5 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in video games

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day today! What will you be doing to celebrate?

With loads of limited time events cropping up in our favourite games this weekend, here are five that have been confirmed so far…

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style in the free, two week long Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Shamrock & Awe Event! Pick up your free St. Patrick’s Day items when you visit the Black Market during the event, and there are three new seasonal surprises to discover as well.

There’s the multiplayer St. Patrick’s Stockpile mode (kill enemies, loot their shamrocks, and drop them in the nearest pot of gold to score points), a spring Blackout map update (which is extremely green and full of rainbows, and a brand new horde of green-eyed zombies to contend with in Zombies mode! Make sure you keep an eye out for special easter eggs too…

2. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Give your weapons a St. Patrick’s Day twist in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege this week!

If you can win five multiplayer rounds, Ubisoft Club members will get the Celtic knot-inspired Fourth Shamrock universal charm for all weapons.

3. World of Tanks: Mercenaries

See if you have the luck of the Irish this weekend in this special seasonal event. There are four new missions to try out, with a series of great St. Patrick’s Day rewards to collect, like permanent Shamrock Emblems, equipment, and Personal Reserves.

4. The Sims Mobile

Put that pool ladder back… instead of killing your Sims, give them something to celebrate instead with the Just My Luck limited time quest! There’ll be a stack of special quests to complete that could earn you St. Patrick’s Day prizes. Oh, and expect leprechauns. Lots and lots of leprechauns.

5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf

If you’re looking for a slightly gentler way to celebrate, then the Shamrock Day event in Animal Crossing: New Leaf is sheer perfection. On March 17, shamrocks will be growing everywhere you look, and there’ll be a cute leprechaun standee at the plaza too. Chat to Isabelle to get a super stylish Shamrock Hat and prepare to be inundated with compliments from your fellow villagers.