire or Nightmare implant equipped. 50
Master
Halloween Directives Master
Complete 5 objectives

100DirectiveScore,
Phylactery Implant

Hallow Hunter Earn Hallow Ribbons by killing targets with Halloween Weapons. ?
Headless Horseman Kills from a Flash while wearing a Halloween Mask or Helmet. 100
Necromancer Revive ribbons with a Halloween mask equipped. 50
Pumpking Slayer Seek and destroy the elusive Galact-O-Lantern. ?
Toil and Trouble Resupply ribbons with a Halloween mask equipped. 50
Vengeful Spirit Melee kills with Vampire or Nightmare implant equipped. 100

Old Cosmetics Edit

Skull Blanc
Skull Blanc NS Helmet
The white-hot flames pouring out of this Nanite Systems helmet will be sure to strike into the hearts of your enemies.
+20% xp when worn
Empire: Icon NS
Cosmetic Type: Helmet
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
Seed Cost: N/A Icon SpacePumpkinSeed 128
Note: Was available for completing old Expert event directives.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Nanite of the Living Dead's name is inspired by the 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead.