Halloween is coming – Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event returns

Posted on October 9, 2018 - Last Updated on September 16, 2020

A yearly favourite when it comes to seasonal holidays is, of course, Halloween. Light-hearted, fun and a reason to stay up late and eat way too much candy while wearing a costume – really, what more could anyone want?

New Overwatch skins with a holiday theme, that’s what. Thankfully, Blizzard is happy to oblige with the return of their Halloween event next week. On the 9th of October, the event will be back on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Unsurprisingly, the event will go on until the 31st of October, aka Halloween.

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This event will probably drag back quite a lot of lapsed players whose interest in the game will be renewed by the new (and returning) skins. Of course, this also gives people a great incentive to split their October spending between Halloween candy…and Halloween lootboxes.

All previous Halloween event skins will be back this time around, as well as a series of new ones that haven’t been revealed yet. We expect great things from Blizzard for the game, of course, given that previous Halloween skins set the bar quite high.

Of course, it’s not just new skins that this event brings – as is often the case in Overwatch’s events, there will also be a limited time game mode. In this case, it’s the same one that we got last year – Junkenstein’s revenge. It has four players teaming up against waves of AI-controlled enemies and the occasional boss.

This makes for a pretty big change from the usual Overwatch gameplay, which is, of course, PvP. Blizzard has already revealed that the game-mode won’t see any drastic changes from last year, meaning that if you played the mode last year, you can expect more of the same this time around.

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As for the new skins – there’s really no telling who will and won’t get a new design for Halloween this year, meaning all we can do is wait – if nothing else, Blizzard is probably going to reveal at least some of them a few days prior to the official launch of the event. There are some supposedly ‘leaked’ skins – most likely, fake.

Last year’s skins, including a Dr.Frankenstein skin for junkrat and of course, what was perhaps the most popular skin last year…Mercy’s witch skin. Needless to say, Mercy skins are always popular, no matter what, but this year is definitely going to bring some other epic new skins.

Be sure to check out the event when it launches next week, if only to check out the new skins – and if you don’t have the game yet, now is the perfect time to buy a copy as it is not only part of this month’s HumbleBundle (which is only $12), but buying it now means you’ll be able to get the maximum amount of drops during the event.

Happy Halloween!


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