You can find the competitions page on Torn itself here, should a competition be active
Special events are a relatively new concept, they were first introduced on Valentine's Day 2018. Below is a table with all these events bundled together. These also often go accompanied with Community events hosted by Staff or one of the NPC's.
Note: These Special Events are announced in a Newspaper article at least a couple of days before starting. Make sure to be on the look out to know the exact starting time!
|January 21st - 28th||Awareness Week||Temporary increase in Torn's citizens' Awareness|
|February 14th||Valentine's Day||Introduced the love potion drug, only usable on this specific day.|
|First Friday of March||Employee Day||Three times as much work stats from getting trained in a company, and three times as many job points.|
|March 17th||St. Patrick's Day||Double the effects of alcohol, introduced the Bottle of Green Stout item.|
|April 20th||420 Day||Three times as much nerve from Cannabis, and triple the OD chance|
|May 18th||Museum Day||10% more points from flower sets, plushie sets and all other things exchangeable at the Museum|
|June 14th||World Blood Donor Day||Medical Cooldown and Life loss reduced by 50%, from blood bags.|
|July 10th||World Population Day||2x experience from attacking regardless hospitalization/mugging/leaving on the street.|
|July 29th||International Tiger Day||5x hunting experience|
|First Friday of August||International Beer Day||5x nerve gain from drinking beer.|
|September 27th||Tourism Day||Travel item capacity doubled for flights leaving on this day.|
|October 15th (2020)||CaffeineCon 2020||Energy drink effects are doubled|
|October 30th - November 1st||Trick or Treat||When purchasing a Halloween Basket from Sally's sweet shop (limited item) you can use it to trick or treat other players that have the basket item.|
|November 14th||World Diabetes Day||3x happy gain from eating candy.|
|December 12th||"Slash Wednesday"||4x smaller hospital times.|
Torn's Community Events
These are other events that used to or are still being ran by Torn, or are notable community events.
Halloween, which was previously when the Hamster event was organized, is now home to all kinds of Community Events run by Torn's Staff, Leslie, and Duke. This is one of the periods best known to earn yourself the "Champion" honor bar, or any other Collectibles / Awards.
An originally player made tournament, which caught the eye of Chedburn / Sugarvalves, making it into a huge repeated event with cool unique prizes, designed especially for this event! You can find more information here
- Various Daily Events:
As mentioned in the daily events section, there are several daily events, which also have a few Community Events. However, these are more rare.
This used to be a massive giveaway hosted on IRC happening on both Halloween and Christmas, with the dropping popularity of IRC in 2016 it was decided to try and do it on Torn's chat system but attempts to recreate the event failed and it has since been discontinued, perhaps it will happen again now that Torn's Discord is created.
- Body's $1 sales
This used to be an annually returning $1 sale hosted by Body. Sadly the event died together with their activity.
- World Population Day
In 2018, the experience point bonus was applied in triple, and only those who left corpses to rot in the streets were able to earn it. However, in 2019, the bonus was reduced to a mere doubling of XP, although the attacking requirements were broadened to also include hospitalizations and muggings.